Books for Life

Book reviews from GREEN SPIRIT

The Lilypad List: Seven Steps to the Simple Life
By Marian Van Eyk McCain

A small inspirational self-help book on an increasingly popular topic – how to simplify one’s life in order to achieve better health, lower stress, greater enjoyment, satisfaction and spiritual growth. This timeless book, originally published by Findhorn Press, and now republished and redesigned as the twelfth title in the GreenSpirit Book Series, is written in an autobiographical style by someone who has experienced, at first-hand, a number of different versions of ‘the simple life’ and discovered for herself, over many years, the immense joy and pleasure that is gained by living simply, sustainably and close to the earth.

Originally a social worker and then a transpersonal psychotherapist/workshop leader/health educator with an MA in East-West Psychology, Marian Van Eyk McCain officially ‘retired’ in 1996 to concentrate on her writing. She is the author of seven books, and editor of the anthology ‘GreenSpirit: Path to a New Consciousness’ (Earth Books), plus several other books in the GreenSpirit Book Series. For more details about Marian, visit her Edlerwoman website.

Review by Lis Bertolla

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Meditations with Thomas Berry: with additional material by Brian Swimme; selected by June Raymond

A collection of profound and inspiring quotations from one of the most important voices of our times: the late Thomas Berry, author, geologian, cultural historian and lover of the Earth. It includes several quotations from work that Berry co-authored with cosmologist Brian Swimme. All the quotations were selected and arranged by June Raymond especially for GreenSpirit publication. Along with her introduction, June has included her suggestions on how the book may be used as a tool for meditation.

This small but immensely rich-in-content book demands a permanent place on every eco-spiritual reader’s bookshelf. It was first published by GreenSpirit Books and later made available with design changes in our GreenSpirit Book Series.

June Raymond read English at Oxford and served as a long-standing member of the GreenSpirit Council. She lives in the north of England.

Review by Chris Holmes (2010 edition)

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Kitty Parsons

Kitty has forgotten how long she has been here now but she loves Pembrokeshire for its beauty and it's people. She spends her time searching out stories for, swimming in the sea , drawing and painting as Snorkelfish and eating cake. She says " has been an opportunity to celebrate this beautiful county and its people. Keep the stories coming. We love to hear from you."

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