York Schumacher Lecture now on YouTube!
Schumacher North was delighted and honoured to host one of the most penetrating and radical thinkers who are addressing the root causes of the multiple crises facing humanity today.
Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics and The Ascent of Humanity, accepted our invitation to give a Schumacher Lecture in York and a Day Workshop in Leeds. Most known for his concept of the Gift Economy, a radical alternative to the mainstream concept that bases our economic relationships on competition and greed, Charles brings great intellectual rigour combined with a dauntless optimism to the giant challenge of thinking out a new way of ordering our society and economy that could restore sanity, sustainability and humanness to a world gone awry.
Here are some opinions on Charles’ books:
Brilliant and original, with great depth of insight and understanding, Eisenstein’s Ascent of Humanity easily ranks with the works of such giants of our age as David Bohm, Julian Jaynes, Jean Gebser, Whitehead. It is a profoundly serious, indeed somber portrait of our times, even as it opens a door of honest hope amidst the dark destiny we have woven about us. Accept the challenge of this major accomplishment and discover the light shining within it.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
Author of many books, including The Crack in the Cosmic Egg, Magical Child, Evolution’s End, and The Biology of Transcendence
– David Korten, author of The Great Turning