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    DescriptionMany 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 response to world crisis is a psychological defense mechanism that has been endemic since the years of the Cold War arms race, when we had to adapt within a single generation to the horrific possibility of nuclear holocaust. Since its publication in 1983, Joanna Macy's book, Despair and Personal Power in the Nuclear Age has sold nearly 30,000 copies and has been the primary resource for groups of men and women confronting the challenging realities of our time without succumbing to paralysis or panic. Coming Back to Life provides a much needed update and expansion of this pioneering work. At the interface between spiritual breakthrough and social action, Coming Back to Life is eloquent and compelling as well as being an inspiring and practical guide. The first third of the book discusses with extraordinary insight the angst of our era, and the pain, fear, guilt and inaction it has engendered; it then points forward to the way out of apathy, tio "the work that reconnects". The rest of the book offers both personal counsel and easy-to-use methods for working with groups in a number of ways to profoundly affect peoples' outlook and ability to act in the world. Table of Contents Foreword by Mathew Fox 1. To Choose Life 2. The Greatest Danger: Apatheia, The Deadening of Mind & Heart 3. The Basic Miracle: Our True Nature & Power 4. The Work that Reconnects 5. Guiding Group Work 6. Affirmation: Coming from Gratitude 7. Despair Work: Owning & Honoring Our Pain for the World 8. The Shift: Seeing with New Eyes 9. Deep Time: Drawing on Past & Future Generations 10. The Council of All Beings: Rejoining the Natural World 11. Going Forth 12. Meditations for Coming Back to Life Joanna Macy has developed an international following over the course of 40 years as a speaker and workshop leader on Buddhist philosophy and the deep ecology movement


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    Title
    Coming Back to Life
    Subtitle
    Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joanna R. Macy, By (author) Molly Young Brown
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780865713918
    ISBN 10: 086571391X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.0
    DC21: 158.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    BIC subject category V2: VSP
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 560
    BIC subject category V2: VXA
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24810
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    DC22: 304.2
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: NAT011000
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    B&T Approval Code: A61010000
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    BISAC V2.8: SEL000000
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    LC classification: GF80 .M33 1998
    Thema V1.0: VXA, VSP
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    New Society Publishers
    Imprint name
    New Society Publishers
    Publication date
    15 October 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Gabriola Island
    Author Information
    Joanna Macy is a teacher and tireless workshop leader from Berkeley, California.