Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World (Paperback)

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    Addressing the pervasive longing for meaning and fulfillment in this time of crisis, Nature and the Human Soul introduces a visionary ecopsychology of human development that reveals how fully and creatively we can mature when soul and wild ...

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    Bill Plotkin, PhD, is the founder of the Animas Valley Institute and the author of Soulcraft: Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche. Visit him online at www.natureandthehumansoul.com.
    Addressing the pervasive longing for meaning and fulfillment in this time of crisis, Nature and the Human Soul introduces a visionary ecopsychology of human development that reveals how fully and creatively we can mature when soul and wild nature guide us. Depth psychologist and wilderness guide Bill Plotkin presents a model for a human life span rooted in the cycles and qualities of the natural world, a blueprint for individual development that ultimately yields a strategy for cultural transformation.

    With evocative language and personal stories, including those of elders Thomas Berry and Joanna Macy, this book defines eight stages of human life - Innocent, Explorer, Thespian, Wanderer, Soul Apprentice, Artisan, Master, and Sage - and describes the challenges and benefits of each. Plotkin offers a way of progressing from our current egocentric, aggressively competitive, consumer society to an ecocentric, soul-based one that is sustainable, cooperative, and compassionate. At once a primer on human development and a manifesto for change, Nature and the Human Soul fashions a template for a more mature, fulfilling, and purposeful life - and a better world.

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    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
    ISBN 9781577315513
    Genre PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Lifespan Development
    Format Paperback
    Pages 515
    Publisher Date 2007-12-28 00:00:00.0
    Publisher New World Library
    Copyright Year 2008
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.55 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Plotkin, Bill

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