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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All in all Half of me wants to praise this book the other half wants to say it was a waste of time. The convergence of crises is revealing the final bankruptcy of those methods.

The Ascent of Humanity by Charles Eisenstein

I went back and read the chapters I skipped. And this revolution is underway already. The book says a lot about economics, health, government, education, social interactions, and science based upon that worldview of who we are. Today, in a familiar pattern, we apply further technology to relieve the boredom that results from our immersion in a world of technology.

Perhaps those ideas will resolve themselves in the storyteller consciousness of the more beautiful world we know is possible from this author. Writing in Ode magazine’s “25 Intelligent Optimists” issue, Da Charles Eisenstein is a teacher, speaker, and writer focusing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution. If you are going to read one of his books I’d still recommend Sacred Economics over this one.

True, none are viable on their own but neither are human beings. We call it entertainment.

The Ascent of Humanity | Charles Eisenstein

Aug 26, David Kano rated it liked it. We are called to live according to what our hearts know. Travel Closing the adventure eisenstdin Broken to the lesser lieves we offer them, they react with hostility, rage, depression.


I don’t necessarily agree with all of the theories put forth here, but they certainly get you to think about what you do believe.

Very few picked A, by the way. Start the Age of Reunion now in your heart. It is appropriate to be anxious until you know what the wrongness is. The detangling of embedded information and energy is thus equivalent to mass loss. Also by Charles Eisenstein. Want to Jumanity saving…. It seems to read best when you’re ready for it.

Flash forward a few months, and many pages later, and I can without a doubt profess that the book, written by the illuminating Charles Eisenstein, has profoundly affected the way I see the world. So you can see how separate we are.

Eisenstein is just incredible. Our journey of separation hasn’t been a terrible mistake but an evolutionary process and an adventure in self-discovery.

In-between undergraduate and impending graduate school.

Then, we will turn our efforts to creating a new kind of civilization, a conscious civilization designed for beauty rather than height. How have humans managed to progress so far, yet stray so far from the true nature of our being?

It is the ideology of the discrete and separate self that has generated these crises; therefore, he argues, nothing less than a “revolution in human beingness” will be sufficient to transform our relationship to each other and the planet. This is the ideology of separation.

In Middle Earth, I have given other books five stars, but reading this one makes me want to demote them to a mere three or four stars. It takes great bravery and skill to meld together accomplished and respected scientific thinkers with lesser known, new age inspired thinkers representing the best of today’s counter-cultural movements. eienstein

The Ascent of Humanity

Charles Eisenstein is a teacher, speaker, and writer focusing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution. Zn will either exceed the absolute value of 2 after which it either stays in the neighborhood of the origin or diverges into infinity.

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This normally stems from one or more spiritual practices such as meditation, mindfulness, conscious commitment to living kindness, love and devotion to God, etc.

Mar 18, Zach rated it it was amazing. We could have just as easily named the whole as a unity of life, or a smaller part, just as we could say in a human that our organs are alive or that our cells are alive or mitochondria are alive. Please read this book with an open, searching mind, and allow yourself to feel the pain that our current sense of self results in.

And what is love, but a melting of the boundaries between self and other? This is part and parcel of the argument he is trying to make, however, so it’s not so much a flaw to the book as it is advice for reading it.

Give as a gift. More than anything, The Ascent of Humanity is about how to create the more beautiful world our hearts tell us is possible. It invalidates the logic of despair that so many activists have felt, that arises inescapably from the conception of ourselves as discrete and separate subjects in a world of other. The Ascent of Humanity is about Separation: And modernity has been a terrible time, did separate our souls from our body, and we are heading towards the disaster.

The modern American culture has persuaded us that everything is ok, whether by focusing on sports or celebrities or through medicating those with alternate views to reality. There are many who can articulate the problems, but few who can identify and articulate the solutions as clearly as Eisenstein.