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We recorded Charles’ talk at the Findhorn Community and it is now available to view. Please click here to view.
It is with some excitement that the Findhorn Foundation announces that Charles Eisenstein will be visiting us twice in the next year.
Many of us at the Foundation have read Charles’ book Sacred Economics (an economics which is egalitarian, inclusive, personal, bond-creating, sustainable and nonaccumulative) and are inspired by his vision of ‘the connected self living in co-creative partnership with the Earth’. Statements such as “We are our relationships,” noting “the social impoverishment of the conversion of relationship into money” and his wonderfully visionary sense of a gift culture where money is not hoarded but flows and where wealth is gained through giving, make him a riveting and provocative speaker.
As part of Charles’ first ever visit to Scotland we are delighted that he offered to be a guest speaker at the week-long Transition to Resilience, a learning adventure for change makers at the Findhorn Foundation, and to give a public talk in the Moray Art Centre on 14 November at 7.30pm. Attendees will be invited, in the spirit of the gift economy so clearly described in the book Sacred Economics, to receive the talk as a gift and to offer whatever gift feels appropriate in return.
Charles will also be offering two public lectures – one in Falkland, Fife (13 November) and another in Edinburgh (17 November) and a full day training event in Edinburgh on 16 November limited to 30 people.
The aim is to make these events accessible to as many people as possible, and throughout Charles will discuss the varied aspects of his work, his philosophies and the ideas behind his latest book out in November – The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible.
This new book is an empowering antidote to the cynicism, frustration, paralysis and overwhelm so many of us are feeling, replacing it with a grounding reminder of what’s true: we are all connected, and our small, personal choices bear unsuspected transformational power. By fully embracing and practising this principle of interconnectedness – called inter being – we become more effective agents of change and have a stronger positive influence on the world.
For details of all 2013 events click here.
In 2014 Charles will be part of the ambitious and timely New Story Summit: Inspiring Pathways for our Planetary Future, 27 September to 4 October 2014 at the Findhorn Foundation. We are bringing people of all ages and cultures to experience the non-monetary richness and interconnection of global and local community and to take part in an emergent creative collective enquiry into the paradigm shifts needed to create, as the title of Charles Eisenstein’s book suggests, ‘the more beautiful world our hearts tell us is possible’ – and to create practical pathways to make this reality.
Click on the image below to view a taster from Charles about his upcoming talks.