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The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible (Sacred Activism)

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible (Sacred Activism)

In a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place? This inspirational and thought-provoking book serves as an empowering antidote to the cynicism, frustration, paralysis, and overwhelm so many of us are feeling, replacing it with a grounding reminder of what’s true: we are all connected, and our small, personal choices bear unsuspected transformational power. By fully embracing and practicing this principle of interconnectedness—called interbeing—we become more effective agents of change and have a stronger positive influence on the world.

Throughout the book, Eisenstein relates real-life stories showing how small, individual acts of courage, kindness, and self-trust can change our culture’s guiding narrative of separation, which, he shows, has generated the present planetary crisis. He brings to conscious awareness a deep wisdom we all innately know: until we get our selves in order, any action we take—no matter how good our intentions—will ultimately be wrongheaded and wronghearted. Above all, Eisenstein invites us to embrace a radically different understanding of cause and effect, sounding a clarion call to surrender our old worldview of separation, so that we can finally create the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.

Greenpeace: Standing Up for the Earth 2014

Greenpeace: Standing Up for the Earth 2014

A bald eagle perched on a moss-covered branch. Adelie penguins against a blue-white ice floe in Antarctica. And the intense gaze of a timber wolf.

Greenpeace is the calendar with a conscience, bringing the remote, unspoiled wilderness up close through portraits by Art Wolfe, Brandon Cole, Cyril Ruoso, and more of the world's top nature photographers. Each image highlights what is at stake in the fight to preserve planet Earth and its natural treasures.

The Ancient Paths: Discovering the Lost Map of Celtic Europe

The Ancient Paths: Discovering the Lost Map of Celtic Europe

When Graham Robb made plans to cycle the legendary Via Heraklea, he had no idea that the line he plotted -- stretching from the south-western tip of the Iberian Peninsula, across the Pyrenees and towards the Alps -- would change the way he saw a civilization. It was an ancient path that took him deep into the world of the Celts: their gods, their art, and, most of all, their sophisticated knowledge of science. Gradually, a lost map revealed itself, of an empire constructed with precision and beauty across vast tracts of Europe.

Oriented according to the movements of the Celtic sun god, the map had been forgotten for almost two millennia. Its implications were astonishing. Minutely researched and rich in revelations, The Ancient Paths brings to life centuries of our distant history and reinterprets pre-Roman Europe.

Told with all of Robb's grace and verve, it is a dazzling, unforgettable book. The Ancient Paths was published in America as The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts.

Our Beautiful, Fragile World : The Nature and Environmental Photographs of Peter Essick

Our Beautiful, Fragile World : The Nature and Environmental Photographs of Peter Essick

Our Beautiful, Fragile World features a career-spanning look at the images of photojournalist Peter Essick while on assignment for National Geographic magazine. In this book, Essick showcases photographs from the most beautiful natural areas in the world and documents contemporary environmental issues, such as climate change and nuclear waste. Our Beautiful, Fragile World takes the reader on a journey around the globe, from the beautiful Oulanka National Park near the Arctic Circle in Finland to the Adelie penguin breeding grounds in Antarctica.

Our Beautiful, Fragile World will interest photographers of all skill levels. It carries an important message about conservation, and the photographs provide a compelling look at our environment that will resonate with people of all ages who care about the state of the natural world 

To Walk a Pagan Path : Practical Spirituality for Every Day

To Walk a Pagan Path : Practical Spirituality for Every Day

Live fully as a Pagan every day of the year, not only at full moons and holidays. With practical tips for incorporating Pagan spirituality into every aspect of life, To Walk a Pagan Path teaches readers how to: have a meaningful and holistic Pagan practice by following seven simple steps; follow a sacred calendar customized to your beliefs, lifestyle, and environment; make daily activities sacred with quick and easy rituals; connect with the earth in a very real way by producing a portion of your own food-even if you live in an apartment!; and express Pagan spirituality through a variety of craft projects: candles, scrying mirrors, solar wreaths, recipes, and more.

In Defence of Life: Essays on a Radical Reworking of Green Wisdom

In Defence of Life: Essays on a Radical Reworking of Green Wisdom

Julian Rose presents a penetrating series of essays calling for urgent action to overcome the perilous state of our planet, at the local as well as global level. He both guides and challenges his readers to share with him a journey through the matrix-maze, and to come out at the other end a more aware and more self-assured human being. Drawing upon his life experiences as a farmer, campaigner, artist and social entrepreneur, Julian brings to our consciousness a way to break through the destructive patterns of our consumer-obsessed society and discover a simpler and more fulfilling way forward.

Using essays exploring a wide range of pressing planetary concerns, he calls upon his readers to utilise the largely untapped power of their deeper instincts in coming to the aid of a severely depleted global environment and in striving for the amelioration of mankind's perilous human condition.

Booze

Booze

What could possibly beat a cool pint of beer down the pub or a lazy glass of wine at your favourite bar? The answer is: home-brewed beer or your very own brand of wine. With this, the twelfth in the River Cottage Handbook series, the inimitable John Wright shows exactly how easy it is to get started. You don't need masses of space to make alcohol at home, and if you follow the simple instructions, you won't be faced with exploding bottles in the cellar.

With an introduction from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and full-colour photographs as well as illustrations, Booze is a home-brewer's book with a kick.