Dawn Again: Tracking the Wisdom of the Wild

Dawn Again: Tracking the Wisdom of the Wild

by Doniga Markegard
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Dawn Again: Tracking the Wisdom of the Wild by Doniga Markegard

From the Pacific Northwest forests to the rugged coastal shores of California, Dawn Again: Tracking the Wisdom of the Wild is a remarkable memoir of exploration and survival. As a young girl, Doniga Markegard was thrown from her horse and knocked unconscious. She remembers an out of body experience that revealed to her the great mystery at the heart of life. In Dawn Again she writes of a young woman’s immersion in nature in search of herself and her passions. Her search takes her hitchhiking across the West and to Alaska where she discovers and falls deeply in love with tracking wolves and the rigors of surviving in the wilderness. At a wilderness immersion school, medicine people and wildlife trackers train her in indigenous ways. Doniga seeks a vision and discovers her purpose, only to find herself on a cattle ranch falling in love and starting a family, while finding a new way to use all she has learned about the wilderness and what it has to teach us.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943370146
Publisher: Propriometrics Press
Publication date: 11/01/2017
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 473,995
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Doniga Markegard has a background in wildlife tracking, holistic management and permaculture. Along with her husband Erik and four children, Doniga lives on a coastal ranch in San Gregorio, CA. Doniga is passionate about finding ways to regenerate lands and community through practices that build soil, sequester carbon, capture and purify water and enhance habitat. Doniga has an immense passion for the natural world and helping others live a life of balance with the earth and all living things, leading a life of example where her own actions are deliberated into the health of the future generations.

Starhawk is one of the most respected voices in modern earth-based spirituality. She is the author or coauthor of twelve books, including The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess, long considered the essential text for the Neo-Pagan movement, and the now-classic ecotopian novel The Fifth Sacred Thing, now in development for film and television.
Her works have been translated into Spanish, French, German, Danish, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Greek, Japanese, and Burmese.
Starhawk travels internationally, lecturing and teaching permaculture, earth-based spirituality and ritual, and the skills of activism. She lives part-time in San Francisco, in a collective house with her partner and friends.  But much of her time is spent on Golden Rabbit Ranch in Western Sonoma County, where together with land manager Charles Williams she is developing a model of carbon-sequestering ranching, incorporating holistic management rotational grazing with sheep and goats, restorative forestry, food forests and perennial systems.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Prologue 1

Part 1

Chapter 1 Trapped 14

Chapter 2 Freedom 26

Chapter 3 Calling 34

Chapter 4 Awareness 47

Chapter 5 Language of Nature 72

Chapter 6 Lone Wolf 87

Chapter 7 Pack 98

Chapter 8 Vision 123

Part 2

Chapter 9 Food 152

Chapter 10 Permaculture 176

Chapter 11 Home 192

Part 3

Chapter 12 Motherhood 234

Chapter 13 Headwaters 259

Chapter 14 Terra Madre 271

Chapter 15 Fire 291

References 302

Index 307

Acknowledgments 314

About the Author 316

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jessiev More than 1 year ago
The most powerful and important book I've read this year? No question. Dawn Again: Tracking the Wisdom of the Wild, by Doniga Markegard, is eloquent, inspiring, and a must-read for any global educator. Markegard's memoir traces her beginnings from wildlife tracking to a more concerted effort of support and practical advice for wilderness education and living wisely on this planet. Through it all, her voice rings clearly for teaching about the earth, about the wildlife on it, and living responsibly and well. There is much to learn from animals and others - and Markegard provides a window to it, and teaches us how to listen. Her exploration for answers is illuminating - and leads toward, as Markegard notes, bountiful permanence. From tracking wolves, living in wilderness, the slow food movement, permaculture, family, and cultural explorations (such as the importance of Standing Rock), Markegard beautifully translates her experiences and wisdom into a book we can learn much from - and which inspires us, in turn, to work and think and live toward a better planet for all creatures. Highly, highly recommended.