Earth Calling by Ellen Gunter and Ted Carter

Earth Calling by Ellen Gunter and Ted Carter

In a time when every developing culture in the world is turning towards an urban-based societal structure, the divide between those who understand the environmental challenges that humanity faces and those who are oblivious to the impending destruction of our natural world is ever-widening. In their book Earth Calling writers Ellen Gunter and Ted Carter set out to challenge the myopic mindsets not only of those indifferent to the welfare of our planet but also to those who, rather misguidedly, think that our environmental difficulties can be resolved purely through political activism. Their book is comprised of three distinctly separate parts. In the first of these, (titled, ‘We Snooze, We Lose’),… Read More

Spiritual Democracy by Steven B. Herrmann

Spiritual Democracy by Steven B. Herrmann

When you trace the history of the Western Hemisphere’s democratic system, certain glaring anomalies emerge. These fundamental errors, all of which crept into our social structure of accountability from the start, are becoming exposed as the decrepit and festering sores within the fabric of our social structures that they are. The over-whelming issue that we are confronted with when determining the form of governance that we require as individuals is whether the core structures that governments and democracies are founded upon can be modified to reflect the burgeoning thirst of a growing minority who seek to live their lives with recourse to spiritual instead of purely material principles. Walter “Walt”… Read More

The Open-Source Everything Manifesto by Robert David Steele

The Open-Source Everything Manifesto by Robert David Steele

The term ‘Open Source’ refers to universal access to a product or service’s core design. Without it there would be no Internet—at least, not in the way we enjoy it—for it is in digital publishing and information sharing that Open Source has been such a powerful force for change by opening up access to information of any type, the whole of society benefits, rather than just a few elitist individuals/corporations. However, this is only one of many benefits that this model creates. Other advantages are said to include; the creation of collaborative units, the infusion of more creatively inspired ideas, and the rapid deployment of solutions to problems In his book, The… Read More

Sacred Economics by Charles Eisenstein

Sacred Economics by Charles Eisenstein

It is extraordinary to think that, only a couple of generations ago, any man or woman had the freedom to walk out into the countryside, stake a claim on a piece of land, build a home and establish material security for themselves and their successors. At the same time, access to fresh air and water provided the core basics for good health and vitality. Also, access to natural food resources maintained an equally rich and varied diet, free from contaminants and artificial additives. This is no longer the case. Big corporate self-interests underpin, not only the financial and monetary systems all over the world, but also strip us of our… Read More