John Muir Books - Spiritual Writings from Orbis Books

John Muir

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John Muir Spiritual Writings - New From Orbis Books!

"Certainly, whether you are a believer or a sceptic, but are in any way drawn to nature, this collection will make you want to head for the woods to find out why." --John Muir Trust Journal Spring 2014

"John Muir was an unorthodox thinker in every realm, including the religious; but he was deeply open to the ecstatic experience of the wild. He gave us a new vocabulary, one that has opened eyes and hearts ever since. His wild prayers and preaching will move you enormously."--Bill McKibben

The founder of the Sierra Club and "Father of the National Parks," John Muir was a Scottish-born American naturalist who sparked the modern environmental movement. As his letters, journals, and other writings show, Muir's extraordinary affinity with the natural world was grounded in a deep spirituality.

Living for months, even years, in the wilderness, he experienced a deep communion with the sacred. Muir's contemplations on the natural world are filled with mystical intuition of God's reality: "Rocks and waters, etc., are words of God and so are men. We all flow from one fountain Soul. All are expressions of one Love."

In exploring this little-known aspect of Muir's work, this volume contributes to a distinctly American strain of spirituality that finds an echo in today's environmental movement. For those who have read and admired Muir and those who want to discover him, John Muir: Spiritual Writings offers a new and inspiring look at the man and his spirituality.

Tim Flinders is author of Thomas Berry's Sacred Surround: An Introduction to His Thought and Spirituality (Two Rock Publishing). An educator and writer, he lectures on contemplative spirituality at the Sophia Center, Holy Names Univeristy, Oakland, and is a research fellow at the Spirituality and Health Institute, Santa Clara University. He and his wife Carol are founders of the Two Rock Institute in Tomales, California.

Book Details

John Muir
Spiritual Writings
Modern Spiritual Masters Series
Selected with an Introduction by Timothy Flinders
160
Softcover

"While Muir is renowned as a naturalist, writer and environmental advocate, this is the first book that focuses on his more unorthodox thinking which he himself self-censored in his published writing at the time."

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