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Promise Ahead - Duane Elgin

Promise Ahead

By: Duane Elgin, Vicki Robin (Introduction by)

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Published: 15th May 2001
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When Duane Elgin's classic bestseller, "Voluntary Simplicity," was published in 1981, it transformed the lives of thousands and was hailed as the "bible" of the simplicity movement by the "Wall Street Journal." Now, for anyone seeking to navigate today's profoundly changing world, "Promise Ahead" is the powerful sequel to a road map for securing a promising future.

"[Promise Ahead] alert[s] us to important problems and offers suggestion[s] that are genuinely constructive."--" Christian Science Monitor"The very act of envisioning a better future can in itself initiate change. . . .Promise Ahead inspire[s] those necessary dreams."--" New Age "The opportunity trends are what make this book so special, so full of hope, so powerful. Promise Ahead delivers on its promise and deserves to be widely read."--" Napra Review"Promise Ahead is essential reading for people flooded with information yet filled with confusion. Thankfully, Duane Elgin has the courage ...to provide us with a visionary and plausible road map into the deep future."-- Vicki Robin, co-author of "Your Money or Your Life"Promise Ahead is a corrective to the negative messages about the state of our world that are prevalent today. This book deserves the attention of our entire society." -- Larry Dossey, M.D., author of "Reinventing Medicine and "Healing Words"Duane Elgin already lives the future he writes about. Elgin writes with personality, passion, and persistence. Duane Elgin is calling us on a hero's journey where we can all be heroes."-- Robert Johansen, president, Institute for the Future"Promise Ahead is a powerful message for our time, a seminal contribution to the new stroy, and essential reading for those dedicated to creating a world that works for all."-- David C. Korten, author of "The Post-Corporate World and "When Corporations Rule the World"Promise Ahead is a book for the twenty-first century with a clear message: a sustainable planet is not an unreachable goal. Elgin articulates an operating manual of possibility and hope."-- Elizabeth Dowdeswell, former director, UnitedNations Environment Program"Duane Elgin's vision of our possible future is both well researched and reasoned and offers us a rare treasure--grounds for hope."-- Sam Keen, author of "Fire in the Belly and "To a Dancing God"Promise Ahead offers us a new framework for our conscious evolution. A gem to inaugurate the twenty-first century."-- Barbara Hubbard, author of "Conscious Evolution and "The Evolutionary Journey

Introductionp. ix
Is Humanity Growing Up?p. 1
Adversity Trends: Hitting an Evolutionary Wallp. 15
A New Perceptual Paradigm: We Live in a Living Universep. 43
Choosing a New Lifeway: Voluntary Simplicityp. 71
Communicating Our Way into a Promising Futurep. 95
Reconciliation and the Transformation of Human Relationsp. 113
Evolutionary Crash or Evolutionary Bounce: Adversity Meets Opportunityp. 129
Humanity's Central Project: Becoming Doubly Wise Humansp. 154
Engaged Reflection in the Turning Zonep. 179
Acknowledgmentsp. 201
Referencesp. 203
Indexp. 219
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ISBN: 9780060934996
ISBN-10: 0060934999
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 15th May 2001
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 13.5  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Type: New edition