A Litany of Wild Graces: Meditations on Sacred Ecology (Paperback)

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"Astonishing I have never beheld anything like this collection of songs to the wild earth, to its unbounded elegance and heart-wrenching vulnerability, to its singular ability to penetrate our carefully shielded minds and deliver us directly into the arms of a love that lives in every cell of our bodies... I thirst for the elixir Sharifa offers. I want everyone I know to drink deeply and be transfigured by the sacred wonderment shining from every nexus of these beautifully written poems." -Mirabai Starr, Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce & Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics

"A Litany of Wild Graces is a call to experience a sensuous encounter with the living Universe. Poems, essays and litanies are imbued with hymns to botany, biology, geography, cosmology and all life, inviting us to engage deeply, to create pathways of loving and honoring our sacred earth." -Felicia Kainat Norton, An Emerald EarthWe stand at a pivotal moment as the environmental crisis deepens. Scientists, environmental organizations, island nations, and the children of our world are calling for a vast encompassing paradigm shift. We search everywhere, seeking what can be done to turn the tide. Yet into this chorus, a new melody is arising, asking not only what must we do, but who must we become to meet this urgent need.In A Litany of Wild Graces: Meditations on Sacred Ecology, Sharifa Oppenheimer points us toward an open secret. Through poetry, essay, litany, and dreams, she invites us to step out of a 21st century virtual reality and into the emerald earth. Here we rediscover our ancient neural core: kinship with all beings. In these pages we meet close relatives: woman-in-the-mountain, northern blue ice, our sun the father of all incandescence. We inhale the very breath exhaled by arctic phytoplankton. It is through kinship through Love alone that we will be brought back to our senses, back home to the sensually alive inter-being that composes the living body of Gaia. It is, singularly, here at home in the one heart of earth that we will shuck off our husk of greed and domination. Here we can regain our humanity. We can rejoin the great conversation among beings. Step outside, open these pages and remember.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781954744622
ISBN-10: 1954744625
Publisher: Red Elixir
Publication Date: March 31st, 2022
Pages: 188
Language: English



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New Hope for American Art

                                               New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools. 

In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:

  • Daniel Garber
  • Edward Redfield
  • George Sotter
  • Arthur Meltzer
  • Robert Spencer
  • William Langson Lathrop
  • Kenneth Nunamaker
  • John Folinsbee
  • Henry Snell
  • William F. Taylor
  • Fern Coppedge
  • M. Elizabeth Price
  • Clarence Johnson
  • S. George Phillips
  • Rae Sloan Bredin
  • Walter Baum
  • Walter Schofield
  • Morgan Colt
  • Charles Rosen
  • Joseph Meierhans
  • Charles F. Ramsey
  • Louis Stone
  • Charles Evans
  • Josef Zenk

New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.