This book is one of the most wonderful books I've read in a long time! I'm almost all the way through it now and every chapter is just so wonderfully written - its deep and philosophical yet not so heavy that you can only make it through a few pages. The author weaves together Celtic lore, shamanisn and experiences with nature to just pull all sorts of "meaning of life" type ideas together. The chapters weave in upon each other such that there may be a line in one chapter that hits you and you put it in the back of your head and then a few chapters later he develops the idea further. One thing I love is that throughout the book, the author presents ideas but does not preach or try to impose a way of thinking - its more like sitting with a friend, philosophising on life. It so wonderful I'm seeking out more of his books. The writing style is so accessible. After a long day at work I usually can only get through a few pages of a book or magazine before falling asleep. This book keeps me reading into the night....50 pages later I decide I better rest and save some for tomorrow. This is definitely a book I'll be reading again and loaning out to friends. There's so much in here, just one read isn't enough. Highly ghighly recommend. I'd give it 10 stars if I could!
Tom Cowan's latest book is a delightful read, beautifully illustrating how the sacred world interweaves with the everyday. If your soul is Celtic, the prose and dream-like presentation of this book will inspire you into your own knowings. Central to the process of healing the Earth is our individual reconnection with the soul of Nature, a potent and necessary source of healing power and wisdom. Cowan describes his own healing process with humor and candor, challenging readers to take charge of their centers, walk in truth, and most importantly, to remember.