by Duane Elgin, first published in 1981 and revised in 1993, is the sacred text for those wanting to liberate themselves from enslavement to a job and the pursuit of status symbols. Elgin's work emerges from a concern for the environmental consequences of our mass consumption lifestyles. His book exhorts us to save the planet and our souls by "living with balance in order to find a life of greater purpose."
is a corrective to the negative messages about the state of our world that are prevalent today. Elgin provides a compelling blueprint for the future that is both hopeful and doable. This book deserves the attention of our entire society." -- Larry Dossey, M.D., author of "Reinventing Medicine" and "Healing Words"
is a powerful message for our time, a seminal contribution to the new story, and essential reading for those dedicated to creating a world that works for all." -- David C. Korten, author of "The Post-corporate World" and "When Corporations Rule the World"
is essential reading for people flooded with information yet filled with confusion. Never before have humans had to function responsibly and gracefully as citizens of the whole earth. Thankfully, Duane Elgin has the courage and the credentials to provide us with a visionary and
plausible road map into the deep future." -- Vicki Robin, coauthor with Joe Dominguez of "Your Money or Your Life"
offers us a new framework for our conscious evolution. A gem to inaugurate the twenty-first century." -- Barbara Hubbard, author of "Conscious Evolution" and "The Evolutionary Journey"
"A copy of this book in every American household could change the course of history..." -- George Leonard, author of "The Transformation"
"A passionate and wide-ranging book that demonstrates the elegance of simplicity ..." -- Sam Keen, author of "Fire in the Belly"
"Duane Elgin already lives the future he writes about. Elgin writes with personality, passion, and persistence. The result is a well-reasoned and plausible promise that includes some mighty big challenges. Duane Elgin is calling us on a hero's journey where we can all be heroes." -- Robert Johansen, president, Institute for the Future