Coming Back to Life

Coming Back to Life

The Updated Guide to the Work That Reconnects

Book - 2014
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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 called to respond to these threats to life on our planet.

Authors Joanna Macy and Molly Brown address the anguish experienced by those who would confront the harsh realities of our time. In this fully updated edition of Coming Back to Life, they show how grief, anger and fear are healthy responses to threats to life, and when honored can free us from paralysis or panic, through the revolutionary practice of the Work that Reconnects. New chapters address engaging communities of color, children and teens in the Work.

The Work that Reconnects has spread around the world, inspiring hundreds of thousands to work toward a life-sustaining human culture. Coming Back to Life introduces the Work's theoretical foundations, illuminating the angst of our era with extraordinary insight. Pointing the way forward out of apathy, it offers personal counsel as well as easy-to-use methods for group work that profoundly affect peoples' outlook and ability to act in the world.

Publisher: Gabriola Island, BC, Canada :, New Society Publishers,, [2014]
ISBN: 9780865717756
0865717753
Branch Call Number: 158.1 MAC NVD
Characteristics: xxxi, 343 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Brown, Molly Young

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Jul 16, 2015

This is a great book. I think the practices called "the work that reconnects" are a very important method to retrain our minds to integrate us into the web of life. I would like to start a group to study this method.

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