FTP081: Charles Eisenstein - The New Story of Climate and Humanity (Part 1)

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Our guest in this episode is Charles Eisenstein, the author of "Sacred Economics" and his most recent book "Climate: A New Story". Charles explores deep civilization narratives and mythologies, and connections between economics, politics and spirituality. We talk about why the current narrative of climate change is not working, and how to create conditions for a deep change on the personal and collective level.

This interview comes out in two parts. In part one we talk about transitioning from a reductionist view of climate change to a holistic, system-based view of the living planet. We also discuss our civilization and our stories from an archetypal perspective, and talk about how to adapt to the future.

In part two we cover the basics of the gift economy, the concepts of economic de-growth and demonetization, and what it takes to implement these changes in our societies. We also talk about restoring the wealth of time, relationships and meaning.

In This Episode of Future Thinkers: - The current climate narrative, and why it isn't working - The reductionist mindset and the climate crisis - The war mentality and externalizing energy - What needs to change about the way human civilization solves problems - How to change the mindset from materialistic to holistic, and the role of psychedelics - Why young generations default to a more sophisticated consciousness than the older generations - What are the concrete steps to make a change and adapt to the future - Archetypal perspective on civilization and the completion of the Hero phase - The important social change initiatives around the world - Why cryptocurrencies are "the old story in disguise" - The gift economy and the technological ways to restore the gift culture - The concepts of economic de-growth and demonetization - Changing the mindset from economic growth to growing in connections, time and meaning - Stepping into the King and Queen archetypes as a civilization

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