The Order-Disorder Paradox by Nathan Schwartz-Salant

The Order-Disorder Paradox by Nathan Schwartz-SalantThe Order-Disorder Paradox by Nathan Schwartz-Salant

Why do the good die young? Why are rich people the least generous and why do only rotten people decide to become politicians? These may be generalised observations on modern life but they do have ring of truth about them. They also reflect a condition that exists throughout every area of life which is termed as paradox. In his book The Order-Disorder Paradox Nathan Schwartz-Salant explores one of the most compelling examples of paradox that we face in modern society. Why is it that whilst we create increasingly complex systems of order in…

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Lost Masters by Linda Johnsen

Lost Masters by Linda Johnsen

The roots of critical thinking and scientific analysts is, quite rightly, attributed to the work and ideas of the Ancient Greek philosophers. Without them we would not have developed many of our sciences nor advanced forms of mathematics and trigonometry that we use in every facet of our daily lives. However this emphasis upon ration and reason – and the way it is used to portray the Greeks in a singular light, that has led studies of the Greek philosophers to become so dry and academic. Most Greek studies now…

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The Five Roles of a Master Herder by Linda Kohanov

The Five Roles of a Master Herder by Linda Kohanov

It is often stated that it is the dog that is man’s best friend. Whilst this might be the case on a personal level equine expert Linda Kohanov argues in her latest book The Five Roles of the Master Herder that it has been the influence of nomadic cultures, along with their close working relationship to the horse, that has been most influential in determining the direction in which humanity has developed. In her book Kohanov suggests that the principle characteristics of the horse now exemplifies both the best as…

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The Power of the Herd by Linda Kohanov

The Power of the Herd by Linda Kohanov

Freelance journalist Linda Kohanov initially bought her first horse as a way of disengaging with the corporate stresses that she was subjected to through her work as a classical music presenter on a local US radio station. Linda soon found that her horse, a thoroughbred, ex-racehorse, was a greater challenge than she at first expected. Despite this, and as she started to learn more about the animals’ unique characteristics, she began to gain the horses’ respect whilst adjusting to dislikes and needs. Linda describes in her book The Power of…

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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…

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Love in the Age of Ecological Apocalypse by Carolyn Baker

Love in the Age of Ecological Apocalypse by Carolyn Baker

When the American folk-singer, Bob Dylan, way back in 1964, declared that ‘the times they are a-changing’ he clearly understood that a new era of rapid expansion was emerging—one that today is impacting upon every level of the human experience. Someone who has studied this rapid, and someone say also degenerative, transformative process is writer and psychotherapist Carolyn Baker. She firmly believes that we are failing to adapt to the changes that are taking place and that as a result society is plunging headlng into an abyss—one that potentially will…

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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…

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Collapsing Consciously by Carolyn Baker

Collapsing Consciously by Carolyn Baker

Ever since the year 2000AD, the whole of the Western system of governance has appeared to enter into free-fall. Many of the weaker and more vulnerable members of our society have experienced these changes more than others. However, none are more keenly aware of the dramatic shifts that are taking place than those who are active within the psycho-spiritual community. Carolyn Baker PhD (a former psychotherapist and professor of psychology and history), is someone who is at the frontline of these changes. In Collapsing Consciously, she presents her perspectives on…

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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…

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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…

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