Friday, 17 June 2016

Seventh GreenSpirit ebook now published

'The Rising Water Project', Ian Mowll's investigation into the effects of flooding on people's lives and into the phenomenon of 'downshifting' (i.e. moving to s simpler, more eco-friendly lifestyle) has now taken its place in our GreenSpirit ebooks series. This volume, jam-packed with interesting first-person stories, is Number Seven in the series.




Go here to read more about it - with links on how and where to buy a copy. And go 
 to the page list at the top left of this screen to read all about the other six books in the series.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

New title - 'Pathways of Green Wisdom'

Announcing...

Number five in our GreenSpirit ebook series

This is the second of two volumes by Santoshan (Stephen Wollaston) about the threads of green spirituality that can be traced in all the world's main wisdom traditions.

The title of this one, which is an anthology of essays by thirteen different writers, is entitled Pathways of Green Wisdom and you can read all about it here.

Details of the contributors can be found here.

Pathways of Green Wisdom - list of contributors



Contributors to Pathways of Green Wisdom

Jean Boulton is a strategy consultant and part-time academic at both Bath and Cranfield
universities. She researches, teaches, consults, and writes about the implications of complexity thinking for strategy, management and policy development. She has been a non-executive director and trustee and senior manager for a number of organisations. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics. She has a keen interest in Buddhism and Daoism and in the interdependencies and overlaps between science and spirituality. She is first author of Embracing Complexity, published in 2015, by OUP.

Vivienne Cato is a teacher, facilitator, writer and garden designer. She has been Director of Education at a London synagogue, and is co-founder of the Noah Project, the UK’s only Jewish Environmental group. Formerly Judaism trainer for the Religious Education and Environment Programme (REEP), she now runs Speak to the Earth, a service providing support, training and educational experiences in Judaism and Ecology.

Chris Clarke is an author on and teacher of science and spirituality. He was a physicist at the University of Southampton researching into cosmology, quantum theory and the physics of the human brain. Since then his activities have involved leading a circle dance group, contributing to international symposia on science and religion, teaching at Schumacher College, serving on the Council of GreenSpirit and running workshops for a local group. His books include ‘Weaving the Cosmos: Science, Religion and Ecology’ (O Books 2010), ‘Living in Connection’ (GreenSpirit Press 2003), and ‘Ways of Knowing: Science and Mysticism Today’ (multi-authored, Imprint Academic 2005).

David E Cooper is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Durham University. He has been a visiting professor at universities in many countries and served on the editorial boards of several journals, including Contemporary Buddhism. Among his philosophical interests are environmental philosophy, aesthetics, Asian thought, and the philosophy of religion. His many books include ‘Existentialism, World Philosophies’, ‘The Measure of Things, A Philosophy of Gardens’, and ‘Convergence with Nature’. Professor Cooper is the Secretary and a Trustee of the registered charity, Project Sri Lanka.

Jean Hardy became a GreenSpirit member when working in the 1980s at St James Church, Piccadilly, where Creation Spirituality was then based. She has been a university teacher for most of her life, a Quaker for many years, and now lives in Devon close to Schumacher College and Dartington. Her most recent book is ‘A Wiser Politics’ (O Books 2011).

Marie Miller has had a career in education, working in the field of special needs for most of her life. She has been a subscribing member of GreenSpirit, Friends of the Earth, and the Green Party for many years. She is now retired in Bexhill-on-Sea in the south of England.

Donna Ladkin is Professor of Leadership and Ethics at Plymouth Graduate School of Management, Plymouth University. Her background in music and philosophy informs much of her work in the areas of leadership and aesthetics, and aesthetic approaches to business ethics. She is the author of a number of books including ‘Mastering the Ethical Dimension of Organizations’, which uses art based methods in a reflective approach to developing ethical astuteness. Home is Devon where she lives with her husband and flat-coated retriever Zelda, with whom she explores the local lanes, Dartmoor and coastal walks as part of her daily dwelling practice.

Marian Van Eyk McCain, a retired psychotherapist, is co-editor of the GreenSpirit magazine, a columnist, and author of five non-fiction books, a novel and a short story collection. She writes on green spirituality, wellness (both personal and planetary), conscious aging, ecopsychology, and green, simple living and has also published poetry and book reviews and edited the anthology ‘GreenSpirit: Path to a New Consciousness’ (Earth Books 2010).

Chris Philpott has been a green activist for over 30 years. He has worked for Agenda 21 and is currently a member of the Leamington Spa Transition Town Steering group. He is also an experienced performer, which includes clowning, and playing music with the Eco Worriers band. He has given talks on eco-spirituality at Green Party National conferences, the Big Green Gathering, the Climate Camps, and various other events. His latest book is ‘Green Spirituality: One Answer to Global Environmental Problems and World Poverty’ (author House 2011). 
Aidan Rankin is a writer and property consultant. He has a PhD in Political Science from the London School of Economics, where he specialised in Latin America, particularly the Southern Cone countries. However, he soon realised that the western social sciences only scratch at the surface of the human predicament. He became interested in the social dimensions of Jain thought when he worked with former LSE colleague Dr Atul K. Shah on the international magazine Jain Spirit. Aidan is author of ‘The Jain Path: Ancient Wisdom for the West’ (O Books, 2006), ‘Many-Sided Wisdom’ (O Books 2010) and ‘Living Jainism: An Ethical Science’ (with Kanti V. Mardia, Mantra Books 2013). He lives with his partner Brian in South-West London.

June Raymond is a sister of Notre Dame and has served as a council member of GreenSpirit for several years, is a member of their editorial and publishing team and a co-editor of GreenSpirit magazine. She lives and works in Liverpool doing healing with the Bach Flower Remedies and is the compiler of the book ‘Meditations with Thomas Berry’.

Emma Restall Orr has written a dozen books on philosophy and Druidry, including ‘The Wakeful World: Animism, Mind and the Self in Nature’, ‘Living With Honour: A Pagan Ethics’, and ‘Kissing The Hag’. Joint Chief of the British Druid Order for 9 years, she founded the international Druid Network, and Honouring the Ancient Dead, a group advocating for the respectful treatment of ancient human remains. She now runs a Nature reserve burial ground in the heart of England.


Stephen Wollaston was given the name Santoshan (contentment) by an English swami. In his early 20s he played in one of London’s first punk rock bands, the Wasps. He has studied transpersonal psychology, graphic design and holds a degree in religious studies and a post graduate certificate in religious education. He is a member of GreenSpirit’s editorial and publishing team and the male coordinator of academic writing for the College of Basic Sciences, Jeddah. His books include ‘The House of Wisdom: Yoga Spirituality of the East and West’ (coauthored, Mantra Books 2007), ‘Spirituality Unveiled: Awakening to Creative Life’ (Earth Books 2011), and ‘Rivers of Green Wisdom: Exploring Christian and Yogic Earth Centred Spirituality’ (GreenSpirit 2014).

Monday, 2 March 2015

New titles on the way

There are several new titles in this series coming soon...

...and each of them will cost less than the price of a cup of coffee!



Soon, we shall be adding new titles to the GreenSpirit ebooks series. 

The next one, which will be published towards the end of the year, will be an anthology called Deep Green Living. This is a book, both inspirational and practical, about living lightly and sustainably and in deep, mindful connection with our beautiful Earth and all its creatures.

So stay tuned...

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Come and Meet 'All Our Relations' Contributor Eleanor O'Hanlon in September

The first story in our GreenSpirit ebook All Our Relations is from Eleanor O'Hanlon. Her beautiful description of her meeting with the mother whale who brought her calf up to the boat to say hello has been delighting the hearts of our readers ever since last year when All Our Relations--and Eleanor's own book Eyes of the Wild--were both published. Eyes of the Wild has since won the prestigious Nautilus Award for Nature Writing and I am sure you will join me in congratulating Eleanor for this great achievement.

        


Now, those readers in England who would like to meet with Eleanor and  listen to some more of her experiences in the wild can do so at this talk/workshop in September at Sutton Courtenay in Oxfordshire

The Peace of The Wild
An Evening of Stories, Images and Inner Connection with the Animal Powers
 with Eleanor O'Hanlon and Stephen Pope
at The Abbey Sutton Courtenay on Friday 26 September, 2014
 The Peace of The Wild comes to us when we consciously meet with life in the natural world, and sense this wholeness in our very being. Author Eleanor O’Hanlon speaks about conscious meetings with wild creatures from the Gray Whales in Baja California to the Wolves of the Russian Forest, and the Polar Bears on the Artic Ice.  

"Looking into the whale's dark eye, gazing up at me through the water, I meet the lucid and tranquil gaze of an ancestor, one of the ancient ones of the Earth. I feel her taking me out of thought and linear time, beyond the limited concerns of my ordinary mind, into a profound sense of meeting with another being, whose consciousness is not separate from my own."
From 'Eyes of the Wild' 
                                                                                          
Through the inner peace of Presence we find depth and fullness to life beyond the thinking mind and realize our connection with the whole of mind. In meditations on the conscious breath, Stephen Pope helps us to access that Presence within, which marks the end of all our destructive behaviour to our fellow creatures and the natural world.

Continue that sense of inner connection by joining Eleanor and Steve for the workshop on Saturday and Sunday 27/28 September. Total price of £190 for both events includes two nights accommodation and food at the Abbey.

Eleanor O’Hanlon is a writer and conservationist. Her book Eyes of the Wild won the 2014 Nautilus Gold Award for Nature Writing. Stephen Pope is the author of Patterns of Creation (Axis Mundi Books) He has been teaching meditation and the Western Mystical Tradition for over twenty years.


7 - 9pm Tickets by donation at the door                                                   £12 suggested donation
The Abbey Sutton Courtenay, Oxon OX14 4AF
01235 847 401   admin@theabbey.uk.com

Monday, 17 March 2014

The fourth book in our series has now been published





Steve Wollaston's book Rivers of Green Wisdom has been published today - St Patrick's Day, so a 'green' title could not be more appropriate!

This the first of two volumes that will trace the threads of green spirituality in the world's main wisdom traditions.

Click here for more details

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Third ebook published!

The third ebook in our GreenSpirit ebook series has been published! 

Its title is The Universe Story In Science and Myth and it was written by Greg Morter and Niamh Brennan. Click the book cover to read more.