Synopses & Reviews
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.
"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
"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.