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    DescriptionA collection of probing essays and weekly meditations, this book addresses how to prepare emotionally and spiritually for the impending collapse of industrial civilization. Author Carolyn Baker offers wisdom, inspiration, and a sense of spiritual purpose for anyone who is concerned about the daunting future humankind has created. The author's introduction to "Collapsing Consciously" articulates our current predicament of economic collapse, environmental degradation, and global conflict and expresses the confusion, anxiety, grief, anger, and despair we all experience when we take a hard look at the present-day global crisis and the likely future of the planet. But rather than showing us ways to prevent the collapse, Baker argues that the demise of our consumerist, corporate culture is inevitable, and that it is crucial to prepare emotionally and spiritually for the certain changes to come. Part 1 is a collection of seventeen essays which argue that while the collapse of industrial society cannot be prevented, its meaning extends far beyond tragedy and loss. These essays ask the reader to delve inward and discover the limitless treasures of the soul, as well as the gratification and exhilaration to be discovered in joining with community in preparing for the future. In part 2, Baker offers fifty-two weekly meditations comprised of spiritual wisdom, inspiration, paradox, comfort, humor, irony, and a persistent challenge to create and savor beauty in the world, regardless of how bleak the future may appear. "Collapsing Consciously" is a refreshing take on the perilous present and the grim prospects for our future. Instead of quoting discouraging statistics about our predicament, Baker offers a deeper perspective that makes sense of a world that most of the time appears psychotic or even surreal. Through inspiration and perennial wisdom she has created a manual for making meaning and generating joy, especially in situations that feel hopelessly devoid of both. An ebook containing additional meditations is also available: "Collapsing Consciously Meditations: Further Reflections for Turbulent Times," ISBN 978-1-58394-758-6.


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    Title
    Collapsing Consciously
    Subtitle
    Transformative Truths for Turbulent Times
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Carolyn Baker
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781583947128
    ISBN 10: 1583947124
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.0
    BIC E4L: REL
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: 158
    BIC subject category V2: VXA
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 590
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24720
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: OP
    Libri: I-OP
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/NEWAGE
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A13116500, A37384000
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 158
    BISAC V2.8: OCC014000, SOC037000, SEL031000, OCC019000, SEL032000
    DC23: 204.4
    LC classification: BF151 .B35 2013
    Thema V1.0: VS, VXA, JBFZ
    Publisher
    North Atlantic Books,U.S.
    Imprint name
    North Atlantic Books,U.S.
    Publication date
    19 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Berkeley, CA
    Author Information
    CAROLYN BAKER, PhD, was a professor of history and psychology for 11 years and a psychotherapist in private practice for 17 years; she currently offers life coaching. She manages the Speaking Truth to Power website at www.carolynbaker.net and is the author of six previous books, including "Sacred Demise: Walking the Spiritual Path of Industrial Civilization's Collapse" and "Navigating the Coming Chaos: A Handbook for Inner Transition."
    Review quote
    "Baker offers a deeper perspective that makes sense of a world that most of the time appears psychotic or even surreal. Through inspiration and perennial wisdom she has created a manual for making meaning and generating joy, especially in situations that feel hopelessly devoid of both.""--The Edge Magazine ""In a world where the politicians and salesmen are practically indistinguishable, where profit is the prime directive, never mind morality or costs to the innocent and underprivileged, I'm grateful and glad for books like this one, which are excellent guides to changing one's personal stake from attainment and accomplishment to belonging and sharing."--Zack Kopp, " Denver Books Examiner""I also believe this one book to be the single most powerful book I have read in the past decade, in relation to focusing my soul so as to better focus my mind and body." --Robert David Steele, author of" The Open Source Everything Manifesto: Transparency, Truth, & Trust ""I recommend "Collapsing Consciously," especially for the very large number of people who have avoided the topic of collapse or the process of personal introspection." --Guy McPherson, author of "Going Dark " "Carolyn Baker's new book "Collapsing Consciously: Transformative Truths for Turbulent Times" is a breath of sanity in a world gone mad. Her contemplations are like a much needed multi-vitamin for the psyche that the deeper field of consciousness has secreted so as to compensate our madness. The fact that a book like "Collapsing Consciously" has arrived in our midst at this time of multiple world crises is evidence that our species is beginning to awaken from our self-created nightmare." --Paul Levy, author of "Dispelling Wetiko: Breaking the Curse of Evil" "Carolyn Baker's Collapsing Consciously: Transformative Truths for Turbulent Times is perhaps the most approachable book on collapse you are likely to find."--Dmitry Orlov, author of "Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Exampleh