From the Publisher:
“The ecostery and land trust are two examples of social organizations worth investments of time, energy and contributions. Both...empower participants in their daily lives.... The ecostery concept derives its origin from monastic forms of land based communities.... Monastic form has possibilities for decentralized, more or less self-sustaining communities, committed to work on bioregional restoration over long periods of time, without demand for profits or centralized power. Alan Drengson, an Emeritus Professor at the University of Victoria, has suggested the term ecostery be used to refer to such a form of community. ...The word ecostery was formed by combining elements from monastery and ecology.... Drengson sees the ecostery movement as an important part of the deep, long-range ecology movement because it emphasizes lifestyle and practice, while other parts of the movement emphasize political change and changes in social policy.” Bill Devall, in Living Richly i! n an Age of Limits, Gibb Smith, Salt Lake City, 1993.
About the Author:
Alan Drengson is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Victoria in Canada. His recent books include Beyond Environmental Crisis: From Technocrat to Planetary Person, and The Practice of Technology: Exploring Technology, Ecophilosophy, and Spiritual Disiplines for Vital Links. He is the coeditor of three anthologies, The Philosophy of Society, The Deep Ecology Movement, and Ecoforestry. He has also published three books of poetry, the Sacred Journey series, and is the founding editor of two journals, The Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy, and Ecoforestry. He is a Nidan in Aikido the Japanese martial art. He loves wild journeying, spirit dancing and music of all kinds.
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