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PATHWAYS OF GREEN WISDOM:
Discovering Earth Centred Teachings in Spiritual and Religious Traditions
Edited by Santoshan (Stephen Wollaston)
With contributions by Jean Boulton, Vivienne Cato, Chris Clarke, David E Cooper, Jean Hardy, Donna Ladkin, Marian Van Eyk McCain, Marie Miller, Emma Restall Orr, Chris Philpott, Aidan Rankin and June Raymond
Published by GreenSpirit 2015
Word Count: 27,215
$1.50 / £0.99 approx (free for GreenSpirit members): via Smashwords and Amazon
Category: Mind-Body-Spirit / Gaia / Interfaith / Interspirituality
‘Pathways of Green Wisdom’ brings together numerous reflective and informative pieces by contributors to GreenSpirit magazine spanning a period of 11 years, along with especially written new material. It will make an essential addition to any eco-conscious reader’s library on green spirituality and religion. Contributors include progressive and insightful writers from scientific, educationist and eco-activist backgrounds. Each offers a place for eco-spiritual readers to draw some nourishment and appreciate numerous Earth centred teachings. The material presented is for sharing a deeper understanding of different traditions and enriching dimensions of green spirituality. It is hoped that readers will enjoy drawing from the deep springs of green wisdom shared in this book and find numerous practical ways to engage with them in their daily lives.
“This is a wonderful ebook! It takes you on a journey through various spiritual and religious traditions, each chapter written by someone who is deeply embedded in the tradition or very knowledgeable about it. And often there is a personal response from the writer - which brings the ebook to life. I am struck how much people of all faiths care about the Earth. And as many of the ecological issues of our time (such as climate change) need a global response (rather than a response from one country), this ebook shows us that there is hope - as people across the world show their concer
The editor, Santoshan (Stephen Wollaston)
n and action for the Earth.”
– Ian Mowll, Interfaith Foundation Minister and the coordinator of GreenSpirit.
Publisher’s Preface / Acknowledgments / Introduction / 1. Namaste: Reverence for the Elements (poem) – Marie Miller / 2. On Christ – June Raymond / 3. Judaism and Deep Ecology – Vivienne Cato / 4. Pagan Ethics: An Interview with Emma Restall Orr – Marian Van Eyk McCain / 5. Daoism: The Natural Way – David E Cooper / 6. Hinduism and Ecology: A Reflection – Jean Hardy / 7. Spirit Dance: A Modern’s Encounter with the Indigenous Mind – Donna Ladkin / 8. Earth as a Mosque – Santoshan (Stephen Wollaston) / 9. Buddhism, Society and the Planet – Jean Boulton / 10. The Relevance of Jainism – Aidan Rankin / 11. Creation Spirituality and God – Chris Clarke / Appendix I: Green Spirituality as a Model for Future Environmentalism – Chris Philpott / Appendix II: Quotations through the Ages – Various Authors and Teachings / About the Contributors / Other Titles in the GreenSpirit Ebook Series.
ABOUT THE EDITOR:
Santoshan (aka Stephen Wollaston) studied transpersonal psychology, and graphic design, and holds a degree in religious studies and a post graduate certificate in religious education from King's College London. He is a member of GreenSpirit’s editorial and publishing team. His books include ‘The House of Wisdom: Yoga Spirituality of the East and West’ (coauthored, Mantra Books 2007), ‘Spirituality Unveiled: Awakening to Creative Life’ (Earth Books 2011), and ‘Rivers of Green Wisdom: Exploring Christian and Yogic Earth Centred Spirituality’ (GreenSpirit 2014).
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GreenSpirit is a registered charity based in the UK. The main contents/written material, editing, design and promotional work for its ebooks is done on a purely voluntary basis, or given freely by contributors who share GreenSpirit members’ passion for Gaia centred spirituality. For more details, visit http://www.greenspirit.org.uk/
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