Stunning photos of the natural world married to meditations on how to live mindfully within it
A deep meditation in clear photographic and prose visions on nature as a spiritual path.
In Wild Grace – Nature as a Spiritual Path, Eric Alan masterfully integrates his stunning color photography of nature with profound prose on the spiritual dimensions of nature.
He has created a beautiful celebration of the details of the natural world, and a meditation on living mindfully within it.
Dividing Wild Grace into two sections, “Sensing the Spirit” and “Living the Spirit”, the author draws us into the natural world as cathedral where deep lessons await us.
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ENDORSEMENTS & REVIEWS
“ His worthwhile voice forms a useful and needed bridge to the truly natural language we all share and have forgotten how to speak.” ~ Publishers Weekly
“Eric Alan has produced a lovely book, matching evocative writing with absolutely stunning photography. It is personal and probing, providing an intimate connection to nature. He describes it as a spiritual path, and indeed it is a book designed to strengthen one’s heart and soul.” ~ Bill Meadows, President, The Wilderness Society
“What Hemingway would call a “movable feast” Alan’s astoundingly beautiful nature photography and lyrical prose pulls the reader into a deep contemplation of the natural world and one’s relationship to it Few will be able to read it without deep introspection, learning and pleasure.” ~ U.S. Congressman Les AuCoin (D-OR, retired)
“A splendid book.” ~ David James Duncan, author of The River Why and The Brothers K
“Does nature offer not only an environment conducive to spiritual awakening, but a relevant model for living in a world overrun by rampant consumerism and corporate homogenization? Readers of Wild Grace will conclude the answer is a definitive “yes”. Comprehensive and cogent, beautiful and often brutally honest, Wild Gracedraws wisdom from both the spectacular and the mundane. It’s an artful combination of prose and images that is both contemporary and timeless.” ~ The Harbinger/Brushwood Institute
“A delight; a living testimony to the truth that all things Celestial are hidden in the common, once we have learned how to read the book of Life. Nicely done.” ~ Guy Finley, best-selling author of The Secret of Letting Go, Apprentice of the Heart and others
“A book that reminds us of connections the world conspires to make us forget” ~ Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy
“Blends stunning color photography with graceful and profound insights on how to encounter the natural world as a sacred space.” ~ Powell’s Books, Portland
“Eric Alan’s Wild Grace lives up to its name, and captures the imagination of those of us that love the great outdoors.” ~ Chuck Leavell, Rolling Stones keyboardist & award-winning conservationist
“Beautifully produced and elegantly told.” ~ Bill Sullivan, author of many Oregon/California trail guides & other books
“Eric Alan has produced a lovely book, matching evocative writing with absolutely stunning photography. It is personal and probing, providing an intimate connection to nature. He describes it as a spiritual path, and indeed it is.” ~ Bill Meadows, President, The Wilderness Society