Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Contributors to 'What Is Green Spirituality?'


Contributors to What is Green Spirituality? 

Joan Angus is a retired occupational therapist with a passion for wildlife, gardening, writing, sewing and circle dancing,

Niamh Brennan  is a freelance writer on spirituality and cosmology and has published in several theological journals including ‘Spirituality’ and ‘The Furrow’ as well as the IMU quarterly. She has also contributed to the Liturgical Website of Emmaus Productions. She currently works as the Education Officer with the Green Sod Land Trust giving workshops to children on the Story of the Universe.

Michael Colebrook, who died in April 2012, was for many years the Production Editor of the GreenSpirit Journal. A scientist all his life, his working career was devoted to research on the planktonic ecosystem of the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. 

Janice Dolley  lives in Gloucestershire and is Development Director for the Wrekin Trust who are building an alliance of organisations towards ‘One Spirit’;  a trustee of the Findhorn Foundation and member of the core group of CANA (Christians Awakening to a New Awareness)   The conference gathering “Into Christ Consciousness” came out through a collaboration of these organisations together with Friends of Iona and Contemplative Fire .  There is a shared website www.intocc.net.

Victoria Field is a writer and poetry therapist based in CanterburyKentUK. She runs groups and teaches nationally and internationally. She writes poetry, short fiction and drama and has co-edited three books on therapeutic writing. Examples of her work, and details of publications are available on http://www.poetrypf.co.uk/victoriafieldpage.shtml

Malcolm Hollick lives in 'retirement' in HobartAustralia, where he is associated with the Pachamama Alliance, transition Tasmania, and efforts to establish new ecovillages. From 1998-2010 he lived in the Findhorn CommunityScotland during which time he wrote The Science of Oneness: A worldview for the twenty-first century, from which the diagram of spirituality is taken. More recently, he co-authored with his partner, Christine Connelly, Hope for Humanity: How understanding and healing trauma could solve the planetary crisis. Their website is at www.humansolutionsnow.com, and Malcolm's nature photograpy at www.odetopan.smugmug.com

Brendan Caulfield James  is a former teacher and holistic therapist.  On leaving school, he joined a religious order, subsequently working in Hong Kong, Malaysia/Singapore and Australia.  He studied the Mystics with Thomas Berry, Matthew Fox and Brian Swimme and has a Masters in Spirituality. He is now on a Journey (both outer & inner) in the Australian outback, going where the Spirit leads him.

Mary Kelson lives in AdelaideSouth Australia She is an educational consultant working with adults and young people in broadening their awareness, understanding and literacy in sustainability and community. Mary is a storyteller and writer with a particular interest in the untold stories of religious women and stories that grab the heart.

Emily Kimball is a speaker, author and longtime outdoor enthusiast who takes lessons learned from her adventures and applies them to everyday life. Her website is at: http://www.theagingadventurer.com  

Alison Leonard  has been exploring green and goddess spirituality for over ten years, is a Quaker and writes fiction and poetry.

Marian Van Eyk McCain  is a retired psychologist and the author of seven books. She edited the anthology GreenSpirit: Path to a New Consciousness (O Books, 2010) and is also co-editor of the GreenSpirit Magazine, a free-lance writer, columnist and blogger. www.marianvaneykmccain.com

Susan Meeker-Lowry is a writer, organic gardener, and herbalist who lives in MaineUSA. In addition to numerous articles, she is the author of Economics as if the Earth Really Mattered and Invested in the Common Good (both from New Society Publishers). For nine years she published the journal Gaian Voices: Earth Spirit, Earth Action, Earth Stories. (Full color PDFs and a limited supply of B & W printed versions are still available from Susan). Susan currently offers a line of herbal skin care products through her home-based business, Gaia's Garden Herbals. Many of the products are made with herbs, flowers, barks, and buds grown in her garden or wild-harvested nearby. They are all natural and mostly organic, made in small batches with love. Susan can be contacted at smeekerlowry@gmail.com. See her products at www.poppyswap.com/shop/gaiasgardenherbals  (This is an extract from a longer article entitled ‘Gaia in Our Hearts,’ first published in Spirit of Change magazine in Jan/Feb 2002. It is reprinted here with the author’s permission.)

Claudia van Gerven is a poet whose chapbooks can be found through greenfusepoeticarts@yahoo.com

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