: Andrew Beath
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Book Three of our Creation Story provides solutions. Our hope for the future resides in the unexpected, in the irrational, in the intuitive. Mostly, our hope comes from faith in the human capacity to find a way through, to be brilliant when circumstances require brilliance. In our story the Universal Organizing Principle is the absolute nature of reality arising as pure consciousness, intelligence, function, and beauty, which appears in objective form as all manifest things, including whales, birdsongs, human children, stars, bees and primrose flowers. We are standing on a precipice that will destroy us unless we act brilliantly, now! The Ecological Epoch shows us how to do so-that is, how to recreate a healthy relationship with the Earth and with all Nature's creatures. Spirit, Eros and Climate Chaos have left us facing two possible outcomes to our current destructive behavior. The first is a proactive, graceful transition into an Earth-honoring sustainable way of life; the second, economic collapse from weather anomalies, agricultural disruption, rising seas, scarcity of clean water, and radioactive toxicity-all creating innumerable environmental refugees, social chaos and human demise. No matter which scenario eventual holds sway, the end result will be a worldwide culture that has dramatically changed its appreciation for the Earth's living systems and biological functioning; we will have completed the recently begun journey into the Ecological Epoch-changing our relationship with Nature from ignorance to a reorientation based on respect and reverence. Will the transition needed to integrate this new consciousness into our collective behavior be graceful or traumatic? That is the issue of our generation's short existence here on Earth. "A bold and brilliant analysis of the human story set against the predicament of climate change. Beath strikes at the heart (exposes the pain) of our cultural paralysis, explores the root causes and skillfully describes the way to a responsible and enlightened future. I can genuinely say how very good it is, and how particularly poignant it was to read it after the Climate March in NYC-in the context of the ever-present question of what will become of us, what should we do?" -Linda Solomon Wood, Editor-in-Chief, The National Observer "Beath has written a thoughtful, passionate history of The Planet, The Human Species, and, basically, The Future, where we are now, and where may be headed. It's both an easy-going and a stunning read, one of these profound books that seemingly come out of nowhere. One of the best reads in a long time, and couldn't be more timely." -Steve Chapple, UCSD, author "Andrew Beath is a true visionary of our time. This third book in the trilogy calls us to evolve into a new epoch, one that leads with balance, integration, and connectivity. Beath masterfully links scientifi c, historical, spiritual, and mythological information. The New Creation Story is a sacred adventure that honors the Earth and all of its creation." -Rachel Lang, radio program host for "Blissen Up!"