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.
|Publisher:||Atria Books/Beyond Words|
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About the Author
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
Evolutionary Leaders 302
About the Contributors 321
About the Editors 343