Books by Joanna Macy

Coming Back to Life: The Updated Guide to the Work that Reconnects



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Joanna Macy
Molly Young Brown

Deepening global crises surround us. We are beset by climate change, fracking, tar sands extraction, GMOs, and mass extinctions of species, to say nothing of nuclear weapons proliferation and Fukushima, the worst nuclear disaster in history. Many of us fall prey to despair even as we feel ca...

Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in without Going Crazy



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Joanna Macy
Chris Johnstone

The challenges we face can be difficult even to think about. Climate change, the depletion of oil, economic upheaval, and mass extinction together create a planetary emergency of overwhelming proportions. Active Hope shows us how to strengthen our capacity to face this crisis so that we ...

World as Lover, World as Self: Courage for Global Justice and Ecological Renewal



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Joanna Macy

This overview of Joanna Macy's innovative work combines deep ecology, general systems theory, and the Buddha's teachings on interdependent co-arising. A blueprint for social change, World as Lover, World as Self shows how we can reverse the destructive attitudes that threaten our world, with ...

Widening Circles: A Memoir



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Joanna Macy

In this absorbing memoir, well-known eco-philosopher, Buddhist scholar, and deep ecology activist /teacher Joanna Macy recounts her adventures of mind and spirit in the key social movements of our era. Macy's autobiography reads like a novel as she relates her multi-faceted life experiences and...

Pass it On: Five Stories That Can Change the World



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Joanna Macy
Norbert Gahbler

Eco-philosopher and best-selling author Joanna Macy, Ph.D., shares five stories from her more than thirty years of studying and practicing Buddhism and deep ecology. Gathered on her travels to India, Russia, Australia, and Tibet, these stories give testament to Joanna Macy’s belief that either hum...

Mutual Causality in Buddhism and General Systems Theory: The Dharma of Natural Systems (Suny Series, Buddhist Studies)



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Joanna Macy

"This book deals with a very important and contemporary topic--breaking out of casual patterns of a reductive sort into more holistic non-reductive ways of thinking and explanation. It also brings together Western and Eastern ideas combining a particularly important aspect of Buddhist thought with n...

Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth



The first edition of this book fostered the emergence of the "Spiritual Ecology Movement," which recognizes the need for a spiritual response to our present ecological crisis. It drew an overwhelmingly positive response from readers, many of whom are asking the simple question, "What can I do?"...

Rilke's Book of Hours: Love Poems to God



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Anita Barrows

A FINALIST FOR THE PEN/WEST TRANSLATION AWARD

The 100th Anniversary Edition of a global classic, containing beautiful translations along with the original German text.

While visiting Russia in his twenties, Rainer Maria Rilke, one of the twentieth century's greatest poet...

Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth



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Joanna Macy
Thich Nhat Hanh
Wendell Berry
Sandra Ingerman
Bill Plotkin
Mary Evelyn Tucker
Brian Swimme
Dr. Vandana Shiva
Richard Rohr

Our present ecological crisis is the greatest man-made disaster this planet has ever faced. A central but rarely addressed aspect of this crisis is our forgetfulness of the sacred nature of creation and how this effects our relationship to the environment. There is a pressing need to articulate a sp...

Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World



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Joanna Macy
Molly Young Brown

Many of us feel called to respond to the ecological destruction of our planet, yet we feel overwhelmed, immobilized, and unable to deal realistically with the threats to life on Earth. Noted spiritual and environmental thinkers Joanna Macy and Molly Young Brown contend that this crippling respo...

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