“They just hate it when people make love. And then they’ll go to a fistfight where somebody’s really hurt and all covered with bloodand they’ll just love that. Or a war and stuff like that. They’re all mixed up and they’re trying to take it out on you so you get mixed up too.”
Robert Pirsig

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Charles Eisenstein on Profit … kinda

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In this article Charles Eisenstein speaks abouta relatioship between current business norms and ecological sustainability. I read into something that I’ve been thinking and saying for some time: I see a future where for-financial-profit incorporations are … well … a thing of the past. There are plenty of other profits to be made … but […]

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Charles Eisenstein & Polly Higgins in Olso – November 2013

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A fresh conversation between Charles Eisenstein and Polly Higgins. Having heard them before the talk itself feels like a repeat but the audience questions (almost an hour) brought some new, interesting and fresh things to the surface. I first read about Polly Higgins and her ecocide work in Permaculture one or two years ago. It’s […]

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Rupert Sheldrake – The Science Delusion

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I’ve been fairly quiet in terms of blogging for many months. At first it was for lack of energy, then is was for lack of motivation, then, most recently, it was for lack of Internet connectivity – which we have but has been very unstable and frustrating to use (never know when hitting that publish […]

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When they laugh at my misfortunes

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A different kind of voice speaking about disenchantment and Africa. Bayo Akomolafe: We Will Tell Our Stories from The Economics of Happiness on Vimeo. I feel similarly about Romania. Romania is much further (then Africa) down the road of enchantment by the western offerings … so it has a lot more to gain through disenchantment […]

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Sacred Economics

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I first learned about Charles Eisenstein when Andreea sent me a link to an article he wrote about Permaculture. It was kind of like my first date with Andreea in the sense that it took me a while to get back for a second date (not very romantic but that’s how it happened). Since then […]

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A New Story of the People

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I didn’t enjoy Charles Eisenstein’s talk at TEDxWhiteChapel – not because of its content … something with the energy wasn’t working. I wasn’t surprised. For a long time I have felt that TED events have drifted away from thought leading towards mediocre entertainment … so it made sense that Charles’ energy would be out of […]

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Self Control and Facebook

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This entertaining post on … ummm … how using Facebook can make you fat was brought to my attenion by Matt. However on the heels of completing (yesterday) my first reading of Charles Eisenstein’s Sacred Economics, what caught my attention most was this: “The final experiment of the study found that those people who reported […]

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Fear is a Guardian

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“Actually fear is a guardian, holding us in a safe space in which to grow; you could even say that fear is a gift. Eventually, as we grow, the fears that were once protective become limiting, and we desire to be born. That this will happen is inevitable. Trust yourself now, and you will continue […]

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A Beauty that is absent from Apple Products

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I am happy to have found these simple and clear words to describe one reason(there are others) for my cricism, discontent and disassociation with Apple and its products. My arrows are aimed at Apple because it is a prominent company that is perceived to be a thought leader. Yet there are many companies that deserve […]

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Earth’s Contractions

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Another jewel from Charles Eisenstein’s Sacred Economics “It is, for example, a positive feedback cascade of self-reinforcing, self-augmenting hormones that triggers the childbirth process. Childbirth labor is unsustainable–it would kill the mother if it continued too long–but once its goal is accomplished, the mother returns to homeostasis. Positive feedback phases take an organism or ecosystem […]

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Spirituality & Money: is “wrong” a stepping stone toward “right”?

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Wrong Spirituality One of my current weakenesess is that I still get angry at superficial spirituality … of which there is plenty. My own life experience has, with much hardship, patience and reflection, taught to me to value that within me which is life … an unrelenting, subtle light which insists on shining forth despite […]

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(Not So) Great Britain Reenacts the Original Robbery

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Last night I was reading more from Charles Eisenstein’s Sacred Economics and came across this in a section titled The Original Robbery: “Property is robbery,” proclaimed Proudhon: tracing back the origin of any piece of property through a succession of “legitimate” transfers, we eventually get to the first owner-the one who simply took it, the […]

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Man has a natural right to the earth?

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In chapter 4 of Sacred Economics Charles Eisenstein rightfully describes this following quote, from one Silvio Gesell, as extraordinary: We frequently hear the phrase: Man has a natural right to the earth. But that is absurd, for it would be just as correct to say that man has a right to his limbs. If we […]

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As Above, So Below

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I found this in the footnotes: “As above, so below. Having made nature into an adversary, or at best a pile of “resources,” it is no surprise that we manifest the same relationship within our bodies. The defining diseases of our time are the autoimmune diseases, the somatization of our self-other confusion. Just as the […]

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Misplaced Gods

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“Three or four thousand years ago the gods began a migration from the lakes, forests, rivers, and mountains into the sky, becoming the imperial overlords of nature rather than its essence. As divinity separated from nature, so also it became unholy to involve oneself too deeply in the affairs of the world. The human being […]

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When Hopelessly Radical Becomes Common Sense

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I first heard about Pauly Higgins and her work on Ecocide in Permaculture magazine. Great to see her speaking alongside Charles Eisenstein: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4HBWLzw49g]    

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Wealth Tax

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I arrived at this article by following a link from Jeff Sachs. In talks about taxing wealth rather then income: “Wealth inequality has worsened for two decades and is now at an extreme level. Replacing the income, estate and gift taxes with a progressive wealth tax would do much more to reduce it than any […]

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What is it that stays in business forever?

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I tend to be direct and honest in my life and so when Fred Wilson announced that he was giving a online-course on “How to Stay in Business Forever” I was anxious to hear what he had to say, but even more then his answers I was curious about the questions he would raise around […]

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More Charles Eisenstein – July 2012 – London

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I continue to draw joy, inspiration and insight from every talk he gives and is made available online. There is of course repetition, but every talk brings something more with it. This is a recording (audio only) – but a relatively recent one … so it comes with freshness 🙂

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Sacred Economy: Bringing an End to Strip-Mining of Community

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This isn’t the first post in which I’ve mentioned or pointed to Charles Eisenstein … however … this is another one 🙂 Today we finished making another batch of Zakuska (cooked vegetable mash prepared as a winter preserve). We started working outside and got most of the cooking done before a welcome fall-rain arrived. So […]

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