ISBN: 1550549669 / ISBN-13: 9781550549669
The Sacred Balance: A Visual Celebration of Our Place in Nature
Based on David Suzuki and Amanda McConnell's "The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature", this photographic volume celebrates the miracle ... Show synopsis Based on David Suzuki and Amanda McConnell's "The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature", this photographic volume celebrates the miracle of life, and the accompanying text presents David Suzuki's inspiring view of the human place on Earth, drawn from his life as a scientist, environmentalist, writer and thinker. In an exploration of the web of life that unites all living things, David Suzuki and Amanda McConnell offer photographs, reproductions of artwork and electron micrographs and satellite photographs - all celebrating that connection. Suzuki identifies seven element - earth, air, fire, water, biodiversity, love and spirituality - which all human beings need to lead full, rich lives. The exquisite balance of these elements creates and maintains the web of life on Earth. We too are part of that web; like all living things, we are the sacred elements. We are made from and sustained by earth and air, fire and water. We are part of the totality of biological diversity that maintains the planet's life support systems. We are held together by love, and we express and celebrate our understanding of our place on Earth through the mysteries of the spirit. Through images, text and quotations from literature, poetry, myths and other sources, this book provides an uplifting expression of the sacred balance that is life.