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Love in the Age of Ecological Apocalypse
Author: Carolyn Baker
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583948996
Pages: 229
Year: 2015
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"In facing transition to a world of collapse and increasing scarcity of resources, this book focuses on the all-important need to cultivate relationships and community, offering inspiration and guidance for how to engage with ourselves, our fellow creatures, and our environment in potentially tumultuous times"--
Return to Joy
Author: Andrew Harvey, Carolyn Baker
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1532008538
Pages: 146
Year: 2016-10-13
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Return to Joy is a compelling and potent invitation to the reader to consider that joy is the ultimate nature of reality and that its absence lies at the root of the current, unprecedented global crisis. In this book, Andrew and Carolyn mine the mystical wisdom of the ages that places joy at the core of our existence and purpose as a species, moving forward to consider in depth the myriad enemies of joy in our time. As we tend the fires of joy, we celebrate its seven flames and nurture its ubiquitous presence whether in the background or the foreground of our lives.
Walking Away from Empire
Author: Guy R. McPherson
Publisher: America Star Books
ISBN: 1462638872
Pages: 230
Year: 2011-09-01
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Guy McPherson was a successful professor by every imperial measure: well-published in all the right places, he taught and mentored students who acquired the best jobs in the field, and performed abundant, exemplary professional service. He earned enough to live on a third of his income and still traveled as much as he desired throughout the industrialized world. In other words, McPherson was the perfect model of all that is wrong with the United States and, by extension, the nations looking to us for an example. Rather than questioning the system, he was raising minor questions within the system. During the decade of his forties, McPherson transformed his academic life from mainstream ecologist to friend of the earth. He became a conservation biologist and social critic, and his speaking and writing increasingly targeted the public beyond the classroom. McPherson began teaching poetry in facilities of incarceration, trying to give voice to wise people long marginalized or ignored by industrial society. Guest commentaries in local newspapers pointed out the absurdities of American life, as well as limits to growth for the world's industrial economy. Increasingly strident essays drew the attention of university administrators who tried to fire him, and, when that failed, tried to muzzle him. Both routes proved too difficult to impinge upon a tenured full professor. Shortly after administrators gave up trying to force McPherson's departure from a major research university, he left the institution on his own terms when, at the age of 49, McPherson finally awakened to the costs of the non-negotiable American way of life: obedience at home and oppression abroad. In response, he went back to the land, where he raises goats and gardens and works with his neighbors.
Savage Grace
Author: Andrew Harvey, Carolyn Baker
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 153203055X
Pages: 190
Year: 2017-08-31
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In the boldest and most daring book either author has ever written, Andrew Harvey and Carolyn Baker confront us with the life and death reality of the global crisis and the fact that four crucial strategies must be employed not only to survive the dark night, but to inhabit our bodies and our lives with passionate authenticity, honesty, vigilance, community, compassion, and service. These strategies are Reconnection, Resistance, Resilience, and Regeneration. Deep and unprecedented reconnection with self, others, and Earth must be our mission, regardless of the outcome. Distinguishing between problems which have solutions and predicaments which can only be responded to, Harvey and Baker articulate precisely how we have arrived at this unprecedented juncture and offer strategies of resistance against the fundamental enemies of humanity and the Earth. Such a response demands of us something far deeper than what conventional religions and visions of activism call for--nothing less than living and acting from the Sacred Self, both without illusion and totally committed to compassion and justice even, if necessary, in hopeless situations. With Trump, its as if the Titanic has hit the iceberg. We are the passengers. The only question before us, and before the whole world, is how we stop the ripping of our hull. The original Titanic sunk due to human arrogance. There is still time for us to save ourselves with the power of humility, resistance and renewal. This book offers a compelling and profound pathway for human survival after hitting the iceberg. Jim Garrison, Founder and President of Ubiquity University. A powerful manual for a spiritual revolution! Read it, pray it, reflect on it, and then start acting on it...because the future of the world depends on it. Adam Bucko, co-author of Occupy Spirituality and The New Monasticism
Ms. Ladybug and Mr. Honeybee: A Love Story at the End of Time
Author: Pauline Panagiotou-Schneider, Guy R. McPherson
Publisher: America Star Books
ISBN: 1682297004
Pages: 112
Year: 2015-07-29
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Ms. Ladybug and Mr. Honeybee: A Love Story at the End of Time tells the story of a ladybug and a honeybee who find each other after losing their entire families to the poisonous fogs the humans are spraying. The unlikely duo pursues a safe haven from the poisonous fog and are aided by lightning bugs, a mysterious dragonfly, and even cockroaches along the adventure of a lifetime. They encounter doubting ticks, denying termites, and a slug desperately resigned to his fate along their way, but they never give up in their seemingly hopeless quest.
Collapsing Consciously
Author: Carolyn Baker, Ph.D.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583947132
Pages: 208
Year: 2013-11-19
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A collection of probing essays and weekly meditations, this book addresses how to prepare emotionally and spiritually for the impending collapse of industrial civilization. Author Carolyn Baker offers wisdom, inspiration, and a sense of spiritual purpose for anyone who is concerned about the daunting future humankind has created. The author's introduction to Collapsing Consciously articulates our current predicament of economic collapse, environmental degradation, and global conflict and expresses the confusion, anxiety, grief, anger, and despair we all experience when we take a hard look at the present-day global crisis and the likely future of the planet. But rather than showing us ways to prevent the collapse, Baker argues that the demise of our consumerist, corporate culture is inevitable, and that it is crucial to prepare emotionally and spiritually for the certain changes to come. Part 1 is a collection of seventeen essays which argue that while the collapse of industrial society cannot be prevented, its meaning extends far beyond tragedy and loss. These essays ask the reader to delve inward and discover the limitless treasures of the soul, as well as the gratification and exhilaration to be discovered in joining with community in preparing for the future. In part 2, Baker offers fifty-two weekly meditations comprised of spiritual wisdom, inspiration, paradox, comfort, humor, irony, and a persistent challenge to create and savor beauty in the world, regardless of how bleak the future may appear. Collapsing Consciously is a refreshing take on the perilous present and the grim prospects for our future. Instead of quoting discouraging statistics about our predicament, Baker offers a deeper perspective that makes sense of a world that most of the time appears psychotic or even surreal. Through inspiration and perennial wisdom she has created a manual for making meaning and generating joy, especially in situations that feel hopelessly devoid of both. An ebook containing additional meditations is also available: Collapsing Consciously Meditations: Further Reflections for Turbulent Times, ISBN 978-1-58394-758-6. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Radical Wholeness
Author: Philip Shepherd
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1623171776
Pages: 280
Year: 2017
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This new book by the author of New Self, New Worldshows that the primary deficiency inflicted on us by our culture is the inability to feel wholeness-in the self, the body, and the world around us. Because we have been systematically trained to numb ourselves to wholeness and to confine our attention to the boundary of the self, we live in our heads, disconnected from the body and at odds with the world. We accept that it's normal to feel fragmented, reactionary, and stale. This book is a call to action to recover wholeness and to experience a new way of being. Philip Shepherd draws from neuroscience, anthropology, physics, art, and myth-as well as his extensive work as an international embodiment expert-to explain how our culture's limitations live in the body, and to help readers transcend them. Shepherd explains that the elusive qualities that we all yearn to experience-peace, simplicity, passion, grace, connection, and clarity-arise from an experience of wholeness. He highlights how, though everything is in relationship with everything else and wholeness surrounds us, blindness to it continues to manifest in our culture and our bodies. He suggests original exercises to help us reclaim the birthright of our wholeness and to experience a new way of being. He leaves readers with a fresh, renewed way of understanding their personal lives and the problems that we face as a culture, as well as a clear sense of the way forward.
Extinction Dialogs
Author: Carolyn Baker, Guy Randall McPherson
Publisher: Next Revelation Press
ISBN: 0990661407
Pages: 226
Year: 2014-08-25
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Extinction Dialogs provides the unvarnished truth on what is actually happening in regards to global warming, the world, and humanity. There is no doubt that many will consider Extinction Dialogs a true to life horror story, but all are strongly advised to read it, except for the faint of heart.
The Fifth Sacred Thing
Author: Starhawk
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307477657
Pages: 496
Year: 2011-08-10
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An epic tale of freedom and slavery, love and war, and the potential futures of humankind tells of a twenty-first century California clan caught between two clashing worlds, one based on tolerance, the other on repression. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Animal Wisdom
Author: Linda Bender
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583947868
Pages: 200
Year: 2014-06-10
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How is it that pets are able to travel thousands of miles through unknown territory to reunite with their beloved humans? How can dogs detect cancer with up to a 98 percent accuracy rate, and foresee epileptic or diabetic seizures in their owners? How do animals seem to know an earthquake is coming long before the world's best seismologists? In Animal Wisdom, veterinarian and animal advocate Linda Bender offers a wealth of amazing stories and research-based evidence indicating animals have deeply perceptive—even extrasensory—abilities. She shows us that animals are extremely perceptive, intuitive, and psychic and provides step-by-step practices for honing your natural ability to communicate with them, so that you too can learn to understand their urgent messages about peace, happiness, and the future of the planet. Animal Wisdom is for animal lovers and anyone who seeks a deeper, more spiritual connection to these beautiful creatures. From the table of contents: Foreword by Linda Tucker PART I: The Fabric of Creation Chapter 1: The Ecology of Paradise Chapter 2: How Can We Know What Animals Are Thinking and Feeling? PART II: What Animals Want Us to Know Chapter 3: You Are Loved Chapter 4: You Are Already Living in Paradise Chapter 5: You Don't Have to Figure Everything Out Chapter 6: Dying Isn't Bad PART III: The Connection of All Creatures Chapter 7: How to Connect Telepathically with Animals: A Practical Guide Chapter 8: The Animals Speak for Themselves Chapter 9: Heeding the Cries of the Nonhuman World Afterword by Andrew Harvey
Coming Out of Fundamentalist Christianity
Author: Carolyn L. Baker
Publisher:
ISBN: 0595441467
Pages: 292
Year: 2007-06
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Coming out of Fundamentalist Christianity is an autobiographical account of one woman's journey from growing up in a rigid, troubled fundamentalist Christian home where she discovered at an early age her attraction to women, and how she survived and fled the oppression of her family of origin, later coming to terms with and joyously embracing her sexual orientation and a life-affirming spiritual path. It is an account of foolish errors and wise choices on the way to embracing all parts of herself and her total humanity-the people, places, and experiences that shaped those choices and helped form and inform who she is today. Her current deep engagement in social justice activism is informed by and echoes her daunting journey and reverberates through the last section of her book as she takes to task not only Christian fundamentalism, but what she considers the naïve and irrelevant politics of the gay and lesbian community. Reflecting on her personal experience she states, "As a young-adult fundamentalist Christian, agonizing over my sexual orientation, I might have found liberation, comfort, and affirmation had I had access to a book that blessed it and illumined its compatibility with my unquenchable heart's desire for the sacred." An honest account of a woman accepting herself as a lesbian despite a fundamentalist Christian upbringing. As a gay couple we feel less isolated because Carolyn isn't afraid to criticize the LGBT community for their lack of interest in compelling issues beyond same-sex marriage and AIDS. -Philip Botwinick & Tom Nielsen, Organizers of the 2006 Local Solutions To The Energy Dilemma Conference, NYC,Woodhaven, New York Dr. Carolyn Baker's riveting personal experience and keen intellect combine to illuminate the untruths, oppressions and mean-spirited culture that pervades our society, politics, and religious institutions. "Coming out" stories are legion, and each and every one is to be celebrated. Baker goes even further. It is not only a journey of passionate self-discovery of one's being and values. It is also an analysis of those cultural and religious systems which on a daily basis, choose to oppress or to honor the diversity and inherent value of each human being. Read, sense, know, and act. -The Rev. Dr. Susan Beehler, El Paso, Texas, Retired Ordained Clergy, United Methodist Church
Empty Hands, A Memoir
Author: Sister Abegail Ntleko
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 158394933X
Pages: 176
Year: 2015-09-01
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Empty Hands is the inspiring memoir of Zulu nurse and healthcare activist Sister Abegail Ntleko. Growing up poor in a rural village with a father who didn't believe in educating girls, against seemingly insurmountable odds Sister Abegail earned her nursing degree and began work as a community nurse and educator, dedicating her life to those in need. "Her story tells us," says Desmond Tutu, who wrote the foreword to the book, "what a single person can accomplish when heart and mind work together in the service of others." Overcoming poverty and racism within the apartheid South African system, she adopted her first child at a time when it was unheard of to do so. And then she did it again and again. In forty years she has taken in and cared for hundreds of children who had nothing, saving babies—many of them orphans whose parents died of AIDS—from hospitals that were ready to give up on them and let them die. Empty Hands describes the harshness of Ntleko's circumstances with wit and wisdom in direct, beautifully understated prose and will appeal not only to activists and aid workers, but to anyone who believes in the power of the human spirit to rise above suffering and find peace, joy, and purpose. "Ntleko's story, which she tells in simple language, is inspiring and moving. She neither dwells in nor dramatizes the hardships she has faced, preferring instead to focus on 'fill[ing] her hands with love and then spend[ing] all that love until [her] hands are empty again.' A brief, genuine, heartfelt memoir of an awe-inspiring life."—Kirkus Reviews From the Trade Paperback edition.
Transformation through Intimacy, Revised Edition
Author: Robert Augustus Masters, Ph.D.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583943889
Pages: 304
Year: 2012-03-06
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Intimate relationship has long been viewed and lived as a lesser alternative to spiritual life. More recently, the need to integrate our spiritual and intimate lives, rather than maintaining separate spheres and relationships on autopilot, has become increasingly apparent. Given the high rates of infidelity and divorce, it would seem that the possibilities of freedom through intimacy have not been explored in much depth. Too often we pull away when relationships become difficult, missing out on the rewards of connecting more profoundly. The passage from immature to mature monogamy is not only a journey of ripening intimacy with a partner, but also a journey into and through zones of ourselves that may be very difficult to accept and integrate with the rest of our being. Transformation through Intimacy explores intimate relationships through a four-stage lens: me-centered, we-centered codependent, we-centered coindependent, and being-centered. Bringing his many years of experience as a psychotherapist and spiritual practitioner to the subject, Masters shows readers not only how to navigate the thickets of reactivity, conflict, shame, anger, fear, and doubt, but how to understand them in a new light so that a deeper level of relating to oneself and one’s partner becomes possible, opening new levels of trust, commitment, and love. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Earth Calling
Author: Ellen Gunter, Ted Carter
Publisher: Sacred Activism
ISBN: 1583947671
Pages: 371
Year: 2014
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A modern guide for today's activists focuses on the reestablishment of human relationships with nature to repair the environment, citing the roles of broken chakras, dependence on oil and GMOs in current environmental disasters. Original.
Order of the Sacred Earth
Author: Matthew Fox, Skylar Wilson, Jennifer Berit Listug
Publisher: Monkfish Book Publishing
ISBN: 1939681871
Pages:
Year: 2018-07-17
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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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