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The 8 Laws of Change: How to Be an Agent of Personal and Social Transformation Paperback – October 5, 2015
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"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
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[How] social transformation can occur without wealth, power, or force. . . . The 8 Laws of Change is a tour de force that will inspire and empower. (Stanley Krippner, Ph.D.)
“In The 8 Laws of Change, Stephan shares his insights to creating social change for personal, societal, and global transformation. He reveals the science of how these laws of change work to empower your life.” (Deepak Chopra, author of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success)
“The 8 Laws of Change is written by a sensational man and teacher, Stephan Schwartz. This book is a must-read for anyone wanting to change their lives personally or create change on a collective scale.Stephan clearly discusses the blocks to positive change and how to overcome them to attain interpersonal peace and peace on the planet. This book is a treasure trove of wisdom to draw on over a lifetime.” (Judith Orloff, M.D., author of Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Trans)
“I know of no book that is comparable to Stephan Schwartz’s The 8 Laws of Change. This book is a loving, compassionate, life-affirming gift from a great mind, someone who cares deeply about our future. All genuine wisdom is simple, clear, inspiring, and beautiful--the hallmarks of The 8 Laws of Change. Quite simply, this book left me pleasantly stunned and happily inspired. You will be too.” (Larry Dossey, M.D., author of One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness a)
“The 8 Laws of Change addresses the most important question in the world now and, like Charles Eisenstein’s work in sacred economics, is truly unique and hopeful.” (Bill Kauth, coauthor of We Need Each Other: Building Gift Community)
“To reveal the human element that is so critical in the dynamics of change has given us a great gift for our work in student debt relief. Stephan Schwartz has captured the essence of community action, and the world will benefit immeasurably from learning it.” (Mary Green Swig, cofounder of the National Student Debt Jubilee Project)
“No one tracks human megatrends better than Stephan Schwartz does in his Schwartz Reports. Now, in his The 8 Laws of Change, he has given us a sweeping, coherent view of ways in which we can meet our world’s primary challenges. He has done us a wondrous service.” (Michael Murphy, founder of the Esalen Institute Center for Theory & Research)
“If you are concerned about proliferating social, cultural, and planetary crises, read The 8 Laws of Change. This book shows how Margaret Mead could say, ‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.’” (Roger Nelson, director of the Global Consciousness Project)
“Finally, a book that shows us how lasting change for social good really happens--by starting with our own thoughts and minds! A luminous contribution to social and moral progress.” (Wayne B. Jonas, M.D., president and CEO of the Samueli Institute)
“In my lifetime I have had the pleasure (although I use that word with reservations) of being the catalyst for someone to dramatically change their life twice. It is a profoundly humbling experience to be the carrier of such powerful energy, and to see it manifest so vividly. I expected The 8 Laws of Change to be a guidebook to making that kind of experience a possibility (if not an actuality) again. What I found instead was both far more powerful, and more subtle. Whether you want to be the newest Rosa Parks, a good example for your kids, or just join a group already moving to create change that you want to see in the world. The 8 Laws of Change is worth reading, assimilating, and (dare I say it?) distributing to all. This is not a book full of easy answers, nor should it be. Strongly recommended.” (Facing North, Lisa Mc Sherry, December 2015)
About the Author
Stephan A. Schwartz is a distinguished consulting faculty member at Saybrook University, a research associate of the Laboratories for Fundamental Research, editor of the daily web publication Schwartzreport.net, and columnist for the peer-reviewed research journal Explore. The author of 4 books and more than 100 technical papers, he has also written articles for Smithsonian, OMNI, American History, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Huffington Post. He lives in Langley, Washington.
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Separately, and in confirmation, Ann Arbor, MI psychiatrist, Robber F. Slattery, MD says: “Basically we subconsciously run subprograms when making decisions. We have no conscious awareness of them working in the background. Decisions are 80% irrational.”
Schwartz’s presentation of the megalithic importance of “Beingness” to personal and social change-making is by far the most incisive I have discovered to date. His chapters covering BeadforLife, Franklin and Greenpeace are well written and thought-provoking.
In his chapter, The Power of Intentioned Awareness, Schwartz shows that modern science is beginning to recognize that meditation can physically change the brain, not only to “benefit higher-order cognitive functions but also alter brain activity”. Then he explains, with crystal-clarity, a step-by-step meditation how-to technique.
Please, read The 8 Laws of Change, by Stephan Schwartz. Perhaps you will agree that we can make life-affirming choices which can change our lives and our world.
If you feel that nothing you do could make a difference—read this book.
“even when we don’t know it, and there is no logical reason to believe that it could be so, there are times when just our beingness makes the wheel of destiny turn.” (p. 48)