Kindling Director Peter Schulte is writing a book about humanity’s emergent genius from the first fire to today’s good news. The book – entitled “Genius!” – is meant to examine humanity’s shameful, limiting stories about itself and inspire possibility and action for a brighter tomorrow. Each week, Peter will post short excerpts from the book right here.

Table of Contents (Draft, Incomplete)


Part 1: 

Part 2: Humanity’s Shame, The Old Story

Part 3: Humanity’s Evolution

  • An infant’s expanding mind
  • An adult’s expanding mind
  • Humanity’s expanding mind

Part 4: Humanity’s Genius, The New Story

  • Memes
  • Instinct
  • Myth & Ritual
  • Ego
  • Law & Order
  • Science & Reason
  • Pluralism
  • Holism
  • The Unknown

Part 5: Humanity’s Future

  • Our Hero’s Journey
  • The Call to Action
  • Just a Story