The Fruitful Darkness: Reconnecting with the Body of the Earth

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HarperSanFrancisco, 1993 - Philosophy - 240 pages
The long-awaited reflections of a celebrated world traveler--notes on the extraordinary life and spiritual pilgrimage of anthropologist, ecologist, educator, and author Halifax. In her first book in nearly 12 years, Halifax shares her intensely personal voyage into the fruitful darkness of the earth body, her encounters with Buddhist masters, Mexican shamans, and Native American elders.

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User Review  - SheenaSharp - LibraryThing

Why do I like this? Partly it’s personal. I come from a mechanical world view, but with some understanding of Buddhism, so I was able to perceive Shamanism (a total contrast to my understanding) through the comparison to Buddhism (something I already trust). It’s beautifully written. Read full review

THE FRUITFUL DARKNESS: Reconnecting with the Body of the Earth

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Radical ecospiritual memoirs and meditations from a globe- trotting seeker of truth. Halifax (Shamanic Voices, 1991, etc.—not reviewed) boasts impressive New Age credentials: ex-wife of psychologist ... Read full review


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