- Hardcover: 360 pages
- Publisher: HCI; 1 edition (Sept. 1 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0757315127
- ISBN-13: 978-0757315121
- Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 3.2 x 18.4 cm
- Shipping Weight: 567 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,016,898 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Naked in Eden: My Adventure and Awakening in the Australian Rainforest Hardcover – Aug 10 2010
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"Naked in Eden is a can't-put-it-down thrilling account of who we really are--and why our connection with the natural world is so healing and vital. This book is a page turner. I couldn't help but think, 'I want to see the movie!'"
--Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause,and Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom(Christiane Northrup)
"Robin Easton's is a heroine's journey that, like all such journeys, risks everything. The payoff is transformation and a discovery of her deep intimacy with the earth itself. At a time when nature as we know it is in peril - and we with it - we need Easton's message as never before."
--Larry Dossey, M.D., author of the New York Times bestselling book Healing Words, Healing Beyond the Body, Reinventing Medicine, and others(Larry Dossey, M.D.)
"A wonderful read that takes you into the wonder of unknown spiritual worlds."
--Lynn Andrews, author of the bestselling Medicine Woman series, Love and Power, Tree Dreams, Teaching Around the Sacred Wheel, The Mask of Power, Walk In Balance and more(Lynn Andrews)
"As crusty as an adventure novel, as labyrinthian as a spiritual memoir, Naked in Eden is an in-depth exploration of the central questions of our time: Who are we human beings, and what is our place in this wild world?"
--Chellis Glenndinning, Ph.D., author of My Name Is Chellis and I'm in Recovery from Western Civilization, Off the Map, and more(Chellis Glenndinning, Ph.D)
"This is a beautiful and brave book, a woman's true story of her remarkable transformation in one of the most exotic, most dazzling, and most dangerous places on earth, the Australian rainforest. Compelling reading, spiritually charged, unforgettable."
--Joseph Dispenza, author of God on Your Own: Finding a Spiritual Path Outside Religion, The Way of the Traveler, and Live Better Longer(Joseph Dispenza)
About the Author
Robin Easton walked away from society at the age of twenty-five. She left the United States and went to live with her husband in the remote tropical Daintree Rainforest of Queensland, Australia. One of Robin's most remarkable rainforest experiences was the gift of music. During her last year in the rainforests of Australia she began to dream beautiful music. When she returned to the United States she sat at a piano and played as if she'd played for ten years. Unable to read music, Robin has performed and recorded on both the east and west coasts. She's done production work with musician Les Brown, Jr., and produced and published her own piano solo album, all from her original dream music.
Robin's story has been told on an award-winning NBC News affiliate piece, Paul Harvey News, CNN, KBLA Radio, KSFR, and others. She's appeared in magazines and newspapers throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2002 Robin helped found the Daintree Rainforest Land Trust (DRLT) to help save the vital rainforests. She writes and blogs at www.nakedineden.com.See all Product description
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Burt Kempner, author of The Five Fierce Tigers of Rosa Martinez
I read a lot of travel adventure books and came across her book years ago and it spoke to me but I didn't read it. Something told me I wasn't ready. Now I'm glad I did. I stared and stared at that book and KNEW it was special. It combines everything I love: the outdoors, with real life adventures, with animals and spirituality.
She has her spiritual awakening in this tropical paradise, facing down a snake and talking to it (faced with death, she remembered she could talk to other life forms). The trees speak to her. All of nature speaks to her and awakens her to the reality that we are all one. We are love. They teach her about life and death and that only love is real. They teach her that everything IS a soul. She blends with animals, trees, rocks, water...and feels their energy.
In a tight spot climbing a waterfall, about to fall, spirit tells her exactly what to do to survive.
I believe she did what I do, first putting out the intent to "connect" with spirit. Once you put out that intent, it will come.
I have had similar experiences to hers, and it is refreshing to read an actual account of the author sharing these experiences. If only we all shared our spiritual experiences with one another, we would see that these miracles are natural and that supernatural is natural.
Not having had any formal musical training, she evidently hears music in her sleep in the rain forest and then later just sits down and plays what she hears on the piano and native american flute. The first time I heard her play the flute, I was awestruck because the music danced of LIFE so clearly, I knew it came from a divine source.
She also is told in the rain forest that she is autistic, the first time she's ever heard the term. She faces and overcomes her fears and decides to face life head on and feel it all...she doesn't want to be afraid anymore and do the obsessive/compulsive thing and claims to have cured her autism.
I know that all things are possible because everything is possible. We ARE the creators. Excellent book. Very funny too. I read a bunch of it aloud to my husband, especially the part where the tour bus pulls up outside Jack's tent and the tourists depart to sit on the blanket and eat, not even paying attention to the forest and the beach and three aussies walk up with a 20 foot long python and shove it in the tourist's faces.
Mostly, I love her relationship with the animals.
Well written, engaging, humorous, and moving. What I like best is she is real and courageous in sharing experiences that get many of us the raised eyebrow or, "I don't want you talking about that woo woo stuff anymore" look. It should be the other way around. We should be giving that look to those who share inane, pointless gobblydegook and encourage each other to share the real, deeply spiritual stuff.
Can we turn this around, folks? I know I will in my book. Because my book is all about my spiritual experiences, one miracle after another.
Naked in Eden is one of them. Superbly written from the viewpoint
of a young woman on the edge of an experience of a lifetime in the Austrailian
Jungle of Queensland. This is a page turner that may open your mind and
heart to life around you.
Robin's soulful and healing journey brings us to an awareness of our own innate capacity for connection and healing, our own longing for the wild in us.
Robin chose to face life full force in a soul-inspired, gentle manner, all the while courageously confronting every fear we humans commonly sweep under the carpet, hoping they will magically disappear. She faced dangers in the wild that most of us never confront - both in nature and in her inner world.
My heart hung on every word and laughed and cried over and over. Her writing style is both outrageously hilarious and poignantly heart wrenching. Her compassion and love is food for the soul. I didn't want it to end.
Naked In Eden inspires, it beckons us to go to our core, to come home to our true selves. We come to understand the love and wisdom in nature and how nature personally loves us, the earth, the animals, the trees, the water, the rocks all LOVE us. Can we rise to the calling and love them in return?
Naked In Eden is a masterpiece of indescribable beauty!