Books for Building the  Better World

 

Benjamin Franklin

 

 

Book List

Now available for purchase worldwide.  New books for science ... education ... politics ... morality ... spirituality —and to provide the lift of laughter, adventure, and romance for these trying times, entertainment, humor, & love.  Click on titles to go to covers and short descriptions.

 

Brave Laughter

 

Entertainment & Humor

Brave Laughter
The Parable of the Three Villages
Return to Amalfi
Tangled Tales of the Book Trade, or the Mystery of the Missing Century

 

 

Love

3,000 Years of Love: The Life of Riane Eisler and David Loye
1001 Days of Love
100 Days of Love
Darwin on Love
The Parable of the Three Villages

 

 

 

 

Science

The Darwin Anniversary Cycle
Bankrolling Evolution: A Program for a President
Measuring Evolution: A Leadership Guide to the Health and Wealth of
Nations

Darwin’s Lost Theory: Bridge to a Better World
Darwin on Love

 

Story

 

Education

The Parable of the Three Villages

(forthcoming)
Telling the New Story: The Place for Every One of Us in Evolution

(forthcoming)
Moral Sensitizing: A Guide to a New Method of Learning and Therapy
for Teachers, Counselors, Ministers, and Self-Healers

 

 

Politics

Bankrolling Evolution: A Program for a President

The Parable of the Three Villages
Tangled Tales of the Book Trade, or the Mystery of the Missing Century

 

 

 

 

Morality

The Moral Transformation Cycle
The River and the Star: The Lost Story of the Great Explorers of the
Better World

(forthcoming)
The Glacier and the Flame I: Rediscovering Goodness
The Glacier and the Flame II: Redefining Evil
The Glacier and the Flame III: Fragments of a Vision
The Science of Evil
Moral Sensitizing: A Guide to a New Method of Learning and Therapy
for Teachers, Counselors, Ministers, and Self-Healers

 

Spirituality

The Parable of the Three Villages

(forthcoming)
The Glacier and the Flame I: Rediscovering Goodness
The Glacier and the Flame III: Fragments of a Vision
Moral Sensitizing: A Guide to a New Method of Learning and Therapy
for Teachers, Counselors, Ministers, and Self-Healers

 

Book Descriptions

National affairs. The first two books of the six-book Darwin Anniversary Cycle: Bankrolling Evolution and Measuring Evolution.

Bankrolling Evolution

 

 

Bankrolling Evolution: A Program for a President  is a culmination of thousands of studies by progressive natural and social scientists showing how the Obama years can help build the better world we must now gain with no further delay.  A sequel to evolutionary systems scientist David Loye’s award-winning The Healing of a Nation, Bankrolling Evolution is a bold new exploration of how an alliance of progressive science, progressive spirituality, and progressive American leadership can dig out from the disaster of the Bush years and get human evolution back on track.

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Measuring Evolution: A Leadership Guide to the Health and Wealth of Nations provides the basic ingredient for grounding the power of science: a new means of measurement. First introduced in Bankrolling Evolution, the Global Sounding is a new measure for determining whether we are moving ahead, being checked in place, or being driven backward in human evolution. Including historic pilot study evidence of the disastrous impact of the Bush years, this book provides a guide to use of this new measure for planetary advancement by decision-makers in business, government, politics, science, education, the media, nonprofit and religious organizations, philanthropists and foundations.

Measuring Evolution
 

 

 

 

 

 

The perfect summer read.

Brave Laughter

 

Publication of the first of six books for an Entertainment and Humor Cycle by David Loye, Brave Laughter is the inspiring story of three generations of a lake-dwelling Minnesota family of independent thinkers and funny story tellers within the larger picture of change and progressive evolution for America from the Civil War into post-World War II years.

Travel, adventure, mystery—another perfect summer read.

Publication of the second of Loye’s Entertainment and Humor Cycle, Return to Amalfi.   Travel, adventure, murder mystery—this is Loye’s fascinating account of the real life involvement of himself and his partner, cultural evolution theorist and Chalice and the Blade author Riane Eisler, in a rare combination of travel, detective, romance, history, “ghost,” and scientific adventure story.

Romance, adventure, and the rumbling of revolution.

The first of four books for Loye's Love Cycle, 3,000 Years of Love is the gripping, inspiring, often funny dual-biography of the lives of Eisler and Loye as lovers, writers, evolutionary systems scientists, and social and political activists.

The perfect book for Valentine’s Day gifts and readers.

Publication of the second book for the Love Cycle. Prefigured in the Eisler-Loye dual biography, 3,000 Years of Love, 1001 Days of Love is the surprising and moving book of Valentine’s Day and birthday poems written by Loye to Eisler during their thirty years together.

 

An offbeat tale of scandal in the book world and political world!

 

 

Thomas Wolfe, Will Durant, Jesus, Gautama, the Reverends Billy Max Featherstone, Billy Max Tillybody, and other famous and fictional figures in a saga of the nightmare world of late 20th century American publishing and politics.  With many a nod to the influence of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., it all lights up, fizzles, and in a cataclysmic adventure explodes in the third book for Loye’s Entertainment and Humor Cycle, Tangled Tales of the Book Trade, or the Mystery of the Missing Century.

A scientific, social, and political bombshell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New third edition of the pivotal book for the "second Darwinian revolution," Darwin’s Lost Theory: Bridge to a Better World. Wholly contradicting the long embedded, economically and politically disastrous stereotype of “survival of the fittest” and “selfish gene” Darwinism, this is the widely acclaimed reconstruction of Darwin’s long ignored “fully human, love and moral-action-oriented” completion for his theory of evolution. Among advance reviews by leading world scientists: “Everyone concerned with our understanding of evolution on this planet owes Loye a deep debt of gratitude”: Pioneering general evolution theorist Ervin Laszlo. “In this work Loye has brought his unique erudition to an enormous and critical task, and carried it off with genius. We urgently need this book, and we need it now”: Pioneering chaos theorist Ralph Abraham. “Grips the reader's imagination somewhat as if glued to watching him put together a giant jig-saw puzzle showing the whole sweep of evolution in the light of both former and recent thinking”: pioneering brain scientist Paul MacLean"Most exciting, most revealing book on Darwin I have ever read": pioneering biophysicist Mae Wan Ho

A haunting reminder of what's at stake for the 21st century riding on the outcome in America's 2008 and 2012 presidential and congressional election years.

 

 

 

The first book for Loye's new six book Moral Transformation Cycle. The River and the Star: The Lost Story of the Great Explorers of the Better World  provides a fascinating new look at the lives, times, and work of a comparative handful of men—and in our time, women—who “over 200 years fought to expand the ability of our species to build better lives and the better world for ourselves.” We follow Immanuel Kant, Marx and Engels, Sigmund Freud, Jean Piaget, Erich Fromm, Lawrence Kohlberg and Carol Gilligan and other famous scientific explorers as bit by bit they uncover the “two worlds” of morality and a firm first foundation for moral evolution.

A haunting, humorous tale of the three worlds of our time, moral transformation, and educational child psychology for the better world.

 

A searing, soaring social vision in the genre of Jonathan Swift, George Orwell, James Thurber, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and 20th and 21st century environmental visionaries.  Assigned to encourage readership to Loye's Entertainment and Humor Cycle, The Parable of the Three Villages is the story purportedly recovered from an artifact of the ancient villages of the saintly Osanto, the vicious Snarlsgrrrr, and the woeful Mystifu. Prefiguring our own times to an amazing degree, the Parable tells of what happens when Snarlsgrrrr sets out to enslave and exploit the other villages with hordes of ComCon (i.e, compassionate conservative) robots.

The perfect gift book for  Valentine's Day and June weddings..

Evoking the Sonnets of Shakespeare in purpose, publication of the third book for the Love Cycle.  Prefigured in the Eisler-Loye dual biography, 3,000 Years of Love, fresh, witty, touching and engaging, 100 Days of Love for the first time brings together the first 100 poems Loye wrote to Eisler, one a day, for the first 100 days of their life together.

Darwin on sex, love, and the real you and me—for all ages.

Publication of the fourth book for the Darwin Anniversary Cycle.  For the first time brought together in Darwin on Love are the charming, funny, scientifically meaningful but long ignored stories of the love and sex life of the wide range of animals that Darwin tells in the 95 times he writes of love in The Descent of Man —versus only twice for “survival of the fittest.”  For ages twelve through 112.

 First of a trilogy on the single greatest challenge facing humanity during the 21st century: global moral and spiritual revolution. 

 

 

 

Publication of the second book for Loye's Moral Transformation Cycle and first for the Glacier and the Flame trilogy: The Glacier and the Flame I: Rediscovering Goodness.  Are we by nature good? Or bad? Or are we only some kind of organic putty for shaping in whatever way over-riding control or blind chance drives us? In this first of the core triad of books for his Moral Transformation Cycle Loye applies the neglected power of both progressive science and progressive spirituality to the basic question of what makes us good.  Among the stunning results: the finding of agreement between science and spirituality that by evolution we’re pre-programmed good.  And the uncovering of a consensus between progressive science and progressive spirituality on six foundations for moral transformation—and a mutual new six point Global Ethic. Forthcoming 2010

Politically relevant early publication of the fifth book for Loye's revolutionary Moral Transformation Cycle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

As the crucial 2008 American presidential and congressional election nears, publication of The Science of Evil: What Makes Us Good or Bad? probing the moral and spiritual pathology driving both liberal and conservative concern. “Over many millennia we humans have grappled with evil with the tools of mind perfected through the cumulating experience of billions of us and the insight of great thinkers gathered into three great bodies of organized knowledge,” Loye tells us. First, over many thousands of years, the rich, ritualistic attempt by religion. Next, over only three to four thousand years, the lofty bookish probe by philosophy. Last, over barely more than 300 years, has come the attempt to ground our search for understanding in genetics, behavior, environment, and other multifaceted explorations of science. This book “has been written for the general reader looking for a relatively quick introduction to what science as well as religion and philosophy has to tell us about this most serious of all problems we humans encounter during our brief life spans on this earth. At the same time, I write to reach the student as well as the teacher and the established professional in science, religion, or philosophy, with a quick guide to a huge realm of knowledge now scattered over hundreds of books.” Forthcoming 2010

 

 

 

More of the startling and liberating agreement between progressive science and progressive spirituality on the explosive and divisive ancient question of what is evil ~ coming February 2009.

 

 

Publication of the third book for the Moral Evolution Cycle, The Glacier and the Flame II: Redefining Evil. Are we bad as a matter of “innate evil”? From a scientific viewpoint is the problem a basically bestial human nature we can only hope to improve by relentless control? Or is ours the astonishing case of the rise and global proliferation of much of what we know as evil imposed upon us by bloody conquest in our supposedly unknowable distant past? Out of the pioneering work of archeologist Marija Gimbutas, cultural evolution theorist Riane Eisler, and scores of other social scientists emerges an extraordinary uncovering of the shaping impact on our history—and choice of future—of a “partnership” moral sensitivity and morality versus a “dominator” moral insensitivity and morality. Forthcoming 2011


Six foundations for moral transformation and a probe in depth of the Guidance System of Higher Mind ~ coming 2011.

 

 

 

 

Publication of the fifth book for Loye's Moral Transformation Cycle and final book for the Glacier and the Flame trilogy, The Glacier and the Flame III: Fragments of a Vision. Forced by advancing age and the lack of a market for his original purpose of a book for each of them, into this final book for the triad Loye collapsed fragments earlier written to flesh out scientific support for these six foundations: I: The Expectation of Goodness. II: Perception of the Two Worlds of Partnership and Dominator Morality. III: The Cosmic and Political Drive of Freedom and Equality. IV: The Immanent and Transcendent Power of Love. V: The Guidance System of Higher Mind. VI: Earth and the Action Imperative.  Within the teeter totter of our world between indifference and comprehension, is there hope for an impact?  "The wedding of brain research with evolutionary systems science in my probe of the nature and function of the Guidance System of Higher Mind is likely to prove my most enduring contribution."Forthcoming 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The action-oriented sixth book and conclusion for Loye's Moral Transformation Cycle ~ coming 2011.

 

Moral Sensitizing

 

Publication of  Moral Sensitizing: A Guide to a New Method of Learning and Therapy for Teachers, Counselors, Ministers, and Self-Healers. How are we to find and learn for ourselves and teach and counsel others in the arts and sciences of goodness? Drawing on the accumulated wisdom of the five earlier books for his Moral Transformation Cycle, as well as the revolutionary six book Darwin Anniversary Cycle, in this final book Dr.Loye provides a guide to a new way to strengthen our families, schools, and international relations with the new approach of Moral Sensitivity Learning (MSL) and Moral Sensitivity Healing (MSH).  Forthcoming 2011

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