Reclaiming the Wild Soul

How Earth's Landscapes Restore Us to Wholeness

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Author: Mary Reynolds Thompson,Lorraine Anderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781940468150

Category: NATURE

Page: 189

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"Reclaiming the Wild Soul takes us on a journey into Earth's five great landscapes - deserts, forests, oceans and rivers, mountains, and grasslands - as aspects of our deeper, wilder selves. Where the inner and outer worlds meet we discover our own true nature mirrored in the Earth's wild beauty and fierce challenges. A powerful archetypal model for transformation, the "soulscapes" return us to a primal terrain rich in knowing, healing, and wholeness. To guide our path, each soulscape offers up wisdom in the form of soul qualities the modern world often undervalues and even undermines. We see how deserts model simplicity and silence, how forests help us make peace with uncertainty, how rivers and oceans reveal the power of flow, how mountains inspire our highest purpose, and how grasslands teach us about giving back. Weaving personal story with poetry, imagery, and explorations, Reclaiming the Wild Soul is simultaneously self-help and a courageous call to action. It is written for all those disillusioned with our hyper-paced, high-tech world, who decry what we are doing to the Earth, who feel the tug of their own wild souls longing for discovery and mystery - a new, yet ancient, way of being human. "--

Reclaiming the Wild Soul

How Earth's Landscapes Restore Us to Wholeness

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Author: Mary Reynolds Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781940468143

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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Reclaiming the Wild Soul takes us on a journey into Earth's five great landscapes -- deserts, forests, oceans and rivers, mountains, and grasslands -- as aspects of our deeper, wilder selves. Where the inner and outer worlds meet we discover our own true nature mirrored in the Earth's wild beauty and fierce challenges. A powerful archetypal model for transformation, the "soulscapes" return us to a primal terrain rich in knowing, healing, and wholeness. To guide our path, each soulscape offers up wisdom in the form of soul qualities the modern world often undervalues and even undermines. We see how deserts model simplicity and silence, how forests help us make peace with uncertainty, how rivers and oceans reveal the power of flow, how mountains inspire our highest purpose, and how grasslands teach us about giving back. Weaving personal story with poetry, imagery, and explorations,Reclaiming the Wild Soul is simultaneously self-help and a courageous call to action. It is written for all those disillusioned with our hyper-paced, high-tech world, who decry what we are doing to the Earth, who feel the tug of their own wild souls longing for discovery and mystery -- a new, yet ancient, way of being human.

Wild Earth, Wild Soul

A Manual for an Ecstatic Culture

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Author: Bill Pfeiffer

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780991886

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 338

View: 8561

Humankind has the capacity and know-how to create Earth-honoring cultures in a new way for new times. Through tapping into ancestral memories, taking what's best from the human potential movement, and collaborating with present day indigenous peoples we can find our way home. Practicing the key ingredients of a lasting culture is an ecstatic way to live. This book shows you how.

Embrace Your Inner Wild

52 Reflections for an Eco-Centric World

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Author: Mary Reynolds Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935952534

Category: Nature

Page: 127

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Embrace Your Inner Wild: 52 Reflections for an Eco-Centric World is a brilliant, full-color book of photographs and reflections that invite you to seek out wildness wherever you find it – within or without. Don Moseman’s spectacular photographs feature the wildlife and terrain of Marin County, California: the fiercely intelligent eyes of the coyote, the spiraling hawk in the supine sky, a bobcat prowling through golden grasses. These photos are paired with reflections by Mary Reynolds Thompson to awaken the reader to wonder. And to oneness. Don spent twenty-five years in San Quentin maximum-security prison in Marin County, California. In 1989, got sober and went straight, encouraged by nature as a guide. Later, taking up photography, the patience he learned in prison paid off. Don knows how to wait for the wild to come to him. Since 1983, the natural world has been key to Mary’s successful recovery from alcoholism. A life coach and facilitator of poetry therapy, Mary has developed a unique program of ecological spirituality that connects clients to their true selves through nature. Embrace Your Inner Wild is a visual and verbal psalm to wildness, rooted in Don and Mary’s shared love of the earth, its inhabitants, and the wild soul that longs to be set free.

Ecomysticism

The Profound Experience of Nature as Spiritual Guide

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Author: Carl von Essen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591439663

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 5457

Explores the philosophy, science, and spirituality of nature mysticism and its Green calling • Offers a solid bridge between spiritual practice and environmental activism • Reveals how we can heal the environment by renewing our connection to it • Shows how spiritual encounters in nature are healing the Nature Deficit Disorder of our psyches and bodies Many have been struck by a majestic moment in nature--a sole illuminated flower in a shady grove, an owl swooping silently across a wooded path, or an infinitely starry sky--and found themselves in a state of expanded awareness so profound they can feel the interconnectedness of all life. These trance-like moments of clarity, unity, and wonder often incite a call to protect and preserve the earth--to support Nature as she supports us. Termed “nature mysticism,” people from all cultures have described such experiences. However, the ever-increasing urbanization of the world’s population is threatening this ancient connection as well as the earth itself. In Ecomysticism, Carl von Essen explores nature mysticism through the recorded experiences of outdoor enthusiasts as well as scientific studies in biology, psychology, and neuroscience. Citing consciousness scholar William James and a variety of well-known nature lovers such as Ansel Adams, Henry David Thoreau, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, von Essen shows how the spiritual transcendence from an encounter in nature--like other mystical experiences--is healing the Nature Deficit Disorder of our psyches and bodies, leading to an expansion of our worldview and a clearer understanding of our self and of our natural world. Offering a solid bridge between spiritual practice and environmental activism, von Essen’s spiritual ecology reveals how only through a renewal of humanity’s spiritual connection to nature can we effect true environmental healing.

The Garden Awakening

Designs to Nurture Our Land and Ourselves

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Author: Mary Reynolds

Publisher: Green Books

ISBN: 9780857843135

Category:

Page: 208

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The Garden Awakening is a garden design book with a difference. Drawing inspiration from long-forgotten Irish gardening traditions, Mary Reynolds re-imagines gardens as spaces that work in harmony with nature. Under Mary's gentle guidance you can awaken your garden, nuturing the land to become a beautiful natural space. The Garden Awakening provides: inspiration for garden designs that are in harmony with nature practical ideas and guidance for creating and maintaining your garden advice on creating a spirtual space in your garden Whether you want to bring the energy and atmosphere of wild places into your own garden, are interested in permaculture and forest gardening, or want to create a spiritual space, this book will guide you in embracing the wild way.

Faithful to Fenway

Believing in Boston, Baseball, and America's Most Beloved Ballpark

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Author: Michael Ian Borer

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814799760

Category: Social Science

Page: 263

View: 8895

An illustrated sports history examines the mystique of Boston's Fenway Park and offers legendary stories, amusing anecdotes, and the shared triumph and tragedy of the Red Sox and their fans. Simultaneous.

Our Turn Our Time

Women Truly Coming of Age

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Author: Christina Baldwin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451605617

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 333

Our Turn, Our Time is an amazing collection of essays written by women who are committed to celebrating and valuing the passage into the second half of life. These women are redefining the role older women play in contemporary society by embracing creativity, spirituality, and sisterhood. These essays are filled with insight, humor, and compassion on a broad variety of topics: the richness of women's groups, the rewards of volunteering, the power of crone ceremonies, the fires of creative expression, the challenges of a changing body, and the confidence that comes from success in later life. Individually, the essays are inspirational and motivating. As a collection, the book becomes a unique support system for women as they age together, providing the opportunity to embrace each passing year with grace and enthusiasm. You will not find celebrities in this book. Our Turn, Our Time is written by everyday women for everyday women, creating equality and unity. The women in this book are positive role models and they will encourage other women to have an enriching, uplifting, and a refreshingly new perspective on the second half of life!

Wild Mind

A Field Guide to the Human Psyche

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Author: Bill Plotkin

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608681785

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 8506

"Depth psychologist and wilderness guide Plotkin offers advice on recognizing and healing inner wounds and destructive patterns of behavior, which can develop into subpersonalities such as inner critics, victims, escapists, rescuers, and so on, with the goal of growing into an integrated, healthy adult- and elder-hood"--

Lourdes Today

A Pilgrimage to Mary's Grotto

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Author: Kerry Crawford

Publisher: Servant Books

ISBN: 9780867168259

Category: Religion

Page: 151

View: 336

Lourdes is suspended between heaven and earth.

The Blue Sapphire of the Mind

Notes for a Contemplative Ecology

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Author: Douglas E. Christie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199812322

Category: Nature

Page: 464

View: 7756

Drawing on insights from the early Christian monastics as well as the ecological writings of such figures as Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Annie Dillard, and others, Christie forges a distinctively contemplative vision of ecological spirituality that could, he contends, serve to ground the work of ecological restoration.

Quantitative Analysis of Cognitive Radio and Network Performance

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Author: Preston Marshall

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 1608070980

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 458

View: 9731

Cognitive radio – a paradigm for wireless communication in which either a network or a wireless node changes its transmission or reception parameters to communicate more efficiently and avoid interference -- is one of the most exciting emerging fields in communications technology. Taking an integrated development approach, this cutting-edge book provides you with clear methods for performing quantitative analysis of cognitive radio techniques in a variety of environments. This detailed reference presents a quantitative structure that helps you determine the capability of cognitive radio to address a number of constraints of current radio design. Critical to understanding the operation of cognitive radio, the book develops an analytic model for a range of spectrum environments. Moreover, this unique resource offers you unique insight into the application of dynamic spectrum access (DSA) to improve the performance of all classes of wireless devices. DVD Included! Contains sample cognitive radio environments and closed form approximations of these environments in MATLAB file format. This data enables you to reproduce the analysis provided in the book, perform the exercises in each chapter, and extend the work through independent investigation and research.

The Mist-Filled Path

Celtic Wisdom for Exiles, Wanderers, and Seekers

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Author: Frank MacEowen

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577317975

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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In The Mist-Filled Path, Frank MacEowen shows how embracing the indigenous wisdom of Scotland and Ireland can lead to healing and transcendence. Using his own travels and teachings along with Celtic stories and myths, he explores ancient traditions, ecopsychology, the ancient mother, altars and hearths, Oran Mor (the Great Song), contemplation, and mysticism. The book tells how to draw on ancestral roots to find a personal spirituality that also works for the greater good.

Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee

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Author: Mary G Thompson

Publisher: Chicken House

ISBN: 1911077317

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 196

View: 6813

Cousins Amy and Dee were kidnapped by a stranger as children. Now, sixteen-year-old Amy is back with her parents. Struggling to live a normal life - and unable to speak of her experience - Amy realizes she has to confront the truth. How did she survive? How did she escape? And what happened to Dee?

The Enchanted Life

Unlocking the Magic of the Everyday

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Author: Sharon Blackie

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 1487004087

Category: Self-Help

Page: 356

View: 7638

Enchantment. By Dr. Sharon Blackie’s definition, a vivid sense of belongingness to a rich and many-layered world, a profound and whole-hearted participation in the adventure of life. Enchantment is a natural, spontaneous human tendency — one we possess as children, but lose, through social and cultural pressures, as we grow older. It is an attitude of mind which can be cultivated: the enchanted life is possible for anyone. It is intuitive, embraces wonder, and fully engages the mythic imagination — but it is also deeply embodied in ecology, grounded in place and community. Taking as her starting point the inspiration and wisdom that can be derived from myth, fairytales, and folk culture, Dr. Sharon Blackie offers a set of practical and grounded tools for enchanting our lives and the places we live, so leading to a greater sense of meaning and of belonging to the world. To live this way is to be challenged, to be awakened, to be gripped and shaken to the core by the extraordinary which lies at the heart of the ordinary.

The Nature Process (2nd Edition)

Discover the Power and Potential of Your Natural Self and Improve Your Well-Being

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Author: Tabitha Jayne

Publisher: Tnp Press

ISBN: 9780995694460

Category:

Page: N.A

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Are you often stressed or anxious? Do you ever think you could be more creative or productive if you could just take a break from the rat race? If so, the Nature Process could be just what you need. This strategy involves connecting deeply to nature in order to reduce stress and improve well-being. Easy to implement, it can be practiced almost anywhere-whether indoors with a houseplant or outdoors in a garden, park, or wilderness area. Psychologist Tabitha Jayne, author of The Nature Process, now shares her simple five-step process for environmental awareness and connection. With this guide, you will learn how to do the following: use your fifty-four senses to more deeply experience the natural world focus inward on the wisdom of your natural body let go of any mistaken stories and beliefs you have about life and learn to think in harmony with nature understand the natural world's nonverbal communications feel as if you are part of nature and use your senses to regain a state of balance and well-being Chock-full of practical activities, research, and fascinating case stories, the book will empower you to become part of something bigger than yourself and experience emotional and spiritual peace.

Grandmothers Counsel the World

Women Elders Offer Their Vision for Our Planet

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Author: Carol Schaefer

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834824175

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

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We are thirteen indigenous grandmothers. . . . We are deeply concerned with the unprecedented destruction of our Mother Earth, the atrocities of war, the global scourge of poverty, the prevailing culture of materialism, the epidemics that threaten the health of the Earth’s peoples, and with the destruction of indigenous ways of life. We, the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, believe that our ancestral ways of prayer, peacemaking, and healing are vitally needed today. . . . We believe that the teachings of our ancestors will light our way through an uncertain future. In some Native American societies, tribal leaders consulted a council of grandmothers before making any major decisions that would affect the whole community. What if we consulted our wise women elders about the problems facing our global community today? This book presents the insights and guidance of thirteen indigenous grandmothers from five continents, many of whom are living legends among their own peoples. The Grandmothers offer wisdom on such timely issues as nurturing our families; cultivating physical and mental health; and confronting violence, war, and poverty. Also included are the reflections of Western women elders, including Alice Walker, Gloria Steinem, Helena Norberg-Hodge, and Carol Moseley Brown.

Healing with Nature

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Author: Susan S. Scott

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1581159897

Category: Nature

Page: 244

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Susan S. Scott is an experienced psychotherapist who, due to a back injury, was forced to abandon her therapist's couch and walk for therapy. Through her extended strolls through nature, she discovered the ingenious ability of trees to grow around obstacles and, in essence, heal themselves. The result of Dr. Scott's musings is Healing with Nature. This collection of stories and photos describes a different aspect of the healing process, matched with a corresponding tree image. Readers will learn how to observe their natural environment with fresh eyes, tap into their own self-healing powers, and discover creative ways to become the master of their own lives. An inspiring read for anyone with an interest in spiritual growth!

The Art of Pilgrimage

The Seeker's Guide to Making Travel Sacred

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Author: Phil Cousineau

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 9781609258153

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 9875

First published in 1998 and updated with a new preface by the author, The Art of Pilgrimage is a sacred travel guide in book form that is full of inspiration for the spiritual traveler. Award-winning writer and filmmaker and host of the acclaimed Global Spirits series seen on PBS and Link TV, Phil Cousineau weaves stories, myths, parables, and quotes from famous travelers with practical suggestions and accounts of modern-day pilgrims to show that there is something sacred waiting to be discovered in virtually every journey. Connecting these voices is a series of meditations that suggest different ways to practice what pilgrims and poets have done for centuries, to see with the “eyes of the heart.” With more than 70 illustrations, this book is for the traveler who longs for something more than diversion and escape. The Art of Pilgrimage shows that every journey can be sacred, soulful, and transformative if it is undertaken with a desire for spiritual risk and renewal. Whether traveling to Mecca or Memphis, Stonehendge or Cooperstown, one’s journey becomes meaningful when the traveler’s heart and imagination are open to experiencing the sacred. Reviews of The Art of the Pilgrimage: “If Joseph Campbell, the Dalai Lama, and Bill Moyers were to have collaborated on a book about journeys. . . I suspect it would look very much like The Art of Pilgrimage.” —Austin American Statesman “Pilgrim, read this book. Whatever your longing, path, or destination, Phil Cousineau gives you the most valuable gear you could pack in your satchel – how to travel outward to the edges of the world while simultaneously journey to the depths of your soul.” —Anthony Lawlor, Foundation for Consciousness in Architecture “Sorely needed in this dispirited and disenchanted world.” —Bill Moyers

Sacred Instructions

Indigenous Wisdom for Living Spirit-based Change

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Author: Sherri Mitchell

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623171954

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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A narrative of Indigenous wisdom that provides a road map for the spirit and a compass of compassion for humanity Drawing from ancestral knowledge, as well as her experience as an attorney and activist, Sherri Mitchell addresses some of the most crucial issues of our day, such as environmental protection and human rights. Sharing the gifts she has received from elders around the world, Mitchell urges us to decolonize our language and our stories. For those seeking change, this book offers a set of cultural values that will preserve our collective survival for future generations.