Synopses & Reviews
This lyrical primer on the spirituality of gardening reflects on the relationship between a gardener and his or her garden. Meditating upon how interaction with the earth opens the heart, schools the mind, engages the body, and embraces the soul in a world of increasing detachment from the natural realm, this book affirms a garden as a soulful space where people can take root and experience the changing seasons and the enduring cycle of renewal. Filled with the joy of living, this enchanting spiritual guide will speak to those who yearn to find the holy in the place they call home.
"A pleasure for . . . readers whose need for an everyday spirituality . . . extends to the garden." —Library Journal
"Norris cycles through the four seasons of a gardener's heart. Norris . . . writes lyrically about dormancy and transformation, soil and nourishment, roots and blossoms . . . Norris's short reflections are balanced by quiet and meditative poetry on facing pages, inviting deeper rumination about how God can be discovered in the act of gardening." —Publishers Weekly
A Mystic Garden is a lyrical primer on the spirituality of gardening, affirming the garden as a soulful space where people can take root and experience the changing seasons and the enduring cycle of renewal. Gunilla Norris shares with us a years time in her New England garden, and shows that all she observes there illuminates the sacredness of the everyday.
About the Author
Gunilla Norris is a writer, meditation teacher, and psychotherapist in private practice. Her books include "Inviting Silence "and" Simple Ways." She lives in Mystic, Connecticut.