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Thinking like a Mountain

Towards a Council of All Beings
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New Society
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March, 2007
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9781897408001
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$27.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Highly recommended, this book of readings, meditations, Gaian prayers, rituals and workshop notes prepared on three continents helps us remember that environmental defense is nothing less than “Self” defense. Including magnificent illustrations of
Australia
’s rainforests, Thinking Like a Mountain provides a context for ritual identification with the natural environment, inviting us to begin a process of “community therapy” in defense of Mother Earth. It helps us experience our place in the web of life—rather than on the apex of some human-centered pyramid.

The inner furnace of your metabolism burns with the fire of the Big Bang that first sent matter-energy spinning through space and time. And the same fire as the lightning that flashed into the primordial soup catalyzing the birth of organic life.

You were there, I was there, for each cell of our bodies is descended in an unbroken chain from that event

We have been but recently in human form. If Earth’s whole history were compressed into 24 hours beginning at midnight, organic life would begin only at 5 pm… mammals emerge at 11:30… and from amongst them at only seconds to midnight, our species.

This small book evokes and instructs in the Council of All Beings process, in which the deep losses and feelings of our true nature can be heard, shared, and honoured. It is an awesomely moving process—despairwork for Mother Nature... through us. It’s also one of the best experiential ecological education books available.

Think to your next death. Will your flesh and bones back into the cycle. Surrender. Love the plump worms you will become. Launder your weary being through the fountain of life.

An important deep ecology educational tool for activist, school, religious, or ceremonial groups, Thinking Like a Mountain is a contemporary classic that is also potently useful for personal reflection.

John Seed continues to direct the Rainforest Information Centre in
Australia
. See www.rainforestinfo.org.au

Publisher’s Description: 

This book of readings, meditations, rituals and workshop notes prepared on three continents helps us remember that environmental defense is nothing less than "Self" defense. Including magnificent illustrations of Australia's rainforests, Thinking Like a Mountain provides a context for ritual identification with the natural environment, inviting us to begin a process of "community therapy" in defense of Mother Earth. It helps us experience our place in the web of life, rather than on the apex of some human-centred pyramid. An important deep ecology educational tool for activist, school and religious groups, Thinking Like a Mountain can also be used for personal reflection.

Thinking Like a Mountain has been made available through New Catalyst Books. New Catalyst Books is an imprint of New Society Publishers, aimed at providing readers with access to a wider range of books dealing with sustainability issues by bringing books back into print that have enduring value in the field. For more information on New Catalyst Books click here.

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