Our Moment of Choice: Evolutionary Visions and Hope for the Future

Our Moment of Choice: Evolutionary Visions and Hope for the Future

Our Moment of Choice: Evolutionary Visions and Hope for the Future

Our Moment of Choice: Evolutionary Visions and Hope for the Future


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This timely and compelling anthology is a rousing call-to-action for all of us to help transform the world into a just, peaceful, and thriving one—featuring creative and practical solutions to the many crises facing humanity today.

Humanity is currently facing a series of interconnected emergencies that threaten our very survival—from climate change to economic inequality and beyond. And yet, at the same time, a global shift towards harnessing our collective power to create a life-affirming future is flourishing.

Featuring chapters by forty-three leading-edge contributors, such as Gregg Braden, Lynne McTaggart, Bruce Lipton, Jean Houston, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Ervin Laszlo, Joan Borysenko, Larry Dossey, and many more, Our Moment of Choice provides eye-opening and inspirational visions for a unified, peaceful, and thriving world. The time has come for all humanity to be united in purpose. This is our collective moment of choice, upon which our future depends.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582707624
Publisher: Atria Books/Beyond Words
Publication date: 09/01/2020
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Robert Atkinson, PhD, is a 2017 Nautilus Book Award winner for The Story of Our Time: From Duality to Interconnectedness to Oneness. He is professor emeritus at the University of Southern Maine, director of Story Commons, and founder of the Piscataqua Peace Forum, as well as an internationally recognized authority on life-story interviewing, a pioneer in the techniques of personal myth-making and soul-making, and deeply committed to assisting the evolution of consciousness toward wholeness and unity.

Kurt Johnson has worked in professional science and comparative religion for more than forty years. A prominent figure on international committees, particularly at the United Nations, he is author of the influential book The Coming Interspiritual Age and two award-winning books in science. Kurt has served on the faculty of New York’s Interfaith Seminary for fifteen years. In addition, he is host for the Convergence radio series on VoiceAmerica, and is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders, the Unity Earth Network, and many other organizations.

Rev. Deborah Moldow is an ordained interfaith minister committed to assisting in the transformation of human consciousness to a culture of peace through her ministry, international peace work, and interfaith efforts. She is director of the Evolutionary Leaders, and has served for more than twenty years as the Representative to the United Nations of May Peace Prevail on Earth International. Rev. Deborah leads a bimonthly Spirit Salon at her home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Table of Contents

Preface: Evolutionary Visions at the Dawn of a New Era Reverend Deborah Moldow Diane Marie Williams xiii

Introduction: The New Human Story: The Power to Thrive in Our Time of Extremes Gregg Braden xvii

Circle 1 Bridge-Building

Together, we can build a global community and create a culture of peace.

1 The Great Map of Peace James O'Dea 3

2 Spirituality in the Twenty-First Century: A Quiet Revolution Reverend Deborah Moldow 11

3 Integrating an Evolutionary Vision of the Future with "Hard" Science David Sloan Wilson, PhD Kurt Johnson, PhD 17

4 Jamming: Cultivating Connection, Community, Collaboration, and Co-liberation Shilpa Jain 25

5 Is World Peace Possible? Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith 33

Circle 2 Restoring Ecological Balance

We regard the universe as alive and conscious; we are planetary stewards.

6 Evolutionary Wisdom for a World in Great Transition Duane Elgin, MBA, MA 41

7 Regenerating Earth and Her People Daniel Christian Wahl, PhD 49

8 One Good Person Constance Buffalo 57

9 Prophesies, Dynamic Change, and a New Global Civilization Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr. 65

10 Reasons for Optimism: Transitioning to a Life Economy John Perkins 73

Circle 3 Conscious Enterprise and Social Change

We are ethical stewards of the earth's economic and communications integrity.

11 The Dawn of a Conscious Business Movement Steve Farrell 83

12 Youth-Led Social Enterprise Projects Gino Pastori-Ng 91

13 A New Consciousness of Money Sarah McCrum 97

14 The Core Principles of a Business Warrior Monk Rinaldo S. Brutoco 103

15 Reinventing the Planet: A Bottom-Up Grand Strategy David Gershon 111

Circle 4 Healing Ourselves and the Planet

Working with the mind-body-spirit connection, we can heal the whole system.

16 Survival, Consciousness, and the One Mind Larry Dossey, MD Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN 121

17 Healing Ourselves, Our Children, and Our World Lori Leyden, PhD, MBA 129

18 The Noble Future: Becoming Fully Human Gordon Dveirin, EdD Joan Borysenko, PhD 137

19 Elevating Our Spiritual Nature: The Pathway to Healing Humanity Reverend Sylvia Sumter 145

20 Conscious Evolution: A Theory We Can Thrive With Bruce H. Lipton, PhD 151

21 Is Wholeness Really a Choice? Deepak Chopra™, MD 157

Circle 5 Integrating Science and Spirituality

We utilize research and education to awaken, elevate, and evolve consciousness.

22 The Power of Eight Lynne McTaggart 167

23 The Current Science of Awakening Loch Kelly, MDiv, LCSW 175

24 Awakening to Our Limitless Mind J.J. Hurtak, PhD Desiree Hurtak, PhD, MSSc 183

25 Authentic Education to Awaken, Elevate, and Evolve Consciousness Nina Meyerhof, EdD 191

26 A Whole World-View to Guide the Evolution of Consciousness Jude Currivan, PhD 197

27 Change our Story; Change Our World Gregg Braden 205

Circle 6 New Frontiers Beyond Space and Time

From outer space to inner space, we view the cosmos as a fully integrated whole.

28 Liberating Human Potential Eben Alexander III, MD Karen Newell 215

29 Vibrational Intelligence: Tapping into the Language of the Universe Eve Konstantine, MPH 221

30 Dawn of the New Day Reverend Christian Sorensen, DD 227

31 Putting on Our Red Capes, Activating Our Superpowers Diane Marie Williams 235

32 Humanity's Change of Heart Claudia Welss 241

Circle 7 The Big Picture

We envision the whole to support sustainability, prosperity, and global transformation.

33 Evolving Our Culture: From Breakdown to Breakthrough Justin Faerman 251

34 The Way of the Social Artist Jean Houston, PhD 259

35 A Holistic Vision of Evolution and Consciousness Robert Atkinson, PhD 265

36 Reasoning and Experiencing Our Way to Oneness Ervin Laszlo, PhD 273

37 A Synergistic Convergence of the Whole Barbara Marx Hubbard 279

Afterword: Letter for the Future Elisabet Sahtouris, PhD 285

Epilogue: Connecting the Threads of a Call to Collective Action Robert Atkinson, PhD Kurt Johnson, PhD 293

Acknowledgments 299

Evolutionary Leaders 302

Notes 309

About the Contributors 321

About the Editors 343

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