Grand Prize Winner for the Non-Fiction, Indie Book Awards
Winner for the Science/Nature/Environment category, Indie Book Awards
Gold Medal Winner for Best Environment/Ecology/Nature Book, IPPY Book Awards
Winner for Spiritual category, Green Book Festival Awards
Crystal Clarity Publishers is thrilled to announce the release of a new classic by the world-renowned and highly regarded nature educator and author, Joseph Bharat Cornell.
Cornell’s classic bestseller, Sharing Nature with Children, sparked a worldwide revolution, connecting hundreds of thousands of educators and children with the renewing powers of Nature.
Now The Sky and Earth Touched Me will work similar wonders with adult nature lovers.
This book takes the Sharing Nature exercises to a much higher level. It encapsulates a “Healing in Nature” program that can be used by individuals and professionals such as educators, naturalists, health practitioners, and religious leaders.
There is a tremendous power in these exercises. Those who practice them enthuse: “I felt euphoria, and that I was one with everything.” “It made me feel like I was actually a part of the sand and ocean. I was moving with the waves.” “I found myself expanding farther and farther into nature.” “The exercise slowed down my observations. It sounded so simple, yet it was so strong.” “I knew that I belonged to the forest. I could feel the tree breathing, and enjoyed a sense of unity with it.”
Reading The Sky and Earth Touched Me expands the self, and nourishes the soul. These exercises can take people beyond themselves, beyond their daily problems, and bring them to a higher level of consciousness.
Cornell is a master storyteller, with a gift for sensitizing others to the great outdoors. Readers are uplifted, and transported to lakes, canyons, and woodlands while reading his words. He weaves magic with science, poetry with instruction, with delightful serenity. He invites readers, through their senses and intuition, to launch their own exploration into a magical world.
To fully enjoy this book and its exercises, read The Sky and Earth Touched Me outdoors in a beautiful setting such as a garden, backyard porch, or nature park.
As readers practice each of the exercises, they will experience invaluable nature awareness principles. While Part One is designed for personal practice, Part Two contains exercises that can be shared with a friend or a group of friends.
How To Use This Book
1.The Great Teacher & Healer
2.The Heart of Nature
4.Nature and Me
5.The Sky and Earth Touched Me
7.Living in the Present
a. The Vibrant Peace Walk
8.I Am the Mountain
9.Benevolence of Life
a.Flow with Life
10.All Good Things Come From Stillness
a.Watching the Breath Meditation
b.A Lake Is Like the Mind
11.Giving to Life
12.Sharing with Others
14.Silent Sharing Walk
15.Trail of Beauty
16.Journey to the Heart of Nature
17.Birds of the Air
18. Communing with Life
19. Living in Oneness
A Sharing Nature Wellness Day
Sharing Nature Worldwide
-The Birds of the Air Musical Score
“The same spirit of playful mindfulness that Joseph Cornell has used to connect millions of children with the outdoors he now offers to us all. This book is a gift!”
—Bill McKibben, Founder 350.org, environmentalist
“Rather than taking strolls in the woods, we become the woods. Cornell inspires our transformation by gently helping us shed what separates us from nature.”
—Tamarack Song, author of Entering the Mind of the Tracker, founder of Teaching Drum Outdoor School
“An instruction manual for all who wish to live in harmony with Planet Earth.”
—Frank Helling, U.S. National Park naturalist, John Muir storyteller
“Imagine the lines of distinction between you and a tree or animal becoming blurred or disappearing altogether, as you realize you have become that tree or animal in a very real sense. Read the book and be inspired; do the activities and be transformed!”
—Kathryn Gann, Director, Theosophical Society of America
“Cornell’s book is full of simple practices that help us lay aside our thoughts and worries and become truly present amidst the wonder—and recapture the soul-expanding magic of communing with Nature.”
—Joseph Selbie, author of The Yugas and the Protectors Diaries series
“This is not a book to read and put on a shelf—this is a book to experience. Take the time to . . . enjoy the exercises Joseph has designed to connect you to the joy and peace of Nature.”
—Karl Sniady, President, The Coaches Training Institute
“An excellent guidebook for those who wish to live in harmony with nature. The wonderful exercises in this book . . . calm us, and help us feel oneness with the world around us.” —Masahito Yoshida, Professor, World Heritage Studies, University of Tsukuba and Executive Director, Nature Conservation Society of Japan
“A phenomenal book. . . . Profound and movingly written, it is presented with clarity and simplicity. Enriching, awakening, and life-changing nature experiences.”
—Roderic Knowles, author of Gospel of the Living Tree
“Joseph Cornell offers accessible and simple techniques for remembering and reclaiming your Joy of Being.”
—Kristy Fassler Hect, ND
“An excellent resource to help people reconnect and relate deeply to nature, including other people, and through these experiences to love and care for creation.”
—James E. Crowfoot, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Natural Resources and Urban and Regional Planning, Dean Emeritus, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
“A wonderful gift [also] for someone who is not able to go out in nature due to physical challenges. Some wonderful nature journeys could be taken right from home . . . that could be very soul-satisfying.”
—New Spirit Journal
“Presents simple but powerful exercises to calm and expand our sense of the natural world. These exercises . . . are guides to a deeper love of nature along with a profound inner sense of stewardship.”
—Light of Consciousness magazine
“In his new book, The Sky and Earth Touched Me, Joseph Cornell does not merely inspire us to commune with nature, but actually provides us with exercises to have a deeper relationship with flowers, trees, and wildlife.”