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Standing in the Light

My Life A A Pantheist



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Standing in the Light by Sharman Apt Russell
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"Everything is connected, and the web is holy." So wrote Marcus Aurelius, the starting point of Sharman Apt Russell's wise and haunting new memoir about her life as a pantheist. In Standing in the Light, Russell explores the history of this tradition from the Stoic philosophers to the Transcendentalists while reflecting on her own life during a year spent in the mountains and desert of southwestern New Mexico. Nature provides the inspiration for meditations on subjects ranging from Buddhist thought to the death of her father, from global warming to the ineffable loneliness of human experience. With a humane heart, an inquisitive mind, and an astounding fluency of prose, Sharman Apt Russell invites skeptics, scientists, and seekers everywhere to join her in her exploration of the soul of pantheism. "An elegantly written mixture of history, science and memoir... an engaging journey through the full spectrum of hunger, from the familiar stomach rumblings to the global issue of famine... Observer "An elegant meditation... (Sharman Apt Russell) scoops every morsel of interest from her subject. She also writes beautifully. Not surprisingly, this produces a feast." The Economist

Author Biography

Sharman Apt Russell has published some dozen books translated into a dozen languages. Her award-winning YA historical fantasy "Teresa of the New World" is set in the dreamscape of the 16th century American Southwest and her science fiction "Knocking on Heaven's Door" takes place in a Paleoterrific future in which humans once again wrestle with dreams of Eden. Sharman is the recipient of the John Burroughs Medal for Distinguished Nature Writing, a Rockefeller Fellowship, WILLA Award, New Mexico/Arizona Book Award, Arizona Authors Award, and Pushcart Prize, among other honors. She teaches at Western New Mexico University in Silver City, NM and Antioch University in Los Angeles.
Release date NZ
September 23rd, 2016
Illustrations, black and white
Horseshoe Books
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