New Revolutions for a Small Planet: How the Global Shift in Humanity and Nature Will Transform Our Minds and Lives

New Revolutions for a Small Planet: How the Global Shift in Humanity and Nature Will Transform Our Minds and Lives

by Kingsley L. Dennis
     
 

We live in a time of revolution. Corrupt or inefficient social systems face protests around the globe. Climatic disruption has led to increased earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. And the modern mind is transitioning from an industrial-globalization model toward a life-sustaining, ecological-cosmological worldview. This book examines the… See more details below

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We live in a time of revolution. Corrupt or inefficient social systems face protests around the globe. Climatic disruption has led to increased earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. And the modern mind is transitioning from an industrial-globalization model toward a life-sustaining, ecological-cosmological worldview. This book examines the concept of the Hindu Yugas--or great cycles--to reveal how humanity is entering a new age in which the very revolutions many mistakenly fear will reenergize us instead.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
01/07/2013
With his heart, if not his head, in the right place, sociologist Dennis (After the Car) reviews the mental state of the planet, leading with a discussion of his views of the modern mind and technological progress. He explains why he believes the imminent future will be different from the recent past, in terms of mental, physical, and political energies, partially basing his theories on the Hindu Yuga cycles, admitting that this and other "cyclic theor of civilizations" are not widely accepted by mainstream historians and anthropologists. Arguing that humanity has been growing in consciousness during recent centuries, he explores how this impacts human interactions with the universe in "a continuous flow-through of energy." Dennis concludes with a look at the future, reviewing the requirements for Ervin Laszlo's idea of "evolved consciousness" and reminding readers that humans have a unique opportunity to influence the planet. "The challenge is to benefit from a scientific, technological advancement and material comfort, whilst securing our wellbeing, happiness, and inner growth." Dennis's treatise will interest those with an inclination for philosophical arguments and discussions, but his conflation of New Age-y pseudoscience with principles of physics and astronomy (among other disciplines) that he doesn't seem to fully understand is profoundly troubling. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780283920
Publisher:
Watkins Media
Publication date:
11/06/2012
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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