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Thinking Like a Mountain
Towards a Council of All Beings
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.
John Seed continues to direct the Rainforest Information Centre and raise funds for cutting-edge environmental activists and groups in South America, Asia, Africa and the Pacific. Most years he visits North America or Europe offering workshops and presentations. He has made several new films and collections of environmental music, and been honoured by the Australian government with an OAM-Order of Australia Medal-for services to conservation and the environment. You can email John at email@example.com for information about his forthcoming workshops, or find updated information at www.rainforestinfo.org.au.
Joanna Macy is a scholar, eco-philosopher, teacher and activist from Berkeley, California. She is the author of 8 books including Coming Back to Life and Widening Circles and has also produced a 3-DVD set entitled The Work that Reconnects.
Pat Fleming lives and works on Dartmoor, Devon, UK, where her passions include researching, growing, writing about and advising on medicinal plants. Over many years she has run a range of courses, trainings and events relating to earth-care, including deep ecology events, organic and biodynamic growing, and growing and using plants for medicine. A poet herself, she published Moor Poets-Volume One in 2004, which draws together voices from all over Dartmoor, including from men inside HMP Dartmoor prison, to speak out for the wild in poetry. Contact Pat at firstname.lastname@example.org, or see www.wylde.gn.apc.org.
In 2006 Arne Naess was 94 years old. The Selected Works of Arne Naess (SWAN) is now available as a complete, boxed set. Information about SWAN is available from Springer Publishers (www.springeronline.com). Arne's last publication in English was Life's Philosophy: Reason and Feeling in a Deeper World(University of Georgia Press, 2002).
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