Affluence Without Abundance

What We Can Learn from the World's Most Successful Civilisation


Author: James Suzman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1526615509

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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'Insightful' YUVAL NOAH HARARI 'Fascinating' SUNDAY TIMES 'Elegant and absorbing' FINANCIAL TIMES 'Profoundly moving' IRISH TIMES What can we learn from the Bushmen? If the success of a civilisation is measured by its endurance over time, then the Bushmen of the Kalahari are by far the most successful in human history. Anthropologist James Suzman spent twenty-five years in Southern Africa documenting their way of life and encounters with modern society, gathering invaluable lessons about work, wealth, happiness, equality and time.


Meditations, Practices, and Skills for Awakening in Nature


Author: Micah Mortali

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1683644220

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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Reconnect with your wild essence as you awaken your innate bond with the natural world “Rewilding is a return to our essential nature. It is an attempt to reclaim something of what we were before we used words like ‘civilized’ to define ourselves.” —Micah Mortali In his long-awaited book Rewilding, Kripalu director Micah Mortali brings together yoga, mindfulness, wilderness training, and ancestral skills to create a unique guide for reigniting your primal energy—your undomesticated true self—and deepening your connection with the living earth. For hundreds of thousands of years, humans lived intimately with the earth. We were in the wild and of the wild. Today, we live mostly urban lives—and our vital wildness has gone dormant. As a result, we’re more isolated, unhealthy, anxious, and depressed than ever, and our planet has suffered alongside us. With Rewilding, Mortali invites us to shed the effects of over-civilization and explore an inner wisdom that is primal, ancient, and profound. Whether you live in the middle of a city or alongside the woods, the insights and practices on these pages will bring you home to your wild, wise, and alive self. Highlights include: Practice-rich content—mindfulness exercises, guided meditations, yoga and pranayama, inward sensing, forest bathing, and much more The “life-force deficit”—explore how our separation from nature affects us physiologically and spiritually Ancestral skills—such as tracking, foraging, building fires, and finding shelter Develop a sense of calm, clarity, connection, and confidence in both your daily life and the great outdoors What you can learn from nature’s teachers—lessons from mountains, rivers, trees, and our animal kin Rewild in the wild—guidelines around safety, preparedness, appropriate gear, and packing lists A mindful rewilding flow—put everything together in an immersive, step-by-step rewilding experience Awaken your authentic spiritual connection with the natural world as you come home to your true self Understand the relationship between our health and the health of our planet—and how we can begin to heal both Part celebration of the natural world, part spiritual memoir, and part how-to guide, Rewilding is a must-read for anyone who wants to embrace their wild nature and essential place in the living earth.

Common Purse, Uncommon Future

The Long, Strange Trip of Communes and Other Intentional Communities


Author: Joseph C. Manzella

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313384622

Category: Philosophy

Page: 202

View: 7063

This book documents the wide range of contemporary communes and other intentional communities providing sanctuaries for like-minded people to pursue cooperative alternatives to media-stoked consumerism and the relentless tempo of change that characterizes mainstream life in 21st-century America and Europe.

The Politics of Egalitarianism

Theory and Practice


Author: Jacqueline S. Solway

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845451158

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

View: 8154

Based on sessions at the May 2001 joint meetings of the Canadian Anthropology Society and American Ethnological Association.

What Technology Wants


Author: Kevin Kelly

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101444467

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 5213

From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Inevitable— a sweeping vision oftechnology as a living force that can expand our individual potential This provocative book introduces a brand-new view of technology. It suggests that technology as a whole is not a jumble of wires and metal but a living, evolving organism that has its own unconscious needs and tendencies. Kevin Kelly looks out through the eyes of this global technological system to discover "what it wants." He uses vivid examples from the past to trace technology's long course and then follows a dozen trajectories of technology into the near future to project where technology is headed. This new theory of technology offers three practical lessons: By listening to what technology wants we can better prepare ourselves and our children for the inevitable technologies to come. By adopting the principles of pro-action and engagement, we can steer technologies into their best roles. And by aligning ourselves with the long-term imperatives of this near-living system, we can capture its full gifts. Written in intelligent and accessible language, this is a fascinating, innovative, and optimistic look at how humanity and technology join to produce increasing opportunities in the world and how technology can give our lives greater meaning. From the Hardcover edition.



Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

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Alcohol in the Outback

Two Studies of Drinking


Author: Maggie Brady,Kingsley Palmer

Publisher: Australian National University North Australia Research Unit


Category: Aboriginal Australians

Page: 102

View: 8192

Case study of a pseudonymously named community; describes social organization of drinking business, rules and etiquette; survey of alcohol related injuries, illness, morbidity, evacuation to hospital, income, expenditure and quantity obtained.

Good reasons for better arguments

an introduction to the basic skills and values of critical thinking


Author: Jerome E. Bickenbach,Jacqueline M. Davies

Publisher: Broadview Pr

ISBN: 9781551110592

Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 5443

Anthropology full circle


Author: Ino Rossi,John Buettner-Janusch,Dorian Coppenhaver

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 444

View: 1131