From the Back Cover
"All is well, for all is one; the fluid spell is the cold stone; However voluble, all life is soluble, into my thought." Meditations of Margaret Fuller
presents sixty reflections from a pioneering thinker described as the mother of the women's movement in America. Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) lived to only forty years of age, yet her name ought to be as familiar as an honored river to every student of Nature and Spirituality. Friend of Emerson and Thoreau, she was a writer, editor, mother, partner and revolutionary. This influential woman loved the natural world and brought the lessons of the earth into a social, political and philosophical outlook that fired her world. Emerson described her as a brave and constant soul, one who had "a wonderful power of inspiring confidence and drawing out of people their last secret."
Chris Highland, a longtime progressive chaplain and teacher, places Fuller's vibrant selections alongside parallel quotations from Buddha and Tao, Torah and Gospel, Van Gogh and Chagall, Mary Oliver and Mahatma Gandhi and many other wise students of Nature. The author's stunning photographs illumine the challenging path offered by Fuller and her companions. Margaret Fuller's strong voice and mind are heard in these pages, calling us to wisely care for the outer and inner streams as master gardeners of Life. Meditations of Margaret Fuller
, as the companion volume to Meditations of John Burroughs,
follows the popular series from Wilderness Press celebrating the wisdom of Muir, Thoreau, Emerson and Whitman.
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About the Author
Born in Seattle, Washington Chris Highland has degrees from Seattle Pacific University and San Francisco Theological Seminary. He served as an interfaith chaplain for twenty-five years and was an ordained Presbyterian minister for many years. Author of six Nature meditation books, he has also written My Address is a River, Jesus and John Muir (novel) and a "spiritual autobiography" entitled Life After Faith. Chris lived for three years in a Walden-style cabin on Whidbey Island in Washington State before returning to the SF Bay Area. He currently teaches at the College of Marin and manages senior cooperative housing. His website is www.chighland.com.