The Ascent of Humanity

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The Ascent of Humanity

Civilization and the Human Sense of Self

Author: Charles Eisenstein Read by: Steve Wojtas

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Speaker, writer, and activist Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self
 
Our disconnection from one another and the natural world has mislaid the foundations of science, religion, money, technology, economics, medicine, and education as we know them. It has fired our near-pathological pursuit of technological Utopias even as we push ourselves and our planet to the brink of collapse.
 
Fortunately, an Age of Reunion is emerging out of the birth pangs of an earth in crisis. Our journey of separation hasn’t been a terrible mistake but an evolutionary process and an adventure in self-discovery.

Even in our darkest hour, Eisenstein sees the possibility of a more beautiful world–not through the extension of millennia-old methods of management and control but by fundamentally reimagining ourselves and our systems. We must shift away from our Babelian efforts to build ever-higher towers to heaven and instead turn out attention to creating a new kind of civilization—one designed for beauty rather than height.


Product Info

Trim Size:
6 x 9
Page Count:
576
Release Date:
2013-02-05
ISBN
Paperback
9781583945353
Ebook
9781583945377
Hardcover
9781583946367
Audiobook
9781623172183

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