William Collins (14 April 2022) ISBN: 978-0008477868 Reviewed by Ian [...]
Bear & Company, 2022 ISBN: 978-1591434252 Reviewed by Ian Mowll [...]
Independently published, 2021 ISBN: 979-8481224206 Reviewed by Chris Holmes ___________________________________________________________________________________________ [...]
Moon Books, 2022 ISBN:978-1789048308 Reviewed by Marian Van Eyk McCain [...]
‘Sacred Actions: Living the Wheel of the Year through Earth-Centred Sustainable Practices’ by Dana O’Driscoll
Red Feather (2021) ISBN 978-0764361531 Reviewed by Piers Warren [...]
‘Healing Breath: A Guided Meditation through Nature for Kids’ by William Meyer, illustrated by Brittany R. Jacobs.
New World Library, 2021 ISBN: 9781608687466 Reviewed by Margie Schneider [...]
‘Rebugging the Planet: The Remarkable Things that Insects (and Other Invertebrates) Do – And Why We Need to Love Them More’ by Vicki Hird
Chelsea Green Publishing Co., 2021 ISBN: 978-1645020189 Reviewed by [...]
The Science Bookshelf, 2021 ISBN: 9781733499910 Reviewed by Marian [...]
Inner Traditions, 1994 ISBN 9780892815104 Reviewed by Stephen Wollaston (aka [...]
‘The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe’ by Jeremy Lent.
Profile Books, 2021-07-27 ISBN: 978-1788165648 Reviewed by Marian Van Eyk [...]
Moon Books, 2021 ISBN: 978-1789046304 Reviewed by Hilary Norton _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ [...]
Prometheus Books, 2017 ISBN: 978-1633882935 Reviewed by Ian Mowll [...]
‘How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need’ by Bill Gates
Allen Lane, 2021 ISBN: 978-0241448304 Reviewed by Ian Mowll [...]
Icon Books Ltd, 2020 ISBN: 978-1785786273 Reviewed by Marian Van [...]
Two Roads (2020) ISBN 978-1529350395 Reviewed by Piers Warren _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ This [...]
Sorin Books, 2020 ISBN 978-1-932057-20-1 Reviewed [...]
Foreword by Alice Roberts Thames & Hudson, 2015 [...]
‘The Reindeer Chronicles: And Other Inspiring Stories of Working with Nature to Heal the Earth’ by Judith Schwartz
Chelsea Green, 2020 ISBN: 978-1603588652 Reviewed by Marian [...]
Bloomsbury, 2014 ISBN: 978-1472924018 Reviewed by Brendan James ______________________________________________________________________________________________ [...]
Chelsea Green, 2020 ISBN: 978-1603589963 Reviewed by Marian Van Eyk McCain [...]
Watkins Publishing, 2020 ISBN 978-1786784704 Reviewed by Piers Warren _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I've [...]
iUniverse, 2020 ISBN: 978-1532093418 Reviewed by Ian Mowll [...]
Shambhala, 2020 ISBN: 978-1611807950 Reviewed by Marian Van [...]
Changemakers Books, 2020 ISBN: 978-1-78904-418-8 Reviewed by Marian Van [...]
Hamish Hamilton, 2019 ISBN: 978-0241143803 Reviewed by Ian Mowll [...]
Sounds True, 2018 ISBN: 978-1683640424 Reviewed by [...]
The Bodley Head, 2018 (first published in Germany as [...]
Permanent Publications, 2018 ISBN: 978-1856233156 Reviewed by Trevor Sharman ___________________________________________________________ [...]
‘Dispatches from the Sweet Life: One Family, Five Acres, and a Community’s Quest to Reinvent the World’ by William Powers
New World Library, 2018 ISBN: 978-1-60868-564-6 Reviewed by Marian [...]
North Atlantic Books, 2018 ISBN: 9781623170479 Reviewed by Marian [...]
Allen Lane, 2018 ISBN: 978-0241254684 Reviewed by Ian Mowll [...]
North Atlantic Books, 2019 ISBN: 978-1623172985 Reviewed by Trevor Sharman [...]
‘Awakening to Earth-Centred Consciousness: Selection from GreenSpirit Magazine’ Edited by Ian Mowll and Santoshan (Stephen Wollaston)
GreenSpirit Book Series, Title No. 9 CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, [...]
North Atlantic Books, 2018 ISBN: 978–1623172480 Reviewed by Ian Mowll [...]
Permanent Publications, 2018 ISBN: 978-1856233217 Reviewed by Hilary Norton ____________________________________________________________ [...]
With a Foreword by Larry Dossey North Atlantic Books [...]
Chelsea Green, 2017 ISBN: 97811603587464 Reviewed by Marian [...]
With political leaders who deny climate change, species that are fighting for their very survival, and the planet’s last places of wilderness growing smaller and smaller, it is all to easy to succumb to despair and to give up because, after all, what can a single person do? Well, one person can do a surprising amount. In Nature’s Allies, Larry A. Nielsen uses the stories of eight people to show that through passion and perseverance, we can each be a positive force for change.
Mary Reynolds is a talented Irishwoman with ancient magic in her blood and a sublime sense of beauty, both of which she brings to her work as a garden designer. Her aim is to create gardens that are very natural places, gardens in which the energy flows freely and abundantly and which also evoke in us a sense of homecoming, in that they reconnect us with the pulse of Nature and remind us that we, too, are part of the natural world.
Two vivid accounts of sailing pilgrimages the author recently undertook in his small yacht, Coral, from the southern coast of England to Ireland, and to the far north of Scotland. Yet his book is not simply a day-to-day account of things that happened or had to be done in order for him to reach various historical sacred places of interest. Its richness lies in his skill of including additional material, writers, and sharing thoughts and knowledge he has about Nature, and our interactions and relationships with her.
In this beautifully written book, Sara Maitland sets out on a series of walks through ancient forest and woodland in Britain seeking the symbiosis between forests and fairy stories. She expresses a deep concern that the future of these two sources of healthy life experience is endangered.
This ebook on Deep Green Living is a collection of articles written by fourteen different authors and is in four parts. The first is about feeling our sense of place on the Earth, the second looks at our lifestyles, the third is about wildness and the final part discusses our relationship with the natural world. The intention of the ebook is to help us to find our place in the world and to inspire us to live in good relationship with the Earth and all beings.
This author is an ecopsychologist with a counselling practice, and her specialty, which she describes as 'bioregional totemism' takes a much wider and more holistic approach than many of her colleagues. She calls it a self-created, spirit-centred neoshamanic path. It begins with a reminder that everything we touch came in some way from a natural source and that: …even living in the middle of the city, I spend every moment immersed in nature. "
William defines ritual as activities that bring about a change: “symbolic actions through which we can give our soul or psyche an important message”. He says that from ritual we can receive clear and potent messages; have a sense of belonging, but most importantly receive the gift of connection with Nature, with the other-than-human. Ritual can put us in direct connection with the mysterious, the numinous, the Other.
This book on the Green Man—that ubiquitous but endlessly varied symbol that takes the form of a human face sprouting greenery—is impossible to pigeonhole and its message is hard to pin down in a few sentences. But the Green Man is unpindownable. Not just because his origins are so ancient and so complex but because he represents something that is still alive and real and omnipresent. Despite humankind’s efforts to ‘conquer’, ‘tame’ and ‘manage’ Nature, Nature resigns supreme—because of course we are Nature, subsumed within it, just like everything else in the living world. So what this author has produced, as a result of her journeying around the UK and other parts of Europe in search of the Green Man – and her amusing but often rambly and confusing meanderings through history, literature, folklore, religion, sex, magick, shamanism, metaphysics and endless speculative cogitation – is a book in which the Green Man is never pinned down, yet ever present.
The decision to have – or not to have—children, says this author, is "a private decision with global consequences." Her book is intended to help those who are involved in making the decision whether or not to remain childless and includes all genders, creeds, cultures and the different reasons for considering this. Her greatest inspiration came from Stephanie Mills’ graduation speech, during the time when the population explosion began to cause concern. Stephanie said, "I am terribly saddened by the fact that the most humane thing for me to do is have no children at all."
Dazzled and seduced by 21st century technology, our children—and we ourselves—tend to spend so much time staring at screens nowadays that there is no time left for a walk in the woods, for gazing dreamily into the night sky or even for enjoying some peace and silence. Following on from Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle, this third book from Richard Louv is a huge and marvellous collection of ideas and resources aimed at getting families of all ages back outside and interacting with the rest of Nature.
In this fascinating and intensively-researched book, Jennifer Ackerman delves deeply into the minds and abilities of our feathered companions and reveals some of the remarkable discoveries that have been made in recent years about the true nature and extent of avian intelligence. Once we learn to stop defining intelligence in terms of what we excel at and study birds on their own terms, there is a wealth of fascinating information to be gained.
‘Pathways of Green Wisdom: Discovering Earth Centred Teachings in Spiritual and Religious Traditions’ by Santoshan (Stephen Wollaston) (Ed)
A panoramic view of Earth-centred teachings in different spiritual and religious traditions. 10 authors cover 10 different traditions: Christianity, Judaism, Paganism, Daoism, Hinduism, Indigenous traditions, Islam, Buddhism, Jainism and Creation Spirituality (Creation Spirituality as articulated by Matthew Fox, which helped to lay the foundations for GreenSpirit). The territory covered is so vast that each chapter is often more of a personal reflection from someone either directly involved with the tradition or who is very knowledgeable about it.
This ebook is about the Universe Story (the story as revealed by science from the Big Bang to the present day) and how it can inspire us in our lives and help to create a better world.