Wednesday Jun 18 2008
Bill Plotkin's latest book, Nature and the Human Soul, offers a model for human development rooted in the natural world. Calling on the stories of elders Thomas Berry and Joanna Macy, Plotkin evokes a strong sense of a lack of maturity in a culture dominated by adolescent desires and habits.
In this book, this pyschologist, ecotherapist and wilderness guide
defines eight stages of life--Innocent, Explorer, Thespian, Wanderer,
Soul Apprentice, Artisan, Master and Sage. Plotkin leads the reader to
the possibility of a society that is sustainable, cooperative and
compassionate through personal and collective evolution. His strategy
for living calls for our evolution into adulthood so that we mayachieve enduring societal change. A challenging read for elders of any age who are interested in a better world.