The Spirit's Terrain
Creativity, Activism, and TransformationBook - 1998
Christopher Childs argues that activism, taking its cue from our melodramatic culture, too often uses the paradigm of "the struggle", enforces notions of "correct" behavior, and relies on negative imagery. While this strategy can be effective in the short run, he says it ultimately risks instilling hopelessness and spiritual constriction. The Spirit's Terrain offers an alternative: blending the worlds of Deepak Chopra and Ralph Nader, it explains how to access deep components of creativity, such as intuition, conscious and unconscious visualization, creative discomfort, and true compassion, and shows us how to use these components to visualize and reach our highest goals. With exercises, meditations, and stories of ordinary people leading remarkable lives, The Spirit's Terrain is a book for activists and organizations seeking new inspiration and for anyone interested in spiritual growth.
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, c1998.
Branch Call Number: 363. 705 CHI
Characteristics: xii, 162 p. ; 23 cm.