[bksvol-discuss] Submitted/nonfiction

  • From: "Deborah Murray" <blinkeeblink@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2011 11:56:29 -0400

Hi all,

I've just submitted for proofing "Dreams" by Derrick Jensen.

It has been read through/errors corrected, headers stripped, page
numbers/section titles present, text/section headings formatted. 606
pages--incl. end notes and bibliography.
I suggest removing "adult" rating.

Jensen's furthest-reaching book yet, Dreams challenges the "destructive
nihilism" of writers like Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris who believe that
there is no reality outside what can be measured using the tools of science.
He introduces the mythologies of ancient cultures and modern indigenous
peoples as evidence of alternative ways of understanding reality, informed
by thinkers such as American Indian writer Jack Forbes, theologian and
American Indian rights activist Vine Deloria, Shaman Martin Prechtel, Dakota
activist and scholar Waziyatawin, and Okanagan Indian writer Jeannette
Armstrong.  He draws on the wisdom of Dr.  Paul Staments, author of Mycelium
Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World, sociologist Stanley
Aronowitz, who discusses science's lack of accountability to the earth, and
many more.  As in his other books, Jensen draws heavily from his own life
experience living alongside the frogs, redwoods, snails, birds and bears of
the upper northwest, about which he writes with exquisite tenderness.
Having taken on the daunting task of understanding one's dreams as a source
of knowledge, Jensen achieves the near-impossible in this breathtakingly
brave and ambitious new work. 

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