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Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World

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Many of us feel called to respond to the ecological destruction of our planet, yet we feel overwhelmed, immobilized, and unable to deal realistically with the threats to life on Earth. Noted spiritual and environmental thinkers Joanna Macy and Molly Young Brown contend that this crippling response to world crisis is a psychological defense mechanism that has been endemic since the years of the Cold War arms race, when we had to adapt within a single generation to the horrific possibility of nuclear holocaust.

Since its publication in 1983, Joanna Macy's book, Despair and Personal Power in the Nuclear Age has sold nearly 30,000 copies and has been the primary resource for groups of men and women confronting the challenging realities of our time without succumbing to paralysis or panic. Coming Back to Life provides a much needed update and expansion of this pioneering work. At the interface between spiritual breakthrough and social action, Coming Back to Life is eloquent and compelling as well as being an inspiring and practical guide. The first third of the book discusses with extraordinary insight the angst of our era, and the pain, fear, guilt and inaction it has engendered; it then points forward to the way out of apathy, tio "the work that reconnects". The rest of the book offers both personal counsel and easy-to-use methods for working with groups in a number of ways to profoundly affect peoples' outlook and ability to act in the world.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Mathew Fox

1. To Choose Life

2. The Greatest Danger: Apatheia, The Deadening of Mind and Heart

3. The Basic Miracle: Our True Nature and Power

4. The Work that Reconnects

5. Guiding Group Work

6. Affirmation: Coming from Gratitude

7. Despair Work: Owning and Honoring Our Pain for the World

8. The Shift: Seeing with New Eyes

9. Deep Time: Drawing on Past and Future Generations

10. The Council of All Beings: Rejoining the Natural World

11. Going Forth

12. Meditations for Coming Back to Life

Joanna Macy has developed an international following over the course of 40 years as a speaker and workshop leader on Buddhist philosophy and the deep ecology movement

Synopsis:

A spiritual/activist handbook to help move us toward real solutions to the planet's environmental and social crisis.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780865713918
Subtitle:
Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World
Author:
Macy, Joanna R.
Author:
Macy, Joanna R.
Author:
Young Brown, Molly
Author:
Brown, Molly Young
Publisher:
New Society Publishers
Location:
Gabriola Island, BC, Canada ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Environmental policy
Subject:
Environmental protection
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Conservation of natural resources
Subject:
Human ecology
Subject:
Environmental protection -- Citizen participation.
Subject:
General Self-Help
Subject:
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Subject:
Motivational
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
Gaia & Earth Energies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19981001
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.6 in 13.5 oz

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