Intimate Nature

Intimate Nature As any lover of animals will tell you creatures of the natural world bring inspiration and spiritual insight to their human admirers In this collection of essays ponderings poems and interviews w

  • Title: Intimate Nature
  • Author: Linda Hogan Deena Matzger
  • ISBN: 9780449911228
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Paperback
  • As any lover of animals will tell you, creatures of the natural world bring inspiration and spiritual insight to their human admirers In this collection of essays, ponderings, poems, and interviews, which includes contributions from Jane Goodall, Barbara Kingsolver, Ursula Le Guin, and Tess Gallagher, readers are able to glimpse the personal yet profoundly universal impacAs any lover of animals will tell you, creatures of the natural world bring inspiration and spiritual insight to their human admirers In this collection of essays, ponderings, poems, and interviews, which includes contributions from Jane Goodall, Barbara Kingsolver, Ursula Le Guin, and Tess Gallagher, readers are able to glimpse the personal yet profoundly universal impact of animals on women s lives Even , they can experience the relational and spiritual feminine model for animal study In their introduction, editors Linda Hogan, Deena Metzger, and Brenda Peterson explain, This strong sense of compassion that many women bring to the study, celebration, and love of animals has been world changing and visionary We can now say that the old guard of detached science is being replaced with the new guardians, many of them the women in this Book.

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    1. Through this book, the authors have made me feel: validated, awestruck, sorrow, anger, love, connected. I've learned a lot, and this book correlates to my own path of discovery, the path that all humans are taking right now: the rediscovery of our connection to the planet, the super organism we call Mother.

    2. With the exception of one story, this was pretty good. I think that animals are more in tune with people than most realize but I also think that it depends on the person involved, not that it need be a woman. Frequently intuitiveness comes into play in communication. There is a bond, animals will choose you more often that you will choose the animal, my thoughts. The story that I found ridiculous involved a woman being beaten via head butting by a ram. She spent her available time trying to figu [...]

    3. A wide variety of essays from women of differing spiritual and cultural perspectives. Many of the writings offered striking or moving insights into women's unique connections with the animal world, a subject close to my heart. I think perhaps this volume would have benefited from less inclusiveness; much of the writing was powerful, but a number of writings felt unfocused, unpolished, or otherwise fell short of that standard. Trimming a couple hundred pages would have made the book stronger as a [...]

    4. I gave this book 5 stars because I found the stories and poems to be breathtaking. Any stories that didn't interest me were passed over but the one's I did read (which was most of them) brought up so many emotions. I always suspected that women have a closer bond to animals and this book confirms it. If we were the guardians of nature the earth would look very different right now.

    5. I bought this book years ago, but recently started reading it to aid my completion of medicine bag kits for friends and family to make over the holidays this year. One of the last stories in the book, which is about a fur-trapper's daughter coming to terms with her father's hunting of the local coyote population, is worth the price of purchase on its own.

    6. Many of these essays were interesting and I liked a lot of the poetry, but I was disappointed there wasn't more fiction—although some of the essays read like fiction.

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