June – August 2008
Articles in this Magazine
THE WILD HUMAN
by Bill Plotkin
In his new book, Nature and the Human Soul, depth psychologist Bill Plotkin introduces a visionary ecopsychology of human development that reveals how fully and creatively we can mature when soul and nature guide us. The goal is to evolve from an egocentric view of ourselves and the planet to a soulcentric one.
WELCOMING SOUL TO OUR SCHOOLS
by Rachael Kessler
Does a child’s inner life have a place in the classroom? The answer is obvious, according to educational visionary Rachael Kessler. Her “Seven Gateways” map a set of yearnings that all young people have as they try to make sense of their universe.
HEALING THE WORLD, HEALING OURSELVES
by Rabbi Michael Lerner
The founder of Tikkun magazine wants to strengthen the connection between our hearts and how we engage with a world in need. His answer lies in cultivating a consciousness of compassion and generosity and recognizing that our own well-being depends on the well-being of everyone else on the planet.
FROM “ME” TO “WE”: AN IONS COMMUNITY GROUP TRANSFORMS ITSELF
by Shirley Freriks
An IONS community group applies some of the principles of the book Living Deeply to their own transformational potential. Sharing, storytelling, and celebration anchored this process of individual and collective deepening.