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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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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
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.
Some of the pieces in this collection were thought-provoking. Some of them, especially the ritualistic, may not be everyone's cup of tea.
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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.
Oct 22, 2011 Naomi rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2011
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.
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.
WoW - I love this book!
Naess' essay is very good.
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