Relevant books produced or written by members of GreenSpirit
Downshifting Made Easy: How to plan for your planet-friendly future by Marian Van Eyk McCain
Why are millions of people starting to move towards a simpler, more sustainable lifestyle ?
If you, too, are to join this worldwide effort to create a different sort of world, when should you start? How should you set about it? Where might you do it? And to whom can you turn for advice and guidance? This easy-to-read guidebook, by an author who undertook a similar journey, aims to answer all these questions and more.
There are many books of practical ideas for green living. But this one goes to the heart of the matter by looking at who you are, what your needs are and how you can create your custom-made plan for a lifestyle perfectly adapted to the coming ‘Age of Sustainability.’
Spirituality Unveiled: Awakening to Creative Life by Santoshan (Stephen Wolllaston). Foreword by Ian Mowll
Spirituality Unveiled puts forward a succinct and compelling synthesis of numerous spiritual traditions. Whilst weaving together insights from contemporary and past masters of spirituality, along with holistic and Earth-centred wisdom, it beautifully highlights teachings about the essentials of creative unfoldment. Perspectives shared in the book invite readers to join in the important search to find a healthy interaction with life. Key areas include the power of creativity, the effects of positive and negative actions, and harmonious living with the natural world.
Planet as Self by Sky McCain
Collectively, our institutions are slowly destroying life on our planet and many of us feel helplessness and despair as we witness ecocide all around us. We want to act. But first we must understand why it is that so many people seem to care so little about the planet’s health. Perhaps it is because age-old, limiting and often damaging cultural beliefs are passed down unexamined. These beliefs blind us to the astonishing and enlightening discoveries of modern science and to a full awareness of our embeddedness in Nature. We and all planetary life are the sensory inputs and outputs of a planetary consciousness. Gaia is not ‘out there’. We and all Earthlings are the planet. Once we fully recognize ourselves as securely embodied in the fabric of this great being – planet Earth – our hearts and minds will shift into a loving relationship with the true ‘ground of our being’.
The Lilypad List by Marian McCain
With 11 black and white illustrations by Australian artist Iris Hill
This is an inspirational and beautifully crafted little book, written by a psychotherapist who has personally explored many different forms of simple living. Through a skilful blend of explanations, poetic musings, humorous anecdotes and self-help exercises, she leads the reader towards a deeper understanding of the principles of simplicity and the creation of an individually-tailored plan of action. The book also includes other useful resources for the would-be simplifier.
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Holy Night by Vincent Tilsley
Holy Night is a blending of an old mystery with a new one, the ancient tale of God’s nativity on Earth but within modern cosmology’s view of our planet as just one tiny dot in a colossal universe that emerged billions of years before the Bethlehem event. The result is a science fiction drama which quickly widens to include a cosmic power struggle, above and below. Beginning in the “Star” which hovers over Bethlehem, it develops into a confrontation between a God and a Satan who look disconcertingly like each other. The outcome is startling.
The following titles are available as free downloads in pdf format
What is Creation Centred Spirituality? by Grace Blindell
Walking the Sacred Story. A New Ritual for Celebrating the Universe by Erna and Michael Colebrook
The Green Mantle of Romanticism by Christine Avery and Michael Colebrook
How Things Come To Be by Michael Colebrook
Earthsong by Erna and Michael Colebrook
Quick links to key titles
The Spell of the Sensuous by David Abram
The Great Work by Thomas Berry
Becoming Animal by David Abram
Original Blessing by Matthew Fox
The Universe Story by Thomas Berry and Brian Swimme
Journey of the Universe by Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker
The Living Universe by Duane Elgin
Evolutionaries by Carter Phipps
The Hidden Spirituality of Men by Matthew Fox
Weaving the Cosmos by Chris Clarke