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ISBN: 9781856230957
Year Added to Catalog: 2014
Book Format: Paperback
Book Art: Black and White
Dimensions: 7.5
Number of Pages: 276
Book Publisher: Permanent Publications
Release Date: January 15, 2014
Web Product ID: 789

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The Song of the Earth

A Synthesis of the Scientific and Spiritual Worldviews

by Maddy Harland, William Keepin

The Song of the Earth brings together the voices of leading visionaries in science, spirituality, indigenous wisdom, innovative community, and social activism to paint a powerful portrait of new possibilities for the human family.

The Song of the Earth is the fourth and final volume in the Four Keys to Sustainable Communities series and brings together the voices of leading visionaries in science, spirituality, indigenous wisdom, innovative community, and social activism to paint a powerful portrait of new possibilities for the human family.

People across the globe yearn for a new civilization of harmony and vibrant cooperation among all peoples—living in balance with the Earth. This vision is not a dreamy fantasy; it is the birthright of humanity.

Stories, interviews, articles, and ideas from all over the world are collected to create an integral worldview for others to build upon. “The Song of the Earth contains voices that need to be heard, voices that affirm the unity of all life.”—Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

The Song of the Earth is the attempt to create an integral picture. It is the call to explore the marvelous web of life on our planet. It asks that we consciously design gentle, sustainable lifestyles and communities that honor diversity in all forms. The celebrated list of contributors includes Satish Kumar, Wangari Maathai, Joanna Macy, Chris Johnstone, Duane Elgin, Thomas Berry, Elisabet Sahtouris, Ross and Hildur Jackson, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, David Korten, The Venerable Dugu Choegyal Rinpoche, and Stephan Harding.

The Four Keys represent the four dimensions of sustainable design—the Worldview, the Social, the Ecological and the Economic. The series was completed in 2012 and is now available in the U.S. for the first time. This series is endorsed by UNESCO and is an official contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. The other books of the series are Beyond You and Me, Gaian Economics, and Designing Ecological Habitats.


About the Authors

Maddy Harland

Maddy Harland cofounded Permanent Publications in 1990, and colaunched Permaculture magazine in 1992 to promote small-scale, positive, low-carbon solutions. Maddy became the editor in 1994. The company has won many awards for its work, notably a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2008 for “its unfettered dedication to promoting sustainable development internationally.” Maddy cofounded The Sustainability Centre in 1995, at a former Naval base, which is now a thriving educational charity on the South Downs in Hampshire, England. Maddy is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an accredited teacher with the International Network of Esoteric Healing. ...

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William Keepin

William Keepin, PhD, is a mathematical physicist with thirty scientific publications on sustainable energy and global warming, who became a whistleblower in nuclear science policy. William cofounded the Satyana Institute and is founder of the Gender Reconciliation International project (www.GRworld.org). He is also a Fellow of the Findhorn Foundation and adjunct faculty at Holy Names University. William has trained extensively in spiritual traditions East and West. He leads contemplative retreats on the emerging interspirituality that bridges major world religions and science (www.pathofdivinelove.org). William is author of Divine Duality: The Power of Reconciliation Between Women and Men (2007) and (with coauthor ...

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