‘Sacred Seed’ Introduction by Vandana Shiva


Spiritual Ecology with Ester Clifton

NEW! SACRED SEED: A Collection of Essays
Introduction by Vandana Shiva, Compiled by Global Peace Initiative of Women

“… More than an essay collection, this is a call for worldwide action.”
—Publishers Weekly

Available Now here: http://spiritualecology.org/publication/sacred-seed
Available from Amazon and other retailers from November 1st.


Essential to survival, seeds have profound spiritual implications. For centuries the planting of seed in the earth not only nourished humanity, but also symbolized the mystery of life and the journey of the soul. In our current supermarket lifestyle of pre-packaged products, far removed from the cycles of planting, we have nearly forgotten this mystery. Now as the integrity of the seed is threatened, so is its primal meaning.

Inspired by physicist and environmental leader Dr. Vandana Shiva, each essay draws on the wisdom of ancient and modern traditions. Mystics, shamans, monastics and priests remind us of the profound sacredness of the seed—how in its purity, it is the source and renewal of all of life.

Tenderly composed of original writings and 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.

Includes contributions from His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, H. H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Sister Joan Chittister, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Pir Zia Inayat-Khan, Swami Veda Bharati, Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Chief Tamale Bwoya, Blu Greenberg & others.

“A reverence for our ancient seeds is essential to our very survival. Sacred Seed explains in beautiful detail how and why we must protect them.” —Ed Begley Jr., American actor, director and environmentalist

“This book is a rich storehouse of wisdom for all the springs to come.”
—Bill McKibben, founder, 350.org

“There is no more beautiful gift from nature than the seed—and its protection is vital to our survival. This book elevates our dialogue about seeds, and the profound role they hold for the future of all humankind.” —Alice Waters, chef, author, culinary visionary.


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