[Ebook] Sacred Seed By Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW) – serv3.3pub.co.uk

[Ebook] Sacred Seed By Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW) – serv3.3pub.co.uk ❮Epub❯ ❤ Sacred Seed Author Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW) – Serv3.3pub.co.uk Inspired by physicist and environmental leader Dr Vandana Shiva this collection of essays draw on the wisdom of ancient and modern traditions to remind readers of the profound sacredness of the seed†Inspired by physicist and environmental leader Dr Vandana Shiva this collection of essays draw on the wisdom of ancient and modern traditions to remind readers of the profound sacredness of the seed—how in its purity it is the source and renewal of all of life For centuries the planting of the seed in the earth not only nourished humanity but also symbolized the mystery of life and the journey of the soul Yet modern culture has begun to lose an appreciation of the primal meaning of the seed Tenderly created from original writings of mystics shamans monastics and priests and featuring vibrant photos this book bears witness that the Earth is alive and establishes that only by working together with the earth—with its wonder and mystery—can we help in its healing and regeneration and once again bring meaning back into the world The book includes contributions from His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew H H the th Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje Benedictine Sister Joan Chittister Llewellyn Vaughan Lee Pir Zia Inayat Khan Swami Veda Bharati Rabbi Arthur Waskow Chief Tamale Bwoya Blu Greenberg and others.


5 thoughts on “Sacred Seed

  1. Kate Savage Kate Savage says:

    The main effort of this book is to rally moral authority against genetic engineering of seeds I read it because it was the only thing I could find with writings by Tiokasin Ghosthorse a brilliant scholar of indigenous science physics ethics how to be a human on the earthBut Tiokasin has only two pages and many of the other pages were hard for me Vandana Shiva's introduction is wonderful focused on the moral ills of corporations owning the means of reproduction and agrotech that is focused on increased profits instead of the good of the living earth I also loved the piece by the 'Poverty Scholars' at Union Theology School because that also is focused on who gets to own our food sourceBut many of the other voices were focused on a purity ethic a sense that genetic engineering is wrong because natural seed is pure as god intended and mixing in animal or bacterial genes is inherently polluting Also a lot of god talk where seeds are much about our souls than botany I don't mind when people use the natural world as a metaphor I think it's important actually But I want those metaphors to respect the symbol seeds aren't pure they're all about dirt and death and sex They're weird and wild and all these attempts to 'control' their purity feel like the same ethic described by the biotech vampires


  2. Clivemichael Clivemichael says:

    Wonderful collection of meditations


  3. K Kriesel K Kriesel says:

    I rated this book well even though I didn't get a lot out of it The essays are well written sincere and cohesive The contributors reflect a diverse group of well educated leadersAlthough getting this book from the library was exciting reading it was bland It was entirely my approach Halfway through I realized that my concepts of sacred seed are things that can't be gotten out of a book


  4. Sally Sally says:

    Very short essays by representatives of a wide variety of spiritualreligious traditions focused on the need to respect seeds in all their diversity in light of genetic modification of seeds the increase of monoculture worldwide which is destroying the diversity of seeds and the corporate control of seeds and agriculture which answers only to profit and greed I thoroughly enjoyed these many expressions of commitment to the sacredness of nature


  5. Patrick Dombrowski Patrick Dombrowski says:

    Taking a few days to meditate on seeds has been entirely redeeming


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