Flipping the script on climate change, Eisenstein makes a case for a wholesale reimagining of the framing, tactics, and goals we employ in our journey to heal from ecological destruction.
Charles Eisenstein is a speaker and writer focusing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution. His viral short films and essays online have established him as a genre-defying social philosopher and countercultural intellectual. Eisenstein graduated from Yale University in 1989 with a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy and spent the next ten years as a Chinese-English translator. He was recently interviewed by Oprah Winfrey on SuperSoul Sunday, July 16, 2017. He is the author of The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible (North Atlantic Books, 2013), Sacred Economics (North Atlantic Books, 2011), and The Ascent of Humanity (North Atlantic Books, 2011).
"What a blast of sanity! Eisenstein's corrective is a bracing piece
of work, dazzlingly thought through and eloquent in its
articulation. He writes from within an uncannily woke worldview,
enacting a full-bodied way of thinking that discerns and feels into
the complex entanglement of our lives with every facet of this
breathing biosphere. This book is visionary and prophetic, achingly
grounded and useful to the max."
--David Abram, cultural ecologist, geophilosopher, and author of Becoming Animaland The Spell of the Sensuous
"There is nothing 'safe' in these writings; almost every chapter
courts controversy. We as readers are the beneficiaries of this
bravery. This is a message that must be heard loud and clear as we
chart a path toward social and ecological renewal."
--Helena Norberg-Hodge, author and filmmaker of Ancient Futures and The Economics of Happiness "This is a groundbreaking book. Eisenstein makes an inspiring, positive, and convincing case for a full and proper understanding of the present human predicament--a radical shift from a utilitarian worldview to an integral world view rooted in a sense of the sacred which recognizes the intrinsic value of nature and life."
--Satish Kumar, founder of Schumacher College and editor emeritus of Resurgence & Ecologist "This book is brave enough, vulnerable enough, insightful enough to activate a truth buried deep within all of our hearts: that the planetary crisis we face today can only be transformed by a revolution of love. It calls each of us to break with our patterns of war thinking and realize our interconnectedness with all life on Earth."
--Jodie Evans, cofounder of Code Pink "A clarion call to reconnect through love with our living Earth. Eisenstein offers a deeply analyzed and compelling case to collectively move past divisive reductionism, betwixt false Prophets of doom and false Profits of denial, towards a revitalization of reverential relations."
--Brock Dolman, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, permaculture program, and WATER Institute director