The Dream of the Earth Paperback – October 1, 2006
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"The Dream of the Earth provides a brilliant, integrating perspective on our responsibility to the larger Earth community."--Terry Deacon, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
- Paperback : 264 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1578051355
- ISBN-13 : 978-1578051359
- Item Weight : 12.5 ounces
- Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.75 x 9 inches
- Publisher : Counterpoint; 2nd Edition (October 1, 2006)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #484,115 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It kind of goes in circles about how humans are damaging the earth and how we need to do something about it.
The best message I got from this book was that all the elements of our cultures and personalities come from nature. We basically create our consciousness from our perception of animals, plants, smells, etc....this is a powerful thought because the more species we lose each year limits and basically shrinks our consciousness. The less there is to perceive, the less our cultures can evolve.
There are many potent passages all through this work and I picked out one that I felt was inclusive of the gist of the book.
..."This universe itself, but especially the planet Earth, needs to be experienced as the primary healer, primary commercial establishment, and primary lawgiver for all that exists within this life community. The basic spirituality communicated by the natural world can also be considered as normative for the future ecological age."- Page 120
This is an excellent treatise on reverence for the creative life forces that sustain us and treat us daily to a plethora of interactive life processes and our need to acknowledge this gift by treating it with the awe and respect it deserves.