Every Branch In Me is an anthology of profound, thought-provoking essays that search for the essence and purpose of existence. -- Midwest Book Review
The sovereign purpose of this anthology, as the editor reminds us, is to reawaken a sense of man's sacred vocation. -- Harry Oldmeadow, La Trobe University Bendigo, and author of Traditionalism: Religion in the Light of the Perennial Philosophy
[The] leading perennialist authors direct the reader ... to that 'spiritual anthropology' which is the universal heritage of mankind. -- Whitall N. Perry, author of A Treasury of Traditional Wisdom, and Challenges to a Secular Society
About the Author
Barry McDonald's authoritative voice on the world's religions has been formed by a combination of academic study and first hand contact with various sacred traditions throughout the world. He received his undergraduate education at Goddard College and his graduate degree at Indiana University. The six months that he spent in the Middle East in 1973 began a series of life long contacts with authentic representatives of most of the world's great religions, including travels to the Middle East, Asia, North Africa, Europe and the American West. Thomas Yellowtail, the venerable Crow medicine man and Sun Dance chief, adopted McDonald into the Crow tribe.
He is a published poet and has edited "Every Branch in Me: Essays on the Meaning of Man," in the Perennial Philosophy series and is in the process of editing, with Patrick Laude, "Music of the Sky: an Anthology of Sacred Poetry," scheduled for publication in the Fall of 2003 in the Treasures of the World's Religions Series. His writing style combines the lyrical beauty of a poet, the penetrating metaphysical understanding of a scholar, and the personal insights of a spiritual seeker.