The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible

Charles Eisenstein. North Atlantic Books (Random House, dist.) $19.95 trade paper (288p) ISBN 978-1-58394-724-1
The crux of dizzying social, economic, political, and environmental problems, says Eisenstein (Sacred Economics), is the underlying—and largely unexamined—"normal" worldview and story that programs human responses; he calls it the "Story of Separation." The good news is that simultaneously a new story is emerging, the Story of Interbeing, a "story of the world that we really care about." This book is a guide through this time of transition between stories: "Internally, it [the transition] is nothing less than a transformation in the experience of being alive. Externally is it nothing less than a transformation of humanity's role on planet Earth." Eisenstein brilliantly deconstructs the old story and simultaneously weaves an ambitious and empowering narrative of the new story, relating real life stories that demonstrate the best way to interrupt the story of separation: give someone an experience of non-separation. This is a revolutionary and interactive book—in the sense that it inspires the reader to think out of the ordinary. Eisenstein will be noted in antiquity as one of the seminal and pioneering storytellers of this new world. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 10/28/2013
Release date: 11/05/2013
Genre: Religion
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