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Ecomysticism: The Profound Experience of Nature as Spiritual Guide

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Explores the philosophy, science, and spirituality of nature mysticism and its Green calling andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andbull; Offers a solid bridge between spiritual practice and environmental activism andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andbull; Reveals how we can heal the environment by renewing our connection to it andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andbull; Shows how spiritual encounters in nature are healing the Nature Deficit Disorder of our psyches and bodies andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Many have been struck by a majestic moment in nature--a sole illuminated flower in a shady grove, an owl swooping silently across a wooded path, or an infinitely starry sky--and found themselves in a state of expanded awareness so profound they can feel the interconnectedness of all life. These trance-like moments of clarity, unity, and wonder often incite a call to protect and preserve the earth--to support Nature as she supports us. Termed andldquo;nature mysticism,andrdquo; people from all cultures have described such experiences. However, the ever-increasing urbanization of the worldandrsquo;s population is threatening this ancient connection as well as the earth itself. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;In andlt;Iandgt;Ecomysticismandlt;/Iandgt;, Carl von Essen explores nature mysticism through the recorded experiences of outdoor enthusiasts as well as scientific studies in biology, psychology, and neuroscience. Citing consciousness scholar William James and a variety of well-known nature lovers such as Ansel Adams, Henry David Thoreau, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, von Essen shows how the spiritual transcendence from an encounter in nature--like other mystical experiences--is healing the Nature Deficit Disorder of our psyches and bodies, leading to an expansion of our worldview and a clearer understanding of our self and of our natural world. Offering a solid bridge between spiritual practice and environmental activism, von Essenandrsquo;s spiritual ecology reveals how only through a renewal of humanityandrsquo;s spiritual connection to nature can we effect true environmental healing.

Synopsis:

Ecomysticism shows how the spiritual transcendence of a majestic moment in nature--like other mystical experiences--can heal the Nature Deficit Disorder of our psyches and bodies. Indeed, only through a renewal of humanity's spiritual connection to nature can we effect true environmental healing.

About the Author

Carl von Essen, M.D., studied medicine in California and Sweden. He has practiced and taught in the United States, India, and Switzerland and served with the World Health Organization in Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. The author of andlt;Iandgt;The Revenge of the Fishgod: Angling Adventures around the Worldandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;Memory Is a Dwelling Placeandlt;/Iandgt;, he lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part One

Heritage and Experience

1    The Beginnings of Nature and Spirit

Chaos - Gaia - Eros

2    The Hunter

An Angler’s Trance - The Alert Man - The Archer and the Inner Game

3    The Explorer

Himalayan Epiphany - Inner Exploration - Topophilia - The Despotic Eye and Goethe’s Phantasie - Solitude

4    The Warrior and the Athlete

War as a Mystical Experience - Transcendental Athletics - Mountains and the Ecstasy of Danger

5    The Poet and the Artist

Poetry and Nature - Sublimity and Delightful Horror - Wordsworth as a Nature Mystic - Henry David Thoreau - Ted Hughes - Paleolithic Legacy - Homage to the Rock

6    The Healer

A Universal Art of Nature - Encounter with a Traditional Healer - Wisdom and Healing - The Healer’s Trance

Part Two

Theory and Perspective

7    The Mystic Ladder

Climbing the Mountain - Ineffability - Noetic Quality - Transiency - Passivity - Modern Concepts - Freud and the Oceanic Feeling - Einstein’s Ambivalence - Proust and

the Petit Madeleine - Spiritual Experience in Childhood - Creativity

8    Wider Than the Sky: The Psychobiology of M ystical Experience

Mystical Models - Chemical or Spiritual? - Altered States of Consciousness - Photism - Ohm’s Law Analogy - Neurotheology - Pathological States - Drugs and Mystical Experience

Part Three

Ecocrisis and Spiritual Necessity

9    Ecocrisis

The Human Impact - Philosophic Reason - Nature’s Revenge

10    The Future Rests with Us

Finding the Road - Urbanization: Blessing or Curse? - Bringing Nature Home - Needed: The Moral Equivalent of War

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781591431183
Author:
Von Essen, Carl
Publisher:
Bear & Company
Author:
Essen, Carl Von
Subject:
Mysticism
Subject:
Spiritual
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Metaphysics-General
Subject:
GAIA;NEW AGE;SELF-TRANSFORMATION;NATURE;SPIRITUALITY;ENVIRONMENTAL;MYSTICISM;ECOLOGY
Edition Description:
2nd Edition, New Edition of The Hunter's Trance
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 bandamp;w illustrations
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.9 in 16.66 oz

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