De ruimte tussen verhalen

Posted on Jan 16, 2014
De ruimte tussen verhalen

Elke cultuur beschikt over een verhaal van de mensheid om de wereld betekenis te geven. Dit verhaal bestaat, deels bewust en deels onbewust, uit een matrix van afspraken, verhaallijnen en symbolen die ons vertellen waarom we hier zijn, waarheen we gaan, wat belangrijk is, en zelfs wat echt is. Ik denk dat we een nieuwe […]

2013: A Year that Pierced Me

Posted on Dec 31, 2013
2013: A Year that Pierced Me

This essay has been translated into French.   The year 2013 began for me with the birth of my fourth son, Cary, and my fourth book, The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible. In different ways each birth was both easier and more difficult than the ones before, and I think the same […]

We Are Unlimited Potential: A Talk with Joseph Chilton Pearce

Posted on Dec 10, 2012
We Are Unlimited Potential: A Talk with Joseph Chilton Pearce

Last week I sat down for a telephone conversation with Joseph Chilton Pearce, an author who has had a big influence not only on my work, but on the way I have raised my children. He alerted me early on to the damage that hospital birthing, day care, television, and modern schooling do to the […]

Conversation with James Quilligan

Posted on Jul 27, 2012

Last month I had the pleasure of a dialog with James Quilligan on the subject of the commons, gift economies, crisis, and transition. It felt like an especially significant conversation because James and I come from two different worlds. James is an internationally known policy consultant who engages with people in the highest echelons of […]

The Way up is Down

Posted on Feb 29, 2012
The Way up is Down

Something is happening to us. Trying to make sense of their awakening experiences, people troll the Internet and discover the idea of “ascension” – the doctrine that humanity is on the verge of a process of spiritualization, a transition to a higher, and less material, dimension. Implicit in the term is the concept of rising […]

Sacred Economics: Money, the Gift and Society in the Age of Transition

Posted on Jan 12, 2012
Sacred Economics: Money, the Gift and Society in the Age of Transition

Transcribed Talk from January 13, 2012 at “The Hive” in Vancouver, BC.   Thank you for such a warm welcome. I’m quite amazed actually. I don’t think I’ve ever spoken to this large a crowd that was just here for me. I’ve spoken to more people at conferences, but that wasn’t just for me. Part […]

Thrive: The Story is Wrong but the Spirit is Right

Posted on Nov 21, 2011
Thrive: The Story is Wrong but the Spirit is Right

“What is keeping us from thriving?” asks the new movie, Thrive. The answer it gives is “the global elite,” the people who control the financial system that in turn controls everything else. Operating through the power institutions of our society, this elite pursues a conscious agenda of total world dominance, purposely suppressing anything that would […]

Money and the Turning of the Age

Posted on Dec 7, 2009
Money and the Turning of the Age

This article is fourth in a series, and draws on background covered in “Money: A New Beginning,” Part 1 and 2, and “Money and the Crisis of Civilization.” A German Translation of the essay is also available.   As the economic meltdown proceeds to its next phase, we begin to see the unreality of much […]

A World-Creating Matrix of Truth

Posted on May 10, 2009
A World-Creating Matrix of Truth

 God said, “Let there be light!” And there was light. — Genesis 1:1 It was an old story that was no longer true. Truth can go out of stories you know. What was true  becomes meaningless, even a lie, because the truth has gone into another story. The water of the spring rises in another […]

Waiting on the Big One

Posted on Apr 10, 2009
Waiting on the Big One

When I was 14 years old I embarked upon a reading program that included The Gulag Archipelago, A People’s History of the United States, 1984, Silent Spring, and a volume of much lesser stature entitled The Population Bomb, by Paul Ehrlich. The latter was a Malthusian work predicting mass starvation in the 1980s unless impossibly […]

Invisible Paths

Posted on Dec 7, 2008
Invisible Paths

This essay has been translated into Serbian. You can find a audio-file download of this essay here. “You are here because you know something. You don’t know what it is, but you can feel it. Something is wrong with the world.” — Morpheus, The Matrix   As the age turns, millions of people are pioneering […]

Humanity Grows Up

Posted on May 10, 2005
Humanity Grows Up

“We have taken a monstrously wrong turn with symbolic culture and division of labor, from a place of enchantment, understanding and wholeness to the absence we find at the heart of the doctrine of progress. Empty and emptying, the logic of domestication with its demand to control everything now shows us the ruin of the […]

Ascension

Posted on Feb 9, 2005
Ascension

Recently I’ve been reading material on various New Age websites proclaiming an imminent spiritual ascension of the human race, or at least a fortunate portion thereof. Drawing on concepts such as “12-strand DNA activation”, or on astrology, Christian prophecy, cetacian consciousness, or ascended masters, these sites share the belief that humanity is undergoing a profound […]