The Power of Beauty, Love and Courage
in A Violent Time
We stand at the confluence
of two rivers of energy.
One features the scientific-production-consumption
worldview of the past several hundred years. The other is an emergent
stage of consciousness in which the living planet, Gaia, is the
center of attention. Will we poison our children with nuclear waste
and destabilize life with irresponsible genetic manipulation? Or
will we deepen our understanding of the web of life and act on what
Consciousness in Action presents
insights about the evolution of consciousness that Andrew Beath
has distilled from decades of social and environmental activism,
weaving a tapestry of wisdom that features inspiring stories from
numerous progressive leaders. Julia Butterfly Hill, Joanna Macy,
Deena Metzger, John Mack, Ralph Metzner and many others offer commentary
that elaborates Beath's themes and provides pathways to personal
and global transformation. Their focus is on seven attributes of
consciousness that they have employed in their activism and that
have demonstrated their viability across time and cultures to bring
- Non-violence--kindness in the midst of passion
- Not Knowing and spontaneity in the moment
- Introspection for self-discovery
- Eros, the art of loving-kindness
- Co-creating a healthier world--there is No Enemy
- Vision, free of reaction
- Being Joyful without attachment to goals
Sharing insights and techniques that
enable us to turn the wheel of human destiny from destruction to
reverence, Consciousness in Action makes a vital contribution
to ongoing efforts toward a peaceful, habitable earth.
"A book of beauty and wisdom
about the power of compassionate activism. It presents solutions
to how our species can survive. Highly recommended."
Judith Orloff, MD.
Author, "Positive Energy"
Consciousness in Action has been chosen
Book of the Month by
the Bioneer Buzz (monthly newsletter of Bioneers.org)