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Order of the Sacred Earth

An Intergenerational Vision of Love and Action
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Monkfish
 | 
July, 2018
ISBN:
9781939681867
In stock now: 
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$22.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Matthew Fox, a 76-year-old elder, activist and spiritual theologian, along with Skylar Wilson, a 33-year-old wilderness guide, leader of inter-cultural ceremonies, and Jennifer Listug, a 28-year-old writer, spiritual leader, and publicist, are presenting a challenge and an opportunity in the vision launched in this modest book. That vision is about creating an Order of the Sacred Earth.

The one unifying element of the Order is the vow which members are asked to take: “I promise to be the best lover and defender of Mother Earth that I can be.” The intent is to build a community of like minded individuals who are working to keep Mother Earth healthy, to network with other individuals and organizations doing similar work, and to bring a deeper spiritual grounding to that work through the study of creation spirituality.

To quote Matthew Fox from his vision of OSE “It is a community and a movement, not an institution; a verb, not a noun; a gathering of people very diverse but drawn together by a common value: the survival and thriving of Mother Earth.”

The question addressed in this book might be summarized as this: After religion, what? Or, How can we now build a conscious community that gives us a sense of our common sacredness and purpose? That question is explored and answered by essay contributors—including Mirabai Starr, Brian Swimme, Adam Bucko, David Korten, and many others.

Like glowing embers ready to flare up into a fire, or subterranean plates shifting, ready to become an earthquake that will reshape the entire landscape as we know it, this movement is a rich potentiality, ready to blossom into a full revolution… Our knowledge of our one planet and its unique place in an ever expanding cosmos illuminates humanity within a new earthly and cosmic perspective. It is now time for our wisdom to expand accordingly.
 

Included in wisdom is our capacity for gratitude, love, and respect. We feel the Order of the Sacred Earth can play a dynamic role in this expansion. Read and see if you agree. Become a part of something larger than yourself and our combative histories—part of something that is alive, vital, and nourishing, in which we can learn to set ourselves free in the fullest sense of that term. Free to serve. Free to give back. Free to celebrate. Free to contribute to the return of community and a thriving planet.

“I feel grateful for this inspiring book and the inspiring initiative it launches. The Order of the Sacred Earth gives me new hope; its founders are visionaries who set out a plausible program to engage all aspects of our life, and motivate much-needed change. I hope and pray that their message and their Order will spread and transform our relationships with the Earth and with each other.”—Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, author of Science Set Free

The Order of the Sacred Earth is a vision as vital and inspired as any on our planet in this time of cultural collapse and regeneration—a gathering together of mystic warriors and visionary artisans of cultural evolution. There are now millions of us—imaginal cells of emerging ecocentric cultures—but what is needed is a consciously convened community that brings us together to synergistically deepen and amplify our artistry and to train and initiate others. Fox and Wilson’s co-dreamed vision draws from the very heart of the dream of the Earth.”—Bill Plotkin, author of Soulcraft

Publisher’s Description: 

Matthew Fox, a 76-year-old elder, activist and spiritual theologian, along with Skylar Wilson, a 33-year-old wilderness guide, leader of inter-cultural ceremonies, and an event producer, and Jennifer Listug, a 28-year-old writer, spiritual leader, and publicist, are presenting a challenge and an opportunity in the vision launched in this modest book. That vision is about creating an Order of the Sacred Earth. Essay contributors to the book and its vision include Mirabai Starr, Brian Thomas Swimme, Adam Bucko, and David Korten.

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