The ecology of Quaker meeting

by James W. Hood

Pamphlet, 2018


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CP 449


Wallingford, Pa. : Pendle Hill Publications, 2018.

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LibraryThing member kaulsu
A very nice correlation between nature and the gathered meeting. We cannot force the spirit into gathering us together. It is a mystery that sometimes happens, if we are lucky. We can not force nature to do our bidding, either. Yet it sometimes happens that we become part of its wonder also.
LibraryThing member QuakerReviews
Hood presents Quaker meeting as the perfect place to return nature to our spiritual practice, a necessity in our human-made environmental crisis. He argues that in the group silence of waiting worship in Quaker meeting, we release our discursive and analytical minds and can experience full sensory awareness of the world. This pulls us out of self and into relationship, awareness of our world as an ecosystem of connectivity. In fact, he says, "religious practice is an ecological relationship."
The ecological relationships in the natural world are the same as the interrelationships that develop in the gathered meeting for worship. As we experience this, we move toward righting our relationship with the rest of nature.
Hood's pamphlet is interesting and clearly written, on an important topic. He illustrates his theme with an observant walk through his native forest.
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