Category Archives: Elemental innovations

Steve Wiggins, Religions Editor for Oxford University Press, on Spirit Unleashed.

And With Thy Spirit Posted on December 12, 2014 | 2 Comments I grew up with pets. In a house with three boys, an aging mother, and no husband, my mother seemed to know instinctively that animals were a way … Continue reading

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From Oxford University Press, Steve Wiggins on Spirit Unleashed

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It’s Natural to Love Nature

Photo: People’s Climate March, “Behind Noah’s Ark” I was recently asked to speak at the Religions for the Earth Conference on the topic “Outdoor Epiphanies,” an expression that might well summarize the meaning of my life. As John Muir famously … Continue reading

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An Interview with Anne Benvenuti about Spirit Unleashed

Who did you imagine reading Spirit Unleashed and what did you think they’d take from it? I wrote it for people who like to do their own thinking and, especially those among them who love animals. I want people to … Continue reading

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Read the first chapter!

Read the first chapter of my book! Used with kind permission of Wipf and Stock Publishers. Here’s the link to the Wipf and Stock page where you can buy the whole book. It’s also newly out on Kindle!!  

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Spirit Unleashed!

The book is out! You can now order Spirit Unleashed: Reimagining Human-Animal Relations. Who’ll be the first to add an Amazon review? You can also order it directly from the publishers, Wipf & Stock.

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Why do Dolphins Look So Happy?

Yes, yes, the appearance of a smile is the consequence of dolphin physiology and not really a measure of mood. Still, dolphins are famously found to be in a good mood, as evidenced in all the usual ways, like engagement, … Continue reading

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Imaginal Discs and Memories

From morning to late afternoon I watched a caterpillar climb a tall pine tree, climb without ever stopping to rest. That was September, two years ago, in the beautiful northern woods of Door County, Wisconsin. This tiny creature spent the … Continue reading

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Dawn Chorus (Other Nations)

“Remote from universal nature, and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for … Continue reading

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Why the New Archaic?

Why The New Archaic? “The New Archaic, this expression of yours that I guess I love to hate,” said my colleague, Mladin Turk, professor at Elmhurst College in Illinois, “what does this oxymoronic expression mean?” This very good question came … Continue reading

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