In ‘Rivers of Green Wisdom’ the author shares personal reflections on Christian, Yogic and Earth centred wisdom and key stages encountered on his own spiritual journey. This book unveils central teachings about the sacredness of Earth and Nature, covers both past and present understanding about our interdependent relationship with the natural world, and how various teachers have looked for East-West fusions for deeper and more responsible living.
There are important insights within the five detailed chapters, along with informative passages about contemporary prophets and mystics who have been influential in promoting relevant wisdom for our times.
Overall, ‘Rivers of Green Wisdom’ highlights essential challenges we need to embrace in order to move forward skilfully and build a harmonious and sustainable Earth community that compassionately cares about the diversity of life our Earth-Mother has sought to celebrate.
CONTENTS: Preface, Introduction, 1. Pursuing Meaning and Purpose, 2. Opening to Greater Awareness, 3. Deeper Encounters, 4. Embracing our Earth Mother and Responding to Her Call, 5. Mending the Broken Pieces, Bibliography, About the Author.
“Overall, this is a heart-warming book where I learnt a good deal about Earth based spirituality through the lens of different traditions. I felt that my spirituality is not some made-up modern quirk but something that is deeply rooted in, and belongs to, the ongoing spiritual evolution of our collective human journey.”
– Ian Mowll, Interfaith Foundation Minister and the coordinator of GreenSpirit.
“From his many years of deep immersion in the Yogic, Christian and Earth-based traditions, Santoshan skilfully expresses in this book, the feeling tone of each of these three spiritual movements. He explains how they blend, how they relate to each other and how they share a common thread of love and the sanctity of all life. Seldom do you find such practised clarity in revealing the wisdom of Spirit.”
– Sky McCain, Vedantist and author of ‘Planet as Self: An Earthen Spirituality.’
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Santoshan (Stephen Wollaston) studied world religions at King’s College London, is a member of GreenSpirit’s Publications Committee and the author of ‘Spirituality Unveiled: Awakening to Creative Life’ (Earth Books 2011).
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About the Author
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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