- Sacred Economics by Charles Eisenstein
- Publisher: North Atlantic Books
- Format: Paperback
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 core wealth.
In the face of this, it is not surprising that successive generations of millions of hard-working individuals find themselves worse off than their forefathers, with few material assets to pass on to their descendants.
The Devaluation of Assets and Humanity
During this asset-stripping, we have, as individuals, been psychologically indoctrinated with new financial paradigms. They have turned us away from the core values financial exchange was originally built upon.
In Sacred Economics, we rediscover what we have for so long forgotten: cash, money and finance is based on tangible, and not illusory, assets.
The core values of wealth have to be based upon the acquisition of personal skills, the provision of services and the addition of benefits to the community.
Split into three parts, Charles Eisenstein formulates a powerful argument against the current financial paradigm (as if one were necessary in this era of banking creed and corruption), the alternatives that could restore a monetary system based on ethics and the type of economic society we would need to live in to bring about this rebalancing.
Those who need a reminder of the way that big banking interests has devalued and destroyed core human qualities need to read this book. It outlines in painful detail such long-forgotten concepts as philanthropic generosity towards our fellow man and the lending of money with no regards to receiving interest.
Sadly, the people who need reminding of the core values of money and wealth will not be the ones who will be attracted to reading this book.
Instead, the sort of people who will enjoy this book are those who were scarred by the financial disasters of the past few years and who are trying to understand how, and why, their lives went so horribly wrong and what alternatives might exist to put their circumstances right.
Sacred Economics exposes what has gone so awry with our financial and commercial institutions. It reveals the sort of black arts that are wielded by those who control our financial mechanisms and shows how we can redress this imbalance and restore the whole planet to a more equal and co-dependent footing.
Although not a comfortable read, Sacred Economics is a powerful and thought-provoking work that will resonate at a deep level with the majority of alternative-thinkers, off-gridders, spiritual advocates and anyone with any sort of social conscience.
Money is such a powerful and dynamic resource. It has to be returned into the hands of those mature and psychologically balanced enough to use it in positive and life-enhancing ways.
Sacred Economics will radically alter the way that you think about money. It will also re-formulate your sense of economic worthiness. In fact I’d consider it to be a powerful and life-changing book. It will help you gain a deeper insight into the potential of natural and harmonious wealth creation within the context of a new and more enlightened society.
Sacred Economics has the power to awaken you to the need to reconnect the human spirit with sustainable ways of value production and economic stability.
Credit: Review copy kindly supplied by North Atlantic Books.