Ecospirituality recognizes the indelible connection between human beings and our natural environment. It is a principle that connects the science of ecology with spirituality, making environmental activism a spiritual practice. Proponents of of ecospirituality come from all walks of life as we all are deeply effected by the world we live in. Their focus, methods, and philosophies may vary drastically, but all are motivated by a strong sense of responsibility toward preserving and protecting the environment.
The book will appeal most to people who realize that they are “tree people.” It is poetic, educational, inspirational, spiritual, and down to earth, covering the subject of trees from anatomy and physiology to trees as archetypal and sacred symbols.
A new beginning for the environment must start with a new spiritual outlook. In this book, author Joanna Macy offers concrete suggestions for just that, showing how each of us can change the attitudes that continue to threaten our environment.
In this “masterwork of an authentic spirit person” (Thomas Berry), Buddhist teacher and anthropologist Joan Halifax Roshi delves into “the fruitful darkness”—the shadow side of being, found in the root truths of Native religions, the fecundity of nature, and the stillness of meditation.