About Charles Eisenstein

Charles Eisenstein is the author of The Yoga of Eating and the just-released The Ascent of Humanity. Formerly a Chinese translator and then a Penn State faculty member, he now devotes himself fully to his writing and public speaking in diverse areas: holistic health & nutrition, civilization, education, ecology, economics, spirituality & religion, and the "New Science."

Charles Eisenstein Responds to Reader Comments

Charles Eisenstein Responds to Reader Comments
By May 21, 2007

I am surprised by how many people did not understand the distinction I tried to make between the meat industry, which stands guilty of all the crimes many of you mention, and the eating of meat. I consider it a … Read More

Stop, for the Love of the Earth!

Stop, for the Love of the Earth!
By May 17, 2007

Isa, I cannot respond to all your arguments at once, due to space restrictions. But before I tell my own food story, I would, since you asked so pointedly, like to assure you that I would never kill a child … Read More

Kill the Cow, Save the Tree

Kill the Cow, Save the Tree
By May 15, 2007

Dear Isa, I’m going to start at the end, addressing your skepticism about “ethical omnivores.” So yes, I eat most of my food from farmers I know personally. In the winter, I do eat a lot of non-local produce, and … Read More

No Death, No Dinner

No Death, No Dinner
By May 14, 2007

When people ask me how I first became a vegetarian, I’m tempted to lie. The truth is shameful: It all started with the big eyes and waggy tail of a winsome Cocker Spaniel named April, the childhood companion who left … Read More