JOHN MUIR'S exuberance for nature was the touchstone for his commitment to the earth and all its creatures. As naturalist, writer, and activist, Muir shaped the spiritual and physical boundaries of some of our most treasured national parks.
Editor Chris Highland pairs 60 insightful Muir quotes with selections from other celebrated thinkers and spiritual texts. Take this pocket-size guide with you on backpacks, nature hikes, and camping trips. Let Muir's words enrich your experience as you ponder the wilderness from river bank, mountain top, or as you relax beside your campfire under night stars.
Chris Highland is an interspiritual chaplain, author, songwriter and poet. He completed his undergraduate studies in religion and philosophy in Seattle, Washington, before settling in the San Francisco Bay Area to complete his Masters degree. A passionate saunterer, he enjoys an intimate relation with Nature in forests, mountains and waterfalls. An avowed heretic ("one who seeks new paths"), Chris' writing reflects his exploration of the edges of human society and his playful search for what Emerson called "high, clear and spiritual conversation," to be had by each and every one of us as "beggars on the highway." Chris is the author of "Meditations of John Muir: Nature's Temple," "Meditations of Henry David Thoreau: A Light in the Woods," and "Meditations of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Into the Green Future," all from Wilderness Press.