Infused with visionary power, Sacred America, Sacred World is a manifesto for our country’s evolution that is both political and deeply spiritual. It offers profound hope that America can grow beyond our current challenges and manifest our noblest destiny, which the book shows is rooted in sacred principles that transcend left or right political views.
Filled with practical ideas and innovative strategies honed from Stephen’s work with over 1000 luminaries via The Shift Network, Sacred America, Sacred World rings with a can-do entrepreneurial spirit and explains how America can lead the world toward peace, sustainability, health, and prosperity.
This vision of the future weaves the best of today’s emergent spirituality with seasoned political wisdom, demonstrating ways America can grow beyond its current stagnation and political gridlock to become a world leader in peace and progress.
On the day the book launched Sacred America, Sacred World was the #1 Amazon Bestseller in multiple categories including Leadership, Democracy, National politics, Government Social Policy, Economic Policy & Development and Cultural Policy.
In celebration of the book, Stephen is creating a dialogue series with renowned thought leaders and political activists to support you in understanding, embodying and catalyzing the next evolution of our politics.
Stephen Dinan is the founder and CEO of The Shift Network and a member of the Transformational Leadership Council and Evolutionary Leaders. The Shift Network was founded in 2010 and has served over 750,000 people worldwide, with customers in 150 countries. It delivers virtual summits, courses, and trainings featuring over 50 core faculty and 1,000 thought leaders in domains as diverse as spirituality, peace, holistic health, psychology, parenting, enlightened business, shamanism, indigenous wisdom, and sustainability.
Stephen is a graduate of Stanford University (Human Biology) and the California Institute of Integral Studies (East-West Psychology). He helped create and directed the Esalen Institute’s Center for Theory & Research, a think tank for leading scholars, researchers, and teachers to explore human potential frontiers. As the former director of membership and marketing at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, he was the driving force behind the Shift in Action program and the One Minute Shift media series.
He has been a featured speaker at the World Cultural Forum in China, the Alliance for a New Humanity in Costa Rica, Renovemos Mexico in Mexico City, and the University of Cuenca in Ecuador, as well as many US conferences, events, radio programs, and online summits. He is also the author of Radical Spirit. Stephen lives in San Rafael, California, with his beloved wife Devaa.
"I LOVE this book — brilliant, inspirational, powerful, eloquent and a fun read. Exactly what is needed at this critical time!"
— John Perkins, #1 NY Times bestselling author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Stephen Dinan outlines a clear path toward healing the rifts that have torn our society asunder.
– John Robbins, author, Diet For A New America
Major evolutionary changes are looming on America’s political horizon, and this book is the first I’ve seen to announce them so clearly.
– Rich Tafel, Founder, Log Cabin Republicans
Dinan offers us a highly compelling blueprint to engage in deep and totally achievable global transformation. This is a visionary work of the highest order.
– James O’Dea, former Director of Amnesty International, Washington, D.C.
We, as citizens, are at a crossroads. To choose wisely, start with reading this book.
– Debilyn Molineaux, President, Coffee Party USA
Sacred America, Sacred World provides an unprecedented vision of global possibilities.
– Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr., member of the Dakota and Chickasaw Nation
This book is our survival manual. It provides exactly the vision we, the people, have been searching for.
– Mark Gerzon, author, The Reunited States of America
In 2016, it’s become ever more clear that America is stuck in polarized politics and our democracy is getting more dysfunctional. How do we shift that?
Sacred America, Sacred World offers powerful answers:
Ultimately the book offers a spiritually-grounded, unifying blueprint for the the next American Evolution.
For more than a decade, I have promoted the most important teachers, pioneers, and conscious leaders I can find who are shifting our planet forward.
Now it’s my turn to step forward with my deepest message and all the wisdom that I can muster, in service to our evolution as a country, which is important not just for us but for the world.
The truth is that America has gotten a bit stuck in partisan warfare, cynicism, greed, and overconsumption. But, I know in my heart that we are made of finer stuff, with a higher mission to lead the way to a beautiful world that works for all, one that is healthy, peaceful, sustainable, and prosperous.
This is in our founding “codes” as well as the leading edge of our culture. In my book, I show how we can discover higher, “transpartisan” solutions in areas from peacebuilding to campaign finance reform, from micro-finance to the path to a zero carbon economy. Most of all, I call us into sacred citizenship and show how we can create lasting change.
I aim for it to be a powerful political expression of our larger human potential movement – an injection of deeper wisdom at a time when our country really needs it.
In this way, I want to become an ambassador for YOU and all those like us who are working to evolve our culture.
Helping me to create a New York Times bestseller helps to give YOU a more visible, respected and effective ambassador and a bigger platform to champion your conscious values.
I am blessed to have gotten great testimonials about the book from across the full spectrum of political positions, from progressives to leading Republicans, because I focus on what unites us.
Buying this book now will propel me into the heart of the national dialogue just as things heat up and get truly nasty in the Presidential season.
I’m going to Cleveland for the RNC, then Philadelphia for the DNC, then hosting a large, online American Citizens Summit in August to offer better transpartisan pathways forward.
I am ready to positively influence our culture in the service to the larger Shift on earth, but I need your partnership.
Help me to send a strong message to the powers that be that it’s time for a new America, one that is peaceful, respectful, and based in reverence for all of life.
Will you join with me do this?
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This is the first great manifesto of the evolutionary, trans-partisan political movement of our time. Like some of the great political philosophers of the 19th century, Dinan shines a spotlight on the most promising currents of the day. And, by doing so, he not only shows us how we can build an America that combines strength and empathy, capitalism and compassion, domestic concerns and planetary responsibilities. He shows us how we can better become the richly complex and self-aware beings that we truly are.
— Mark Satin, author, New Age Politics and Radical Middle
Bookstores are full of attempts to map the transition from the last century into the new one and away from a world full of silos, hard-edged ideologies, and personal agendas. Dinan’s vision is unique. He is recognized as the prime "shift-master" of our age and generation because he goes where most fear to tread and maps out new and fresh blends of tools and alloys that hold the promise of creating a brighter day for all. Get a copy of Sacred America, Sacred World. No! Buy 10 and delight your friends.
— Don Edward Beck, Ph D., Center for Human Emergence
This is an important book and does a great job at connecting the big issues of our day, making it real and compelling for readers to act in ways that speak to the ‘better angels of our nature.
— Diane Randall, Executive Secretary, Friends Committee on National Legislation
Dinan’s book is a shot across the bow of political complacency. He is calling on Americans from all across the political spectrum to aspire to something higher than the conventional ideas and institutions that now drive our politics. He points to the reality of order and freedom as energetic forces within individuals and the culture as well as the need to address the country’s psychic shadow. It’s a starting point for very important conversations that must take place if our Constitutional Republic is to not only survive but thrive.
— Michael D.Ostrolenk, Cofounder, The Liberty Coalition
Sacred America, Sacred World provides a valuable voyager’s guide to traversing the uncharted waters of planetary transformation. It points us in the direction of functional transpartisan politics, sustainable economics, and our individual responsibility as participants in nurturing civilization’s evolution. The insights offered in this powerful book have the potential to change the world.
— Bruce H. Lipton, bestselling author of The Biology of Belief
Very few times in one’s life does a book of monumental importance and significance come along. This book is one of those times. Sacred America, Sacred World will awaken the deep dream within you for the next level of the expression of America’s soul in the world. Stephen both honors ideologies and also transcends them into a shared mission and destiny for America and humanity. This book is nothing less than the blueprint and the foundation for the next level of the American Dream.
— Martin Rutte, bestselling author of Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work
Reading Stephen Dinan’s epic tome during a Presidential election year full of debased debates is like opening a window to a room that’s been hermetically sealed for decades. This book is disruptively sacred, delectably stimulating, and deeply spiritual. Read it and reap.
— Chip Conley, bestselling author of Peak, founder of a $250M business
This wise and moving book will help us all in the central task of our time. That of reinventing a way of being and doing that reflects our sacred nature and sacred purpose.
— Andrew Harvey, founder, Institute for Sacred Activism
Stephen Dinan has performed a unique feat: he has created a holistic view of the future of the United States without demonizing anyone. This book is a powerful roadmap to a better world and a better country. It will be a guidebook for visionaries, activists and change agents for years to come.
— Tim Kelley, global consultant and author of True Purpose
Responding to a broken political world of ends-justified tactics and narrow self-interests, Dinan provides a positive, holistic vision for our democracy.
— Don Ness, former mayor of Duluth, MN; author,Hillsider: Snapshots of a Curious Political Journey
In Sacred America, Sacred World, Stephen Dinan invites us to connect with the sacred mission to reinvent the world that is America’s deep reason for being. He provides us with many transformative strategies to do that, but underneath each of them is a being infused with hope for the future and an indomitable belief in possibility. Read this book if you wish to be infused with Stephen’s two precious gifts for navigating the 21st century on Planet Earth.
— David Gershon, CEO of Empowerment Institute and author of Social Change 2.0
Sacred America, Sacred World offers an inspiring vision of our spiritual roots and our future potential as a nation, while also addressing shadow elements that need healing. It provides fascinating insights on how to transcend rigid liberal/conservative ideologies, based on the author’s own experience, and gives many useful ideas for how citizens can get engaged in transforming America.
— Corinne McLaughlin and Gordon Davidson, co-authors of Spiritual Politics and co-founders of The Center for Visionary Leadership
Sacred America, Sacred World points the way to the future of America’s political evolution. Dinan articulates an approach to government and civic engagement that is even more integrative and progressive than what passes for progressive politics today. Heartfelt and personal, yet also well informed by leading-edge political thinking, I highly recommend this thoughtful and thoroughly readable book.
— Steve McIntosh, author of Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution
Rarely does a book come along that not only presents an illuminating picture of how our country and our world can evolve to work for everyone, but also offers profound understanding about how to get there. Sacred America, Sacred World is such a book and a remarkable achievement. Stephen Dinan demonstrates a new organizational foundation that can become the basis for us to live together sustainably, harmoniously and justly, as national and global citizens. A deep bow to his intelligence, his heart and his commitment to our beloved country and the world.
— John Steiner, co-founder, The Bridge Alliance, and Margo King, Wisdom Beyond Borders
The American Dream used to mean something. With the heartfelt inspiration and practical wisdom offered in Stephen’s book, it can once again. Read this book if you are an advocate for not just rebuilding America but for truly making the world holy. Sacred America, Sacred World opens doorways and pathways into the world we have barely believed is possible, and it is time now to make that dream real. In many ways, this powerful book is the answer to our prayers.
— Marcia Wieder, CEO, The Meaning Institute & bestselling author, DREAM
Sacred America, Sacred World is a clarion call of hope. Steeped in the values of the left, Dinan has come to understand an evolutionary vision of cultural change in which both Left and Right play enduring roles in the dialectic of progress, for which both must evolve. He offers an intimate, heartfelt confession of his sacred spiritual intuition in a way that speaks to the highest values of conservatives and radicals alike. Thoughtful, readable, original, and highly recommended!
— Terry Patten, founder, Bay Area Integral;author, Integral Life Practice
Sacred America, Sacred World could not be more timely. It is profoundly courageous in penetrating the cloud of so-called “realism” that keeps from dreaming a new dream for our country. It inspires and challenges each of us to look at our own beliefs and behavior that make us part of the problem rather than helping to birth the solutions. Stephen is also profoundly courageous in engaging with our greatest moral and political challenges — from income inequality and terrorism to racism and genocide. Both Stephen and his book meet these challenges with that all-too-rare combination of tough-mindedness and open heart.
— Robert Gass, Executive Coach
Dinan provides an alluring future vision for the new American dream! This is a call to move beyond labels or political affiliations in order to assemble as evolutionary citizens. Sacred America, Sacred World provides an open exploration of how to truly serve the collective whole in a way that works better for everybody.
— Yanik Silver, author Evolved Enterprise & founder Maverick1000
I loved this book! Stephen Dinan is finally illuminating how politics can elevate America. This book takes us on a journey of hope and change, one not focused just on externals but on how we can unite our country as a whole to bring forth our best from within.
— Sister Jenna, radio host, Director of Brahma Kumaris, Washington, D.C.
Reading Sacred America, Sacred World is like plugging into an evolutionary dynamo for the betterment of our precious country. It positively crackles with creativity, insight, unflinching analysis and vision both sublime and practical. It’s a global, holistic, transpartisan, entrepreneurial, peaceful, innovative, and solution-oriented approach to consciously refashioning the American body politic from its heart and soul out. This ’Common Sense’ from a fiercely patriotic, 21st-century Tom Paine is a must read for forward-thinking Americans of all parties and persuasions.
— Saniel Bonder, author, Healing the Spirit/Matter Split
Read Sacred America, Sacred World. Like breaking in new shoes, Dinan’s prescription may be uncomfortable at first. But my prayer is that it can empower a seismic shift in perspective from focusing on one’s own life to centering rightly on the good of our country and our world.
— Gayle S. Rose, CEO of EVS Corporation
This book is simply beautiful, wise, and brilliantly conceived. It is a work of intellectual prowess, leavened with heart and wisdom, that calls us to a new American Dream arising from our wholeness of being. It inspires hope for higher possibilities in our nation and the world.
— J. Manuel Herrera, Silicon Valley elected official
We live in a sacred ‘web of life,’ with intricate connections that indigenous peoples have honored and respected for millennia. We are interdependent with everyone and everything. Stephen Dinan’s call to embrace that interdependence in a new era of democracy is core to healing our country and our world. Thank you, Stephen, for sharing this vision for a sacred world and for this timely message to us all.
— Betsy Hall McKinney, Founder and CEO, It’s Time Network
Stephen Dinan lays out a compelling vision for a nation and world with the political, economic and social conditions needed to bring lasting peace and prosperity. Sacred America, Sacred World is a must read for all those who yearn for a brighter tomorrow.
— Steve Farrell, Worldwide Executive Director, Humanity’s Team
Sacred America, Sacred World gives us an inspiring Dream for the Future – and some very practical ways to get there. Stephen Dinan envisions a world that can work for everyone – and importantly so, because we’re all in this together!
— Olivia Hansen, President of Spiritual Life TV Channel, and the Synthesis Foundation
If the Founding Fathers could have written a book about the United States in contemporary times, this would be it.
— Walter Semkiw, M.D., author, Return of the Revolutionaries
I am sitting here crying and cannot begin to express how touched I was by everything you wrote and how proud I am of the person you have become and your vision for our country and world. It is the best book I have ever read!!!!!!