The Earth Path: Grounding Your Spirit in the Rhythms of Nature

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Harper Collins, Oct 11, 2005 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 256 pages
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America's most renowned witch and eco–feminist offers a sequel to her bestselling classic The Spiral Dance, weaving together the latest findings in environmental science with magical spells, chants, meditations and group exercises to create the ultimate primer on our relationship to the earth.

From the earliest times, respecting our interdependent relationship with nature has been the first step toward spirituality. Earth, air, fire and water are the four elements worshiped in many indigenous cultures and celebrated in earth–based spiritualities such as Wicca. In The Earth Path, America's best–known witch offers readers a primer on how to open our eyes to the world around us, respect nature's delicate balance, and draw upon its tremendous powers.

Filled with inspiring meditations, chants, and blessings, it offers healing for the spirit in a stressed world and helps readers find their own sources of strength and renewal.

Will appeal to Starhawk's traditional Pagan, New Age, and feminist readership.

Young women newly interested in magic and witchcraft.

A new and growing generation of those involved in ecology

 

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User Review  - earthlistener - LibraryThing

The somewhat smaller then usual print in the book made it somewhat more difficult read, I still found the book worth it. This book by Starhawk looks into ways of reconnecting both spirituality and ... Read full review

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User Review  - hearthfirecircle - LibraryThing

I was dissapointed that there weren't more practical suggestions for how to incorporate earth centered activism into my life. I tired of the appocalypic theology. However, her simple suggestions of spending time in the wilderness to observe and understand is extremely important and useful. Read full review

Contents

How We View the World
15
EarthCentered Values
29
A Sacred Intention 38 Opening to Help
40
What Every Pagan
41
FIVE Observation
50
A Home Base
57
THE CIRCLE OF LIFE
70
SEVEN Air
76
NINE Water
131
Honoring the Waters
135
Listening Meditation
152
Earth Observation
161
Compost Blessing
168
Seed Meditation
174
Plant Allies
182
The Sacred Pattern
185

Wind Observation
78
Windbreak Nonviolence
84
EIGHT Fire
97
Subtle Energy Observation
105
Drawing on a HomeBase Energy
112
Spiral Pattern Observation
191
TWELVE Healing the Earth
215
Notes
231
Select Bibliography
238
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Starhawk is the author of nine books, including her bestselling The Spiral Dance, The Pagan Book of Living and Dying, and Webs of Power, winner of the 2003 Nautilus Award for social change. She has an international reputation, and her works have been translated into many different languages. Starhawk is also a columnist for beliefnet.com and ZNet. A veteran of progressive movements who is deeply committed to bringing the techniques and creative power of spirituality to political activism, she travels internationally, teaching magic, the tools of ritual, and the skills of activism. Starhawk lives part-time in San Francisco, in a collective house with her partner and friends, and part-time in a little hut in the woods in western Sonoma County, where she practices permaculture in her extensive gardens and writes.

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