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== Life ==
 
== Life ==
  
Born in 1967, Eisenstein graduated from Yale University in 1989 with a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy. He has lived in Taiwan where he worked as a translator. He married, had children, and later returned to the United States. Eisenstein currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina.<ref>{{cite web | title = Charles Eisenstein, Living the New Economy, Nov 19, 2012 Vancouver, BC | url = http://neweconomy.ca/Charles_Eisenstein.html | accessdate = 28 December 2012}}</ref><ref name="Charles Eisenstein, Author">{{cite web | title = Charles Eisenstein, Author | url = http://www.ascentofhumanity.com/author/ | accessdate = 30 December 2012}}</ref><ref name="ug532">{{cite web | title = Unwelcome Guests #532 - Hearing the Inner Calling | url = http://www.unwelcomeguests.net/532 | accessdate = 5 December 2013}}</ref><ref name="Charles Eisenstein, Author" />
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Born in 1967, Eisenstein graduated from Yale University in 1989 with a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy. He has lived in Taiwan where he worked as a translator. He married, had children, and later returned to the United States. Eisenstein currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina.<ref>Charles Eisenstein, Living the New Economy, Nov 19, 2012 Vancouver, BC; http://neweconomy.ca/Charles_Eisenstein.html; accessed  28 December 2012</ref><ref name="Charles Eisenstein, Author">Charles Eisenstein, Author, http://www.ascentofhumanity.com/author/ , accessed 30 December 2012</ref><ref name="ug532">Unwelcome Guests #532 - Hearing the Inner Callinghttp://www.unwelcomeguests.net/532;  accessed 5 December 2013</ref><ref name="Charles Eisenstein, Author" />
  
Eisenstein now frequently travels to speak and share his work at conferences and other events.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://charleseisenstein.net/events/upcoming-events/ |title=Archived copy |accessdate=2013-10-11 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20131014211452/http://charleseisenstein.net/events/upcoming-events/ |archivedate=2013-10-14 |df= }}</ref> Since 2010, he has spoken over three hundred times in over one hundred cities in the US and elsewhere. His events are held voluntarily, organized by others who invite him to speak. He generally charges people expenses but no fee, leaving it up to them to give him something if they feel the urge. This appeals to his ideal of generosity and "living in the gift."<ref name="ug532" /><ref>Eisenstein, Charles D. </ref>
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Eisenstein now frequently travels to speak and share his work at conferences and other events.<ref>http://charleseisenstein.net/events/upcoming-events/; accessed 2013-10-11; https://web.archive.org/web/20131014211452/http://charleseisenstein.net/events/upcoming-events/; archived 2013-10-14</ref> Since 2010, he has spoken over three hundred times in over one hundred cities in the US and elsewhere. His events are held voluntarily, organized by others who invite him to speak. He generally charges people expenses but no fee, leaving it up to them to give him something if they feel the urge. This appeals to his ideal of generosity and "living in the gift."<ref name="ug532" /><ref>Eisenstein, Author</ref>
  
 
== Writings ==
 
== Writings ==
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==== Sacred Economics ====
 
==== Sacred Economics ====
  
Eisenstein wrote his 2011 book ''Sacred Economics'' as part of the New Economy movement.{{sfn|Ginghină|2012|p=60}} The book revolves around the theme of how the current [[Money|monetary system]] based on interest and usury, along with the abandonment of the [[Gift_economy|gift economy]], has led to social alienation, competition and need for an economic system predicated on continuous growth.<ref>{{cite news|last=Phillips|first=Jonathan Talat|title=Waxing 'Sacred Economics' with Charles Eisenstein|url=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonathan-talat-phillips/waxing-sacred-economics-with-charles-eisenstein_b_1913010.html|work=The Blog - HuffPost|publisher=TheHuffingtonPost.com|accessdate=25 January 2013|date=8 October 2012}}</ref><ref>{{cite journal |last=Ginghină |first=A. |year=2012 |title=Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition |work=Romanian Review Of Social Sciences |volume=3 |p=60–63 |ref=harv}}</ref> It has been either fully or partially translated into at least nine languages.<ref>{{cite web|title=Sacred Economics Read Online |url=http://sacred-economics.com/read-online/|accessdate=25 February 2014}}</ref><ref>https://www.amazon.com/Kutsal-Ekonomi-Ge%C3%A7i-x15F-Toplum/dp/6054054910</ref> Accordingly, his primary goal is the reestablishment of some form of gift economy as a means of strengthening relationships in contrast to money economies which commodify our relationships and renders people interchangeable.{{sfn|Ginghină|2012|p=62}}{{sfn|Hill|2012}} He asserts that money is created by the conversion of free human interactions into paid services.<ref>{{cite journal |last=Hill |first=Gregg |year=2012 |title=Sacred Economics Author Charles Eisenstein with Integral New York |work=Integral Leadership Review |volume=12 |number=2 |p=1–3 |url=http://integralleadershipreview.com/6866-sacred-economics-author-charles-eisenstein-with-integral-new-york |ref=harv}}</ref>{{efn|Cf. {{cite book |last=McKnight |first=John |title=The careless society}}}} Eisenstein himself attempts to practice the gift economy in his own life.{{sfn|Ginghină|2012|p=62f}}
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Eisenstein wrote his 2011 book ''Sacred Economics'' as part of the New Economy movement. The book revolves around the theme of how the current [[Money|monetary system]] based on interest and usury, along with the abandonment of the [[Gift_economy|gift economy]], has led to social alienation, competition and need for an economic system predicated on continuous growth.<ref>Phillips, Jonathan Talat: Waxing 'Sacred Economics' with Charles Eisenstein; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonathan-talat-phillips/waxing-sacred-economics-with-charles-eisenstein_b_1913010.html; The Blog HuffPost; TheHuffingtonPost.com; accessed 25 January 2013; date 8 October 2012</ref><ref>Ginghină, A., 2012; Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition Romanian Review Of Social Sciences; Vol.3, p.60–63</ref> It has been either fully or partially translated into at least nine languages.<ref>Sacred Economics Read Online; http://sacred-economics.com/read-online/; accessed 25 February 2014</ref><ref>https://www.amazon.com/Kutsal-Ekonomi-Ge%C3%A7i-x15F-Toplum/dp/6054054910</ref> Accordingly, his primary goal is the reestablishment of some form of gift economy as a means of strengthening relationships in contrast to money economies which commodify our relationships and renders people interchangeable. He asserts that money is created by the conversion of free human interactions into paid services.<ref>Hill, Gregg: Sacred Economics Author Charles Eisenstein with Integral New York; in: Integral Leadership Review, 2012; Vol.12, No. 2, p.1–3; http://integralleadershipreview.com/6866-sacred-economics-author-charles-eisenstein-with-integral-new-york </ref><ref>McKnight, John: The careless society</ref> Eisenstein himself attempts to practice the gift economy in his own life.
  
The book explores additional economic proposals including a [[Interest_rate|negative-interest currency]] following [[Silvio_Gesell|Silvio Gesell]], social dividends, economic degrowth, and a personal emphasis on [[Right_livelihood|right livelihood]] over financial motivation.{{sfn|Ginghină|2012|p=61}} In other writings, he has also advocated for [[Universal_basic_income|universal basic income]].<ref>{{cite web | last=McLeod | first=Cameron | title=Charles Eisenstein: basic income as </ref> He describes and rejects what he describes as the myth of scarcity which he claims fosters greed and anxiety.{{sfn|Ginghină|2012|p=61}}<ref name="Resilience 2013">{{cite web | title=Permaculture and the myth of scarcity | website=Resilience | date=3 September 2013 | url=http://www.resilience.org/stories/2013-09-03/permaculture-and-the-myth-of-scarcity/ | access-date=22 February 2018}}</ref>
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The book explores additional economic proposals including a [[Interest_rate|negative-interest currency]] following [[Silvio_Gesell|Silvio Gesell]], social dividends, economic degrowth, and a personal emphasis on [[Right_livelihood|right livelihood]] over financial motivation. In other writings, he has also advocated for [[Universal_basic_income|universal basic income]].<ref>McLeod, Cameron: Charles Eisenstein: basic income as </ref> He describes and rejects what he describes as the myth of scarcity which he claims fosters greed and anxiety. <ref name="Resilience 2013">Permaculture and the myth of scarcity; Resilience; 3 September 2013; http://www.resilience.org/stories/2013-09-03/permaculture-and-the-myth-of-scarcity/; accessed 22 February 2018</ref>
  
The book is optimistic, inspirational and motivational in tone.{{sfn|Ginghină|2012|p=61}}
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The book is optimistic, inspirational and motivational in tone.
  
 
==== The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible ====
 
==== The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible ====
  
''The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible'' was published in November 2013.<ref>Eisenstein, Charles D. The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic, 2013. Print.</ref> In it, Eisenstein says that many of the social, economic, political, and environmental problems covered in his earlier works can be traced back to an underlying worldview that he calls the "Story of Separation"—that humans are separate from each other and from the rest of the natural world. A new story that is emerging, the "Story of Interbeing," is a "story of the world that we really care about." This book describes this as a time of transition between these stories: "Internally, it [the transition] is nothing less than a transformation in the experience of being alive. Externally is it nothing less than a transformation of humanity's role on planet Earth." He deconstructs the old story while describing the new. For example, the best way to interrupt the story of separation is to give someone an experience of non-separation. ''Publishers' Weekly'' described it as "a revolutionary and interactive book—in the sense that it inspires the reader to think out of the ordinary," adding that Eisenstein "will be noted in antiquity as one of the seminal and pioneering storytellers of this new world."<ref>{{cite web|title=The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible|url=http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-58394-724-1|work=Reviews|publisher=PWxyz|accessdate=25 February 2014|quote=... the underlying—and largely unexamined—</ref>
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''The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible'' was published in November 2013.<ref>Eisenstein, Charles D. The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic, 2013. Print.</ref> In it, Eisenstein says that many of the social, economic, political, and environmental problems covered in his earlier works can be traced back to an underlying worldview that he calls the "Story of Separation"—that humans are separate from each other and from the rest of the natural world. A new story that is emerging, the "Story of Interbeing," is a "story of the world that we really care about." This book describes this as a time of transition between these stories: "Internally, it [the transition] is nothing less than a transformation in the experience of being alive. Externally is it nothing less than a transformation of humanity's role on planet Earth." He deconstructs the old story while describing the new. For example, the best way to interrupt the story of separation is to give someone an experience of non-separation. ''Publishers' Weekly'' described it as "a revolutionary and interactive book—in the sense that it inspires the reader to think out of the ordinary," adding that Eisenstein "will be noted in antiquity as one of the seminal and pioneering storytellers of this new world."<ref>The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible; http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-58394-724-1; Reviews, Pwxyz; accessed 25 February 2014: “... the underlying—and largely unexamined—"normal" worldview and story that programs human responses; he calls it the "Story of Separation." The good news is that simultaneously a new story is emerging, the Story of Interbeing, a "story of the world that we really care about." This book is a guide through this time of transition between stories: "Internally, it [the transition] is nothing less than a transformation in the experience of being alive. Externally is it nothing less than a transformation of humanity's role on planet Earth." Eisenstein brilliantly deconstructs the old story and simultaneously weaves an ambitious and empowering narrative of the new story, relating real life stories that demonstrate the best way to interrupt the story of separation: give someone an experience of non-separation. This is a revolutionary and interactive book—in the sense that it inspires the reader to think out of the ordinary. Eisenstein will be noted in antiquity as one of the seminal and pioneering storytellers of this new world.”</ref>
  
 
==== Climate—A New Story ====
 
==== Climate—A New Story ====
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=== Articles ===
 
=== Articles ===
  
Eisenstein occasionally writes for the "Comment is Free" section of ''The Guardian'' on topics including genetic modification and the patenting of seeds<ref>{{cite news|last=Eisenstein|first=Charles|title=Genetically modifying and patenting seeds isn't the answer|url=https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/oct/09/genetically-modifying-patenting-seeds|work=The Guardian|accessdate=26 June 2013|location=London|date=9 October 2012}}</ref> and debt.<ref>{{cite news|last=Eisenstein|first=Charles|title=We can't grow ourselves out of debt, no matter what the Federal Reserve does|url=https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/sep/03/debt-federal-reserve-fixation-on-growth|work=The Guardian|publisher=guardian.co.uk|accessdate=26 June 2013|location=London|date=3 September 2012}}</ref><ref>{{cite news|last=Eisenstein|first=Charles|title=Why Occupy's plan to cancel consumer debts is money well spent|url=https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/nov/12/occupy-plan-cancel-consumer-debt|work=The Guardian|accessdate=26 June 2013|location=London|date=12 November 2012}}</ref> He is a contributing editor at the website Reality Sandwich.<ref>{{cite web|last=Eisenstein|first=Charles|title=Charles Eisenstein|url=http://realitysandwich.com/u/charles-eisenstein/|work=Reality Sandwich|accessdate=15 June 2014}}</ref>
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Eisenstein occasionally writes for the "Comment is Free" section of ''The Guardian'' on topics including genetic modification and the patenting of seeds<ref>Eisenstein, Charles (9 October 2012). "Genetically modifying and patenting seeds isn't the answer" https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/oct/09/genetically-modifying-patenting-seeds. The Guardian. London. Retrieved 26 June 2013.</ref> and debt.<ref>Eisenstein, Charles (3 September 2012). "We can't grow ourselves out of debt, no matter what the Federal Reserve does" https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/sep/03/debt-federal-reserve-fixation-on-growth. The Guardian. London: guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 26 June 2013.</ref><ref>Eisenstein, Charles (12 November 2012). "Why Occupy's plan to cancel consumer debts is money well spent" https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/nov/12/occupy-plan-cancel-consumer-debt. The Guardian. London. Retrieved 26 June 2013.</ref> He is a contributing editor at the website Reality Sandwich.<ref>Eisenstein, Charles. "Charles Eisenstein" http://realitysandwich.com/u/charles-eisenstein/. Reality Sandwich. Retrieved 15 June 2014.</ref>
  
 
In advance of appearing on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday on July 16, 2017,<ref>http://www.oprah.com/own-super-soul-sunday/Charles-Eisenstein-Shares-How-To-Create-Deeper-Connections-Video</ref> Eisenstein wrote "The Age of We Need Each Other."<ref>https://charleseisenstein.net/events/super-soul-sunday-appearance/</ref>
 
In advance of appearing on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday on July 16, 2017,<ref>http://www.oprah.com/own-super-soul-sunday/Charles-Eisenstein-Shares-How-To-Create-Deeper-Connections-Video</ref> Eisenstein wrote "The Age of We Need Each Other."<ref>https://charleseisenstein.net/events/super-soul-sunday-appearance/</ref>
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== Reception ==
 
== Reception ==
  
In 2013, journalist and author Rory Spowers described Eisenstein as a "refreshing new voice", saying that he's young, fresh, well-informed, humble but articulate, with a very spiritual perspective. He added that Eisenstein is too intelligent to be confrontational but that, through his works, especially ''The Ascent of Humanity'' and ''Sacred Economics'', "he's really moved the whole thing along in a number of ways."<ref>{{cite web|last=Spowers |first=Rory |title=Green tea & man-eating tigers|url=http://theadvisorcambodia.com/2013/08/green-tea-man-eating-tigers/|publisher=The Advisor|accessdate=31 August 2013|year=2013|dead-url=yes |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20130902221237/http://theadvisorcambodia.com/2013/08/green-tea-man-eating-tigers/ |archive-date=2 September 2013 |ref=harv |quote=Who else inspires you? The most refreshing new voice is a guy called Charles Eisenstein, who's very involved with the Occupy movement. His magnum opus is The Ascent Of Humanity and his most recent book is Sacred Economics. He's really moved the whole thing along in a number of ways. He's young and fresh and informed from a very spiritual perspective. Humble, but articulate; he's not banging a drum and he's not confrontational. He's too intelligent for that.}}</ref> Eisenstein was influential in the [[Occupy_Movement|Occupy Movement]]
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In 2013, journalist and author Rory Spowers described Eisenstein as a "refreshing new voice", saying that he's young, fresh, well-informed, humble but articulate, with a very spiritual perspective. He added that Eisenstein is too intelligent to be confrontational but that, through his works, especially ''The Ascent of Humanity'' and ''Sacred Economics'', "he's really moved the whole thing along in a number of ways."<ref>Spowers, Rory (2013). "Green tea & man-eating tigers" https://web.archive.org/web/20130902221237/http:/theadvisorcambodia.com/2013/08/green-tea-man-eating-tigers/. The Advisor. Archived from http://theadvisorcambodia.com/2013/08/green-tea-man-eating-tigers/ on 2 September 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013. „Who else inspires you? The most refreshing new voice is a guy called Charles Eisenstein, who's very involved with the Occupy movement. His magnum opus is The Ascent Of Humanity and his most recent book is Sacred Economics. He's really moved the whole thing along in a number of ways. He's young and fresh and informed from a very spiritual perspective. Humble, but articulate; he's not banging a drum and he's not confrontational. He's too intelligent for that.</ref> Eisenstein was influential in the [[Occupy_Movement|Occupy Movement]]
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==

Revision as of 10:58, 14 February 2019

Charles Eisenstein (born 1967) is a public speaker, gift economy advocate, and the author of several books including The Ascent of Humanity (2007), Sacred Economics (2011), and The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible (2013).

Life

Born in 1967, Eisenstein graduated from Yale University in 1989 with a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy. He has lived in Taiwan where he worked as a translator. He married, had children, and later returned to the United States. Eisenstein currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina.[1][2][3][2]

Eisenstein now frequently travels to speak and share his work at conferences and other events.[4] Since 2010, he has spoken over three hundred times in over one hundred cities in the US and elsewhere. His events are held voluntarily, organized by others who invite him to speak. He generally charges people expenses but no fee, leaving it up to them to give him something if they feel the urge. This appeals to his ideal of generosity and "living in the gift."[3][5]

Writings

Books

Eisenstein has written six books since 2001.

The Ascent of Humanity

The Ascent of Humanity, published in 2007, draws together Eisenstein's thoughts on many topics. The entire text is available online. It was read on the Unwelcome Guests radio show and the reading was later released as an audiobook.[6][7]

Sacred Economics

Eisenstein wrote his 2011 book Sacred Economics as part of the New Economy movement. The book revolves around the theme of how the current monetary system based on interest and usury, along with the abandonment of the gift economy, has led to social alienation, competition and need for an economic system predicated on continuous growth.[8][9] It has been either fully or partially translated into at least nine languages.[10][11] Accordingly, his primary goal is the reestablishment of some form of gift economy as a means of strengthening relationships in contrast to money economies which commodify our relationships and renders people interchangeable. He asserts that money is created by the conversion of free human interactions into paid services.[12][13] Eisenstein himself attempts to practice the gift economy in his own life.

The book explores additional economic proposals including a negative-interest currency following Silvio Gesell, social dividends, economic degrowth, and a personal emphasis on right livelihood over financial motivation. In other writings, he has also advocated for universal basic income.[14] He describes and rejects what he describes as the myth of scarcity which he claims fosters greed and anxiety. [15]

The book is optimistic, inspirational and motivational in tone.

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible was published in November 2013.[16] In it, Eisenstein says that many of the social, economic, political, and environmental problems covered in his earlier works can be traced back to an underlying worldview that he calls the "Story of Separation"—that humans are separate from each other and from the rest of the natural world. A new story that is emerging, the "Story of Interbeing," is a "story of the world that we really care about." This book describes this as a time of transition between these stories: "Internally, it [the transition] is nothing less than a transformation in the experience of being alive. Externally is it nothing less than a transformation of humanity's role on planet Earth." He deconstructs the old story while describing the new. For example, the best way to interrupt the story of separation is to give someone an experience of non-separation. Publishers' Weekly described it as "a revolutionary and interactive book—in the sense that it inspires the reader to think out of the ordinary," adding that Eisenstein "will be noted in antiquity as one of the seminal and pioneering storytellers of this new world."[17]

Climate—A New Story

Eisenstein's latest book, Climate—A New Story, was published in September 2018. Described as 'flipping the script on climate change,' in it he addresses the framing, tactics and goals of our approach to environmental issues. He proposes that if we were to feel that the rivers, forests, and creatures of the natural and material world were actually sacred or at least valuable in their own right, then our response might be more wholesome and ultimately effective. He decries valuing the living world simply for its carbon credits or for preventing the extinction of one species or another.[18]

Articles

Eisenstein occasionally writes for the "Comment is Free" section of The Guardian on topics including genetic modification and the patenting of seeds[19] and debt.[20][21] He is a contributing editor at the website Reality Sandwich.[22]

In advance of appearing on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday on July 16, 2017,[23] Eisenstein wrote "The Age of We Need Each Other."[24]

Reception

In 2013, journalist and author Rory Spowers described Eisenstein as a "refreshing new voice", saying that he's young, fresh, well-informed, humble but articulate, with a very spiritual perspective. He added that Eisenstein is too intelligent to be confrontational but that, through his works, especially The Ascent of Humanity and Sacred Economics, "he's really moved the whole thing along in a number of ways."[25] Eisenstein was influential in the Occupy Movement

References

  1. Charles Eisenstein, Living the New Economy, Nov 19, 2012 Vancouver, BC; http://neweconomy.ca/Charles_Eisenstein.html; accessed 28 December 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 Charles Eisenstein, Author, http://www.ascentofhumanity.com/author/ , accessed 30 December 2012
  3. 3.0 3.1 Unwelcome Guests #532 - Hearing the Inner Calling; http://www.unwelcomeguests.net/532; accessed 5 December 2013
  4. http://charleseisenstein.net/events/upcoming-events/; accessed 2013-10-11; https://web.archive.org/web/20131014211452/http://charleseisenstein.net/events/upcoming-events/; archived 2013-10-14
  5. Eisenstein, Author
  6. http://www.ascentofhumanity.com/
  7. http://www.unwelcomeguests.net/Ascent_of_Humanity
  8. Phillips, Jonathan Talat: Waxing 'Sacred Economics' with Charles Eisenstein; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonathan-talat-phillips/waxing-sacred-economics-with-charles-eisenstein_b_1913010.html; The Blog – HuffPost; TheHuffingtonPost.com; accessed 25 January 2013; date 8 October 2012
  9. Ginghină, A., 2012; Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition – Romanian Review Of Social Sciences; Vol.3, p.60–63
  10. Sacred Economics Read Online; http://sacred-economics.com/read-online/; accessed 25 February 2014
  11. https://www.amazon.com/Kutsal-Ekonomi-Ge%C3%A7i-x15F-Toplum/dp/6054054910
  12. Hill, Gregg: Sacred Economics Author Charles Eisenstein with Integral New York; in: Integral Leadership Review, 2012; Vol.12, No. 2, p.1–3; http://integralleadershipreview.com/6866-sacred-economics-author-charles-eisenstein-with-integral-new-york
  13. McKnight, John: The careless society
  14. McLeod, Cameron: Charles Eisenstein: basic income as
  15. Permaculture and the myth of scarcity; Resilience; 3 September 2013; http://www.resilience.org/stories/2013-09-03/permaculture-and-the-myth-of-scarcity/; accessed 22 February 2018
  16. Eisenstein, Charles D. The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic, 2013. Print.
  17. The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible; http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-58394-724-1; Reviews, Pwxyz; accessed 25 February 2014: “... the underlying—and largely unexamined—"normal" worldview and story that programs human responses; he calls it the "Story of Separation." The good news is that simultaneously a new story is emerging, the Story of Interbeing, a "story of the world that we really care about." This book is a guide through this time of transition between stories: "Internally, it [the transition] is nothing less than a transformation in the experience of being alive. Externally is it nothing less than a transformation of humanity's role on planet Earth." Eisenstein brilliantly deconstructs the old story and simultaneously weaves an ambitious and empowering narrative of the new story, relating real life stories that demonstrate the best way to interrupt the story of separation: give someone an experience of non-separation. This is a revolutionary and interactive book—in the sense that it inspires the reader to think out of the ordinary. Eisenstein will be noted in antiquity as one of the seminal and pioneering storytellers of this new world.”
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  19. Eisenstein, Charles (9 October 2012). "Genetically modifying and patenting seeds isn't the answer" https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/oct/09/genetically-modifying-patenting-seeds. The Guardian. London. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  20. Eisenstein, Charles (3 September 2012). "We can't grow ourselves out of debt, no matter what the Federal Reserve does" https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/sep/03/debt-federal-reserve-fixation-on-growth. The Guardian. London: guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  21. Eisenstein, Charles (12 November 2012). "Why Occupy's plan to cancel consumer debts is money well spent" https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/nov/12/occupy-plan-cancel-consumer-debt. The Guardian. London. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
  22. Eisenstein, Charles. "Charles Eisenstein" http://realitysandwich.com/u/charles-eisenstein/. Reality Sandwich. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  23. http://www.oprah.com/own-super-soul-sunday/Charles-Eisenstein-Shares-How-To-Create-Deeper-Connections-Video
  24. https://charleseisenstein.net/events/super-soul-sunday-appearance/
  25. Spowers, Rory (2013). "Green tea & man-eating tigers" https://web.archive.org/web/20130902221237/http:/theadvisorcambodia.com/2013/08/green-tea-man-eating-tigers/. The Advisor. Archived from http://theadvisorcambodia.com/2013/08/green-tea-man-eating-tigers/ on 2 September 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013. „Who else inspires you? The most refreshing new voice is a guy called Charles Eisenstein, who's very involved with the Occupy movement. His magnum opus is The Ascent Of Humanity and his most recent book is Sacred Economics. He's really moved the whole thing along in a number of ways. He's young and fresh and informed from a very spiritual perspective. Humble, but articulate; he's not banging a drum and he's not confrontational. He's too intelligent for that.”

Further reading

  • The Open Secret, 2001, Authorhouse. ISBN 978-0759655775
  • The Yoga of Eating: Transcending Diets and Dogma to Nourish the Natural Self , 2003, NewTrends Publishing. ISBN 978-0967089720
  • The Ascent of Humanity. Civilization and the Human Sense of Self, 2007, Panenthea Productions. ISBN 978-0977622207
  • Transformational Weight Loss, 2007, Panenthea Press. ISBN 978-0977622214
  • Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition, 2011, EVOLVER EDITIONS. ISBN 978-1583943977
  • The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible. The Vision and Practice of Interbeing, 2013, North Atlantic Books. ISBN 978-1-583-94724-1
  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wildgarden/2013/11/the-more-beautiful-world/
  • Template:Cite news

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