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Spirit Of Gift: Charles Eisenstein Posted by Audrey Lin, Aug 15 2012 A gift. It is a simple gesture of care. Like an open palm, it is an invitation to connect—an emblem of support, respect, or well wishes for someone else. But can it be more than that? Can gifts restructure our monetary system? What does it mean to live in a gift-economy?  On last Saturday's Forest Call, we got to hear Charles Eisenstein share insights, visions, and stories from his own personal journey with a gift-economy. Not only does he write and speak extensively on the topic, he uses his own life as a fertile ground to walk his talk. While raising three kids, he’s written three books, many essays, gone broke, faced his fears around money, and learned the gifts of receiving. Throughout it all, Charles is someone who has really walked the edges of his

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