I am honored to announce the publication of yet another new book: THE GREEN TROUBADOUR SOURCE BOOK. Eco-Shamanic Writing for Actor Training & Public Performance. It is now available as a free ebook download. Here is the link:
http://www.ovimagazine.com/cat/56 (Same as before; scroll down to second new title. My first ebook remains available—keep scrolling!)
Please do not let the subtitle put you off. This book can be of…
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Hello to all friends! It was 2 months ago today that OVI published my LIFE IN THE AGE OF EXTINCTIONS volume one as a free ebook download. In this brief 2 months there have been 30,000 downloads. If one of those is yours, thank you and a sincere wish that you and the book have made a healing and creative bond. If not yet: when? Below is a link. Presently, let me share a composition from the book as both invitation and enticement to read more. After all, it is about the Earth, the present…Continue
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Any control or even reform of guns in society is significant. But in the bigger picture and fuller dynamics, we are a society and culture of violence, greed and multiple addictions. Gun control is a step, but only a step, a starting point, in a long and challenging process. The process to move on needs democratization. The American people need to become involved in the dynamics of committed, diligent compassion. The…Continue
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Hello! You are invited to claim a free ebook copy of my new book LIFE IN THE AGE OF EXTINCTIONS: Episodes of a Sentient Soul by David Sparenberg, at the OVI Book Project.. This is an important spiritual & cultural text addressing our increasing ecological & humanitarian crisis. Please claim your free ebook copy using the following link:
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THE NEW SCIENCE & SPIRITUALITY READER edited by Ervin Laszlo & Kingsley L. Dennis, A Worldshift Book from Inner Traditions, 2012, 180pp, $14.95
Look folks—we, the human species and the entirety of Earth and Earth’s dwindling diversity, are in trouble. This is serious, even dire trouble, and denial, no mater how often repeated or how insistently reinforced, does not reduce the magnitude of the trouble that is real and which we are.
To say such is not to…Continue
A SPIRITULAITY OF RESISTENCE: Finding a Peaceful Heart & Protecting the Earth by Roger S. Gottleib, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 205pp, $24.95.
Whatever moves me out of pain is felt profoundly in my body, a filling up that precipitates tears. Whatever I love is loved with passion, also a filling up and the desire for intimacy, recurrence, return. Whatever is shared out into the worldly realm of dynamic, living otherness is shared with ardor—and breathes…Continue
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who art in heaven
who wanders among…Continue
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THOMAS BERRY DREAMER OF THE EARTH: The Spiritual Ecology of the Father of Environmentalism, edited by Ervin Laszlo and Alan Combs, A Worldshift Book published by Inner Traditions, 144 pp, $14.95
What Arne Naess is to the foundations of Deep Ecology, Matthew Fox to Creation Spirituality and Theodore Roszak to a…Continue
Awaken, o my beloved: rise up and do not be afraid. Find peace in affirmation of life and the gentle strength of abiding with this Earth. Suffering cannot be avoided. Ignorance invites the storms of cleansing. And there is a fire in the heart of creation that lives and longs to grow.
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ANIMA An Anatomy of a Personified Notion by James Hillman, with excerpts from C.G. Juing and original drawings by Mary Vernon, Spring Publications, 188 pp, $22.00
Myths love to enchant us with the figures of innumerable maidens, such as the Gopi girls of Krishna, the Houris of Persian paradise, or the multiple daughter of the Sun who show Paramenides the way to truth.
Jung’s legacy is rich, variegated, ongoing. Many…Continue
Do we dare to live the life of freedom, responsibility, maturity and the dialogical affirmation of mutuality? Do we dare to be the change we desire? Will we come together in the late twilight to be the sacred activism and the shaping of God into prayer that is an embracing compassion and our deliverance from the addictions of greed and violence, ignorance, hatred and fear?
Enter then together the pattern of biotic solidarity in the conversion of inner evolution into a…Continue
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Inktomi, spiderman, visited the tribes of the Northern Great Plains. Each time descending from the sky on a silken thread, Inkto brought a message of desolation to the Arapaho, the Blackfoot, the Crow, the Cheyenne, Dakota, and Lakota. Each time, Inkto told the people, “Changes are coming, a harsh time, and mother earth will suffer. Her oldest children will cry out in terrible pain.” Each time, Inkto…
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In the annals of Kabbalah there is recorded that before the present Earth-world—of beauty imperiled, of diversity being diminished—there were seven other worlds, brute works of monstrous forces and inhabitants; worlds out of balance, lacking perfection and even the potential for perfection.…Continue
Blessed indeed are the poor and the wild things of the Earth, although pushed to the edge of existence and extinction sniffs and looks into our eyes with deadly indifference, day after day and minute by minute. For the wretched of the Earth and the wild are made homeless in common. And without habitation, multitudes are driven by the betrayal of greed into the abomination of desolation.…
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