The Ascent of Humanity is a radical exploration of the history and future of civilization from a unique perspective: the human sense of self. Eisenstein traces all of. Ascent The Ascent of Humanity is about the history and future of civilization from a unique perspective: the evolution of the human sense of self. This book. The Ascent of. Humanity. Charles Eisenstein. Panenthea Press provide a link to the book website, Cover Painting: Turmbau .

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The result is an elegant culmination of disparate variables; events, myths, and obsessive fanatical scientism that offers an explain for our current human condition–notably a misguided Cartesian conception of humans and the world as machines, “separate” from the natural world and a curious un-shakeable, pesky preoccupation with acent Whiz eisensteni Future!

It seems to possess order and beauty because it is a fractal. True, none are viable on their own but neither are human beings.

The Ascent of Humanity by Charles Eisenstein

Get access to the Member Daily Deal. Perhaps I am tempted to unplug from a spiritually destitute existence, the one promised by the modern exchange of my time for money promised by employment. We are called to live according to what our hearts know.

Depth psychologist and wilderness guide Bill Plotkin presents a model for a human life span rooted in the cycles and qualities of the natural world, a blueprint for individual development that ultimately yields a strategy for cultural transformation. What I found refreshing about Eisenstein’s perspective is the optimism he has for the future; this is not just another book about all the problems of the world although he does a great job of elucidating those as well.

Perhaps only a crash of epic proportions must occur before we enter Eisenstein’s “Age of Reunion”, a time in which we once again integrate with our natural world and discover human existence full of meaning far from the modern myth of “survival only”. Alan Watts Narrated by: Integrating recent insights from evolutionary biology, genetics, psychology, economics, and other fields, Boyer offers precise models of why humans engage in social behaviors such as forming families, tribes, and nations, or creating gender roles.


Mainstream society wants us to believe everything is fine. This is the best book I have read, ever! The Ascent of Humanity is about the history and future of civilization from a unique perspective: Not only because ascrnt its content but at the point in my life during which I read it.

They did contain some new ideas and information that was worthwhile. There’s a great longing in all people to uncover the secrets and mysteries of our individual lives, to find the unique gift we were born to bring to our communities, and to experience humanuty full membership in the more-than-human world.

The Ascent Of Humanity

Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self. Trivia About The Ascent of Hum As many poets have understood, love too is a kind of death. Oct 04, Terryl Ascet rated it it was charlew. That is why politicians and corporations can tell the most blatant lies, get caught in them, and still provoke little outrage.

I think he picks up where Quinn left off He had me at the opening words. In Middle Earth, the elves create art as a way of life, while the orcs mass-produce ugliness and destruction.

How, then, did humans come to sever their ancient reciprocity with the natural world? However, Humnity think the author glorifies primitive culture as a whole and doesn’t admit that some of our advances truly are advances.

More than anything, The Ascent of Humanity is about how to create the more beautiful world our hearts tell us is possible. Jan 04, Amanda Avery rated it it was amazing Shelves: David Abram Narrated by: Doctorate level in scope and execution.

Any person who considers him or herself enlightened, or wanting to become enlightened, should read this book. It is appropriate to be anxious until you know what the wrongness is. The same goes for seeing war footage or an oil slick. This can be purchased or read as og e-book for free here.

Charles Eisenstein on the Ascent Of Humanity

Or is the coming shift even more significant? If you are going to read one of his books I’d still recommend Sacred Economics over this one. It’s an amazing, uncanny work by a remarkably insightful and surprisingly young person.


Very few picked A, by the way. I think it is more significant. Just as the farmer sought to triumph over weeds and wolves and floods by mastering nature, so we think that if only we could triumph over evil in human form, the problems would be solved.

And then a furious attack on the Scientific Methods, and praise to homeopathy. On a psychological level, this closely parallels the internalization of the conomic costs. Absolutely fascinating, paradigm-changing read that incorporates many divergent ideas.

Today, in a familiar pattern, we apply further technology to relieve the boredom that results from our immersion in a world of technology. Have you ever thought about that word? For more Charles, check out full text of Ascent of Humanityor order yourself a hard copy.

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On a more personal level, it has also been invigorating and encouraging in the sense of increasing my courage to stop delaying in taking the perhaps painful but necessary steps to begin transforming my own life as part of the larger transformation that bumanity will need to make, sooner or later. I’m certainly interested in the critique of symbolic culture and all that stuff, but there’s just wasn’t enough political analysis in a lot of the topics he was bringing up, and when he mentioned something about the feminine and masculine within us, I finally gave up.

If you would understand what I have been struggling with, read this book.

He has this book available on his website to get more of an idea of what it is like. Apr bumanity, Alim Breakman rated it it was amazing. The artist was a servant of God. A German printed edition is also available.