The Ascent of Humanity by Charles Eisenstein
The Age of Separation, the Age of Reunion, and the convergence of crises that is birthing the transition
This is an extraordinary book. Eisenstein has put his finger on the core problem facing humanity—namely: separation. All the crises that humanity now face are grounded in the belief that we are separate—separate from each other, separate from the biosphere that sustains us, separate from the universe that has brought us forth. This is a tour-de-force filled with astounding insight, wit, wisdom and heart.
Professor of Biology
Author of Developing Ecological Consciousness: Paths to a Sustainable Future
...quite marvelous, a hugely important work... This book is truly needed in this time of deepening crisis.
Author of Future Primitive and Elements of Refusal
A radical awakening as to how we arrived at our current crisis and how we can more effectively redefine the path of our evolutionary journey.
Cell Biologist, Author of The Biology of Belief
Brilliant and original, with great depth of insight and understanding, Eisenstein's Ascent of Humanity easily ranks with the works of such giants of our age as David Bohm, Julian Jaynes, Jean Gebser, Whitehead. It is a profoundly serious, indeed somber portrait of our times, even as it opens a door of honest hope amidst the dark destiny we have woven about us. Accept the challenge of this major accomplishment and discover the light shining within it.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
Author of many books, including The Crack in the Cosmic Egg, Magical Child, Evolution's End, and The Biology of Transcendence
This is one of those rare books that moves the goal posts. Eisenstein pulls together a wide array of insights to show that what we thought was the solution is also the problem. It is eye opening fodder for conversations with everyone I meet. As a technologist and a human being, I believe this could well be one of the most important books of the decade.
Professor of Electrical Engineering at UC Boulder
Chairman & CTO, Phiar Corporation