The team at the Global Freedom Movement love the work of Charles Eisenstein. His book, Sacred Economics, creates a vivid picture of the downfalls of current, modern-day society, and proposes a beautiful and well-crafted solution for humanity’s way forward.
In true spirit of his recommendation that we enter the age of a gift economy, Charles Eisenstein allows his book to be downloaded on a ‘pay what you can’ basis. The director of the short film below created it in order to expose Charles’ work to a wider audience. We encourage you to share this information with as many people as you can too.
Enjoy Sacred Economics, by Charles Eistenstein.
Sacred Economics by Charles Eistenstein
Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme – but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being.
Director’s Statement: “After reading Charles Eisenstein’s book Sacred Economics, which speaks eloquently about the return of the “gift economy”, I felt compelled to gift back. The best way I knew how was to use my filmmaking skills to share Charles’ work, and spread it to communities around the globe.
His vision of “the more beautiful world our hearts tell us is possible” is the salve that so many of us need at this time, in the age of great transition. My hope is this film catalyzes those who work with passion and dedication to live this world right now.” – Ian MacKenzie, Director
Directed & Edited by Ian MacKenzie Producers: Ian MacKenzie, Velcrow Ripper, Gregg Hill Cinematography: Velcrow Ripper, Ian MacKenzie Animation: Adam Giangregorio, Brian Duffy Music: Chris Zabriskie Additional footage: Steven Simonetti, Pond 5, Youtube Stills: Kris Krug, NASA, Special thanks: Charles Eisenstein, Stella Osorojos, Hart Traveller, Clara Roberts-Oss, Line 21 Media
About the Author
Charles Eisenstein is a teacher, speaker, and writer focusing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution.
Get the Book
True to the gift economy, the book is offered on a “pay what you want” basis, as well as hard copy. Learn more about the options below.
The Global Freedom Movement team