Spring Edition, 2018 focus photographic essay, The Wisdom of Trees: Mysteries, Magic, and Medicine, Jane Gifford. Packed full of history, medicinal wisdom and folklore, for personal, spiritual and emotional caring.

Readings on co-creating a sustainable and regenerative relationship with the Earth. I thought I would share some of my readings here for considering the development of the idea of “divine stewardship.” It is an idea that permeates most mystic writings and spiritual texts. It is a broad and complex, not complicated, subject. What is complicated is the sorting through the wealth of information that addresses our relationship with the Earth. It requires a global view, and a global view about the environment is what I am working on now.

All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space, Mel Bartholomew.

Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge, Vandana Shiva

Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko

Confronting Environmental Racism: Voices from the Grassroots, Robert D. Bullard, editor.

For This Land: Writings on Religion in American, Vine Deloria, Jr.

God is Red: A Native View of Religion, Vine Deloria, Jr.

Nature and Madness, Paul Shepard.

One-Straw Revolution: The Philosophy and Work of Masanobu Fukuoka, Larry Korn.

Planet Walker: 17 years of silence; 22 years of walking, John Francis, Ph.D.

Replenishing the Earth: Spiritual Values for Healing Ourselves and the World, Wangari Maathai.

Resistance Against Empire: Interviews, Derrick Jensen.

Rooted in the Earth: Reclaiming The African American Environmental Heritage, Diane D. Glave.

The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles, by Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D.

The Hidden Messages in Water, Masaru Emoto.

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible, Charles Eisenstein.

The Myth of Human Supremacy, Derrick Jensen.

*The Natural Alien: Humankind and Environment, 2nd edition, Neil Evernden.

The Primal Mind: Vision and Reality in Indian America, Jamake Highwater.

Red Earth, White Lies: Native Americans and the Myth of Scientific Fact, Vine Deloria, Jr.

*The Social Creation of Nature, Neil Evernden.

*Evernden’s books are on the summer reading list. In actuality I’m still in recovery from Paul Shepard’s Nature and Madness. After reading it three or four times over the past few years, I “think” I’m finally understanding the information.

Video. If you haven’t heard of this video by Sustainable Human, please have a look. It leaves a lasting impression, and it drives home what many radical environmentalists and deep ecologists have been saying for years: it is “we” who must change how we see the planet and our relationship with it and all that life that it supports.