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Becoming Intimate with the Earth
Pauline Le Bel is a “songspinner” and storyteller based on Bowen Island, near Vancouver. Her book, Becoming Intimate with the Earth, is part love story, part battle cry, part call to adventure, and seamlessly weaves together our new science-based cosmology (The Universe Story) with the traditional wisdom of indigenous people and Pauline’s own passionate engagement with life and the natural world.
There is a compelling new story for our world—a soul-stirring story that recreates the role of humans and offers hope in these challenging times. Becoming Intimate with the Earth invites you to live inside this narrative, to embrace the blessing as well as the shadow of modern culture.
You’ll discover how intimately you are related to everything in the Universe—the stars in the heavens, the worms in the garden, the bacteria in your body. You’ll find new ways to engage with the natural world, including, and especially, your own body. You’ll be guided by wit, wisdom, poetry, and stories of transformation that come straight from the heart of a fierce, compassionate woman.
I keep writing and singing my Earth songs, telling new stories, caring for the land and waters where I live. I do what I can.
We are involved in a process for which we will not see the results. It’s like planting a tree that will not reach maturity in your lifetime, one that will offer shade for the next generation. You do it for others. You do it for beautiful. You do it because it’s the right thing to do.
My deep desire, dear reader, is that these stories will help you see how truly intimate you already are with the Earth, and how this intimacy can support you as we prepare for a new partnership with the Earth. May you deepen this intimacy, in your own way, in a storied way.
Inside are Intimacy Guides, and Resources and Links to fascinating people making a difference. Enter: be inspired by the wonder, the sorrow, and the beauty of our Earth community.