'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.
Jean Boultonis a strategy consultant and part-time academic at both Bath and
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.
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).
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
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.
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).
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).
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).
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...
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
withEleanor O'Hanlon and Stephen Pope
atThe 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
7 - 9pm Tickets by donation at the door
£12 suggested donation
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.