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Wild Mind Book Review

  In his latest book, Wild Mind, psychologist and wilderness soul guide Bill Plotkin asks the question: Where do healthy, mature cultures come from? He poses the question in the context of the ongoing destruction of the natural world through the expansion of a decidedly immature and toxic civilization. He suggests that the solution to our crises of resource scarcity, species loss, climate change, and ecological destruction is fundamentally cultural. The response to our predicament is to...

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Book Review: Sky Above, Earth Below

I have heard wonderful things about John Milton and the spiritual wilderness experiences he guides through Sacred Passage, so I was very interested in reading his book Sky Above, Earth Below. My understanding is that the book was adapted from a sound recording series. Some of the weaknesses of the book may stem from the fact that it was not originally conceived and organized in written format. It has a feeling of being retrofitted. The first few pages of the book outline Milton’s “twelve...

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