Nature And The Human Soul

Nature And The Human Soul

Cultivating Wholeness And Community In A Fragmented World

Book - 2008
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Addressing the pervasive longing for meaning and fulfillment in this time of crisis, Nature and the Human Soul introduces a visionary ecopsychology of human development that reveals how fully and creatively we can mature when soul and wild nature guide us. Depth psychologist and wilderness guide Bill Plotkin presents a model for a human life span rooted in the cycles and qualities of the natural world, a blueprint for individual development that ultimately yields a strategy for cultural transformation.

With evocative language and personal stories, including those of elders Thomas Berry and Joanna Macy, this book defines eight stages of human life - Innocent, Explorer, Thespian, Wanderer, Soul Apprentice, Artisan, Master, and Sage - and describes the challenges and benefits of each. Plotkin offers a way of progressing from our current ego centric, aggressively competitive, consumer society to an eco centric, soul-based one that is sustainable, cooperative, and compassionate. At once a primer on human development and a manifesto for change, Nature and the Human Soul fashions a template for a more mature, fulfilling, and purposeful life - and a better world.
Publisher: Novato, Calif. : New World Library, c2008.
ISBN: 9781577315513
1577315510
Characteristics: 517 p. ; 23 cm.

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Aug 20, 2010

an amazing, timely book, this one is well reasoned, poetic, inspiring, pragmatic, a great work if we are to turn our own tide

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