Making Global Sense trio


Why a Billion of Us Build Our World Anew

Grounded hope for the 21st century inspired by Thomas Paine’s Common Sense

A book for these times that try our souls

Judah Freed

“Thomas Paine rallied Americans to a new sense of themselves and their possibilities. Judah Freed does likewise for citizens of the planet.”
Bill McKibben, The End of Nature; 

Making Global Sense is a vital and wonderful book, well written and inspired.”
Barbara Marx Hubbard, Conscious Evolution


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THE CAUSE of global enlightenment is the cause of all humankind.

IN THESE TRYING TIMES of changing climate, surging pandemics, social unrest, economic injustice, and rising despotism, too many turn fear into blame and trust bullies promising to save us somehow. Some of us find more grounded hope. We balance freedom and responsibility by living daily with a sense of our sacred global oneness.

Spinning earth

MAKING GLOBAL SENSE offers a vision of why more than a billion globally aware people on earth form the emerging “global sense movement.” Alone and together, we are working spiritually, ecologically, culturally, economically, and politically to generate critical mass for the urgently needed enlightenment of humanity

Award-winning author and journalist Judah Freed draws inspiration from Thomas Paine and his world-changing 1776 essay, Common Sense. Reviving ideals and ideas from the 18th century Enlightenment, Making Global Sense champions 21st century enlightenment

Where Paine invited violent revolution, Freed invites peaceful evolution. Where Paine refuted monarchy and hereditary succession, Freed refutes alpha male rule and authority addiction, hidden from our minds with split perceptions, which is how we treat opinions as facts or think lies are true. Like Paine, Freed advocates critical thinking and reason.

Where Paine proposed a war for independence and the first modern republic. Freed proposes peaceful inner mindful self rule and outer personal democracy, so we mature into direct republics one day.  

Changing how we make sense of life and the world changes our lives and the world. A global sensibility equalizes and liberates all races and genders and ages and abilities for ample prosperity and lively democracy. “New men,” for instance, stop trying to rule the world and instead learn to rule themselves. People of all sorts and natures can thrive when their lives make global sense.

Balancing head and heart, around the essays are woven memoir sections where the author tells the story behind his insights. Youthful faith in a cult, for example, led him to grasp why and how we give away our power to leaders. The story of his later cancer survival journey offers hope for anyone. 

Globally awake readers will feel they are not alone, nor powerless, especially when we unite for nonviolent actions together. Those still asleep to our oneness may now safely open their eyes. 

Making Global Sense is at once vast and tangible, disturbing and inspiring.”
 – Ocean Robbins, CEO, The Food Revolution Network. 

“Judah Freed shows how global awareness is already changing life on our planet. The book offers us real hope when we need it most.”
  – John Mackey, Conscious Capitalism, CEO, Whole Foods. 

Making Global Sense by Judah Freed is truly a masterpiece.”
 – Don E. Beck, PhD, co-founder of Spiral Dynamics. 

“Judah Freed holds an unflinching mirror up to human nature and offers a blueprint for the spirit and substance we will need to survive and thrive on Planet Earth.”
 – Terry Tamminen, Lives Per Gallon; former California EPA head.

Making Global Sense is compelling in its ideas and wonderful in its personal elements!”
Herb Goldberg, PhD, The New Male; The Hazards of Being Male.

Making Global Sense is a timely, inspirational empowering call to action.”
Marian McCain, Elderwoman; editor, GreenSpirit.

“The book is clear-eyed and novel. Judah Freed charts a path towards greener and more responsible economies that would be good for people and the planet.”
Jules Pretty, OBE, The Edge of Extinction.

“Beautifully written, engaging and inspirational, this transformational book is a must-read for enlightened thinkers and instruments of change.”
Jill Heinerth, filmmaker, We Are Water.

“This is the first book I can remember reading that synthesizes so much into a coherent whole.”
Shel Horowitz, co-author, Guerrilla Marketing Goes Green, Guerrilla Marketing to Heal the World.

The Author

Judah Freed
Judah Freed

JUDAH FREED is an author, journalist, speaker, educator, and publishing consultant. His earlier works about global thinking won two Nautilus Book Awards.

He’s published more than a thousand articles in U.S. and European publications, such as The Denver Post, The Rocky Mountain News, Westword, Multichannel News, Euromedia, Il Mondo, The Sun, and The Huffington Post. He pioneered media trade press coverage of interactive TV and the internet.

Judah earned a 1988 double BA in communication and journalism from the University Without Walls at Loretto Heights College (Regis). He researched organizational and public communication within the Individualized MA program at Antioch University. He’is a lifelong learner.

He is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (First Amendment Committee), Authors Guild, Society of Professional Journalists, National Society of Newspaper Columnists, Independent Book Publishers Association, and Coalition of Visionary Resources.

Judah blogs at
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MAKING GLOBAL SENSE has been endorsed by 16 thought leaders, so far…. Some of these, such as the late Barbara Marx Hubbard, were generously given before the book reach its final edit for publication in January 2021.
(in alphabetical order):
  • Martin Adams, executive director of, author of Land: A New Paradigm.
  • Don E. Beck, author and co-founder of the global Spiral Dynamics movement.
  • Jed Diamond, men’s movement author of MenAlive and The Warrior’s Journey Home.
  • Herb Goldberg, PhD, pioneer author of The New Male, The Hazards of Being Male. 
  • Jill Heinerth, award-winning underwater explorer and filmmaker of We Are Water.
  • Shel Horowitz, co-author w/ Jay Conrad Levinson of Guerrilla Marketing Goes Green.
  • John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods and the co-author of Conscious Capitalism.
  • Barbara Marx Hubbard, author of Conscious Evolution, global visionary futurist.
  • Marian McCain, Australian author of Elderwoman, editor of GreenSpirit Magazine.
  • Bill McKibben, founder of, the Climate March, bestselling ecology author.
  • Jordan Paul, PhD, relationship counselor and author of Becoming Your Own Hero.
  • Jules Pretty, OBE, sustainable agriculture expert, author of The Edge of Extinction. 
  • Ocean Robbins, CEO of Food Revolution Network, founder of Yes! Magazine.
  • Leslie Sponsel, PhD, ecological anthropologist and author of Spiritual Ecology.
  • Terry Tamminen, former Secretary of California EPA, author of Lives Per Gallon.

Conversation on Wiki Politiki with Steve Bhaerman (Swami Beyondananda). January. 2020.
(Kindly pardon audio weak spots as we delve deep and have fun.) 


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