Consciousness In Action

Author: Andrew Beath
Publisher: Lantern Books
ISBN: 9781590560792
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Featuring the thoughts of Julia Butterfly Hill, Deena Metzger, Joanna Macy, John Mack, and others, this inspiring dialogue between environmental and spiritual activists centers on the seven attributes of consciousness that they have employed in their activism.

Words Under The Words

Author: Naomi Shihab Nye
Publisher: The Eighth Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780933377295
Size: 32.66 MB
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The New Creation Story

Author: Andrew F Beath
Publisher: New Epoch Books
ISBN: 9780615961101
Size: 65.50 MB
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This is a story about the crisis and opportunity of the current human epoch. It examines our capacity to honor beauty and love, compared to the reasons why we have inadvertently embraced violence and destruction. Which values will prevail? That is the grand question of our epoch. Who are we, how did we get here, and what is our purpose for being here on Earth? This Creation Story helps us to understand how to heal and expand our own psyche, thereby becoming more conscious. It is about finding one's soul while healing our culture and our planet. All scientific understanding, religion, philosophy, social organization and, therefore, history is created from evolving consciousness. Human culture and history are flowing processes that reveal the changing stages of human consciousness-culture's conduct is driven by its consciousness. The transformation of consciousness is the primary process that deepens wisdom. Our New Creation Story amalgamates science, philosophy, and metaphysics, thereby encompassing our most profound imaginings and emotions: human origins, the meaning of life, spirituality, love, intimacy, and death-while bringing us into contact with the unexplainable. There are many reasons for celebrating our humanness. This story shows why and how we are capable of creating a sustainable, meaningful, and joyful world. As long as we retain our current cultural mindset, climate chaos political conflicts over scarce resources, such as clean water, will also increase. There is no easy political solution. Nothing less than changing how we see the world, our worldview, will solve the current dilemmas. This new story adds perspective that will help to integrate Ecological Epoch consciousness into our political and social landscape, thereby providing a lens with which we are able to see through the myopic political propaganda and corporate greed that are currently creating irreversible ecological damage and leading us into social chaos. 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, because we are standing on a precipice that will destroy us unless we act brilliantly-now. For a person to be as alive as it is possible to be, to fully express her humanity and experience her body, mind and spirit in their most profound essence, it is essential to participate in the Ecological Epoch, immersing in its ideas and emotions. The Ecological Epoch expresses a new, evolved worldview, both intellectual and intuitive, and provides guidelines for social behavior that respect and protect all life. Eye opening! I was simultaneously educated, enlightened and entertained. (Gilbert Levy, musician and Mystic Journey co-founder) Basically, I love it. The writing is superb and the conceptual frame is inspiring and in fact brilliant. You can actually receive the dark data and dire overview into your heart-and crazily, draw inspiration from it. (Jay Levin, Founder and former Editor-in-chief of the LA Weekly magazine).

The New Creation Story

Author: Andrew Beath
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692225448
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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!"

Widening Circles

Author: Joanna Macy
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865714205
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An autobiography by the influential ecologist and philosopher covering her life from her childhood in a rural area of western New York State to her marriage, travels, involvement in environmental activism, and spiritual journey through Buddhist faith and practices.

A Call To Action

Author: Jimmy Carter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476773971
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In the highly acclaimed bestselling A Call to Action, President Jimmy Carter addresses the world’s most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: the ongoing discrimination and violence against women and girls. President Carter was encouraged to write this book by a wide coalition of leaders of all faiths. His urgent report covers a system of discrimination that extends to every nation. Women are deprived of equal opportunity in wealthier nations and “owned” by men in others, forced to suffer servitude, child marriage, and genital cutting. The most vulnerable and their children are trapped in war and violence. A Call to Action addresses the suffering inflicted upon women by a false interpretation of carefully selected religious texts and a growing tolerance of violence and warfare. Key verses are often omitted or quoted out of context by male religious leaders to exalt the status of men and exclude women. And in nations that accept or even glorify violence, this perceived inequality becomes the basis for abuse. Carter draws upon his own experiences and the testimony of courageous women from all regions and all major religions to demonstrate that women around the world, more than half of all human beings, are being denied equal rights. This is an informed and passionate charge about a devastating effect on economic prosperity and unconscionable human suffering. It affects us all.

Between The World And Me

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 0679645985
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Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer) #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST | NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • New York • Newsday • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward. Praise for Between the World and Me “Powerful . . . a searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “Eloquent . . . in the tradition of James Baldwin with echoes of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man . . . an autobiography of the black body in America.”—The Boston Globe “Brilliant . . . [Coates] is firing on all cylinders.”—The Washington Post “Urgent, lyrical, and devastating . . . a new classic of our time.”—Vogue “A crucial book during this moment of generational awakening.”—The New Yorker “Titanic and timely . . . essential reading.”—Entertainment Weekly