The Earth Path: Grounding Your Spirit in the Rhythms of Nature

The Earth Path: Grounding Your Spirit in the Rhythms of Nature

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by Starhawk
     
 

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America's most renowned witch and eco–feminist offers a sequel to her bestselling classic The Spiral Dance, weaving together the latest findings in environmental science with magical spells, chants, meditations and group exercises to create the ultimate primer on our relationship to the earth.

From the earliest times, respecting our interdependent

Overview

America's most renowned witch and eco–feminist offers a sequel to her bestselling classic The Spiral Dance, weaving together the latest findings in environmental science with magical spells, chants, meditations and group exercises to create the ultimate primer on our relationship to the earth.

From the earliest times, respecting our interdependent relationship with nature has been the first step toward spirituality. Earth, air, fire and water are the four elements worshiped in many indigenous cultures and celebrated in earth–based spiritualities such as Wicca. In The Earth Path, America's best–known witch offers readers a primer on how to open our eyes to the world around us, respect nature's delicate balance, and draw upon its tremendous powers.

Filled with inspiring meditations, chants, and blessings, it offers healing for the spirit in a stressed world and helps readers find their own sources of strength and renewal.

Will appeal to Starhawk's traditional Pagan, New Age, and feminist readership.

Young women newly interested in magic and witchcraft.

A new and growing generation of those involved in ecology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062125200
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/26/2013
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
232,023
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Starhawk is the author of nine books, including her bestselling The Spiral Dance, The Pagan Book of Living and Dying, and Webs of Power, winner of the 2003 Nautilus Award for social change. She has an international reputation, and her works have been translated into many different languages. Starhawk is also a columnist for beliefnet.com and ZNet. A veteran of progressive movements who is deeply committed to bringing the techniques and creative power of spirituality to political activism, she travels internationally, teaching magic, the tools of ritual, and the skills of activism. Starhawk lives part-time in San Francisco, in a collective house with her partner and friends, and part-time in a little hut in the woods in western Sonoma County, where she practices permaculture in her extensive gardens and writes.

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Earth Path: Grounding Your Spirit in the Rhythms of Nature 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
AmericanWomanAdvocate More than 1 year ago
Continuing her style of narration--combining personal experience with historical information, Starhawk has put together a beautiful, simple book on working with nature, and the elements of nature. Her focus here, however, is in integrating ourselves not only with the nature traditions, but also with the voices within the world. She aslo speaks of the difficulties of living this balance in an increasingly unbalanced world. Whether it is Monsanto's highly unethical (but perfectly legal) practice of suing organic farmers whose fields are contaminated by the company's hybrid seeds, or how the scientific community scoffs at the "Gaia theorists" and terms like magic and witchcraft. There are also several rituals throughout the book, which discuss working with specific natural elements (and the spirits therein). It is written in Starhawk's typical, straight-forward, yet passionate, tone that she lay the groundwork for her in her audio book, Earth Magic. A must-read for anyone who cares about the planet, no matter what your beliefs might be.
Cherrywood More than 1 year ago
This book really put how much we need the Earth into perspective for me. Before I read this I though, oh, nothing bad is happening. People are just over reacting. But now I see that you can help the Earth in manyyyy ways. And most of them are easy peasy. Also, this book tells you how to connect with nature, and see that you are a part of it. Not seperated like most peole think.
Guest More than 1 year ago
BEST BOOK IN THE WORLD! No one who reads dthis book will be unchanged. Starhawk is a great writer, Witch, eco-feminist, and my HERO!!!
Hairflower More than 1 year ago
I guess I was looking for something a bit more useful, on the context. I got tired of reading about how in CA they do this and that. Who cares after hearing it once, I can remember what I read.... I just did not want to read about someone elses life, persay.... I wanted to read how to become more one with the earth and the things I can do to help with my enviroment, in the areas I can manage. I got some good concepts but most of them are for small knit cumminities of home area in CA..... well the rest of us do not live there... With the stream, or the hillsides. or the ominate fire dangers. I was not reall impressed. I am looking for something to help me figure these things out.
meraud More than 1 year ago
loved it. simple straight forward ways to reconnect with your surroundings.also makes you think about your impact on the enviroment and how unconnected we have become
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this as a nook book, listed as being out in January, and yet I can't read it on my nook. I'm giving this 5 stars even though I have yet to read it, as I don't believe it is the author's fault. I do feel a bit miffed at B and N though.