Author(s): Bill Plotkin
Today there is a growing awareness that our planet has entered a time of crisis. Bill Plotkin profiles eight maturation stages in the human life cycle from child to elder and depicts the qualities and challenges of each. He offers a practical integration ofpersonal and spiritual understandings (from nature and the journey of the human soul) that will allow us to transform our culture. Encourages us to connect personally with the natural world and reassess our place in it.
'Bill Plotkin enhances our grasp of the stages of life we are born to pass through by weaving into them themes of meaning, soul, and spirituality. This is a rich offering not only to the field of psychology but to a world torn from its roots.' Chellis Glendinning, PhD, author of My Name Is Chellis and I'm in Recovery from Western Civilization. 'This is an important book that all concerned Australians need to read. Our present ecological crisis calls for a response which is larger that rational science and good intentions. It calls for a new understanding of the world and our place in it, for vision as well as action. Bill Plotkin helps us along this road, showing why our repair of damage done to the environment must be based on a new vision of spiritual interconnectedness and ecological imagination.' David Tacey, Professor of Literature, La Trobe University and author of Re-Enchantment: The New Australian Spirituality.
Bill Plotkin, PhD, has been a professor of psychology, a psychotherapist and a research psychologist. Currently an ecotherapist, depth psychologist and wilderness guide, he leads a variety of experiential, nature-based individuation programs. He is the founder of Animas Valley Institute, Colorado, and the author of Soulcraft: Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche.