Spiritual Ecology of the New Planet: Seeing Nature as More Than a Resource
Spiritual ecology calls us to dismantle the powerful defense mechanisms we have developed against our impulse to listen to the sacred in our world.
Awe and mystery are so vital to the human experience of the natural world that without them we are doomed to treat nature as little more than a resource, a science or a playground for recreation alone.
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An Altar in the Wilderness, by Kaleeg Hainsworth (Rocky Mountain Books, 2014), lays forth a spiritual ecology that acknowledges our natural surroundings as sacred and communicative and questions our self-appointed role as stewards and destroyers of natural beauty.