25 Books to Read Before You Die
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | August 20, 2014

Julie Schumacher: IMG Dear Professor Fitger



Saint Paul, August 2014 Dear Professor Fitger, I've been asked to say a few words about you for Powells.com. Having dreamed you up with a ball-point... Continue »
  1. $16.07 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Dear Committee Members

    Julie Schumacher 9780385538138

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$6.50
List price: $16.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Environmental Studies- General

More copies of this ISBN

Partnering with Nature: The Wild Path to Reconnecting with the Earth

by

Partnering with Nature: The Wild Path to Reconnecting with the Earth Cover

ISBN13: 9781582702193
ISBN10: 1582702195
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $6.50!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In todayand#8217;s world, itand#8217;s often too easy to forget about the world outside the window. People struggle daily with stressful jobs, trapped under fluorescent lighting, staring at glowing screens, or surrounded by concrete when they could be outdoors, acknowledging the gifts of natural world. In the face of its absence, we are finally beginning to understand that our connection with natureand#8212;plants, trees, animals, and the energy of the earth itselfand#8212;is more than a luxury; it is a necessary and vital part of our existence. In andlt;iandgt;Partnering with Natureandlt;/iandgt;, Catriona MacGregor weaves together historical, spiritual, and scientific examples to emphasize the importance of creating a vital relationship with our natural surroundings. Our separation from nature leads to several devastating effects, whether through stress, feeling a lack of purpose, or the heedless destruction of our environment. Through her exploration of the energies that link humans, animals, and the natural world, she shows how we can learn from nature as we develop our spirituality and ourselves. Through diverse approaches, Catriona offers the reader a solid understanding of why a connection with the Earth is vital to our existence, and how a revival of that connection opens doors to a myriad of benefits in our environment and in our health, our daily lives, and our happiness.

Review:

"I have been deeply impressed by Catriona MacGregor for many years. Her striking kinship with the animal world and her vision of the natural world are compelling and apparent when you are in her presence. Many people carefully copy native traditions, hoping for a shamanic experience. Catriona MacGregor is a shaman." Jim Gilkeson, author of A Pilgrim in Your Body and Energy Healing

Review:

"Partnering with Nature helps awaken all of us to the transformative powers of nature." Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

About the Author

Catriona is the coauthor of Healing the Heart of the World: Harnessing the Power of Intention to Change Your Life and the Planet, along with Carolyn Myss, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Masaru Emoto, Fritjof Capra, Thich Nhat Hanh, and others.

Catriona lives in Fairfax with her husband, fifteen-year-old son, and many animal friends domestic and wild. To learn more about her foundation visit www.awengrove.org.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

anonymousreader, March 18, 2010 (view all comments by anonymousreader)
Catriona MacGregor’s poignant “Partnering With Nature: The Wild Path to ReConnecting with the Earth” is a beautifully wrought synthesis of poetic spirituality and well-grounded practical fact.

Catriona creates an intriguing tapestry of thoughts and images, weaving together history, geology, scientific research, and her own profound spiritual connection with the natural world. She cites examples from an impressive panoply of resources, and adds a human touch by including many of her own experiences, both expansively global and heartbreakingly personal.

Each statement is supported by factual data and breathed into life by Catriona’s own quest to share her relationship with nature with those around her. The place to start is your own back yard, suggests the author, though there is no doubt that she considers the entire planet and every plant, animal, and person upon it to be worthy of care and connection.

She combines an intimate knowledge of the invisible world of energy and spirit with concrete statistics to show our “fall from grace” and the dangerous downward spiral that we have created through our alienation with the natural world. She argues eloquently that we need nature as much as nature needs us. She speaks convincingly of Earth as teacher, habitat, and salvation, asserting that our connection with the natural environment provides both a portal to the divine and the tools that we will need to preserve our planet as a habitat for humankind.

The author entices the reader into reconsidering his or her own relationship with nature. She includes simple, accessible practices that will enable us to improve the quality of our daily lives, to be more in touch with our habitat, to reduce our footprint on the earth and ultimately to save our planet and ourselves by connecting more with our natural world.

She concludes by gathering together the many threads of wisdom offered up by her book and leads us gently but inexorably to her conclusion: We as a race will not thrive, evolve, or even survive, unless we return to partnership with our earth. She urges us to reclaim the strength of our connection with nature on both a personal and a planetary level.

“You are a different person if you are filled with the warm rays of the sun, the clarity of the blue sky, the soaring hawk.” Says Catriona in her final paragraphs.

You will also be a different person after you have read this book. The images of Catriona’s vision will flow through your mind and dance through your heart long after you have finished reading “Partnering With Nature.”

-Amy Racina
Author “Angels in the Wilderness”
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

ISBN:
9781582702193
Author:
MacGregor, Catriona
Publisher:
Beyond Words Publishing
Subject:
Gaia & Earth Energies
Subject:
Inspiration & Personal Growth
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Human ecology
Subject:
Nature -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
Metaphysics-General
Subject:
nature; spirituality; spiritual journey; self help; energy; mother nature; earth; environment; spirituality
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
black-and-white illus thru-out
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 9.59 oz

Other books you might like

  1. A Life of Being, Having, and Doing... Used Hardcover $7.95
  2. More Teaching Kids to Love the Earth Used Trade Paper $5.50
  3. Teaching Kids To Love the Earth Used Trade Paper $1.75
  4. Slow Is Beautiful: New Visions of... Used Trade Paper $3.50
  5. Hidden Southwest: Including Arizona,... New Trade Paper $18.75

Related Subjects


Metaphysics » General
Metaphysics » Nature Wisdom
Religion » Spirituality » Eco Spirituality
Religion » Western Religions » Inspirational
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

Partnering with Nature: The Wild Path to Reconnecting with the Earth Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$6.50 In Stock
Product details 304 pages Beyond Words Publishing - English 9781582702193 Reviews:
"Review" by , "I have been deeply impressed by Catriona MacGregor for many years. Her striking kinship with the animal world and her vision of the natural world are compelling and apparent when you are in her presence. Many people carefully copy native traditions, hoping for a shamanic experience. Catriona MacGregor is a shaman."
"Review" by , "Partnering with Nature helps awaken all of us to the transformative powers of nature."
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.