Dispatch from the Future - March 2019

Dispatch from the Future
March 2019 / Ian MacKenzie

Dear <<Test First Name>>,

Almost exactly 7 years ago, I had just completed reading Charles Eisenstein's new book 'Sacred Economics,' where he outlines the principles and practices of an economic system that is based on the story of Interdependence rather than the current story of Separation.  

He covers topics like: negative interest currency, universal basic income, and the internalization of costs - complex things that while necessary to put a system into action, might cause the lay person glaze over.

Beyond the information, there is something else I recognized in Charles' words that I believe is one of the reasons so many have been drawn to his work.  

In a time when most modern people harbour a secret self-loathing at the seemingly endless destruction and hubris of their fellow humans, Charles embodies the frequency that "maybe we are not a mistake." 

Maybe humans are more than an biological accident. 

Maybe, as the collective crises deepens, we are on the cusp of our initiation into planetary adulthood.
Maybe humans actually have a noble place in cosmos, not as the Lords of nature but as her Lover. 

For this mysterious reason, after completing his book I reached out to Charles and asked if I could come shoot a short film.  He agreed, and soon after, I joined him at his family home in Pennsylvania, staying for a week to record an interview, eventually ending up on Wall Street in the midst of the #Occupy movement. 

The resulting film
Sacred Economics (2012), has now been seen almost a million times. I have received countless comments of gratitude for how the film has fundamentally altered the trajectory of their lives. 

And for some inexplicable reason, perhaps as mysterious as the first time I felt the call, I decided to craft a remix - not to replace the original, but to experiment with a richer soundscape and updated visuals that bring the necessity of the message into present day.

This new short Sacred Economics (2019) is offered once again as a gift to the global community, with gratitude from my Patreon supporters. 

- IM


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The Latest

SACRED ECONOMICS 2019 Remix with Charles Eisenstein

Synopsis: Sacred Ecomomics 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.

» Watch Sacred Economics  (12 mins)

Bonus: FOR THE WILD Podcast Interview

I'm also happy to post a new podcast interview with Charles and I, hosted by Ayana Young from For the Wild, to discuss the making of the film and outline the transition to the gift. 

» Listen to podcast The Age of Transition (55 mins)

From the Archives

OLD GROWTH - Spoken Word with Deus Fortier

"All of nature is making tender love to itself eternally."

Speaking of love for mother earth, I'm pleased to re-share this powerful spoken word piece I shot  with Vancouver based artist Deus Fortier, also in collaboration with Pacha Papa. 

» Watch Old Growth (5 mins)

Photo: Zipporah Lomax

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- IM 

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