The Invisible Player: Consciousness as the Soul of Economic, Social, and Political Life

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, 1999 - 320 ˹
How consciousness can cure the socioeconomic ills of society and restore hope in the workplace and at home.

A book for every individual who has ever dreamed of running a successful business without having to sacrifice personal integrity.

Offers a blueprint for recovering our psychological, sexual, and political health.

With welcome candor and insight, The Invisible Player brings into focus why, despite tremendous financial success and technological advancement, people today remain unfulfilled, discouraged, and sick at heart from living in a world that has replaced compassion with violence and greed. Every professional man and woman who has ever dreamed of running a successful business without having to sacrifice personal integrity in the process will be inspired by Mario Kamenetskyis vision.

The Invisible Player guides us through the development of human consciousness--specifically how and why our socioeconomic consciousness has been shaped toward the pursuit of power and wealth rather than the enjoyment of life and love. Through examples of alternate socioeconomic systems, Kamenetsky offers us a blueprint of how we may reclaim our psychological, sexual, and political health to create a more joyful future in which we can succeed in combining our current technical and financial rationality with a more highly developed compassion for humanity.
 

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TOWARD THE RATIONAL AND BEYOND
9
AMOUR DE SOI AND AMOUR PROPRE
33
NEEDS AND DESIRES
43
OUR DIVISIVE SLEEPY RATIONALITY
53
SAD HOMES AND UNSAFE STREETS
55
UNSTABLE UNFAIR ECONOMIES
73
INTERNATIONAL POWER AND WEALTH GAMES THE OLD WORLD VIRTUOSOS ARE OUT OF TUNE
103
ANEW CONSCIOUSNESS
119
A WORLD AT PEACE LEARNING FROM NATIVE AMERICANS
170
THE TRANSFORMATIONAL PROCESS
193
THE ROLE OF EDUCATION
195
ONGOING EXPERIMENTS
221
HISTORICAL EXAMPLES
250
EPILOGUE
275
NOTES
278
BIBLIOGRAPHY
304

LIFE IN A JOYOUS ENVIRONMENT
121
ECONOMIES ADJUSTED TO NATURES CAPACITY AND HUMAN NEEDS
140

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The Invisible Player
Consciousness as the Soul of Economic, Social, and Political Life

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part I The Evolution of Consciousness
1 Toward the Rational and Beyond
2 Amour de Soi and Amour Propre
3 Needs and Desires
Part II Our Divisive, Sleepy Rationality
4 Sad Homes and Unsafe Streets
5 Unstable, Unfair Economies
6 International Power and Wealth Games: The Old World Virtuosos Are Out of Tune
Part III A New Consciousness
7 Life in a Joyous Environment
8 Economies Adjusted to Nature's Capacity and Human Needs
9 A World at Peace: Learning from Native Americans
10 The Role of Education
11 Ongoing Experiments
12 Historical Examples
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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