For nearly a century, the worldwide anthroposophical movement has been a catalyst for environmental activism, helping to bring to life many modern ecological practices such as organic farming, community-supported agriculture, and green banking. Yet the spiritual practice of anthroposophy remains unknown to most environmentalists. A historical and ethnographic study of the environmental movement, Eco-Alchemy uncovers for the first time the profound influences of anthroposophy and its founder, Rudolf Steiner, whose holistic worldview, rooted in esoteric spirituality, inspired the movement. Dan McKanan shows that environmentalism is itself a complex ecosystem and that it would not be as diverse or transformative without the contributions of anthroposophy.

Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date
ISBN 0520290062
Pages 312 pages
Rating 4/5 (68 users)

More Books:

Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Dan McKanan
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-07 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

For nearly a century, the worldwide anthroposophical movement has been a catalyst for environmental activism, helping to bring to life many modern ecological pr
Language: en
Categories: Furniture industry and trade
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher:

The Alchemy of Light
Language: en
Pages: 246
Authors: Urszula Szulakowska
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: BRILL

This re-examination of alchemical engravings of the late Renaissance uses an innovative semiotic method in analysing their geometrical and optical rhetorical de
The Ecocritical Psyche
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Susan Rowland
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-01 - Publisher: Routledge

The Ecocritical Psyche unites literary studies, ecocriticism, Jungian ideas, mythology and complexity evolution theory for the first time, developing the aesthe
Subtle Agroecologies
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Julia Wright
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-30 - Publisher: CRC Press

This book is about the invisible or subtle nature of food and farming, and also about the nature of existence. Everything that we know (and do not know) about t
Ecology or Catastrophe
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Janet Biehl
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-01 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Murray Bookchin was not only one of the most significant and influential environmental philosophers of the twentieth century--he was also one of the most presci
Alchemy and Psychotherapy
Language: en
Pages: 278
Authors: Dale Mathers
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-05 - Publisher: Routledge

Alchemical symbols are part of popular culture, most recently popularised in the Harry Potter books. Alchemy intrigued Carl Jung, the founder of analytical psyc
The Ecological Rift
Language: en
Pages: 544
Authors: John Bellamy Foster
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-01 - Publisher: NYU Press

Humanity in the twenty-first century is facing what might be described as its ultimate environmental catastrophe: the destruction of the climate that has nurtur
Camphill and the Future
Language: en
Pages: 246
Authors: Dan McKanan
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-13 - Publisher:

A free open access ebook is available upon publication. Learn more at The Camphill movement, one of the world's largest and most enduring net
Law and Policy for a New Economy
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Melissa K. Scanlan
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-26 - Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

This book makes the case for a New Environmentalism, and using a systems change approach, takes the reader through ideas for reorienting the economy. It address