Braiding Sweetgrass book recommendation

Novasutras

Braiding Sweetgrass

INDIGENOUS WISDOM, SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE AND THE TEACHINGS OF PLANTS
By  Robin Wall Kimmerer

“A hymn of love to the world.”
—ELIZABETH GILBERT

Written from the wisdom of indigenous traditions and botanical science, his book articulates many of the founding principles of Novasutras, echoing the themes of agaya and ubuntu throughout (though, of course, not using these specific terms). Better still, it does so in a way that is beautiful, soul-stirring, informative, and deeply personal.  Kimmerer braids together the work of a scientist in love with her subject, a keeper of indigenous wisdom and story, and vital connection to the sacredness of nature.

Dr. Kimmerer speaks of the Earth’s wounds, and the power in doing healing work:braidingsweetgrass_pb_cover_mech_background_rgb_300

“Restoration is a powerful antidote to despair. Restoration offers concrete means by which humans can once again enter into positive, creative relationship with the more-than-human world, meeting responsibilities that are simultaneously material…

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