Living Sacred Economics
The wildfire spread of protests inspired by Occupy Wall Street suggests that we're at a crucial turning point: more and more people now yearn for a way to make money and human economy as sacred as everything else in the universe. Sacred Economics has a social dimension, a political dimension, an activist dimension, a personal dimension, and a spiritual dimension. All are interrelated, and all are deeply necessary as the pace of planetary change accelerates.
In his new book, Sacred Economics: Money, Gift and Society in the Age of Transition, author and lecturer Charles Eisenstein writes:
"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 all 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.'"
Fortunately, the money system as we have known it is breaking down. In the new Evolver Intensives online video series hosted by Charles entitled, "Living Sacred Economies: Money, Gift and Transition", we will explore the forces driving its collapse, and access a vision of a new kind of money system that will replace it – a system that fosters cooperation not competition, cyclicity not growth, abundance not scarcity; a system that is an extension of ecology, not an exception to it; a system corresponding to a new (and ancient) way of thinking, relating, and being on earth.
This course includes a FREE inaugural call with Charles and activist Andrew Harvey on November 10th. To learn more about it and to sign up, please click here: Sacred Economics: Money, Myth and Your Pocketbook
This course has a threefold intention: to help us understand the changes happening today in the money system and beyond, to empower us as active change agents, and to help us live that change ourselves.
The transformation of money mirrors a shift in our own psychology, and the way we relate to the world. We can indeed live in Sacred Economy today, seeding cultural rebirth through our words and actions.
Charles has brought together an amazing line-up of guests with whom to explore the ideas and practical realities behind sacred economics. They are: Julio Olalla, Susan Davis, John L. Petersen, Lynne Twist, Orland Bishop, and Mark Boyle. And Charles will be joined by Andrew Harvey on a free session on November 10 (see below for details).
Through this course, you will understand:
* Why money is so often opposed to our best intentions
* Why money is the root of so much evil in the world (hint: it is not because of "greed")
* How we become enslaved to money
* The power of gratitude
* The power of the gift
* How to bring money back into the realm of the sacred
* The nature of the planetary transition happening in our time
* The defining myths of our civilization and how they operate
* Becoming a storyteller of the new world
* How to create miracles through living in the gift
The course is for people who want to apply the ideas of Sacred Economics to their own lives, goals, and activism; people who want to attune to the emergent "field" that this work taps into.
It takes place on 6 consecutive Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. EST, and you can participate from your laptop anywhere in the world with a broadband connection. If you can watch a YouTube video, you can take part in this course.
Each of the six sessions will consist of a talk by Charles outlining the basic theme of the session, along with a dialogue with another visionary in the field of money, economy, or social change. The live format will allow Q&A, dialog, discussion, and reflective exercises so that participants can integrate the knowledge on a deeper level. More than the delivery of mere "information", the course will engage deeper methods of transmission, in particular the sacred stories that the extraordinary guests in the series will share.
It all starts on November 30th. For more information, please click here: http://evolverintensives.com/upcoming/ce-sacred-economics.html
Evolver Social Movement members will receive a special discount via email. For more about the Evolver Social Movement, please click here: http://www.realitysandwich.com/esm/join-evolver-social-movement-esm
Please join us for a FREE inaugural session of this Intensive with Charles and activist Andrew Harvey on November 10th. You'll get a window into the ongoing dialog between these two passionate thinkers and change agents that ranges across diverse -- and deeply connected -- topics. The psychology and mythology of money, the nature of evil, the necessity of miracles, and the social construction of reality are all on the menu this evening. Prepare to be alarmed, impassioned, challenged, or uplifted according to what you bring to this session. At the very least, we can promise that you will gain a new appreciation for the all-encompassing nature of the crisis of our time, and of the metamorphosis it offers.
Please click here for more information and to sign up for the free session:
Evolver Intensives is a project of GreatMystery and Reality Sandwich.