This is the introductory volume in an inspiring series of books about green spirituality, a type of spirituality that fits into no particular category of religion or spiritual belief system and yet is fully compatible with – and draws millions of adherents from – almost all of them.Green spirituality is based on a love of the Earth, the intrinsic value of all life forms, and a deep respect for the integrity of ecosystems and for the importance of biodiversity. It includes a belief in the total interconnectedness of the cosmos and offers a sense of identity rooted in being part of – and interdependent with – ‘all that is’. It regards Nature as a great teacher and as a revelation of the divine and holds ideals of peace, social justice, ecological justice, low-impact living and sustainability.The book describes and illustrates, through the well-blended voices of thirteen writers, the basic concepts and expressions of this rapidly growing kind of spiritual attitude in today’s world – what it is, where it comes from, who practises it and how and why. It covers a wide range of subject matter, from personal stories of spiritual awakening to scientific facts about the composition of soil and includes philosophical musings, practical suggestions, inspirational essays and poetry.
Pub Date: 08/2016
Size: 8.50h x 5.50w x 0.29d