You can also find more writing by Charles on his blog, The New and Ancient Story.



Brushes with the Mainstream



Standing Rock: A Change of Heart

The Election: Of Hate, Grief and a New Story

This is How War Begins

The Lid is Off

Of Horseshoe Crabs and Empathy

The Fertile Ground of Bewilderment

Grief and Carbon Reductionism

In a Rhino, Everything

Zika and the Mentality of Control

Mutiny of the Soul Revisited

Psychedelics and Systems Change

By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them



Aluna: A Message for Little Brother

The Woman Who Chose to Plant Corn

What are we greedy for?

We Need Regenerative Farming, Not Geoengineering

On Immigration

From Non-Violence to Service

“Don’t Owe. Won’t Pay.” Everything You’ve Been Told about Debt is Wrong

The Ecosexual Awakening

The Need for Venture Science

Sustainable Development: Something New or More of the Same?

An Experiment in Gift Economics



Presentation to the Uplift Festival: 12.14.2014

Qualitative Dimensions of Collective Intelligence: Subjectivity, Consciousness, and Soul

Imagine a 3-D World

Shadow, Relationships, and Ritual in the Gift

A Neat Inversion

The Waters of Heterodoxy: Review of Pollack’s Fourth Phase of Water

We Don’t Know: Reflections of the New Story Summit

A Miracle in Scientific American

Gateway Drug, to What?

Development in the Ecological Age

Climate Change: The Bigger Picture

Imperialism and Ceremony in Bali

The End of War

A Restorative Response to MH17

The Campaign against Drax aims to Reveal the Perverse Effects of Biofuels

A Beautiful World of Abundance

Concern about Population is a Red Herring: Consumption’s the Problem

Disorderly Conduct

Vivienne Westwood is Right: we need a law against ecocide

Let’s be Honest: Real Sustainability Might Not Make Business Sense



2013: Hope or Despair?

2013: A Year that Pierced Me

The Cycle of Terror

TED: A Choice Point

2013: The Space between Stories

The Next Step for Digital Currencies

Gift Circles and the Monetization of Everything

Fear of a Living Planet

Latent Healing

The Cynic and the Boatbuilder



The Lovely Lady from Nestle

Money and the Divine Masculine

An Alien at the Tech Conference

A Conversation with James Quilligan

Naivete, and the Light in their Eyes

Why Rio+20 Failed

Sacred Economics: Transcription of a Talk at the Hive: Vancouver

We Can’t Grow Ourselves out of Debt

 Permaculture and the Myth of Scarcity

For Facebook, A Modest Proposal

 A Coal Pile in the Ballroom

Genetically Modifying and Patenting Seeds isn’t the Answer

We Are Unlimited Potential: A Talk with Joseph Chilton Pearce

Why Occupy’s plan to cancel consumer debts is money well spent

The Healing of the Congo

The Way up is Down



A Review of Graeber’s Debt: The First 5000 Years

Gift Economics Resurgent

Thrive: The Story is Wrong but the Spirit is Right

Why the Age of the Guru is Over

Design and Strategy Principles for Local Currency

To Bear Witness and to Speak the Truth

Occupy Wall Street: No Demand is Big Enough

Elephants: Please Don’t Go

Synchronicity, Myth and the New World Order

The Lost Marble



 A Circle of Gifts

The Three Seeds

Gift Economics and Reunion in the Digital Age



 A Gathering of the Tribe

In the Miracle

Rituals for Lover Earth

Wood, Metal, and the Story of the World

The Sojourn of Science (excerpt from Ascent of Humanity)

Money and the Crisis of Civilization

Money and the Turning of the Age

A World-Creating Matrix of Truth

Truth and Magic in the Third Dimension

Waiting on the Big One



 Invisible Paths

 Mutiny of the Soul

Money: A New Beginning (Part 1)

Money: A New Beginning (Part 2)

Reuniting the Self (Part 1)

Reuniting the Self (Part 2)

The Miracle of Self Creation 

The Miracle of Self Creation (Part 2)

The Miracle of Self Creation (Part 3); Pain – a Call for Attention

The Age of Water

The Original Religion



 You’re Bad!

The Testicular Age

Who Will Collect the Garbage?

The Ubiquitous Matrix of Lies

A 28-year Lie: The Wrong Lesson

The Ascent of Humanity

The Deschooling Convivium



Confessions of a Hypocrite

All Hallows’ Eve

The Stars are Shining for Her



Soul Families

The New Epidemics

The War Against the Self and the World

From Opinion to Belief to Knowing

Grades: A Gun to Your Head

The Multicellular Metahuman

 The Great Robbery

Don’t Should on Us

For Whom was that Bird Singing?

Human Nature Denied


A State of Belief is a State of Being

Humanity Grows Up



Security and Fate



Old-Fashioned, Healthy, Lacto-Fermented Soft Drinks: The Real “Real Thing”



The Ethics of Eating Meat