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Restoring the Soul of the World: Our Living Bond with Nature’s Intelligence

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Humanity’s creative role within the living pattern of nature

• Explores important scientific discoveries that reveal the self-organizing intelligence at the heart of nature

• Examines the idea of a living cosmos from its roots in the earliest cultures, to its eclipse during the Scientific Revolution, to its return today

• Reveals ways to reengage our creative
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 20th 2014 by Inner Traditions
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Vikki Marshall
Jan 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a mind bending book; David Fideler manages to provide an avenue for a new way of thinking. Here he combines ancient history, classic philosophy, science, mathematics and theology to expand our thought process about the state of our world today. He asks us to re-examine the teachings of some of the greatest thinkers and theorists throughout history. We step outside our conditional thinking and instead begin to view life on earth from a state of removed humility, one in which we consider ...more
Manolo
Feb 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If not the best, one of the best books I have read in the last years.
Linda
Jul 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Restoring the Soul of the World is a beautifully worded, well-researched book that resonated within this reader. Starting with Part II and accelerating to a magnificent finish, I found myself nodding, knowing that I was indeed part of the collective consciousness that recognizes this paradigm deeply within.

Why, then, if on some level I have known this all along did I rate the book a '3.5/rounded up to a 4 star' read? Because I almost never got to the sections that so affected me. It started out
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Ruth F
Dec 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Ruth by: Gwen Faasen
This book really resonated with me. David Fideler states "Nature itself is a dynamic unfolding power, yet it is also a power manifest in the human psyche. Deep within our being, our innermost nature is nature itself." Fideler's knowledge and extensive research on this topic is what really made this book so interesting to me. "Biomimicry" was a new topic for me and hopefully this practice will be more widespread. Nature is truly our mentor. I truly believe we can make a difference on this planet ...more
Mitchell Ray
Jun 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read!

It's a great read, in that it restores our soul to the world but also restores hope for a better future.
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