Just as there are relatively distinct stages that characterize the development of an individual from infancy to adulthood, so too are there discernible stages in the development of our species as we move toward a planetary-scale civilization. This book brings together views from science and spirituality, East and West, the practical and the visionary, to present a compelling new picture of the broad sweep of human evolution. “Awakening Earth” views humanity as roughly halfway through seven major transformations in culture and consciousness required to build a planetary civilization that can endure into the deep future.