Is there a relationship between the ecological and the spiritual? Could the current ecological crisis have resulted from a lack of spiritual vision? Essays by Wendell Berry, Titus Burckhardt, HH the 14th Dalai Lama, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Kathleen Raine, Frithjof Schuon, Hari Prasad Shastri, Philip Sherrard and others
“This book is a bouquet of fragant flowers which will nourish the hearts and minds of spiritual seekers and earth pilgrims alike. The book honors many traditions, distills their insights, and yet transcends their boundaries. These essays leave the reader in no doubt that there are no shortcuts, no technological fixes, and no easy answers to rebuild human–nature relationships. It is a big challenge and this book is a noble attempt to meet that challenge.”
— Satish Kumar, editor of Resurgence magazine and Programme Director of Schumacher College
“How good it would be if this book were to come into the hands of everyone involved with the natural world: environmentalists, naturalists, scientists, hunters, fishers, farmers, every mother with a baby playing in the garden, every father mowing the lawn, every human being who breathes air, drinks water, eats of the earth. That is to say, this book speaks to us all. If its lessons were heard and heeded, wonders might result.”
— Philip Zaleski, editor of The Best Spiritual Writing series and Parabola magazine.
“This is perhaps the first book one might turn to at a time when the barbarism of the ‘global economy’ is spearheading the destruction of the planet. This collection of essays demonstrates the truly global unanimity of the view that the natural world is Sacred — is indeed the Second Revelation.”
— Brian Keeble, co-founder of the Thememos Academy, founder of Golgonooza Press, and author of Art: For Whom and For What?