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MSI Newsletter Archives
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, Mann, Charles C.
Autobiography of a Yogi, Yogananda, Paramahansa
Awakening to Zero Point, Braden, Gregg
Chavin & The Origins of Andean Civilization, Burger, Richard
Children's Special Places , David Sobel (Wayne State University Press, 2001
Complete Works, Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Confessions of an Economic Hitman, Perkins, John
Cosmic Serpent, Narby, Jeremy
Coyote's Guide to Connecting Kids with Nature , Jon Young, Ellen Haas, Evan McGown
Creating a Family Garden: Magical Outdoor Spaces for All Ages , Bunny Guinness
Death and Letting Go, Tadd, Ellen
Exploring the Power of Solo, Silence, and Solitude Edited by C. Knapp & T Smith
French Through Pictures, Richards, I.A.
Go Outside: Over 130 Activities for Outdoor Adventures , Nancy Blakey
Keeping a Nature Journal: Seeing the World Around You , Clare Walker Leslie
Leadership in the New Science, Wheatly, Meg
Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from the Nature Deficit Disorder, Richard Louv
Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: Revised. The Fate of the World, Hartmann, Thom
Light on Yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar
Mobs Markets and Messiahs
Nature's Seven Doctors, Kirschner, H. E.
Power Down, Heinberg, Richard
Power of Now, Tolle, Eckhart
Power of Place: How Our Surroundings Shape Our Thoughts, Emotions, & Actions, Gallagher, W.
Saved by the Light, Brinkley, Dannion
Sharing Nature with Children , Joseph Cornell
Spanish Through Pictures, Richards, I.A.
The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century, Krugman, Paul
The Money Trust (1913), Hon. Charles Linberg Sr.
The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies, Heinberg, Richard
Three Cups of Tea: Greg Mortenson with David Oliver Relin
Unplugged Play , Bobbi Conner
Out of Africa: Karen Blixen
Outward Bound: Schools of the Possible, Godfrey, Robert
Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble, Brown, Lester R.
Woman in a Shaman's Body
World Journey of the 14th Dali Lama
Yoga The Iyengar Way, Silva Mehta, Mira Mehta, and Shyam Mehta
*Why is this list not linked to Amazon?
We encourage you to purchase books from your local independent bookseller.
• (Wilderness Awareness School, 2008)
• (Abbeville Press, 1996)
• (Tricycle Press, 2002)
• and Charles E. Roth (Storey, 2003)
• (Workman Publishing, 2005).
• (Dawn Publications, 1998)
• (Workman, 2007)
An Inconvenient Truth: Al Gore's Educational Film on Global Climate Change
Escape from Suburbia- By the same producers of the DVD below
End of Suburbia - Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream
From Freedom to Fascism: Aaron Russo's expose on the IRS and more
Sicko - Michael Moore
Supressed Medical Discovery: Dr. David Beck
The Great Turning - From Empire to Earth Community by Yes Magazine
The Money Masters
The Money Fix: Hood River's Community Currency, River Hours, Premiers June 21st, 2007
The Motorcycle Diaries
What the Bleep Do We Know
What the Bleep, Down the Rabbit Hole
Who Killed Democracy
Who Killed the Electric Car
Links: These are links we personally and highly recommend.
Education & Health
American Camp Association
Association for Experiential Ed
Center for Global Leadership
Children and Nature Network
Community Action Guide: Building the Children and Nature Network from the Ground Up
From Freedom To Fascism
Gary Acevedo's Dreammakers
Go Green Iniative
Holly Flanders/Juice Plus
Hooked on Nature
Infinite Persistence Institute
Integrative Health Network
More Kids in the Woods- U.S. Forest Service
N'l Outdoor Leadership School
NWF's Great American Backyard Campout
No Child Left Inside Coalition
Poqen Kanchay Foundation
Report on the Movement to Connect Children with Nature
The Spiritual Center
Take a Child Outside
What the Bleep
Music/Art for the Soul:
Chimu Inka: Peruvian Musica Folklorica
Fat Hands Website
FatHands- Kutylowski Bros.
Susan Parmenter: Master Painter
Democracy Now: Amy Goodman
Mt. Everest News
The Power Hour
We the People
Native American Flutes: Mike Cheney
Aspen's Canary Initiative
Fair Trade Federation
Friends of Mount Sunapee
James Howard Kunstler
Lake Sunapee Protective Assoc.
Rocky Mountain Institute
NH Forests Society
World Watch Institute
South American Explorer's Club
Sustainable Travel I'l
Going Green Expos Worldwide
The Spiritual Center
Articles, Readings, Quotes (Also, see our blog)
- 1) Willie Unsoeld: The Spiritual Values of Wilderness
- 2) Eckhart Tolle
1) The Spiritual Values of Wilderness
From Pacific Crest Outward Bound School Book of Readings
And so what is the final test of the efficacy of this wilderness experience we've just been through together? Because having been there, in the mountains, alone, in the midst of solitude, and this feeling, this mystical feeling if you will, of the ultimacy of joy and whatever there is. The question is, "Why not stay out there in the wilderness the rest of your days and just live in the lap of Satori or whatever you want to call it?" And the answer, my answer to that is, "Because that's not where people are." And the final test for me of the legitimacy of the experience is, "How well does your experience of the sacred in nature enable you to cope more effectively with the problems of mankind when you come back to the city?"
And now you see how this phases with the role of wilderness, It's a renewal exercise and as I visualize it, it leads to a process of alternation. You go to nature for your metaphysical fix - your reassurance that there's something behind it all and it's good. You come back to where people are, to where people are messing things up, because people tend to, and you come back with a new ability to relate to your fellow souls and to help your fellow souls relate to each other.
Willi Unsoeld, Former Director of Northwest Outward Bound
Founding Board Member of Evergreen State College
[Edited: Male references replaced with non-gender specific terms]
2) Eckhart Tolle
"When you perceive nature only through the mind, through thinking, you cannot sense its aliveness, its beingness. You see the form only and are unaware of the life within the form - The sacred mystery. Thought reduces nature to a commodity to be used in the pursuit of profit or knowledge or some other utilitarian purpose. The ancient forest becomes timber, the bird a research project, the mountain something to be mined or conquered.
When you perceive nature, let there be spaces of no thought, no mind. When you approach nature in this way, it will respond to you and participate in the evolution of human and planetary consciousness."
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