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Waxing ‘Sacred Economics’ with Charles Eisenstein

While political pundits and financial analysts fumble on how to transcend the intensifying global financial crisis, author Charles Eisenstein is trailblazing bold new ideas and possibilities for how we overhaul our systems of monetary exchange.

In my four years as an editor and co-founder of the cutting-edge web magazine for transformational culture Reality Sandwich, I have witnessed a rare voice gain a large following due to his staggeringly visionary ideas and heart-felt essays. Charles Eisenstein is a popular teacher, speaker, and author of the recent Evolver Editions release “Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition.”

Spiritual activist Andrew Harvey has called Eisenstein’s book “an indispensable must-read for all those who believe our economic system is terminally sick and in need of radical, sacred rehaul.” While political pundits, financial analysts, and Occupiers fumble on how to transcend the intensifying global financial crisis, Eisenstein is trailblazing bold new ideas and possibilities for how we conduct monetary exchange.… Read the rest

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Sacred Economics

SacredEconomicsThis is the introduction to Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition, by Charles Eisenstein, courtesy of Evolver Editions/North Atlantic Books and Reality Sandwich.

The purpose of this book is to make money and human economy as sacred as everything else in the universe.

Today we associate money with the profane, and for good reason. If anything is sacred in this world, it is surely not money. Money seems to be the enemy of our better instincts, as is clear every time the thought “I can’t afford to” blocks an impulse toward kindness or generosity. Money seems to be the enemy of beauty, as the disparaging term “a sellout” demonstrates. Money seems to be the enemy of every worthy social and political reform, as corporate power steers legislation toward the aggrandizement of its own profits. Money seems to be destroying the earth, as we pillage the oceans, the forests, the soil, and every species to feed a greed that knows no end.… Read the rest

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