THE RAG AND BONE SHOP OF THE HEART
Edited by Robert Bly, James Hillman, and Michael Meade
Published by Harper Collins
This anthology of world poetry contains favorites selected by poet-translator Robert Bly, psychologist James Hillman, and mythologist Michael Meade, who worked together leading intensive retreats for over fifteen years, always including great poetry as part of their teaching. The poets featured range from ancient to contemporary and include Hesiod, Heraclitus, Dante, Rumi, Kabir, Wordsworth, Gothe, Rilke, Dickinson, Thoreau, Whitman, Yeats, Neruda, Lorca, Hughes and 170 more. The works are thematically arranged in sixteen sections with fascinating introductions by the editors.
OF EARTH AND SKY: Spiritual Lessons from Nature
Compiled by Thomas Becknell
Published by Augsburg
Classic and contemporary selections from over eighty of the world’s finest writers illustrate the seven virtues as they are shown through nature. The works of Wendell Berry, Rachel Carson, Annie Dillard, Ralph Waldo Emmerson, Lao Tzu, Aldo Leopold, Erica Helm Meade, Herman Melville, Michael Pollan, Rainier Maria Rilke, Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman are included in this volume that draws spiritual revelation from the natural world. These essential writings deepen our understanding of the seven virtues. They spark wonder, nourish contemplation, inspire prayer and enrich the spiritual journey.
INTIMATE NATURE: The Bond Between Women and Animals
Edited by Linda Hogan, Deena Metzger, and Brenda Peterson
Published by Ballantine Publishing Group
INTIMATE NATURE is the first book of its kind, a celebration, a lament, a wake-up call from women poets, scientists, and essayists, entreating us to reengage in the sacred dialogue between species. Distinguished contributors include Diane Ackerman, Dian Fossey, Joy Harjo, Barbara Kingsolver, Ursula Le Guin, Erica Helm Meade, Marge Piercy and Terry Tempest Williams.
COINCIDENCE OR DESTINY?
Stories of Synchronicity that Illuminate Our Lives
Introduced and edited by Phil Cousineau with foreword by Robert Johnson
Published by Conari Press
Bestselling author Phil Cousineau shares more than 80 true tales of uncanny synchronicities from the lives of ordinary individuals as well as famous authors and scholars such as Huston Smith and Larry Dossey. The tales reveal a hidden order behind seemingly random events, and perhaps allow us glimpses of destiny. Contributors include John Beebe, Stephen Larsen, Erica Helm Meade and Tess Gallagher.
CROSSROADS: The Quest for Contemporary Rites of Passage
Edited by Louise Carus Mahdi, Nancy Geyer Christopher and Michael Meade
Published by Open Court
CROSSROADS is a comprehensive collection of fifty cutting-edge articles on diverse aspects of the transition to adulthood with a focus on rites of passage, known to virtually all traditional cultures yet practically nonexistent in contemporary Western society. Included are discussions on traditional rites, how-to guides for creating rites of passage, the use of passage rites to strengthen youth identity and help address such issues as youth gang violence. Contributors include Maurice Gibbons, Jean Houston, Nathan McCall, Erica Helm Meade, Edith Sullwold and Edith Turner.
A Celebration in Art and Literature
Edited by Jalaja Bonheim
Published by Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Introduced and edited by Jalaja Bonheim, this collection features eighty Goddesses from tribal cultures and classic civilizations. Open to any of its 240 pages and feast your eyes. The jeweled statue of the Tibetan Goddess White Tara, the otherworldly Navajo sand painting of Butterfly Woman, Isis as a bird-queen on an Egyptian sarcophagus– these and 117 more full-color Goddess images from museums and private collections convey millennia of human reverence for the cosmic mother in all her forms. Thich Nhat Hanh, Luisah Teish, Paula Gunn Allen, Joseph Campbell and Erica Helm Meade are among the storytellers who recant myths from all corners of the globe. Over nine by twelve inches, printed on high quality paper, this mighty volume stands as a formidable tribute to the lady with a thousand faces.
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