This is the introductory volume in an inspiring series of books about green spirituality, a type of spirituality that fits into no particular category of religion or spiritual belief system and yet is fully compatible with - and draws millions of adherents from - almost all of them.
Green spirituality is based on a love of the Earth, the intrinsic value of all life forms, and a deep respect for the integrity of ecosystems and for the importance of biodiversity. It includes a belief in the total interconnectedness of the cosmos and offers a sense of identity rooted in being part of - and interdependent with - 'all that is'. It regards Nature as a great teacher and as a revelation of the divine and holds ideals of peace, social justice, ecological justice, low-impact living and sustainability.
The book describes and illustrates, through the well-blended voices of thirteen writers, the basic concepts and expressions of this rapidly growing kind of spiritual attitude in today's world - what it is, where it comes from, who practises it and how and why. It covers a wide range of subject matter, from personal stories of spiritual awakening to scientific facts about the composition of soil and includes philosophical musings, practical suggestions, inspirational essays and poetry.
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About the Author
Joan Angus, Niamh Brennan, Brendan Caulfield-James, Michael Colebrook, Janice Dolley, Victoria Field, Claudia Van Gerven, Malcolm Hollick, Mary Kelson, Emily Kimball, Alison Leonard and Susan Meeker-Lowry.
ABOUT THE EDITOR:
Marian Van Eyk McCain is a co-editor of GreenSpirit magazine, an author, and the editor of 'GreenSpirit: Path to a New Consciousness' (Earth Books 2010).