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A New Republic of the Heart

An Ethos for Revolutionaries: A Guide to Inner Work for Holistic Change
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
North Atlantic Books
 | 
January, 2018
ISBN:
9781623170479
In stock now: 
2
$23.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Recasting current problems as emergent opportunities, Terry Patten points out humans’ natural tendency to evolve during periods of acute crisis—and offers creative responses, practices, and conscious conversations for tackling the profound inner and outer work we must do to build an integral and inspiring future. In practical and personal terms, he discusses how we can all become active agents of a transformation of human civilization and why that is necessary to our continued survival.

Patten’s narrative focuses on two aspects of existence—our dynamic but fractured and threatened world, and our underlying wholeness and unity. Only by honoring both of these realities simultaneously can we make sustainable changes in ourselves, our communities, our body politic, and our planetary life-support system. A New Republic of the Heart provides a comprehensive understanding and inspiring vision for "being the change" in a way that can address the most intractable problems of our time. Patten shows how we can come together in our communities for conversations that matter and describes new communities, enterprises, and forms of dialogue that integrate both inner personal growth work with outer awareness, activism, and service.

Patten makes the case that the mounting challenges of our current global crises are being met with an emergent, interconnected revolution that integrates both inner personal growth work with outer awareness, activism, and service. Rather than diagnosing everything that is wrong with our current society, Patten identifies how spiritual and political awakenings are intertwined. He also looks at the range of responses to the crisis—from techno-optimism to ecological activism to survivalism—appreciating the partial truths in them all. This is a practical book for activists seeking to reframe, reanimate, and reintegrate their work for change.

“What we have here is possibly the finest example of the making of the possible human, and with this, the development of a possible world.” —Jean Houston, author of A Passion for the Possible

“Terry Patten has woven together strands from evolutionary neuroscience, deep ecology, integral theory, and spiritual wisdom to offer a practical path forward out of humanity’s current morass. Fascinating, fast-moving, and heartfelt, this book is a gem.” —Rick Hanson, author of Hardwiring Happiness

 “Superb, exciting, sane, and enlightening—a social activism that is also personal, emotional, spiritual, ecological, relational, and that points toward the very leading edge of evolution itself.” —Ken Wilber, author of The Integral Vision

Publisher’s Description: 

A vision to address our environment, economy, politics, culture, and to catalyze the radical whole-system change we need now

Recasting current problems as emergent opportunities, Terry Patten offers creative responses, practices, and conscious conversations for tackling the profound inner and outer work we must do to build an integral future. In practical and personal terms, he discusses how we can all become active agents of a transformation of human civilization and why that is necessary to our continued survival. Patten's narrative focuses on two aspects of existence--our dynamic but fractured and threatened world, and our underlying wholeness and unity. Only by honoring both of these realities simultaneously can we make sustainable changes in ourselves, our communities, our body politic, and our planetary life-support system. A New Republic of the Heart provides a comprehensive understanding and inspiring vision for "being the change" in a way that can address the most intractable problems of our time. Patten shows how we can come together in our communities for conversations that matter and describes new communities, enterprises, and forms of dialogue that integrate both inner personal growth work with outer awareness, activism, and service.

 

Terry Patten asserts that we are living at the center of a multidimensional and radical revolution. Recasting current problems as emergent opportunities, he points out humans' natural tendency to evolve during periods of acute crisis and offers creative responses, practices, and conscious conversations for tackling the profound inner and outer work we must do to build an integral future.

In this book for seekers and change agents, Terry Patten makes the case that the mounting challenges of our current global crises are being met with an emergent, interconnected revolution that integrates both inner personal growth work with outer awareness, activism, and service. Rather than diagnosing everything that is wrong with our current society, Patten identifies how spiritual and political awakenings are intertwined. He also looks at the range of responses to the crisis--from techno-optimism to ecological activism to survivalism--appreciating the partial truths in them all. Patten explores creative responses, practices, and conscious conversations that, together, will be taking us into an integral and inspiring future. This is a practical book for activists seeking to reframe, reanimate, and reintegrate their work for change.

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