Books by Joanna Macy

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 ...

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...

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 ...

Rilke's Book of Hours: Love Poems to God



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Rainer Maria Rilke

At the beginning of this century, a young German poet returned from a journey to Russia, where he had immersed himself in the spirituality he discovered there. He "received" a series of poems about which he did not speak for a long time - he considered them sacred, and different from anything else h...

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...

A Year with Rilke: Daily Readings from the Best of Rainer Maria Rilke



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Anita Barrows
Joanna Macy

This collection of writings from one of the twentieth century′s greatest poets is gathered into 365 readings for every day of the year. Including selections from his luminous poetry, his piercing prose, and his intimate letters, the reader receives an introduction to the depth and breadth of Ri...

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...

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 ...

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...

Greening of the Self



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Joanna Macy

The premise of Greening of the Self is that we are not individuals separate from the world. Instead we are always "co-arising" or co-creating the world, and we cannot escape the consequence of what we do to the environment. Joanna Macy's innovative writing beautifully demonstres that by broad...

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