By Derrick Jensen
Right away a superbly poetic memoir and an exploration of many of the methods we are living on the planet, A Language Older Than Words explains violence as a pathology that touches each point of our lives and certainly impacts all features of existence on the earth. This chronicle of a tender man's force to go beyond family abuse deals a not easy examine our world wide feel of neighborhood and the way we will be able to sort things.
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Even physical death. And so, in times like ours, one rejoices to see this book by two persons who have committed their hearts, work and considerable passion to the theme of resurrection, of ways out of death. e. spirit, in these troubled days? Macy and Brown offer us both theory and practice on how to do this. This is a spirit book. This is spirit work. It heals and it gives us hope, thereby empowering us on the way to a healing life. ” A healing book is a good book. This book is a wisdom book because it operates from the perspective of cosmology and spirituality which are integral to wisdom traditions the world over.
Papago Medicine Woman Chant I call heaven and earth to record this day to your account, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your seed shall live. — Deut. 19 WE LIVE IN AN EXTRAORDINARY MOMENT ON EARTH. We possess more technical prowess and knowledge than our ancestors could have dreamt of. Our telescopes let us see through time to the beginnings of the universe; our microscopes pry open the codes at the core of organic life; our satellites reveal global weather patterns and hidden behaviors of remote nations.
So we often take a lot of punishment for this kind of activism, and may need to step back to take a breather. Let’s not feel guilty in doing so, for in truth we are not abandoning the cause. We are choosing to continue the work of the Great Turning in another form — the way the head goose, when she’s tired, repositions herself to fly in the wind stream of the others, and another flyer takes her place. Holding actions are essential because they buy time and save some lives, ecosystems, species and cultures, as well as some of the gene pool, for the life-sustaining society to come.
A Language Older Than Words by Derrick Jensen