Title: The Fruitful Darkness: Reconnecting with the...
Publisher: HarperSanFrancisco, San Francisco
Publication Date: 1993
Binding: Hard Cover
Illustrator: Katherine Tillotson
Book Condition: Very Good +
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition
First edition, stated; first printing, full number line. Signed by the author under her byline on the title page: "Joan Halifax." Quarterbound in black paper-covered boards with a black cloth, gold-lettered spine; top page edges tinted yellow. The book is unmarked; slight spine slant; a ding to top edge of front board. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $18.00); Brodart protected. Bookseller Inventory # 004944
Synopsis: In this “masterwork of an authentic spirit person? (Thomas Berry), Buddhist teacher and anthropologist Joan Halifax Roshi delves into “the fruitful darkness?—the shadow side of being, found in the root truths of Native religions, the fecundity of nature, and the stillness of meditation. In this highly personal and insightful odyssey of the heart and mind, she encounters Tibetan Buddhist meditators, Mexican shamans, and Native American elders, among others. In rapt prose, she recounts her explorations—from Japanese Zen meditation to hallucinogenic plants, from the Dogon people of Mali to the Mayan rain forest, all the while creating "an adventure of the spirit and a feast of wisdom old and new? (Peter Matthiessen). Halifax believes that deep ecology (which attempts to fuse environmental awareness with spiritual values) works in tandem with Buddhism and shamanism to discover “the interconnectedness of all life,? and to regain life?s sacredness. Grove Press is proud to reissue this important work by one of Buddhism?s leading contemporary teachers.
Product Description: Celebrated world traveler Joan Halifax's report from the spiritual frontier on how contemporary searchers can rediscover the interconnectedness of all life. " . . . a warm and potent testament to the author's beliefs and to a life lived vigorously for the sake of the spirit."--Kirkus Reviews.
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