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The Spirit's Terrain: Creativity, Activism, and Transformation [Hardcover]

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May 22 2002
A former Greenpeace spokesperson and activist offers a way to draw on creative spirit and change the world. Blending the worlds of Deepak Chopra and Ralph Nader, "The Spirit's Terrain" explains how to access deep components of creativity, such as intuition, conscious and unconscious visualization, creative discomfort, and true compassion, to reach our highest goals .

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The philosophy of the iconoclastic Henry David Thoreau casts a long shadow over this spiritual manifesto for modern-day social-political activists. Childs, a former spokesperson for the environmental group Greenpeace, attempts to reinvigorate the ecology movement with an infusion of New Age realization techniques, aesthetic transformations, nonviolent ideals and humanistic values. With examples from sources as diverse as the theater, Tibetan Buddhism, the Green political parties of Europe and Native American vision quests, Childs hopes to marry social-political activism with spirituality. Using high-profile media events like the American Indian takeover of Alcatraz and the vicious repression of freedom in Tiananmen Square, the author proclaims the enduring value of ethics, even when temporarily defeated, as the underpinning for all successful social movements. Although his book lapses at times into extreme political correctness, Childs's apparent open-mindedness and fair-handedness go a long way to make his thesis intriguing and appealing. His call for dealing with adversaries from the perspective of their best natures echoes Gandhi and Martin Luther King. His suggestions for improved education for the young, based on activist principles, are also worth considering and debating. In this provocative book, Childs raises relevant questions for the future of the activist segment of society.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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I have been recommending the book to everyone I meet. Christopher Childs should be very proud of his achievement; it is clear, concise, well reasoned and deeply heartfelt. The author's personality shines through on every page; reading it was very much like having him here with me. I think what impressed me most was the balance that he sought to bring to activism -- he showed me it was possible to maintain principles and ideals while at the same time seeking to understand and open dialogue with your adversaries; to not lose sight of the goal while at the same time maintaining an awareness of the impact that the fruits of your activism will have on the way people live their lives. I agree wholehertedly with Mr. Childs' proposition that all of life is a work of art that each of us create every day. All of life is a struggle to achieve awareness; and that struggle to be fully awake and alive to all things around us -- our loved ones, our neighborhood, our environment and our impact upon it, our relationships with other living things -- is the life of the artist.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spirituality, activism, creativity, intuition July 7 1998
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An exquisite book, which fully expresses Christopher's passion and intelligence. A call to explore a new intuitive activism, charged with creativity and flexibility. A book which explores the beauty of environmental activism, the same beauty found in the arts and spiritual practice. Very well written, and infused with the spirit of the author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A superb plea for the primacy of creativity in our lives. April 19 1998
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I have been recommending the book to everyone I meet. Christopher Childs should be very proud of his achievement; it is clear, concise, well reasoned and deeply heartfelt. The author's personality shines through on every page; reading it was very much like having him here with me. I think what impressed me most was the balance that he sought to bring to activism -- he showed me it was possible to maintain principles and ideals while at the same time seeking to understand and open dialogue with your adversaries; to not lose sight of the goal while at the same time maintaining an awareness of the impact that the fruits of your activism will have on the way people live their lives. I agree wholehertedly with Mr. Childs' proposition that all of life is a work of art that each of us create every day. All of life is a struggle to achieve awareness; and that struggle to be fully awake and alive to all things around us -- our loved ones, our neighborhood, our environment and our impact upon it, our relationships with other living things -- is the life of the artist.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spirituality, activism, creativity, intuition July 7 1998
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An exquisite book, which fully expresses Christopher's passion and intelligence. A call to explore a new intuitive activism, charged with creativity and flexibility. A book which explores the beauty of environmental activism, the same beauty found in the arts and spiritual practice. Very well written, and infused with the spirit of the author.
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