This chapter explores the way in which modern industrial capitalist society can lead to disenchantment and alienation from work, nature and community. As we are reaching a point in this failing social system, our global society is facing crises in the realm of environment, politics, and economics. As a response to these overlapping crises, individuals are exploring alternative systems of production, such as subsistence agriculture, that help to solve some of the issues arising out of these crises. Paradoxically, the exploration of these alternatives is at once neoliberal and liberating, and creates shadow structures which may be laying the groundwork for new social structures that can develop more strength as capitalism continues to fail.