Nature and the Human Soul by Bill Plotkin audiobook

Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World

By Bill Plotkin, PhD
Read by Matthew Josdal

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25.53 Hours Unabridged
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Addressing the pervasive longing for meaning and fulfillment in this time of crisis, Nature and the Human Soul introduces a visionary ecopsychology of human development that reveals how fully and creatively we can mature when soul and wild nature guide us. Depth psychologist and wilderness guide Bill Plotkin presents a model for a human life span rooted in the cycles and qualities of the natural world, a blueprint for individual development that ultimately yields a strategy for cultural transformation. With evocative language and personal stories, including those of elders Thomas Berry and Joanna Macy, this book defines eight stages of human life—Innocent, Explorer, Thespian, Wanderer, Soul Apprentice, Artisan, Master, and Sage—and describes the challenges and benefits of each. Plotkin offers a way of progressing from our current egocentric, aggressively competitive, consumer society to an ecocentric, soul-based one that is sustainable, cooperative, and compassionate. At once a primer on human development and a manifesto for change, Nature and the Human Soul fashions a template for a more mature, fulfilling, and purposeful life—and a better world.

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Addressing the pervasive longing for meaning and fulfillment in this time of crisis, Nature and the Human Soul introduces a visionary ecopsychology of human development that reveals how fully and creatively we can mature when soul and wild nature guide us. Depth psychologist and wilderness guide Bill Plotkin presents a model for a human life span rooted in the cycles and qualities of the natural world, a blueprint for individual development that ultimately yields a strategy for cultural transformation.

With evocative language and personal stories, including those of elders Thomas Berry and Joanna Macy, this book defines eight stages of human life—Innocent, Explorer, Thespian, Wanderer, Soul Apprentice, Artisan, Master, and Sage—and describes the challenges and benefits of each. Plotkin offers a way of progressing from our current egocentric, aggressively competitive, consumer society to an ecocentric, soul-based one that is sustainable, cooperative, and compassionate. At once a primer on human development and a manifesto for change, Nature and the Human Soul fashions a template for a more mature, fulfilling, and purposeful life—and a better world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

With Nature and the Human Soul, Bill Plotkin once again works miracles. This vital book provides a road map to help us remember how to be human - which means how to be a human being in relationship to the natural world, to our home. We owe Bill Plotkin a deep debt of gratitude for this important work. Derrick Jensen, author of A Language Older Than Words and coauthor of As the World Burns

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Author Bio: Bill Plotkin PhD

Author Bio: Bill Plotkin PhD

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Runtime: 25.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English