Economist, engineer, generalist and mystic, Shamcher Bryn Beorse, reveals his comprehensive overview of the forces and influences shaping humanity in the latter half of the 20th century. Concerned with the fate of the earth environmentally, socially and politically, he offered both advice and warning, peppered with personal anecdotes. The cry of mother earth, the complexity of social issues, and the needs and desires of human beings living in this world today all combine in Beorse's bird's eye view.
This expanded and all-inclusive vision of the cry of the earth is as important today as when it was written nearly 40 years ago. What seemed radical at that time is commonplace today - an awareness of the totality of the environment including ourselves as well as the development of the inner life.
In Beorse's world-view there is no separation between the areas of energy, economics, employment, the individual's pursuit of happiness and his own personal life-experiences. He subtly includes the spiritual life, touching on yoga and Sufi thought and practice as necessary and meaningful tools to address our current problems - not only at a personal level, but in the areas of city life, the environment, education and the media.
It was his love of this life and of this precarious human experiment that urged him to write and add his voice to the increasingly urgent call of our planet.
"Planet Earth, itself, now demands what the sages and prophets shouted in vain."
Book website at planet-earth.shamcher.com
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About the Author
Born in Norway, he worked and travelled in over 65 countries in his lifetime, and he eventually settled in the United States. Fluent in several languages, his comprehensive worldview included the inner meditative life as well as the accomplishment of life in the world. Sent on a UN economic mission to Tunisia in the 1960's, helping to rebuild the Norwegian economy after WWII, Beorse also spent time in exploration, travelling to the Kumbha Mela in India, living as a beach bum in the dunes of Oceano, and going to China at the time of the revolution. A spy in WWII, he was part of the plot to kidnap Hitler. An advocate of the giro-credit economic system, he spoke out against the stagnation of hierarchical organization.
An accomplished yogi and Sufi, Shamcher was instrumental in developing Sufi centres throughout the world, in the tradition of Inayat Khan. He devoted the last years of his life once again to promoting OTEC, Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion, the source of benign solar power from the sea.