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Earth and All the Stars: Reconnecting with Nature Through Hymns, Stories, Poems, and Prayers from the Worlds Great Religions and Cultures Anne Rowthorn

Earth and All the Stars: Reconnecting with Nature Through Hymns, Stories, Poems, and Prayers from the Worlds Great Religions and Cultures

Anne Rowthorn

Published May 1st 2003
ISBN : 9781592442478
Paperback
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Drawing upon the religions of indigenous people, editor Anne Rowthorn has assembled an elegant anthology for readers who find their God in the natural world. For example, Albert Einstein reflects upon the prison humans create when they deludeMoreDrawing upon the religions of indigenous people, editor Anne Rowthorn has assembled an elegant anthology for readers who find their God in the natural world. For example, Albert Einstein reflects upon the prison humans create when they delude themselves into believing they are separate from nature and the universe. Zen monk Thich Nhat Hahn writes of breathing clean morning air in walking meditation. Chief Sealth (Seattle) explains how every part of the earth is sacred. Even a Northwest logger might think twice before taking a chainsaw to a tree upon reading environmentalist John Muirs sad and beautiful lament, Any Fool Can Destroy Trees. And poet Diane Ackerman writes of the divine speaking to her between the wingbeats of hummingbirds, when love smiles humbly at sunrise and in the evening rain. Page by page, prayer by prayer, word by word, these profound pieces of writing offer lifelong companionship for all who believe that God and nature are one and the same. --Gail Hudson