Site content

Publication date: 31 October 2019. - Request notification when available

Books by Bernard Lietaer

Over Bernard Lietaer’s long career, he has written a large number of books on monetary and financial topics. This book refers to four of them and one paper, which he sees as especially important for the paradigm shifts discussed here. We recommend reading them if you wish to delve further into the topics addressed in this book.

Mysterium Geld

Publisher: Epubli, Germany ISBN: 200-0-040182-8-25 –English version in preparation

In this book, Bernard describes a society’s collective emotions and how they form its monetary system. In the last 500 years, the archetype of the Great Mother – symbol of nature, fertility and abundance – was systematically suppressed – leading to dominantly patrifocal values at the expense of matrifocal values.

Money and Sustainability

A report from the Club of Rome – EU Chapter

Publisher: Triarchy Press, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-908009-7-53

In this book (written with Christian Arnsperger, Sally Goerner and Stefan Brunnhuber), Bernard Lietaer discusses in detail the position of our traditional money in the law of sustainability. We consider it as essential reading for policymakers, business leaders and economists, anyone concerned with sustainability, those working in the field of monetary systems and anyone with an informed interest in the future of our planet.

Creating wealth – Growing local economies with local currencies

Gwendolyn Hallsmith & Bernard Lietaer

Publisher: New Society Publishers, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-86571-667-4

This book – based on a large number of projects for complementary currencies – describes in detail the reasons for implementing them, the projects you need launch and drive through and critical factors for success.

Rethinking Money – How new currencies turn scarcity into prosperity

With Jacqui Dunne

Publisher: Berret-Koehler, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-60994-296-0

In this book, Jacqui and Bernard give an updated view of our traditional monetary system and offer strategies for dual monetary systems for banking, business and entrepreneurs, governments and NGOs.

A world in balance (PDF, available for download)

In this article Bernard Lietaer discusses in more detail patrifocal and matrifocal values and how they drive a society’s monetary system, and especially describe a flourishing dual currency system in Bali.


This website uses Cookies - please find more about our Cookies Policy and your right as user in our Data Protection Policy. By continuing to use our website you confirm agreement to our policies.

If you do not agree please click „I disagree“ to discontinue use of this website.