Sacred Economics with Charles Eisenstein – A Short Film

Published on Mar 1, 2012

Directed by Ian MacKenzie
Produced by Velcrow Ripper, Gregg Hill, Ian MacKenzie



Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth.

Today, these trends have reached their extreme – but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being.

This short contains some visuals from the upcoming feature doc Occupy Love


Directed & Edited by Ian MacKenzie
Producers: Ian MacKenzie, Velcrow Ripper, Gregg Hill
Cinematography: Velcrow Ripper, Ian MacKenzie
Animation: Adam Giangregorio, Brian Duffy
Music: Chris Zabriskie
Additional footage: Steven Simonetti, Pond 5, Youtube
Stills: Kris Krug, NASA
Special thanks: Charles Eisenstein, Stella Osorojos, Hart Traveller, Clara Roberts-Oss, Line 21 Media

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6 Responses to Sacred Economics with Charles Eisenstein – A Short Film

  1. Pingback: Sacred Economics: The Gift Economy « My Conflicted Self

  2. nadiasta says:

    what about glass stegall, nawapa

  3. Larry Cox says:

    These messages are full of “good vibes” and the truth of connectedness. But great teachers have been trying to get us to act on these truths at least since the days of Siddhārtha Gautama, and we have yet to realize their dreams.

    What will make this time any different?

    What my teacher has asserted is that those ancients lacked some technology (or knowledge) that they needed to deal with the problem successfully. And I think we should be discussing this more.

    The planet runs on more than good intentions. And in an environment where not everybody’s intention is good, considerable confusion can result if we fail to recognize the simple fact that not everybody here is on the same side.

    Of course, the old “solution” to that problem was to push back harder, to fight. “War on drugs” “War on terror” “Occupy Wall Street” and all that. It’s obviously a failed paradigm. But what is the workable paradigm that we need to replace it with?

    The short answer is love. And the long answer is a workable response to the question: How do you love somebody who hates you because your aliveness frightens them too much? That answer begins in a subject that I know as Ethics.

    • kibitzer3 says:

      Good thoughts, Larry. But it’s time to take that impulse towards Ethics a little further – to its culmination, now; as we approach Transformation Time.

      Yes, “(t)he short answer is love”. And the “long answer” as “a workable response” to the question you pose is our recognition, now – with all the evidences that are now part of our culture, through videos and books and articles and studies and such – that We Are All One. That behind the mechanism of Reincarnation is the fundamental fact of our Oneness, in spirit; that As you do unto others, so do you do unto yourself – literally. For We Are All One; just playing, and exchanging, parts, in the drama – the illusion – that we call 3D life. To learn lessons; and then – finished with the drama – moving on, up towards Unity: back to Oneness with the All That Is behind our somewhat separation into autonomous units of Light that we call souls. Which all invokes the awareness of a Plan in and Purpose to the ‘project’ – evincing the life is more, far more than just in and for itself only – and therefore, gives us the only motive that we need to share goods and services with one another – and give of our best in the process. The highest motive there could ever be: to do so out of gratitude to our Creator for life with meaning. Out of, in a word: Love.

      And there’s your fundamental basis for the ‘idea’, the concept of Ethics. That we’re not just talking about material level, linear life, wherein and whereby it would simply be nice if we WERE more nice to each other. The day of mere materialistic concepts is over. And so, of course, is the day of mere religions. For, if we come back in different roles – now a prince, now a pauper; now a male, now a female; now of one race or religion or nationality, now another – what does that say to the permanence, the ultimate Truth, of any individual religion? It speaks, rather, to their ephemerality.

      It’s time to move beyond all the products of the play. And inherit our true identities; as sparks of our mutual Source.

      Hallowed be the name of The Truth.

      • Larry Cox says:

        Thank you for this.
        But keep in mind that when I refer to “Ethics” I refer to a subject that I was taught that most people are not aware of. Ethics also refers to a branch of philosophy, and to professional codes. But what I am referring to is an applied technology. It is an example of a subject that seeks to apply higher spiritual principles to this world, this life.

        In this world, separateness, or the existence of parts, is so much in evidence that the concept of “we are all one” is difficult to get duplicated. In a game, you need parts, or players, and most people would feel lost without a game. So even though these games are ultimately make-believe, if you want to communicate successfully with the game players of the world, you need to allow for parts, or players. So I prefer the concept of connectedness.

        This results in a model of life in the physical that is more like a body, with different parts that do different things, but are connected together into a “system.” If one is willing to run with this concept, then one can imagine a situation where a part in the system has failed or is broken. What do you do to keep the system running well? In a machine, you take out the broken part and replace it. In a living system the answer is a little more complicated, and that, essentially, is what is addressed by the subject of Ethics.

        In a game – a system – you can play around with the truth of connectedness and the illusion of separateness in ways that should result in the system, or game, continuing to run even though parts – players – get broken. The “dark” or criminals or wrong-doers can be seen as broken parts. The big problem in a human system is that such individuals will try to hide their brokenness; keep it a secret. So we must come up with ways of spotting the broken parts and handling them so that the game, or human system, continues to operate while the broken players get “fixed.”

        The trick is to acknowledge the truth of our connection to the wrong-doer while at the same time preventing the wrong actions from continuing and hopefully restoring the wrong-doer to the status of a fully-functional player. It’s not always easy, but possible.

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