Latest Bibliography

A number of people have asked me what I’m reading for my PhD that is getting me so excited. I’ve discovered so much, and I think a selection of favourites would differ according to mood. Some of these books I’ve been reading for years, but they are revealing new layers of meaning with the questions that I am bringing to them. Today, I highly recommend the following:

  • Abram, David. Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology. New York: Pantheon, 2010.
  • Abram, David. The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-than-Human World. New York: Vintage Books, 1997
  • Armstrong, Karen. The Case for God: What Religion Really Means. New York: Knopf, 2009
  • Berry, Wendell. What are People For? New York: North Point Press, 1990
  • Bly, Robert. News of the Universe: Poems of Twofold Consciousness. Covelo: The Yolly Bolly Press, 1980
  • Bortoft, Henri. The Wholeness of Nature: Goethe’s Way of Science. Edinburgh: Lindisfarne Press, 1996
  • Bringhurst, Robert. The Tree of Meaning: Language, Mind and Ecology. Berkeley: Counterpoint, 2009
  • Buhner, Stephen Harrod. Ensouling Language: On the Art of Nonfiction and the Writer’s Life. Rochester: Inner Traditions, 2010
  • Buhner, Stephen Harrod. Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm: Into the Dreaming of the Earth. Rochester: Inner Traditions, 2014
  • Joseph Campbell, The Inner Reaches Of Outer Space: metaphor as myth and as religion. New York : Harper & Row, 1986.
  • Davis, Wade. The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World. House of Anansi Press, 2009
  • Dillard, Annie. For the Time Being. New York: Vintage books, 2000
  • Dillard, Annie. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. New York: Harper Perennial, 2007
  • Dillard, Annie. The Writing Life. New York: Harper Perennial, 1990
  • Eisenstein, Charles. The More Beautiful World Our Heart Know is Possible. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books, 2013
  • Garner, Alan. The Voice That Thunders. Harvill Press, 1998
  • Hillman, James. A Blue Fire, New York: Harper & Row, 1989
  • Kane, Sean. Wisdom of the Mythtellers. Broadview Press, 1994.
  • Kelly, Junpo Denis. Mondo Zen Training Manual. Hollow Bones Zen/Friends of Zen, 2011
  • Le Guin, Ursula. Always Coming Home. New York: Harper and Row 1985
  • Lorca, Federico Garcia. In Search of Duende. New Directions Publishing, 1998
  • Macy, Joanna and Seed, John. Thinking Like a Mountain: Towards A Council of All Beings. New Catalyst Books 2007
  • Macy, Joanna. World as Lover, World as Self. New York: Rider, 1993
  • Macy, Joanna. Center for Ecoliteracy accessed 23/9/2013
  • McLaren, Karla. The Language of Emotions: What your Feelings are Trying to Tell You. Boulder, CO: Sounds True, 2010
  • Michaels, Anne. Fugitive Pieces. New York: A.A. Knopf. 1997
  • Michaels, Anne. The Winter Vault. London: Bloomsbury, 2009
  • Plotkin, Bill. Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche. Novato: New World Library, 2013
  • Prechtel, Martin. Long Life, Honey in the Heart. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books, 2004
  • Rilke, Rainer Maria. Letters to a Young Poet. Translated by Stephen Mitchell. New york: Vintage Books, 1986
  • Rose, Deborah Bird. Nourishing Terrains: Australian Aboriginal Views of Landscape and Wilderness. Australian Heritage Commission, 1996
  • Senge, Peter (et al). Presence: Exploring Profound Change in People, Organisations and Society. London: Nicholas Brealey, 2005
  • Shepard, Paul. Nature and Madness. University of Georgia Press, 1998.
  • Snyder, Gary. The Practice of the Wild. North Point Press, 1990
  • Some, Malidoma. Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman. Penguin, 1995
  • Tarnas, Richard. The Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas that have Shaped our World View. London: Random House 1991




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