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The premise of Greening of the Self is that we are not individuals separate from the world. Instead we are always “co-arising” or co-creating the world, and we cannot escape the consequence of what we do to the environment. Joanna Macy's innovative writing beautifully demonstrates that by broadening our view of what constitutes “self” we can cut through our dualistic views and bring about the emergence of the “ecological self”, that realizes that every object, feeling, emotion, and action is influenced by a huge,...
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Greening of the Self

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Overview

The premise of Greening of the Self is that we are not individuals separate from the world. Instead we are always “co-arising” or co-creating the world, and we cannot escape the consequence of what we do to the environment. Joanna Macy's innovative writing beautifully demonstrates that by broadening our view of what constitutes “self” we can cut through our dualistic views and bring about the emergence of the “ecological self”, that realizes that every object, feeling, emotion, and action is influenced by a huge, all–inclusive web of factors. Any change in the condition of any one thing in this web affects everything else by virtue of interconnectedness.
Greening of the Self is visionary and future-oriented, making it essential reading for anyone who wants to discover the knowledge authority and courage to respond creatively to the crises of our time.
Based on a chapter in Joanna Macy’s bestselling World as Lover, World as Self.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937006426
  • Publisher: Parallax Press
  • Publication date: 3/18/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 10
  • Sales rank: 695,889
  • File size: 155 KB

Meet the Author

Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, Ph.D., is one of the best know spiritual activist in this country. She is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. A respected voice in movements for peace, justice, and ecology, she interweaves her scholarship with four decades of activism. ?Her wide-ranging work addresses psychological and spiritual issues of the nuclear age, the cultivation of ecological awareness, and the fruitful resonance between Buddhist thought and contemporary science. Her group methods have been adopted and adapted widely in classrooms, churches, and grassroots organizing. Her work helps people transform despair and apathy, in the face of overwhelming social and ecological crises, into constructive, collaborative action. The author of 10 previous books Mrs., Macy travels widely giving lectures, workshops, and trainings in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia. In 2008 Ms Macy was nominated for the Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Prize) She lives in Berkeley, California.
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