Making Global Sense (inbunden)
Inbunden (Hardback)
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Media Visions Press
Paine, Thomas (original author)
Black & white illustrations
229 x 152 x 25 mm
722 g
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408:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Blue Digital Cloth Cover w/Jacket on Creme w/Matte Lam

Making Global Sense

Why a Billion of Us Build Our World Anew

Inbunden,  Engelska, 2021-02-14
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IN THESE TRYING TIMES climate change, surging pandemics, social unrest, economic injustice, and rising despotism, too many of us turn our fear into blame and trust charismatic bullies promising to save us somehow. Some of us find more grounded hope. We balance liberty and responsibility by living daily with a sense of our sacred global oneness. Changing how we make sense of life and the world changes our lives and the world.

Making Global Sense offers a big-picture vision of why more than a billion globally aware people on earth are now generating critical mass for the urgently needed enlightenment of humanity.

The emerging "global sense movement" springs from an awareness of our natural unity in a universe of light. People are working alone and together for spiritual, cultural, financial, political, and ecological awakening. We are the "global thinkers" and "Cultural Creatives" who favor "Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability." We are what Paul Hawken in Blessed Unrest calls "the largest social movement on earth.

A global sensibility equalizes and liberates all races, genders, ages, and abilities for ample prosperity and more open democracy. We lose the ancient need to worship kings - or be a king. "New men," for instance, stop trying to rule the world and instead learn to rule themselves.

Author and journalist Judah Freed draws his inspiration from Thomas Paine and his pivotal 1776 essay, Common Sense. Reviving ideas and ideals from the 18th century Enlightenment, Making Global Sense champions 21st century enlightenment.

Where Paine invited violent revolution, Freed invites peaceful evolution. Where Paine refuted monarchy and hereditary succession, Freed refutes "alpha male rule" and "authority addiction," hidden from our minds by "split perceptions," so we treat opinions as facts and think lies are true. Where Paine proposed a war for independence and the first modern republic. Freed proposes inner "mindful self rule" and outer "personal democracy" for self and world improvement, so we mature into "direct republics" someday.

Balancing head and heart, the essay is interwoven by memoir as the author tells the story behind his insights. Youthful faith in a cult, for example, led him to grasp why and how we give away our power to leaders. The story of his later cancer survival journey offers hope for anyone.

Globally awake readers will feel they are not alone, nor powerless, because our innate connectivity gives each of us global reach, especially when we unite for nonviolent actions. For self and world improvement, readers are encouraged to work on spiritual growth and social change at the same time. Readers not yet awake to our global oneness may now safely open their eyes.

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JUDAH FREED is an author, journalist, speaker, educator, and consultant. A journalist since 1976, starting at Denver newspapers, he mainly wrote for the top U.S. and European media trade magazines, pioneering industry press coverage of the internet, interactive digital TV, distance learning, and new media social effects. His work drew invitations to speak on four continents. He serves on the American Society of Journalists and Authors' First Amendment Committee.

He holds a double BA in journalism and communication from the University Without Walls at Regis with independent graduate research in communication at Antioch.

Judah is s a cancer survivor, active in the men's movement, and lives in Colorado.


INTRODUCTION: Awakening Humanity 

PREAMBLE: A Tale of Liberty Lost


PART I: Our Global Awakening

1. World Enlightenment

2. Shadow Forces 

3. Common Global Sense 

4. Sense and Insanity 

5. Split Perceptions 

6. Absurdities and Atrocities 


PART II: Kings and Other Masters

7. Alpha Male Rule 

8. Authority Addiction 

9. Money and Power 


PART III: Thoughts on the State of World Affairs

10. The Hazards of Despotism 

11. Clear and Present Dangers 

12. Finding Our Courage 


PART IV: Our Ability to Change the World

13. Personal and Social Transformation 

14. Gender Equality and New Men 

15. A New Birth of Freedom 

16. Begin the World Anew 


EPILOGUE: Liberty Found