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

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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 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.

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.

Author:
Plotkin, Bill
Genre:
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Lifespan Development
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
515
Language:
English
Publisher:
New World Library
Publish Date:
12/28/2007
Copyright Year:
2008
ISBN:
9781577315513
Height:
9.0 in
Wdth:
6.0 in
Thickness:
1.25 in
Unit weight:
1.55 lb
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