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Paperback – 128 pages
5.5 Inches × 8.5 Inches (w × h)

Weight: 175 Grams
BISAC: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Gaia & Earth Energies
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781897408001
Pub. Date: 2007-03-01

About the Authors

John Seed

John Seed continues to direct the Rainforest InformationCentre and raise funds for cutting-edge environmental activistsand groups in South America, Asia, Africa and the Pacific.Most years he visits North America or Europe offering workshopsand presentations. He has made several new films andcollections of environmental music, and been honoured by theAustralian government with an OAM -- Order of AustraliaMedal -- for services to conservation and the environment. Youcan email John at johnseed1@ozemail.com.au for informationabout his forthcoming workshops, or find updated informationat www.rainforestinfo.org.au.

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Joanna Macy

Joanna Macy, eco-philosopher, activist, and scholar of Buddhism and systems theory has an international following, thanks to 30 years in movements for global justice and ecological sanity. She is the author of 12 books including the original Coming Back to Life and Widening Circles, and she has produced a 2-DVD set entitled The Work that Reconnects.

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Pat Fleming

Pat Fleming lives and works on Dartmoor, Devon, UK, whereher passions include researching, growing, writing about andadvising on medicinal plants. Over many years she has run arange of courses, trainings and events relating to earth-care,including deep ecology events, organic and biodynamic growing,and growing and using plants for medicine. A poetherself, she published Moor Poets - Volume One in 2004, whichdraws together voices from all over Dartmoor, includingfrom men inside HMP Dartmoor prison, to speak out for thewild in poetry. Contact Pat at pat@wylde.gn.apc.org, or seewww.wylde.gn.apc.org.

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Arne Naess

In 2006 Arne Naess was 94 years old. The Selected Works ofArne Naess (SWAN) is now available as a complete, boxed set.Information about SWAN is available from Springer Publishers(www.springeronline.com). Arne's last publication in Englishwas Life's Philosophy: Reason and Feeling in a Deeper World(University of Georgia Press, 2002).

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Thinking Like a Mountain

Towards a Council of All Beings

by John Seed, Joanna Macy, Pat Fleming & Arne Naess



This book of readings, meditations, rituals and workshop notes prepared on three continents helps us remember that environmental defense is nothing less than "Self" defense. Including magnificent illustrations of Australia's rainforests, Thinking Like a Mountain provides a context for ritual identification with the natural environment, inviting us to begin a process of "community therapy" in defense of Mother Earth. It helps us experience our place in the web of life, rather than on the apex of some human-centred pyramid. An important deep ecology educational tool for activist, school and religious groups, Thinking Like a Mountain can also be used for personal reflection.

Thinking Like a Mountain has been made available through New Catalyst Books. New Catalyst Books is an imprint of New Society Publishers, aimed at providing readers with access to a wider range of books dealing with sustainability issues by bringing books back into print that have enduring value in the field. For more information on New Catalyst Books click here.

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