21 essays by deep ecologist and wordsmith Jesse Wolf Hardin reawaken the human sense of “re-wilding” that lurks within each of us. Celebrate the return to animal wildness, heightened sensitivity, and primal, pan-racial honoring of the Earth as a sacred, living being. Each chapter dances to its own rhythms, inviting the test of oral tradition. Like poems set into prose, Hardin’s words linger in one’s mind long after the reading.
The hummingbird chapter flitters and flies with a light, effervescent cadence, while the bear chapter stalks the reader with a heavy, deliberate pace. Wolf's twenty-some illustrations add to the power and beauty of the text, describing an enchanted world of seamless oneness, a land of miracles, a place where fairy tales really do come true.
Endorsed by Joanna Macy, Barbara Mor, Jim Swan, Jil Nollman, Bill Devall, Paul WInter, Gary Snyder, Christopher Manes, Joan Halifax, Alan Drengson, Stephanie Kaza, Jerry Mander, and many others.