While bringing together a collection of articles published mostly in GreenSpirit magazine, ‘Dark Nights of the Green Soul’ highlights insights about facing difficult times, alongside reflections on our interactive relationship with Nature and our shared responsibilities.
The book’s four main parts present various perspectives about working with darkness and ways in which we can creatively move forward. The first section considers different types of darkness as well as its benefits. The second and largest section includes further wisdom, along with personal stories about times of difficulty people encountered, and how each of the storytellers found new meaning and growth by either connecting with an animal friend or in Earth-centred spiritual awakenings and teachings. The seven articles in the third and final sections reflect upon the state of the planet and offer practical views for the times in which we live and ‘the great work’ we need to embrace.
Joan Angus, Grace Blindell, Alex Brianson, Christine Connelly, Gail Davidson, Caroline Rosie Dent, William Fulford, Malcolm Hollick, Marshall Wayne Lee, Marian Van Eyk McCain, Sky McCain, Ian Mowll, Mary Jo Radcliffe, June Raymond, Trevor Sharman, Nicola Smalley, Mary Reynolds Thompson and Santoshan (Stephen Wollaston).
ABOUT THE EDITORS:
Both editors are Interfaith ministers. Ian Mowll is also co-editor of GreenSpirit magazine and the compiler of ‘The Rising Water Project’. Santoshan (Stephen Wollaston) is the principal graphic designer for GreenSpirit publications, and an author, co-author and editor of over twelve books, including ‘Spiritual Unveiled’.
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The GreenSpirit Book Series is low-cost series. The main contents/written material, editing, design and promotional work for the books are done on a purely voluntary basis, or given freely by contributors who share SpiritSpirit members’ passion for Gaia centred spirituality.
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About the Author
Ian Mowll is a co-editor and layout artist of ‘GreenSpirit’ magazine and is GreenSpirit’s Administrator. His career started with computing in the financial markets, followed by charity/social enterprise work and is now more involved in Earth-centred spiritual development. He is also involved with the Interfaith Foundation and is an independent celebrant.
Stephen Wollaston is a OneSpirit Interfaith Foundation minister and was given the name Santoshan (contentment) by an English swami. He holds a degree in religious studies and a postgraduate certificate in religious education from King’s College London. He has also studied typographic design and transpersonal psychology and is currently training on a BACP accredited psychosynthesis course. In the late 70s he was the principal bass guitarist of one of London’s first punk rock bands, The Wasps. He has taught world religions and other humanities subjects, English language and academic writing at various educational establishments in the UK and at a medical university in the Middle East.
He has been a trustee of the UK charity GreenSpirit for many years, a member of its editorial and publications committee, the main typographic designer of GreenSpirit magazine and the GreenSpirit Book Series, and edited and written titles in the series. He is an author, coauthor and editor of more than twelve books, including 'Spirituality Unveiled: Awakening to Creative Life' (Earth Books paperback and mid-price Smashwords eBook), 'River of Green Wisdom: Exploring Christian and Yogic Earth Centred Spirituality' (low-cost GreenSpirit paperback and Smashwords eBook), and 'Realms of Wondrous Gifts: Psychic, Mediumistic and Miraculous Powers in the Great Mystical and Wisdom Traditions' (revised low-cost paperback and Smashwords eBook).
He was also a close friend of the late renowned UK medium and former Benedictine monk Glyn Edwards for 26 years, coauthored two books with him, edited two anthologies of his teachings, and compiled a tribute book about him.
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