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Thinking Like a Mountain: Towards a Council of All Beings

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Thinking Like a Mountain This book of readings, meditations, rituals and workshop notes prepared on three continents provides a context for ritual identification with the natural environment. Full description
Paperback, 132 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by New Catalyst Books (first published 1988)
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Philippa
Feb 20, 2012 Philippa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A poetic evocation of all creatures of the earth. Through prose and poetry, the 10 or so writers invite us to connect deeply with the earth and with all life, in order to restore the imbalance that we humans have created in the world.
The Council of All Beings (of the subtitle) is something I first heard of when reading Starhawk (The Fifth Sacred Thing, I think), and it sounds like a very powerful ritual.
After reading this you can never think of yourself as separate from nature. It shows how anth
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Mark
Aug 22, 2014 Mark rated it liked it
Meant as a guide to leading a Council of All Beings, this book was useful to me as a way to imagine one, to understand a bit more about the idea.
Brian
Jul 23, 2014 Brian rated it it was ok
Some of the pieces in this collection were thought-provoking. Some of them, especially the ritualistic, may not be everyone's cup of tea.
Joshua
Jun 20, 2009 Joshua added it
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"Threat of extinction is the potter's hand that molds all forms of life."--p.38

I thought I would enjoy this book more, but it sort of fell flat. I really can't see myself responding to the type of ritual development that this book proposes.
Naomi
Oct 22, 2011 Naomi rated it liked it
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Not what I expected, but a useful, insightful book nonetheless. Should one plan to conduct such a retreat, however, this would be a five-star book. I had just hoped for more ecological essays, especially less familiar ones.
Eden
Jun 16, 2012 Eden rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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I thought this book sounded really interesting and my type of book. But I really couldn't get into it and didn't really enjoy it.
linda
Jan 11, 2009 linda rated it it was amazing
WoW - I love this book!
Sasha
Sep 04, 2008 Sasha rated it did not like it
Naess' essay is very good.
Rissa
Feb 13, 2008 Rissa rated it it was amazing
Amazing!
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