Soulcraft

Author: Bill Plotkin
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1577313577
Release Date: 2010-10-05
Genre: Self-Help

Since 1980, depth psychologist Bill Plotkin has been guiding women and men into the wilderness — the redrock canyons and snow-crested mountains of the American West — but also into the wilds of the soul. He calls this work soulcraft. There’s a great longing in all people to uncover the secrets and mysteries of our individual lives, to find the unique gift we were born to bring to our communities, and to experience our full membership in the more-than-human world. This journey to soul is a descent into layers of the self much deeper than personality, a journey meant for each one of us, not just for the heroes and heroines of mythology. A modern handbook for the journey, Soulcraft is not an imitation of indigenous ways, but a contemporary nature-based approach born from wilderness experience, the traditions of Western culture, and the cross-cultural heritage of all humanity. Filled with stories, poems, and guidelines, Soulcraft introduces over 40 practices that facilitate the descent to soul, including dreamwork, wilderness vision fasts, talking across the species boundaries, council, self-designed ceremony, nature-based shadow work, and the arts of romance, being lost, and storytelling.

Soulcraft

Author: Bill Plotkin
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781577314226
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Since 1980, Jungian psychologist Bill Plotkin has been guiding men and women into the wilderness ? the redrock canyons and snow-crested mountains of the American Southwest ? but also into the wilds of the soul. He calls this work soulcraft. There's a great longing in all people ? a longing to uncover the secrets and mysteries of our individual lives, to find the unique gift we were born to bring to our communities, and to experience our full membership in the more-than-human world. This journey to soul is a descent into layers of the self much deeper than personality, a journey meant for each one of us, not just for the heroes and heroines of mythology. A modern handbook for the journey, Soulcraft is not an imitation of indigenous ways, but a contemporary nature-based approach born from the landscape of the Southwest, the traditions of Western culture, and the cross-cultural heritage of all humanity. Filled with stories, poems, and guidelines, Soulcraft introduces over 40 practices that facilitate the descent to soul, including dreamwork, wilderness vision fasts, talking across the species boundaries, council, self-designed ceremony, nature-based shadow work, and the arts of romance, storytelling, and soul-infused poetry.

Wild Mind

Author: Bill Plotkin
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781608681785
Release Date: 2013-04-08
Genre: Nature

"Depth psychologist and wilderness guide Plotkin offers advice on recognizing and healing inner wounds and destructive patterns of behavior, which can develop into subpersonalities such as inner critics, victims, escapists, rescuers, and so on, with the goal of growing into an integrated, healthy adult- and elder-hood"--

Nature and the Human Soul

Author: Bill Plotkin
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781577315513
Release Date: 2007-12-01
Genre: Psychology

The depth psychologist and wilderness guide presents eight stages of human life that are modeled on the cycles and qualities of the natural world.

Nature and the Human Soul

Author: Bill Plotkin
Publisher:
ISBN: 1876451939
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Developmental psychology

Today there is a growing awareness that our planet has entered a time of crisis. The damage to our ecosystems, and the pollution we create, are consequences of our self-centred and irresponsible cultures. It is now undeniable that significant change is required. According to wilderness guide and former psychology professor Bill Plotkin, the changes we need will only flow once we progress from egocentric, competitive consumer societies to ecocentric, soul-based ones that are sustainable, cooperative and compassionate. Bill Plotkin profiles eight maturation stages in the human life cycle from child to elder and depicts the qualities and challenges of each. He offers a practical integration of personal and spiritual understandings (from nature and the journey of the human soul) that will allow us to transform our culture. This landmark book - the result of 25 years' work - encourages us to connect personally with the natural world and reassess our place in it. In this way we can create a more responsible and fulfilling way to live. Given the perilous state of our planet, the optimism and guidance contained in NATURE AND THE HUMAN SOUL are an inspiring breath of fresh air!

My Name Is Chellis and I m in Recovery from Western Civilization

Author: Chellis Glendinning
Publisher:
ISBN: 1897408056
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Psychology

When it came out in 1994, "My Name is Chellis and I'm in Recovery from Western Civilization" quickly became a classic of the ecopsychology movement. By documenting the entanglement of the ecological crisis with modern addictions, the book gives an unusual glimpse into matters of culture, history, politics, and personal consciousness.

Book Of Vision Quest

Author: Steven Foster
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451672404
Release Date: 2011-10-18
Genre: History

Blending numerous heritages, wisdoms, and teachings, this powerfully wrought book encourages people to take charge of their lives, heal themselves, and grow. Movingly rendered, The Book of the Vision Quest is for all who long for renewal and personal transformation. In this revised edition—with two new chapters and added tales from vision questers—Steven Foster recounts his experiences guiding contemporary seekers. He recreates an ancient rite of passage—that of “dying,” “passing through,” and “being reborn”—known as a vision quest. A sacred ceremony that culminates in a three-day, three-night fast, alone, in a place of natural power, the vision quest is a mystical, practical, and intensely personal journey of self-knowledge.

Spirituality Health and Healing An Integrative Approach

Author: Caroline Young
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9780763779429
Release Date: 2010-08-15
Genre: Health & Fitness

"Spiritual, Health, and Healing: An Integrative Approach, Second Edition offers healthcare professionals, instructors, and spiritual care providers a comprehensive guide to the most current research on the connection between spiritual practice and health. This updated Second Edition includes new sections on integral spirituality and the New Thought Movement; healing rituals and healing environments; plus new information on spirituality and aging, caring for the elderly, and spiritual hospice."--Résumé de l'éditeur.

My Year Without Matches

Author: Claire Dunn
Publisher: Black Inc.
ISBN: 9781922231543
Release Date: 2014-05-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In the tradition of Wild and Tracks, one woman’s story of how she left the city and found her soul. Disillusioned and burnt out by her job, Claire Dunn quits a comfortable life to spend a year off the grid in a wilderness survival program. Her new forest home swings between ally and enemy as reality – and the rain – sets in. Claire’s adventure unfolds over four seasons and in the essential order of survival: shelter, water, fire and food. She arrives in summer, buoyant with idealism, and is initially confronted with physical challenges: building a shelter, escaping the vicious insects and making fire without matches. By winter, however, her emotional landscape has become the toughest terrain of all. Can she connect with her inner spirit to guide her journey onwards? Brimming with earthy charm and hard-won wisdom, My Year Without Matches is one woman’s quest for belonging, to the land and to herself. When Claire finally cracks life in the bush wide open, she discovers a wild heart to warm the coldest night. “A brave and adventurous book ... Claire’s writing is full of life and profound surprises.” – Anne Deveson Claire Dunn worked for many years as a campaigner for The Wilderness Society and is now a freelance journalist, writing for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, while studying postgraduate psychology. Claire is a passionate advocate for “rewilding” our inner and outer landscapes, and she facilitates nature-based reconnection retreats and contemporary wilderness rites of passage. She currently lives in Newcastle.

A Field Guide to Nature as Spiritual Practice

Author: Steven Chase
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802866523
Release Date: 2011-05-17
Genre: Religion

Steven Chase s innovative On Earth As it Is uses a compelling blend of theological, scriptural, historical, and cultural discussions to reclaim the role of nature in the formation of Christian spiritual and moral identity. His thought-provoking creation practices will lead readers into more profound knowledge of themselves and their Creator, guide them to greater compassion for their neighbors, instill in them reverence for and companionship with nature, and awaken in them a greater commitment to creation care. · Encourages Christians to read the Bible, pray, and worship out of doors. · Demonstrates the power of nature to soothe and heal the soul. · Advocates befriending God s creation as a crucial element in Christian growth. · Show how the Bible is full of natural images and how nature itself can function as a holy text, testifying to the glory of God. Offers stories, anecdotes, research, scriptural tie-ins, practical advice, and contemplative exercises to help readers experience God in nature.

Coming Back to Life

Author: Joanna Macy
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865717756
Release Date: 2014-11-11
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Personal empowerment in the face of planetary despair

Radical Ecopsychology

Author: Andy Fisher
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791488928
Release Date: 2012-02-01
Genre: Nature

Shows the psychological roots of our ecological crisis.

Sacred Reciprocity

Author: Jamie K. Reaser
Publisher:
ISBN: 0983585288
Release Date: 2012-08
Genre: Nature

The essence of ayni is sacred reciprocity. Ayni emerges out of a universal perspective in which importance is placed on the relational flow of energy as a process of establishing and maintaining balance. Ayni can be seen as a code of conduct - a sacred agreement to engage in a balanced exchange between self and other. What is given may not be anywhere near as important as how it is given. In ayni, it is the heart that counts. Ayni can be established among people, between humans and all other beings, and between all beings and the animate Cosmos.

Sky Above Earth Below

Author: John P. Milton
Publisher: Sentient Publications
ISBN: 9781591810285
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Nature

Undertake a sacred passage into the temple of nature, guided by meditation master and vision quest leader John P Milton. Since the 1940's, this pioneering spiritual teacher has led over 10,000 vision quests into the wilds of Colorado, the Himalayas, Bali, the Arctic, Mexico, and other sacred sites around the world. Now this pathfinder guides readers back to the wilderness within themselves, to discover how they are connected with the vast and sacred mystery of nature. Highlights include: why meditation in nature is unequaled in its power to transform lives, a full-body meditation for the deepest relaxation of one's life, how nature's healing energy can renew the body, how to clear and open blocked internal pathways to open them to earth's energy, and a 10-minute practice to restore one's internal balance with the natural world.

Who Needs Light

Author: Kathryn E. May, PsyD
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9781468506990
Release Date: 2011-12-08
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Who Needs Light? is a prescription for what ails “the general suffering public” in our families and communities throughout the world’s philosophically Cartesian cultures where thought is seen as more valuable than emotion. Beginning with infant brain development, the author identifies startlingly familiar influences of Darkness from a new point of view—that of the difference between Head People and Heart People. The book includes a guide which defines the characteristics and habits of Abusive Personality Types. In lay terms, it shows how to identify and avoid these archetypal “Children of Darkness” wherever one might find them. Dr. May uses case studies, meditative exercises, original poetry, science and oral history to lead us step-by-step through the oppressive forces of materialism, self-centeredness and authoritarian religions which have shaped our present-day civilization. Her final vision is one of hope and radical spiritual evolution.