Essential Great Turning Reading

The Great Turning: Personal Peace, Global Victory by Dr. Craig F. Schindler and Dr. Gary G. Lapid

The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community by David C. Korten

Choose Hope, You Matter: The Call To Live Your Light And Rise For The Great Turning by Dr. Craig F. Schindler

Choosing Earth: Humanity’s Great Transition to a Mature Planetary Civilisation by Duane Elgin

Coming Back to Life: The Updated Guide to The Work That Reconnects by Joanna Macy and Molly Young Brown

Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone

The Dream of the Earth by Thomas Berry

The Great Work: Our Way into the Future by Thomas Berry

The New Story, 1978 Essay by Thomas Berry

Essential Great Turning Viewing

An Intimate Discourse with Visionaries of The Great Turning

The Great Turning: Joanna Macy

The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community, David Korten

Bayo Akomolafe:
And We Shall Dance with the Mountains
The Boy Who Stayed Outside
These Wilds Beyond Our Fences: Letters to My Daughter on Humanity’s Search for Home
We Will Tell Our Own Story: The Lions of Africa Speak!

Robert Atkninson:
The Story Of Our Time: How We’re Becoming A Global Community

Carolyn Baker:
Dark Gold: The Human Shadow and the Global Crisis

Sharon Blackie:
Foxfire, Wolfskin and other stories of shapeshifting women
If Women Rose Rooted, A life-changing journey to authenticity and belonging
The Enchanted Life, Unlocking the Magic of Everyday
The Long Delirious Burning Blue

Rachel Carson:
Silent Spring
The Sense of Wonder

Nicolya Christi:
Contemporary Spirituality for an Evolving World: A Handbook for Conscious Evolution
Love, God, and Everything: Awakening from the Long, Dark Night of the Collective Soul

David Christopher:
The Holy Universe, A New Story of Creation for the Heart, Soul and Spirit

Philip Clayton:
The New Possible: Visions of Our World Beyond Crisis (28 essays by leading visionaries)

Jude Currivan:
Hope: Healing Our People & Earth
The 8th Chakra: What It Is And How It Can Transform Your Life
The 13th Step: A Global Journey in Search of Our Cosmic Destiny
The Cosmic Hologram: In-Formation at the Center of Creation (co-authored with Ervin Laszlo)
The Story of GAIA: The Big Breath and the Evolutionary Journey of our Conscious Planet
The Wave: A Life Changing Journey into the Heart and Mind of the Cosmos

Ram Dass:
Be Here Now
Be Love Now
By His Grace
Grist for the Mill

Guy Dauncey:
Journey into the Future: A Better World is Possible
The Climate Challenge: 101 Solutions to Global Warming

Drew Dellinger, Thomas Berry and Matthew Fox:
love letter to the milky way: a book of poems

Dieter Duhm
Terra Nova: Global Revolution and the Healing of Love

Charles Eisenstein:
Climate, A New Story
Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition
The Ascent of Humanity: Civilisation and the Human Sense of Self
The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible (Sacred Activism)

Riane Eisler:
Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future
The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future
The Power of Partnership: Seven Relationships That Will Change Your Life
The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics
Tomorrow’s Children
Women, Men, and the Global Quality of Life

Duane Elgin:
Awakening Earth
Choosing Earth: Humanity’s Great Transition to a Mature Planetary Civilization
Promise Ahead
The Living Universe
Voluntary Simplicity

Duane Elgin and Coleen LeDrew:
Global Consciousness Change: Indicators of an Emerging Paradigm

Scilla Elworthy:
Pioneering the Possible: awakened leadership for a world that works
The Business Plan for Peace – Building a World Without War

Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac:
The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis

Louis Fox:
Sustainable [R]evolution – Permaculture in Ecovillages, Urban Farms, and Communities Worldwide

Alida Gersie, Anthony Nansen and Edward Schieffelin with Charlene Collinson and Jon Cree:
Storytelling for a Greener World: Environment, Community and Story-Based Learning

Robert and Christine Gerzon:
‘Human Earth Awakening’ – A New Story for a New World

George Green:
Handbook for the New Paradigm

Thich Nhat Hanh:
Is Nothing Something? (Thay answers children’s questions)
No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering
Love Letter to the Earth
Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
Silence: The Power of Quiet in a World Full of Noise
The Art of Communicating

Niki Harré:
Psychology for a Better World: Strategies to Inspire Sustainability

Thom Hartmann:
From the Heart of the World
The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: The Lessons Ancient People Have For Us
The Prophet’s Way

Andrew Harvey:

Engoldenment: A Year with Kabir – 366 Timeless Poems
Radical Passion: Sacred Love and Wisdom in Action
The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism
The Way of Passion: A Celebration of Rumi

Andrew Harvey and Carolyn Baker:

Radical Regeneration: Sacred Activism and the Renewal of the World
Return to Joy
Savage Grace: Living Resiliently in the Dark Night of the Globe
Saving Animals from Ourselves: A Manifesto for Healing the Divine Animal Within

Paul Hawken:
Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice and Beauty to the World
Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming
The Ecology of Commerce

Hazel Henderson:
Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy

Polly Higgins:
Earth is our Business
Eradicating Ecocide
I Dare You to Be Great

Boysen Hodgson:
The New Macho: a credo for the new masculine

Rob Hopkins:
21 Stories of Transition
From What Is to What If: Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want
The Power of Just Doing Stuff: How Local Action Can Change the World
The Transition Companion: Making your community more resilient in uncertain times
The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience

Barbara Marx Hubbard:
52 Codes for Conscious Self Evolution: A Process of Metamorphosis to Realize Our Full Potential Self
Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential
Emergence: The Shift from Ego to Essence
The Evolutionary Testament of Co-Creation: The Promise Will Be Kept

Giles Hutchins:
The Illusion of Separation
The Nature of Business

Hildur Jackson and Karen Svensson:
Ecovillage Living, Restoring the Earth and Her People

Kosha Joubert:
Beyond You and Me: Inspiration and Wisdom for Community Building

Kosha Joubert and Leila Dregger:
ECOVILLAGE: 1001 ways to heal the planet

Naomi Klein:
This Changes Everything

Christof Koch:
Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist

David C. Korten:
Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth
Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth
Ecological Civilization: From Emergency to Emergence (White Paper)
The Post-Corporate World: Life After Capitalism
When Corporations Rule the World

Satish Kumar:
Small World Big Ideas: There’s an Activist in All of Us and You Don’t have to Shout to be Heard (Conscious Living)
Soil Soul Society: a new trinity for our time
You are Therefore I am: A Declaration of Dependence

Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu:
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

Frederic Laloux:
Re-Inventing Organisations

Chris Laszlo and Judy Brown:
Flourishing Enterprise: The New Spirit of Business

Jeremy Lent:
The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning
The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe

Hunter Liguore:
The Whole World Inside Nan’s Soup

Karen Litfin:
Ecovillages — A Leading Edge for Sustainability

Rho Mack:
Night Kitchen – An interactive short story of our endangered earth and the turning to possibility and hope

Joanna Macy:
World as Lover, World as Self: A Guide to Living Fully in Turbulent Times

Joanna Macy, David R Loy and Jonathan S Watts:
Lotus in the Nuclear Sea: Fukashima and the Promise of Buddhism in the Nuclear Age

Joanna Macy and Norbert Gahbler:
Pass it On: Five Stories That Can Change the World

Michael Margolis:
Believe Me: a Storytelling Manifesto for Change-Makers and Innovators

George Marshall:
Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired To Ignore Climate Change

Charles Massy:
Call of the Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture – A New Earth

Alastair McIntosh and Matt Carmichael:
Spiritual Activism

Bill Mollison:
Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual

Daisa Morgan:
Serenity in The Storm

Caroline Myss:
Anatomy of the Spirit
Defy Gravity: Healing Beyond the Bounds of Reason
Energy Anatomy
Entering the Castle
Intimate Conversations with the Divine: Prayer, Guidance and Grace
Invisible Acts of Power
Sacred Contracts
Why People Don’t Heal And How They Can

Michael Nagler:
The Third Harmony: Non-Violence and the New Story of Human Nature

David Nicol:
Subtle Activism: The Inner Dimension of Social and Planetary Transformation

Helena Norberg-Hodge:
Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh
Local is Our Future: Steps to an Economics of Happiness

John O’Donohue:
Anam Cara
Divine Beauty
Echoes of Memory
Eternal Echoes
Four Elements: Reflections on Nature
To Bless the Space Between Us
Walking in Wonder: Eternal Wisdom for a Modern World
Walking on the Pastures of Wonder

Inger Lise Oelrich:
The New Story: Storytelling as a Pathway to Peace

Parker J. Palmer:
Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit

Bill Plotkin:
Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World
Soulcraft: Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and PsycheEternal Echoes
The Journey of Soul Initiation: A Field Guide for Visionaries, Evolutionaries and Revolutionaries
Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche

Marko Pogacnik:
Gaia’s Quantum Leap

Jonathon Porritt:
Capitalism as if the World Matters
The World We Made: Alex McKay’s Story from 2050

Pierre Pradervand:
The Gentle Art of Blessing: A Simple Practice That Will Transform You and Your World

Daniel Quinn:
Beyond Civilization: Humanity’s Next Great Adventure

Kate Raworth:
Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist

Peter Russell:
From Science to God
The Consciousness Revolution
The Global Brain
Waking Up in Time

Elisabet Sahtouris:
A Walk Through Time: From Stardust to Us
EarthDance: Living Systems in Evolution
Gaia’s Dance: The Story of Earth & Us

Quincy Saul:
Truth and Dare: A Comic Book Curriculum for the End and the Beginning of the World

Lisette Schuitemaker:

E.F. Schumacher and Jonathon Porritt:
Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered

John Seed, Joanna Macy and Pat Fleming:
Thinking Like a Mountain: Towards a Council of All Beings

C. Otto Scharmer:
Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges

C. Otto Scharmer and Katrin Kaufer:
Leading From the Emerging Future: From Ego-system to Eco-system Economies

Andrew Simms (Editor):
There was a knock at the door: 23 modern folk tales for troubling times

Robert David Steele:
Open Source Manifesto

Per Espen Stoknes:
What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming

Stephanie S. Tolan and Sannie Kirschner:
Change Your Story, Change Your Life

Chogyam Trungpa:
Shambala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior

Toko-Pa Turner:
Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee:
A Handbook for Survivalists: Caring for the Earth, A Series of Meditations
Awakening the World: A Global Dimension to Spiritual Practice
Darkening of The Light: Witnessing the End of an Era
For Love of the Real: A Story of Life’s Mystical Secret
Seasons of the Sacred: Reconnecting to the Wisdom Within Nature and the Soul
Spiritual Ecology: 10 Practices to Reawaken the Sacred in Everyday Life
Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth
Working with Oneness: Mysticism in the Marketplace

Daniel Christian Wahl:
Designing Regenerative Cultures

Ralph White:
The Jewelled Highway: On the Quest for a Life of Meaning

Jack Zimmerman and Virginia Coyle:
The Way of Council

Additional Recommended Viewing

A New Story of the People, Charles Eisenstein

A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity

An Enquiry into A New Story for Humanity: Change the Story, Change the World – Findhorn Foundation

Inner Climate Change – Findhorn Foundation

Disturbing the Peace, A Film by Reconsider

Economics of Happiness, Helena Norberg-Hodge

HUMAN, A Film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Journey into the Future: A Better World is Possible, Guy Dauncey

Odyssey in 2 Biospheres


Sacred Economics, Charles Eisenstein

Tashi and the Monk: a social experiment

The Commons

The Inner Peace Revolution, Uplift Connect

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible, Charles Eisenstein

This Changes Everything, Naomi Klein

Walk With Me: On the Road with Thich Nhat Hanh