NOW SERVING Psychedelic Culture

Charles Eisenstein

Sacred Economics: Chapter 20, Right Livelihood and Sacred Investing (Part 21)

Etymologically speaking, to invest means to clothe, as in to take naked money and put it into new vestments, something
material, something real in the physical or social realm. Money is naked human
potential — creative energy that has not yet been "clothed" with material or
social constructions. Right investment is to
array money in sacred vestments.

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Sacred Economics: Chapter 19, Nonaccumulation (Pt. 20)

Accumulation adds some measure to our security, but not for long. The mentality of accumulation is
coincident with the ascent of separation, and it is ending in tandem with the Age
of Separation. Accumulation makes no sense for the expanded self of the
gift economy.

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Thrive: The Story is Wrong but the Spirit is Right

If there ever was an Illuminati orchestrating world events,
it has lost control. Today, the atmosphere among the financial elite fluctuates
between panic and resignation. They cannot be bothered to suppress all the information freely available on the Internet that is
accelerating the shift of consciousness away from separation and scarcity.

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Sacred Economics: Chapter 18, Relearning Gift Culture (Pt. 19)

The transition to sacred economy is part
of a larger shift in our ways of thinking, relating, and being. Economic logic
alone is not enough to sustain it. As we heal the
spirit-matter rupture, we discover that economics and spirituality are
inseparable. On the personal level, economics is about how to give our gifts
and meet our needs.

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Sacred Economics: Chapter 17, Summary and Roadmap (Pt.18)

The transition I map out is evolutionary. It
does not involve confiscation of property or the wholesale destruction of
present institutions, but their transformation. As the following summaries
describe, this transformation is under way already, or incipient in existing
institutions.

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Sacred Economics: Chapter 16, Transition to Gift Economy (Pt.17)

The new
exchange systems we are exploring blur the boundary between the monetary and
nonmonetary realms and therefore the standard definition of the "economy." How would we
measure it in the absence of a common unit of account? Ultimately, underneath money, is the totality of what
human beings do for each other.

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