Positive Thinking in a Dark Age is a collection of fourteen essays written over the past fifteen years by visionary activist, thinker and teacher, Jim Tull. In a contentious world where social action usually means either direct aid or some form of political response, these essays together promote a ‘third way’ that is rooted in systems thinking, cultural transformation and the rebuilding of small-scale communities. Evidence of cultural and systemic unraveling is exposed throughout the essays, but emphasis is placed more on guiding and inspiring change. The author’s own journey is profiled in a way that balances prophetic philosophy with the deeply personal, including his dreaming life and trials of romantic love. There is scarcely a sentence in this collection that does not directly serve the vision uniting all fourteen essays.