The Last Human Spring: Silent Spring II, Origin of Species II, Walden III, Nurturome I vs. Genome: Breakthroughs!

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A ground-breaking work on nature and humanity. This book deepens the spirit of Silent Spring, and of Walden--into human conservation and healing. It reveals the stunning breakthrough into Nurturome. It breaks open, then completes our view of evolution; it reveals the Second Missing Link. It redefines and redirects the Environmental Movement--the nature-human debate. It dispels the issue of nature vs. culture, and other key myths of 'civilization', Modernism, and Postmodernism. It reveals the Origin and Emergence ...
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Overview

A ground-breaking work on nature and humanity. This book deepens the spirit of Silent Spring, and of Walden--into human conservation and healing. It reveals the stunning breakthrough into Nurturome. It breaks open, then completes our view of evolution; it reveals the Second Missing Link. It redefines and redirects the Environmental Movement--the nature-human debate. It dispels the issue of nature vs. culture, and other key myths of 'civilization', Modernism, and Postmodernism. It reveals the Origin and Emergence of Alien Being--Alienism. It presents the Revelation of Selflifeworld. It reveals the Origins of Egoself that comes to displace whole self and whole mind. Over one hundred-fifty subheadings mark more surprises on the journey! A vast pot-pourri for laymen, professionals, and students!

From The Critics
Midwest Book Review

The Last Human Spring provides a philosophy of the nature-human world and its interactions, from concepts of evolution and astronomical history to reflections on concepts of aliens, human alliances with and struggles over nature, and visions of how humanity interacts with the environment. An intiguing survey of human life and meaning.

Journal of Environmental Education -
--Richard R. Jurin

The author, L. S. Heatherly, has done an admirable job of orchestrating a mind-expanding series of short essays ...convincing and thought-provoking ideas ...that show the reader how ...and why[our]separation from nature began ...and continues to exist. In an account similar to Daniel Quinn's Ishmael ideas,...he convincingly debunks many of the great myths that drive our modern human thinking ...and shows how...only through civilization have [humans] achieved a disconnect [from nature] ...highly readable ...adult readers can [opt to] read in short sections ...suited to a high school or college audience with a good teacher or instructor ...[a] wonderful and uplifting [treatise] of a new spiritual redemption to be used in general environmental education studies [despite] a negative vision of the future ...

What People Are Saying
It is an amazing book, truly ground-breaking,...I respect and acknowledge [the] vision,...I hope [the] book is widely read.
--Pulitzer Prize-winning Author, Human Rights Leader, Ecoleader, and Poet Laureate of the Environmental Movement Correct
- Gary Snyder


I commend [the Author] on the diligence of [his] investigation ...engaged in what Thomas Berry calls the 'great work' of restiring harmony between humans and the rest of nature.
--Author of Simple in Means, Rich in Ends: Practicing Deep Ecology
- Bill Devall
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From The Critics
The Last Human Spring provides a philosophy of the nature-human world and its interactions, from concepts of evolution and astronomical history to reflections on concepts of aliens, human alliances with and struggles over nature, and visions of how humanity interacts with the environment. An intiguing survey of human life and meaning.
—Midwest Book Review
Journal of Environmental Education
The author, L. S. Heatherly, has done an admirable job of orchestrating a mind-expanding series of short essays ...convincing and thought-provoking ideas ...that show the reader how ...and why[our]separation from nature began ...and continues to exist. In an account similar to Daniel Quinn's Ishmael ideas,...he convincingly debunks many of the great myths that drive our modern human thinking ...and shows how ...only through civilization have [humans] achieved a disconnect [from nature] ...highly readable ...adult readers can [opt to] read in short sections ...suited to a high school or college audience with a good teacher or instructor ...[a] wonderful and uplifting [treatise] of a new spiritual redemption to be used in general environmental education studies [despite] a negative vision of the future ...
&#151Richard R. Jurin
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401068349
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • Publication date: 10/28/2009
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE 7
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 9
Chapter I: THE OTHER SPRINGTIME and THE THREE BIG BANGS
A. The Other Springtime 19
1. The Regathering 'Human Tribe' 24
2. The Journey Back Homeward-Partial Redemption 26
3. Natural, Human Society 27
4. Humanity's Primary, Earth-folk Innocence 28
5. Living Nature and the Human Circus-Zoo 30
6. To Saddle and Bridle Things 33
B. The Three Big Bangs 37
C. Evolution's Missing Story 39
Chapter II: INTRODUCTORY LIGHT
A. Revelation as Rediscovery 43
1. Sociocultural Revelation 43
2. One Last Respringing 52
3. The Root, Human Birthright 56
4. Human Nature, Patterns, and Nutrients 58
5. The Loss of Being 59
6. Emergent, Subliminal Self-destruction 60
7. Truth Vs. Human Truth 60
8. An Allegory of Transmutation 61
9. Three Alien Elements to Human Nature and Being 63
10. The Human Break From Living Nature 65
11. Alienization and Artificialization as Transmutation 67
12. Secular and Religious Responses to Alienization 68
13. Values and Beliefs Attain to Human Transmutation 70
14. Through Sociocultural Into Species Unreality 70
B. Philosophical, Human Rediscovery-Human Authenticism 71
15. Human Authenticism, the Philosophy in Brief 71
16. The Eclipse of Being and Meaning by Personal Identity 74
17. Doctrine of Infinite, 'Human' Possibility vs. Fulfillment of Human Nature 75
18. The Transmutation of Human Will and Purpose 78
19. The Last and Lasting, Human Struggle 79
20. The Authentic Bears Fruit-Human Reality 82
21. Toward Western Unity With Humankind 84
22. Digging Out, Cleansing and Preserving Humankind 86
23. Intershining Human and Sacred Light 89
Chapter III: THE REVELATION OF NURTURECULTURE AND NURTUROME         
A. Short Forward 91
B. Slaughter of Great Myths 92
1. Glimpse of Human Authenticism 92
2. Modern Myths Vs. the Human Journey 95
3. The 'Savage' Myth vs. Human Science 96
4. Threshold to the Human Revelation 98
5. Nature Vs. Nurture and Culture: the Key Myth 99
6. The Fall of the "Savage" and Wilderness Man 100
7. Recent Quickenings of The Last Human Spring 103
8. Rediscovering and Re-embracing Human Nature 106
9. The Fall of 'Culture' as Human Distinctive 109
10. The Revelation of Nurtureculture and Nurturome 110
11. The Fall of the Human-Animal Dichotomy 111
12. Human Nature Rediscovers Home Within Living Nature 114
C. The Revelation of Human Selflifeworld 116
13. Short Forward 116
14. The Unified Field of Human Being and Reality 117
15. The Revelation of Triecologic, Whole Self 118
16. Whole Self and Triecologic Selflifeworld 119
17. Human Selflifeworld Collides With 'Civilization' 121
D.'Civilization': the Megamyth 124
18. A Fresh Wind of Freedom 124
19. The First Mistake 125
20. Seven Revelations About 'Civilization' 126
21. Written History's Misrepresentation of Humankind 127
22. 'Civilization' as Humanity's Misbegotten Socioculture 127
23. Who's In and Who's Out 128
24. The Dichotomy of Human Society 129
25. The Endurance and Triumph of Unwritten History-Folklore 130
26. Written History as Elitist Myth and Propaganda 131
27. Historic Myth and Self-illusion Become Species Delusion 132
E. Science Out on a Limb 132
28. An Age Surprise for Humanity 132
29. The Myth of 'Barbarians' Vs 'Civilization' 134
30. Equestrian Warriors as Aberrational 134
31. The Precursor, Alien Society 136
32. The Horse and Dog as Suspects for Alienism 136
F. Other Possible Origins of Alienism 138
G. Selflifeworld as Subject-Object in Unity-Short Forward 142
Chapter IV: EGOSELF: ORIGINS,
DEVELOPMENTS, AND ARISINGS
A. Organismicities: Whole Self and Human Being 147
B. Egoself: Heidegger, Fromm, Psychology and Individualism 148
C. Alienism's Penetration and Fragmentation of Selflifeworld 151
D. Individual and Social Arisings of Egoself 157
Chapter V: NATURAL, AUTHENTIC,
HUMAN MIND
A. Short Forward 167
B. Natural Mind from Natural Nutrients 168
C. Transmutation of Mind and Intelligence 169
D. The Household of Mind 170
E. Analogical Genetic and Mental Transmutation 173
F. Fragmented and Alienized Dysfunction of Mind 176
G. Transmuted, Diminished, Partial Mind 178
H. Transmuted, Diminished, Artificialized, Alienized Being 180
I. Organismicity of Mind, Intelligence and Will 181
J. Natural Perception Vs. Transmuted Perception 183
Chapter VI: DIALECTICS
A. Short Forward 185
B. Organismic, Human Reality 185
C. Living Nature; Natural, Authentic, Humanity, and 'Civilization' 187
Chapter VII: THE BIG BANG WITHIN EVOLVING
LIFE: ORIGIN AND EMERGENCE
OF ALIENISM
A. Ground Zero: 'Civilized' Humankind 195
B. We Have Met the Aliens, and They Are Us 197
C. Aliens From Where, and How? 198
D. Alienism Overrides Alienation 203
Chapter VIII: HUMAN AUTHENTICISM
VS. ALIENISM
A. Short Forward: Reaching for Stars 205
B. The Main Conflict and Struggle 206
Chapter IX: WALDEN III: AN ECOPHILOSOPHY
A. The Exodus From Earth-Being 214
B. The Innate, Ecological Paradigm 215
C. Ecological Identification Without a Base 216
D. Neither Ecocentrism nor Anthropocentricism 218
E. From Wildernessism to Ecophilosophy of Human Authenticism 222
1. Resisting the Exodus from Earth Village 222
2. Paleolithic and Neolithic Lifeways vs. The City 225
3. Post-Historic Primitivism Within Earth-Folk, A'Civilization Pardigm 227
A 'Civilization' Paradigm 227
4. The Limits of Wildernessism 230
F. Humanity: Living Nature Become Self-conscious? 234
G. Economy, Ethics, Ecosystems, and Living Nature 236
H. Deep Ecology Versus Ecofeminism? 237
I. Science Penetrates Living Nature 240
J. Getting On-Line or Getting Off-Line? 245
K. Life and Non-Life as First, Primary Dichotomy and Perception 247
L. Cultured or Crabbed or Cancered 249
M. From Walden to Nature-Human Village 251
N. Epilogue 260
Chapter X: BRIEF APPLICATIONS
OF HUMAN AUTHENTICISM
1. Search for Nutrients Vs. Search for Discovery 266
2. Motherhood I, Mother Nature, and the Aliens 269
3. Human Environmentalism 272
4. Truth and Reality 274
5. Metaphysics and Epistemology 276
6. The Cosmos of Carl Sagan vs. Earthlifeworld 278
7. Beauty 288
8. Earth-life-Sun Cosmos vs. Universe/Cosmos 289
9. Astronomy, Outer Space, and Living Nature 290
10. Natural Perception 295
11. Human Organismicity 296
12. Twentieth Century History and L. Mumford 297
13. Futurism 299
14. Cultural Movements 302
15. Joseph Campbell and Mythology 303
16. Living Nature, Intelligence and 'Civilization' 306
17. Living Nature, Intelligence and Being, 307
18. Freedom Vs. Determinism 308
19. Freedom and Automatized Sci-Technics and Commercialism 312
20. Computers 315
21. Cybernetics 316
22. Heidegger 317
23. Symbolism 324
24. Overpopulation 326
25. Western Religions 327
26. 'Primitivism' 329
27. Anthropology and History 330
28. Religion and Science 331
29. Science 333
30. 'The Unity of Science' as False Quest 338
31. Confucianism and Taoism 339
32. Individualism 344
33. Language, Reality, and Being 347
34. Sight and Language 348
35. Language 350
36. Television 353
37. Photography 356
38. Childhood 357
39. Contemporary Philosophy 361
40. Linguistic Philosophy 363
41. Gadamer's Hermenuetics 365
42. Relativism 366
43. Mind-body Unity 367
Chapter XI: THINK VERSE, SOUL LINES,
ECOPOETRY
Ecolove: Ode to True Humanity 369
Alien From Nowhere 371
Quakes 372
To Speak the Body of We 373
Junk World, Flash World 374
Fossil Speech 375
Story of the Night 376
Leaving Her 378
The Question of Being Alone 380
Pretty Lie 381
The Bang Within 382
War and Peace 384
The Right Stuff 385
Recent Sex 387
Story of Earth-Life 388
Retaken 390
Perception's Storm 391
Machine 392
Flow 393
Old Knowledge 395
New Knowledge 396
Through This Skin 397
History 397
Being's Memory 398
The Answer 400
Unaborted Lines 402
Flash 403
Calls from the Wild Within 404
Oh, Fresh Eternal Day 406
Body Meets Culture 407
Spark or Fire 409
Life and Soul 410
Forgiving Earth 411
Time Affair 413
Incubation Words 415
Informed Speech 415
Time and Space 416
Real Exploration 417
Second Nature, Second Death 418
Body Time 419
Old Soul 420
That Thousand Years 421
Starkly 422
Resolution 422
Youth Triadics 423
In Memoriam 424
The Year Recalls in Thee 425
NOTES 427
INDEX 429
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  • Posted June 15, 2009

    Astounding!

    I continue to be amazed at the clarity with which L.S. Heatherly presents what was, for me, incomprehensible human relationships and foibles. I've come to rely upon "The Last Human Spring" as my guide to life. The book exudes enlightenment. The prose is eminently readable and, in the best philosophical manner, the reader is guided along the path while being encouraged to think independently.

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    Posted March 25, 2009

    Absorbing, Enlightening, Fascinating

    To quote (with his permission) Darryl House:
    "THE LAST HUMAN SPRING is an absorbing, enlightening, and fascinating work. The ideas are as important as any I've ever read or studied. This is an amazing philosopher. I dare say that his work may become as important as any by Darwin or B. F. Skinner. This book has had a profound influence on my interpretation of the human condition; and I am committed to getting it into the minds and hands of the world. Bless Heatherly's soul for forming these ideas and publishing them." -- Darrly House, Magalia California, USA

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    Posted August 16, 2009

    Absorbing, Enlightening, and Fascinating!

    I agree with and quote(with his permission) Darryl House:
    "The LAST HUMAN SPRING is an a absorbing, enlightening and fascinating work. The ideas are as important as any I've ever read or studied. This is an amazing philosopher. I dare say his work may become as important as any by Darwin or B.F. Skinner. This book has had a profound influence on my interpretation of the human condition; and I am committed to getting it into the minds and hands of the world. Bless Heatherly's soul for forming these ideas and publishing them." Darryl House, Magalia, California, USA (on April 23, 2009)

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