A Peaceful Transition

A Peaceful Transition

The Dove of Peace by Lynyce Scarlett
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." - Jimi Hendrix

Educate – Organize – Move the Zeitgeist

Consciousness change and practice to help the movement's impact on our planet

Consciousness change and practice to help the movement's impact on our planet

The mission of the Zeitgeist Movement of spreading awareness about a resource-based economy, I feel - and it has been said by other members - is totally connected with an awakening of consciousness happening on our planet. The line of reasoning and critical thinking that leads to advocating a resource-based economy is a part of, and not separate from, the evolution of nature, the patterns of nature, and our species' consciousness in relation to nature. By nature, I mean the universe and its message to us through science.

Developing a Plan to Move to a Truly Sustainable Future

Developing a Plan to Move to a Truly Sustainable Future

Sustainability is one of the buzzwords of our modern age. Yet there appears to be no consistent agreement as to what is actually meant by this term. To me, the implication has always been that sustainability requires a level of resource consumption which can be maintained over the long-term, with no net drawdown of the resource. This is the complete opposite of the philosophy of growth, which dominates current-day government and corporate thinking. Physical growth of any sort is not sustainable for prolonged periods of time.

The Labour Movement: Breaking an Old Paradigm

The Labour Movement: Breaking an Old Paradigm

“The synergetic aspect of industry’s doing ever more work with ever less investment of time and energy per each unit of performance...has never been formally accounted as a capital gain of land-situated society. The synergistic effectiveness of a world-around integrated industrial process is inherently vastly greater than the confined synergistic effect of sovereignly operating separate systems. Ergo, only complete world desovereignization can permit the realization of an all humanity high standard support.”
-R. Buckminster Fuller

Tour of Duty: Coming Back Into the Real World Once the War is Won, or Lost

Tour of Duty: Coming Back Into the Real World Once the War is Won, or Lost

War is a devastating thing. It makes people do silly things. The soldiers who fight for governments generally have a pretty hard time coming back to the normality of life from the brutality of war. PTSD for example, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, is one thing to consider.

Evolution of 3D Printing

Evolution of 3D Printing

3D printing, the amazing technology that has recently grasped the media's attention, evokes comparisons to Star Trek's 'replicator' that could assemble any known object out of its basic molecules. Behind all the hype, what can it do, and will it really change our world?

ZMCA Newsletter March 2013

ZMCA Newsletter March 2013

5th Annual Zeitgeist Day 2013
Realizing Human Progress & Sustainability

With hundreds of events happening all over the world the weekend of March 16th & 17th, this year's Main Event will take place in Los Angeles, CA at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre. This daylong event showcases current understandings in the areas of Human Values, Monetary Economics, Applied Science, Technological Unemployment and Environmental Sustainability.

10 lessons about conflicts in activism

10 lessons about conflicts in activism

After three years sharing this workspace, I've passed through several crises within this movement, which, as with any other group, is formed by people with distortions and a wide range of understandings. Also, as with any other group, it has biases and dysfunctions. I've lived the split of the only two global movements that proposed a solid alternative to our state of things: The Venus Project and The Zeitgeist Movement. I've seen and have participated (by action or idleness) in the desintegration of a chapter with more than 20 activist working as a true coordinated team.

The Zombie as Barometer of Capitalist Anxiety

The Zombie as Barometer of Capitalist Anxiety

The modern incarnation of the zombie, as seen strewn across pop culture horror novels and films in ever-increasing numbers, is easily recognized and radically different from its historical roots; any member of our modern Western culture can spot the gray, often rotting flesh, the black eyes, the dishevelled appearance, the shuffling gait, the wretched moaning, and, of course, the bloody mouths flecked with fresh flesh and detritus.

What are the Requirements for Happiness, and are We Meeting Them?

What are the Requirements for Happiness, and are We Meeting Them?

What are the Requirements for Happiness, and are We Meeting Them?

As a global society there is surely no better cause than seeking sustained happiness for as many of the world’s people as possible. To help with this cause this work aims to outline the things we need in order to be happy, and explains how, for many of us, these needs are not being fully met. It appears human beings (homo sapiens) have at least three requirements for a generally happy existence: basic health, positive social relationships and a meaningful purpose. Without all three of these needs met it is unlikely, perhaps even impossible, for someone to be able to live happily throughout their life.