The world is evolving and as we have all experienced the current capitalistic systems are not working. The earth is struggling with mankind’s abusive practices while mankind struggles to mature to the point of harmonic balance with the environment. It could be compared to the Mother/Child relationship of growth, where mankind is now at the age of the teenager – rebellious, disorderly, and independent.
The links provided here are offered as avenues to explore the possibilities available to each of us as members of the Human Tribe. Mankind is at a crossroads as it often is on this long journey of discovery. The story is one of maturation and revelation. Please peruse these pages with both an open mind and a skeptical approach, ask questions, take your time, and contemplate! Change is the only constant in our world, so you can be guaranteed things will change, but the question is how much and in what ways. Much of this is up to you as well. We are each Masters of our domains or to say it another way, your unique perspective bends reality to your lens.
The eBook “a Love Based Society” is my personal contribution to the discussion and comes from my study of the Venus Project, Resource Based Economy, The Zeitgeist Movement, and many Spiritual Teachings of which the list is far too long to list. If you have comments or questions I am happy to do my best in providing an answer. Please follow me on Facebook, also.
I just started a new project based on the ebook “a Love Based Society” and would like your input. Having never written a epic story I must admit I am in above my head. This vision is quite persistent though so I share it here, https://alovebasedsociety.wordpress.com/ . Feel free to use these ideas to create your own story, all I ask is to link back to this website, http://onenessministry.info.
Let me point out this discussion is about moving forward to higher more evolved egalitarian societies and not regressing to barter, trade, and survivalism of the past. This is not a political debate nor a question of right vs. wrong, this is about what do we as a society! I will also say the list is far from complete and is evolving in this very moment. Your comments and/or suggestions are welcome.
The Venus Project – The Venus Project offers a comprehensive plan for social reclamation in which human beings, technology, and nature will be able to coexist in a long term, sustainable state of dynamic equilibrium.
The Zeitgeist Movement – The Zeitgeist Movement is a Sustainability Advocacy Organization which conducts community based activism and awareness actions through a network of Global/Regional Chapters, Project Teams, Annual Events, Media and Charity Work. TZM recognizes issues such as poverty, corruption, collapse, homelessness, war, starvation and the like are “Symptoms” born out of an outdated social structure. While intermediate Reform steps and temporal Community Support are of interest to The Movement, the defining goal here is the installation of a new socioeconomic model based upon technically responsible Resource Management, Allocation and Distribution through what would be considered The Scientific Method of reasoning problems and finding optimized solutions. “Natural Law/Resource-Based Economy” is about taking a direct technical approach to social management as opposed to a Monetary or even Political one. It is about updating the workings of society to the most advanced and proven methods Science has to offer, leaving behind the damaging consequences and limiting inhibitions which are generated by our current system of monetary exchange, profits, corporations and other structural and motivational components.
Resource Based Economy – RBE has the basic notion of an economic system where no money is used, ownership and trade is abandoned and replaced with Usership and giving and all resources (both human and planetary) are shared and managed properly.
The Free World Charter – The Free World Charter is a statement of principles that has the potential to optimize life on Earth for all species, eradicate poverty and greed, and advance progress. Let’s make everything free!
Sacred Economics – Charles Eisenstein offers a unique view of a Gift Economy though insights rarely put so eloquently in words! His book is offered in a “you choose the price” format downloadable online. This material is Highly Recommended!
The Gift Economy – A gift economy, gift culture or gift exchange is a mode of exchange where valuables are given without an explicit agreement for immediate or future rewards. In contrast to a barter economy or a market economy, social norms and custom govern gift exchange, rather than an explicit exchange of goods or services for money or some other commodity. This website offers insight into the reasons for such a society and presents examples of how it works. Other views of this idea can be found here at this link.
Living Without Money – The documentary Living Without Money portraits the life of 68 year old Heidemarie Schwermer, a German woman who made a deliberate choice to stop using money 14 years ago. She cancelled her apartment, gave away all of her belongings and kept nothing but a suitcase full of clothes. This was a decision that changed the entire outlook on her life dramatically.
Moneyless World – “Daniel James Shellabarger (known as Daniel Suelo, or simply Suelo, born 1961) is an American simple living adherent who stopped using money in the autumn of 2000. He was born in Arvada, Colorado, a suburb of Denver, and currently lives part-time in a cave near Moab, Utah when he is not wandering the country.” The link provided here is his blog, but there are many articles written about his life as well as information on Wikipedia.org where the above quote was taken.
Money Less Economy (MLE) – Subhendu Das coordinates (MLE) blog. Many things in this blog are not given in modern textbooks on economics. For example, most of the modern textbooks on economics will not tell you that the central bank is a private bank. Here we are looking for the root cause of our economic problems. Once we know the problem, you will realize that the MLE is the best solution. In reality, capitalism has produced the idea of the MLE.
Ubuntu – Liberation Movement – Unity & Higher Consciousness for a new world. Moving from a money-driven society to a society driven by people, their talents and their passion for life. Where everyone contributes their natural talents or acquired skills to the greatest benefit of all in their community.
Basic Income – The Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) A basic income is an income unconditionally granted to all on an individual basis, without means test or work requirement. Many are curious as to how we get from our present capitalistic system to a moneyless system and this may just be the answer. Also search: basic income guarantee, universal basic income, universal demogrant, or citizen’s income. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_income has a good article on this topic also.
Possible keywords for doing your own research include: Resource Based Economy (RBE), Natural Law Resource Based Economy (NLRBE), Natural Resources Economy, Resource Economy, Moneyless Economy (MLE), Love Based Economy (LBE), Gift Economy (GE), Priceless Economic System (PES), Trust Economy (TE), Voluntary Collaborative Economy (VCE), Sharing Society, Resource Based Society, Moneyless Society, Love Based Society, Sustainable Society, and Sustainable Free Economy.