Reading & Communing
10th Anniversary issue of The Wayfarer, Book Releases, Poet's Dreamingbody Chat
Greetings Good Travelers and Wayfarers,
I wanted to make you aware of a few things in case it is of interest to your own meanderings and Wayfarings.
10th ANNIVERSARY ISSUE OF THE WAYFARER MAGAZINE
If you haven’t explored The Wayfarer — the flagship literary magazine of Homebound Publications and Wayfarer Books — you’re in for a real treat. In its tenth year, The Wayfarer’s mission is unique: to foster a community of contemplative voices and provide readers with resources and perspectives that support them in their own journey.
In this issue, alongside stunning photography, some very fine poetry, and excellent essays by Kristen Williams, Iris Graville, Amy Nawrocki, Heather Durham, Jeff Darren Muse, Heidi Barr, and Aimée Medina Carr, you will also find the Life & the Arts Column of Eric Lehman, the Environmental Column by Gail Collins-Ranadive, the Contemplative Column by Theodore Richards, and an Interview with Chrystal Odin by Heidi Barr.
Additionally, I have an essay entitled “Wayfarers Wayfaring: A Flowing Etymological Tribute," in which I explore the roots and meaning of the term wayfarer, and reflect a bit on how this term’s deeper meaning in East Asian contemplative traditions was/is so central to my own studies with my late teacher and the path I walk today.
To get your issue of the 10th Anniversary Edition of The Wayfarer, click here: The Wayfarer
TWO NEW BOOKS FOR YOUR WAYFARER’S TRAIL PACK
Two new books have been released, both on Shambhala Publications.
Jeanine Canty’s new book, Returning The Self To Nature, is a deeply insightful offering of “perceptual medicine.” Via the tools and discipline of ecopsychology, Jeanine connects the dots between the rampant narcissism that infects so much of modern society with the chronic and habituated alienation from the natural world. It is a book that offers a hopeful and constructive frame for understanding and working with the binding link between the inner and outer, all in service of coming back into ‘right relationship’ with the ecological self and the life-giving earth.
Jeanine Canty is a professor in the Transformative Studies Doctoral program at the California Institute for Integral Studies. Formerly the chair of Environmental Studies at Naropa University, she continues to teach at Naropa and at Pacifica Graduate Institute's Ecopsychology certificate program.
To get your copy of Returning the Self To Nature, click here: Returning the Self to Nature
David Hinton’s newest release, Wild Mind, Wild Earth: Our Place in the Sixth Extinction, is a compelling book that takes up similar themes as Canty’s book above (namely, psychospiritual disconnection from Nature and the implications of this), but rather than an ecopsychological lens Hinton explores these topics and issues from the perspective of faulty belief structures shaped by post-paleolithic religious cosmologies. Hinton pulls no punches in his thoroughgoing analysis of materialism, or the ‘divorced-from-Earth’ worldviews of patriarchal versions of religion.
In solidarity with Canty’s aim to provide antidotes and ways of working with heart-mind in these challenging times, Hinton pulls together visionary examples throughout spiritual and literary history who can serve as guides — poets and philosophers, both East and West — whose lives and works offer healing insights for how to heal our connection with Great Nature.
To get your copy of Wild Mind, Wild Earth, click here: Wild Mind, Wild Earth.
THE POET’S DREAMINGBODY COMMUNITY CHAT
Today I’m announcing a new addition to my Substack publication: The Poet's Dreamingbody Subscriber Chat.
This is a conversation space, exclusively found in the Substack mobile app, set up for subscribers. Occasionally I will post brief updates, questions, or thoughts, and you can jump into the discussion. Likewise, people can post their own questions and/or respond to comments/questions made by other subscribers.
To join the chat, you’ll need to download the Substack app (messages are sent via the app, not email). Turn on push notifications so you don’t miss a chance to join conversation as it happens.
How to get started
Download the app by clicking this link or the button below. Chat is only on iOS for now, but chat is coming to the Android app soon.
Open the app and tap the Chat icon. It looks like two bubbles in the bottom bar, and you’ll see a row for my chat inside.
That’s it! Jump into my thread to say hi, and if you have any issues, check out Substack’s FAQ.