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How Soon is Now?

A Handbook for Global Change
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Watkins Media
 | 
July, 2018
ISBN:
9781786780867
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$18.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Here’s a bracing “big-vision” book from Daniel Pinchbeck, who wrote Breaking Open the Head and co-edited What Comes After Money? and Exploring the Edge-Realms of Consciousness.

Beyond denial, cynicism, despair, and grief, we have the option to embrace our role as agents of planetary regeneration, helping to redeem and restore our world—to find joy in surrendering limited forms of self-interest for planetary communion.

We are on the brink of an ecological mega-crisis, threatening the future of life on earth, and our actions over the next few years may well determine the destiny of our descendants. Between a manifesto and a tactical plan of action, How Soon is Now? by radical futurist and philosopher Daniel Pinchbeck, outlines a vision for a mass social movement that will address this crisis.

Drawing on extensive research, Daniel Pinchbeck presents a compelling argument for the need for change on a global basis. The central thesis is that humanity has unconsciously self-willed ecological catastrophe to bring about a transcendence of our current condition. We are facing an initiatory ordeal on a planetary scale.

We can understand that this initiation is necessary for us to evolve from one state of being our current level of consciousness to the next. Overcoming outmoded ideologies, we will realize ourselves as one unified being, a planetary super-organism in a symbiotic relationship with the Earth's ecology and the entire web of life.

Covering everything from energy and agriculture, to culture, politics, media and ideology, How Soon Is Now? is ultimately about the nature of the human soul and the future of our current world. Pinchbeck calls for an intentional redesign of our current systems, transforming unjust and elitist structures into participatory, democratic, and inclusive ones. His viewpoint integrates indigenous design principles and Eastern metaphysics with social ecology and radical political thought in a new synthesis.

“This provocative and honest book pushes the climate change conversation well beyond its usual edges. It conveys the enormity of the changes before us—in politics, the economy, and technology of course, but also in our psychology and even our metaphysics. I recommend it to anyone who is trying to make sense of climate change within a bigger picture that includes the evolution of civilization and consciousness.” —Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics

Publisher’s Description: 

We are on the brink of an ecological mega-crisis threatening the future of life on earth and our actions over the next few years may well determine the destiny of our descendants. Between a manifesto and a tactical plan of action,How Soon is Now?by radical futurist and philosopher Daniel Pinchbeck outlines a vision for a mass social movement that will address this crisis.

Drawing on a huge range of resources and references Daniel Pinchbeck presents a compelling argument for the need for change on a global basis it is only when we see ourselves as one planetary tribe that this change can occur. The central thesis is that humanity has self-willed the ecological crisis in order to bring about the necessary conditions for transcendence of our current state of being, by undergoing an initiatory ordeal on a planetary scale.

This collective ordeal is necessary for us to evolve from one state of being our current level of consciousness to the next. By passing through this initiation we realize ourselves as one unified being, a planetary super-organism in a symbiotic relationship with the Earth's ecology and the entire web of life. Covering everything from energy and agriculture, to culture, politics, media and ideology, Pinchbeck's book is ultimately about the nature of the human soul and the future of our current world. He calls for an intentional and consciously designed metamorphosis of our current systems, which transform capitalist and exclusive structures into participatory, democratic, and inclusive ones, based on an integration of Eastern metaphysics, social ecology, and radical political thought. "How Soon is Now?gives us the context we need to understand the chaos and turbulence of our times." Sting

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