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. Ascent of Humanity: Introduction. More than any other species, human beings are gifted with the power to manipulate our environment, and the ability to.

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Ascent of Humanity: Introduction

Paperbackpages. The more we came to live in that artificial reality, the more separate we became from the inherently fascinating realm of nature and community. Life is about work, self-discipline, responsibility, but if I get these out of the way asceng and efficiently, I can enjoy vacations, entertainment, weekends, maybe even early retirement.

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The Ascent of Humanity by Charles Eisenstein

The Art of War. Similar to the breath of fresh air I received when reading Krishnamurti or Arthur Koestler for the first time, Charles Eisenstein is the modern practical philosopher. Retrieved 15 June It is quite irrational to believe things will ever be much better than they are today. Retrieved 26 June Chapter One begins to answer these questions by describing a grave constitutional flaw in the very premise of technology, and beyond that, in technology’s generalization as the “program of control”.

For more Charles, check out full text of Ascent of Humanityor order yourself a hard copy. Ratings and Reviews 0 2 star ratings 0 reviews. Systems have emergent properties that will never reduce. Summary of Homo Deus. Although I affirm the general, growing premonition of our civilization’s impending crash, nonetheless the enormous misery and ruination we have wrought is not in vain.


Refresh and try again. Secrets of Power, Volume I. However, we do distinguish. Our minds have gotten so used to virtual reality that we discount everything, we discount all words and images.

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Basic Income Earth Network. He has this book available on his website to get more of an idea of what it is like.

Natural physical limitations of muscle and bone no longer limit how far we can travel, how high we can build, or the distance at which we can communicate. It was with the Scientific Revolution of Galileo, Newton, Bacon, and Descartes that the ideology of separation received its full articulation. Nonetheless, the shift in our collective self-conception is intimately related to a parallel shift in our individual self-conception.

I believe that people only make that kind of shift in world view when they raise their level of consciousness. Once I asked my students, eisenshein, I had them read some horrifying things about dying forests, dying seas, and so forth, and asked them how they felt. Because the illusion of separateness is crumbling, the alternative I offer is practical, natural, and indeed inevitable.

Like, should I fly to California to co-create a transformational event? You are not, they tell us, a “flesh-encapsulated ego”, and lasting happiness can never result from pursuing that ego’s agenda. Without bacteria in their rumens, cows would be unable to digest cellulose and would quickly starve. The Four Global Truths. This book is truly hcarles in this time of deepening crisis. These mesh bags were supposed chatles be the answer. Item s unavailable for humanify.

His events are held voluntarily, organized by others who invite him to speak. In a way this is good news: That is why this book interweaves the story of humanity’s separation from nature with the story of our individual alienation from life, nature, spirit, and self. Listening to these voices, is it any wonder that for many years, I devoted most of my energy and vitality to the escapes from life? Whether for myself or for the world, I share with dreamers, Utopians, and teenagers an unreasonable intuition of a magnificent potential, that life and the world can be more than we have made of them.


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Oct 04, Terryl Warnock 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.

So you can see how separate we are. Think of an Elephant. The Ascent of Humanity.

Retrieved charlees January Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Awesomely insightful, but more soberly depressing than some of his other books. It does not reverse but rather integrates the entire course of separation, which we may begin to see as an adventure of self-discovery instead of a terrible blunder.

Inspired by such moments, I have spent the last ten years trying to understand what keeps us—and what keeps me—from the better world that our hearts tell us must exist.