The Song of the Earth: A Synthesis of the Scientific and Spiritual Worldviews

The Song of the Earth
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Edited by Maddy Harland & William Keepin
13 b/w line drawings

The Song of the Earth  is the fourth and final volume in the Four Keys to Sustainable Communities series and brings together the voices of leading visionaries in science, spirituality, indigenous wisdom, innovative community, and social activism to paint a powerful portrait of new possibilities for the human family.

People across the globe yearn for a new civilisation of harmony and vibrant cooperation among all peoples – living in balance with the Earth. This vision is not a dreamy fantasy; it is the birthright of humanity.

Stories, interviews, articles and ideas from all over the world are collected to create an integral worldview for others to build upon.

“The Song of the Earth contains voices that need to be heard, voices that affirm the unity of all life.” Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

The Song of the Earth is the attempt to create an integral picture. It is the call to explore the marvellous web of life on our planet. It asks that we consciously design gentle, sustainable lifestyles and communities that honour diversity in all forms. The celebrated list of contributors also includes Satish Kumar, Wangari Maathai, Joanna Macy, Chris Johnstone, Duane Elgin, Thomas Berry, Elisabet Sahtouris, Ross & Hildur Jackson, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, David Korten, The Venerable Dugu Choegyal Rinpoche and Stephan Harding.

The Four Keys represent the four dimensions of sustainable design—the Worldview, the Social, the Ecological and the Economic. This series is endorsed by UNESCO and is an official contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development.

The other books of the series are Beyond You and Me; Gaian Economics; and Designing Ecological Habitats.

“The Song of the Earth explores an emerging worldview which is shared between cultures all over the planet. An insightful book that carries a message full of hope.” Mark Richmond, UNESCO