As dreams are the healing songs
from the wilderness
of our unconscious --
So wild animals, wild plants, wild landscapes
are the healing dreams
from the deep singing mind of the earth. (Dale Pendell)
Saturated in Earth’s ancient stillness,
sanctuary for the human soul.
Focusing our profound affinity with Nature.
In deep, sleeping dreamtime, as in a trance,
we rediscover lost, forgotten dreams,
recharging passion and following our hearts
to health and harmony.” (Mark Berry)
 Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2005. Nature deficit disorder (NDD) is defined as living in an urban environment without contact to nature, with a wide range of symptoms and physical or emotional illnesses appearing as mood disorders, childhood obesity, diminished use of the senses, myopia and attention difficulties.
 Oliver Sacks, A Leg to Stand On, Touchstone, 1998
 Dale Pendell, Living With Barbarians: A Few Plant Poems, Wild Ginger Press, 1999
 Ian Mills (editor), A Sound of Thunder: A Green Anthology, Addison-Wesley Publishers, 1993
 Permaculture educator, gardener and eco-creativity guide Lorenna Bousquet-Kacera is the founder of the Living Centre and Living Arts Institute in London, Ontario, and she offers open circles, ritual dance, primordial movement and workshops such as “Reclaiming Ourselves in the Age of Nature,” “WomanEarth: Living in the Heart of Gaia” and “Spiritual Ecology” www.thelivingcentre.com
 Poetry by Mark Berry, Gaia: Journey into Vanishing Worlds, by Paige Deponte, Global Art in Action, 1999
 Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2005
Pegi Eyers is the author of Ancient Spirit Rising: Reclaiming Your Roots & Restoring Earth Community, an award-winning book that explores social justice, nature spirituality, the ancestral arts, and resilience in times of massive change. Available from Stone Circle Press or Amazon