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by Brian Swimme,Thomas Berry

ePub The Dream of the Earth download
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Brian Swimme,Thomas Berry
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978-0871566225
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0871566222
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Sierra Club Books; Reprint edition (March 17, 1990)
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Thomas Berry knew we had to work with Nature itself rather than dictating our needs to Nature. A new book, The Awakened Earth, teaches us how to form a partnership with Nature to heal environments out of balance.

Thomas Berry knew we had to work with Nature itself rather than dictating our needs to Nature. It does what Berry said we must do, listen to Nature, then co-create solutions with Nature to rebalance and heal stressed environments. Indigenous people as well as American Indians knew this and did listen as they saw they were part of Nature itself, not a dominator of Nature as many now behave. Berry's principles are realized in The Awakened Earth.

A book of which the content should be taught to 8 - 11 year olds, so the earth's dream may eventually come true. Which teacher will step up onto the plate.

Gretel Ehrlich, author of Facing the Wave. a profoundly important and contemplative vision of how we should relate to this privileged planet which nurtured the rise of civilization. -Thomas E. Lovejoy, Blue Planet Prize Laureate 2012. A book of which the content should be taught to 8 - 11 year olds, so the earth's dream may eventually come true.

Thomas Berry, CP, PhD (November 9, 1914 – June 1, 2009) was a cultural historian and scholar of the world’s religions, especially Asian traditions. Later as he studied Earth history and evolution, he called himself a geologian. He rejected the label theologian or ecotheologian as too narrow and not descriptive of his cultural studies in history of religions.

I found Thomas Berry's explanations for the dream of the earth and the solutions to our current ecological crisis . The underlying theme of the book is that our vision, or dream, of progress has brought a lot of good, but is now sowing the seeds of its own destruction.

I found Thomas Berry's explanations for the dream of the earth and the solutions to our current ecological crisis innovative and encouraging. This is because we have lost our connection to the planet, a connection that has existed since ancient times and today remains only with some indigenous communities.

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This landmark work, first published by Sierra Club Books in 1988, has established itself as a foundational volume in the ecological canon

This landmark work, first published by Sierra Club Books in 1988, has established itself as a foundational volume in the ecological canon. In it, noted cultural historian Thomas Berry provides nothing less than a new framework for the human community by positing planetary well-being as the measure of all human activity.

Brian Swimme, California Institute of Integral Studies, coauthor, with Thomas Berry, of The Universe Story, and author . Here is another book calling us to reconnect with the natural world and to find all the meaning we need in an Earth-based spirituality.

Brian Swimme, California Institute of Integral Studies, coauthor, with Thomas Berry, of The Universe Story, and author of The Universe Is a Green Dragon. While the religious community is starkly divided on the issue of environmentalism. Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice, June 2011. Thomas Berry was one of the Greats, and this collection by Laszlo and Combs is a wonderful tribute.

The earth will solve its problems and possibly our own, if we let the earth function in its own ways. We need only listen to what the earth is telling us. ~ Thomas Berry. Selected by June Raymond. Published by GreenSpirit: ww. reenspirit. For more information about the book, visit ww.

This acclaimed inaugural volume of the Sierra Club Nature and Natural Philosophy Library considers our ecological fate from a species perspective, the way The Fate of the Earth viewed our prospects for nuclear annihilation. Thomas Berry's seminal thesis proposes a universal "biocratic" criterion to evaluate human history, development, and activity. He contends that the validity of any human enterprise is the degree to which it enhances the universal life force.Berry builds his case on a comprehensive review of the history of ideas, and he points toward a transformation of consciousness that is needed if we and the planet are to survive. The Dream of the Earth provides the insights, inspiration, and ethical guidance we need to move beyond exploitation or disengagement toward a transcendent vision of a restorative, creative relationship with the natural world.Drawing upon the wisdom of thinkers from Buddha and Plato to Teilhard de Chardin and E. F. Schumacher, from ancient Chinese philosophy and Native American shamanism to contemporary astrophysics, Berry forges a balanced, deeply felt declaration of planetary independence from the sociological, psychological, and intellectual conditioning that threatens the death of nature, offering a path that will avert ecological catastrophe and move our traumatized planet toward health.
  • Almost done with this book and although it has some inspiring notes, I found it to be rather repetitious throughout.
    It kind of goes in circles about how humans are damaging the earth and how we need to do something about it.

    The best message I got from this book was that all the elements of our cultures and personalities come from nature. We basically create our consciousness from our perception of animals, plants, smells, etc....this is a powerful thought because the more species we lose each year limits and basically shrinks our consciousness. The less there is to perceive, the less our cultures can evolve.

  • I had trouble following many of the articles that were in the book. It was a little above what I was looking for.

  • Thomas Berry writes beautiful prose, in this incredibly vibrant plea for our struggling planet. If you've never read Berry, this would be a good way to start. He will awaken your admiration for creation and call you out to enter into this, our Eco Age. I hope you will join the ever growing community of those who are working to build a better, sustainable future for the People of Earth. This, he says, is our "Great Work." It's amazing to me that this book, written almost 25 years ago now, explains the challenges of our reality. A Catholic priest, who dedicated his life to this work, lives on in his remarkable writing.

  • A book of which the content should be taught to 8 - 11 year olds, so the earth's dream may eventually come true. Which teacher will step up onto the plate. Great writing with profound solutions to the problems we are presenting to this planet!

  • This is THE book on deep ecology. It is beautifully written, requiring slow thoughtful reading - I found myself chewing each sentence 22 times, wishing I could write out each thought and pin it on the wall to consider in every waking moment. In this masterpiece of environmentalism and spirituality, Berry tells how we got Earth into this mess, and how our collective thinking must change to save our one and only Home. It cannot be said any better than this. While I try to rotate other books so as not to hoard wisdom, this cherished book will stay in my library permanently and be read again and again.

  • Thomas Berry has put together in this one book what a thousand other writers have attempted and that is: a complete format for human perception of reality that should and can pervade through all our earthly activities, esp. religion, politics and economy. Let Earth and it's biolgical processes teach and guide us to a rational, sustainable, regenerative, healthy existence.

    There are many potent passages all through this work and I picked out one that I felt was inclusive of the gist of the book.

    ..."This universe itself, but especially the planet Earth, needs to be experienced as the primary healer, primary commercial establishment, and primary lawgiver for all that exists within this life community. The basic spirituality communicated by the natural world can also be considered as normative for the future ecological age."- Page 120

    This is an excellent treatise on reverence for the creative life forces that sustain us and treat us daily to a plethora of interactive life processes and our need to acknowledge this gift by treating it with the awe and respect it deserves.

  • Thomas Berry knew we had to work with Nature itself rather than dictating our needs to Nature. A new book, The Awakened Earth, teaches us how to form a partnership with Nature to heal environments out of balance. It does what Berry said we must do, listen to Nature, then co-create solutions with Nature to rebalance and heal stressed environments. Indigenous people as well as American Indians knew this and did listen as they saw they were part of Nature itself, not a dominator of Nature as many now behave. Berry's principles are realized in The Awakened Earth. (It too, is for sale on Amazon as well as its own website.)

  • What a wonderful book....I so wish I had met Thomas Berry. A thoughtful man with a knowledge unsurpassed!