Table of Contents

 

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Introduction. How It All Got Started 7

Part One: How They Control Us

1. The Challenges of This Investigation 11

2. Birth of the Kings With Thrones 13

3. Rich British Colonialists Become Kings Without Thrones 22

4. Union Busting, Warring, & Neo Clonialism 29

5. Jail Threats, Brain Washing, & Dog Whistling 40

6. Kings Trap Us with Shame 50

7. Inequality Hurts Us All 77

8. Kings Have Gotten Deadly with Climate Change 89

9. Kings Controlling Us -- Let Us Count the Ways 107

Part Two: How to Break Free

10. Reducing Our Ecological Footprint 111

11. Breaking Free from the Money Trap 117

12. Widening and Deepening Our Personal Interconnections 124

13. Deepening Our Work and Hobby Experiences 131

14. Becoming More Mindful in Life 141

15. Breaking Free from the Shame Trap 148

16. Discovering Our Suppressed but Successful Lineage 159

17. Deepening Our Interconnections with All Life 169

18. Possibly Also Breaking the U.S. Free 184

19. How It All Comes Together 197

Appendix 1. The Nordic Formula 202

Appendix 2. Climate Change's Science 205

Appendix 3. The Rapid Decline of the Natural World 212

Appendix 4. Improving Our Relationships 220

Appendix 5. Mindfulness Value Assessment & Other Mindfulness Practices 224

Appendix 6. The Importance of Access to Nature 236

Appendix 7. 50 Foods to Eat for a Healthier Planet 244

References & Notes 249

Additional Recommended Reading 273

About the Author 277