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Books & Journals

Handbook to Higher Consciousness, by Ken Keyes, Jr.
Step-by-step instructions for identifying and reprogramming the "biocomputer" of the mind by upgrading our addictions (to negative desires, demands and expectations) to what Keyes calls "preferences."
A Call for Connection, by Gail Bernice Holland
We often feel despair because we can't see how isolated efforts toward planetary consciousness fit together. This book helps reveal the larger view of positive change; and it contains an extensive resource section for anyone wanting to get involved.
Coming Back To Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World, by Joanna Macy with Molly Young Brown
If activism begins with ourselves, this book offers a series of exercises as a place to start, as well as a frank discussion of the roots of despair, fear and apathy.
Good News for a Change: How Everyday People are Helping the Planet, by David Suzuki & Holly Dressel
This book shows the positive side of the planetary movement toward sustainability, with stories of how real people, and real businesses, are making change for the health of the planet.
Peace is Every Step, by Thich Nhat Hanh
The beloved Vietnamese Buddhist teacher takes us on the path of finding deep and lasting peace.
The Better World Handbook, by Ellis Jones, Ross Haenfler, and Brett Johnson
This book (on 100% post-consumer recycled paper) could be the print version of our website. It contains an impressive array of specific actions each of us can take to improve our relations with our planet and every living system and creature on it.
The Cultural Creatives, by Paul Ray and Sherry Ruth Anderson
This is the book that provides solid evidence that we are not isolated in our desires and efforts toward planetary consciousness.
The Impossible Will Take A Little While, edited by Paul Rogat Loeb
A compelling, insightful collection of essays that are described as "a citizen's guide to hope in a time of fear." These are stories of true inspiration and activism.
The Overspent American, by Juliet Schor
An analysis of overconsumption and why people are driven to spend more and more even though it is rarely satisfying: an "indictment of consumerism". See also Ms. Schor's companion study, "The Overworked American."
The Partnership Way, by Riane Eisler & Dave Loye
A practical study book for reorienting our thinking and practices from domination to partnership--in all of our relationships, from the personal to the planetary. A companion volume to The Chalice & The Blade, another Eisler book on partnership.
The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, by Sharon Salzburg
"We can travel a long way and do many different things, but our deepest happiness is not born from accumulating new experiences. It is born from letting go of what is unnecessary, and knowing ourselves to be always at home. True happiness may not be at all far away, but it requires a radical change of view as to where to find it." So begins one of America's leading spiritual teachers on the path to happiness.
The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature, by David Suzuki
This book directly addresses the reality of "Interbeing" that we've been talking about in these web pages, an introduction to the interdependent way of looking at things.
Helps people use their wealth and talents to create a more joyful, just and sustainable world.
The Sun is a model of combining the personal with the political, with many of its articles from readers, showing that "powerful teaching can be found in the lives of ordinary people.'