Integral New York's Ken Wilber Meetup Message Board › Sacred Economics - Charles Eisenstein
San Rafael, CA
What does a money system look like that no longer destroys, but instead heals nature, culture, and the human spirit? On February 3rd, we invite you to join Charles Eisenstein and Integral New York for a fascinating exploration of the personal, economic, political, and mythic dimensions of the transition.
Money today is the very antithesis of the sacred. It is the enemy of our better instincts, as when the thought "I can't afford to" blocks an impulse toward kindness or generosity. It is the enemy of beauty, as the disparaging term "a sellout" demonstrates. It is the enemy of social and political reform, as corporate power steers legislation toward the aggrandizement of its own profits. Money indeed is destroying the earth, as we pillage the oceans, forests, 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 this talk, Charles Eisenstein will explain the forces driving its collapse, and lay out a vision of a new kind of money system that will replace it. He will show that the transition to such a money system is already underway, borne of the converging crises of our time, that this vision is already emerging today as institutions and individuals step deeper into transition. Charles's talk will offer a mind-opening glimpse of solutions and new ideas for the future of money and economics -- and how we can contribute to it.
Donations to Charles Eisentein welcome; $10 suggested donation for iNY.
Books will be available for sale.
Charles Eisenstein is a teacher, speaker, and writer focusing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution. His writings on the web magazine Reality Sandwich have generated a vast online following; he speaks frequently at conferences and other events, and gives numerous interviews on radio and podcasts. Writing in Ode magazine's "25 Intelligent Optimists" issue, David Korten (author of When Corporations Rule the World and The Great Turning) called Eisenstein "one of the up-and-coming great minds of our time. Rarely have I met a person who combines such philosophical and spiritual depth with such practical insights into the cultural and institutional origins of the potential terminal dysfunctions of modern society, and the potential solutions."" Eisenstein graduated from Yale University in 1989 with a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy, and spent the next ten years as a Chinese-English translator. He currently lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and serves on the faculty of Goddard College.