Publications

Keeper of the Trees
Ann Linea

Within a five-mile radius of wherever you are reading this book there are dozens of “keepers of the trees”—people whose lives and connections to trees have come together.  Ann Linnea has chosen fourteen people across North America whose stories illuminate this fascinating interdependence.

A Journey Through the Maxwelton Watershed
Ann Linea

In the Pacific Northwest a watershed that is still home to returning salmon is a treasure to be respected. A Journey Through the Maxwelton Watershed by Ann Linnea focuses on such a watershed – the Maxwelton Valley on the southern end of Whidbey Island (20 miles north of Seattle, WA).

Teaching kids to love the earth
Ann Linea, Marina Lachecki, Joseph Passineau & Paul Treuer

Now that “nature deficit disorder” is a recognized issue for today’s digitalized and highly scheduled children, Ann Linnea’s first co-authored book, written with fellow teachers, is more relevant than ever.

Deep Water Passage - A Spiritual Journey at Midlife
Ann Linnea

Deep Water Passage is the resulting profound memoir of Ann’s heroic and soul-baring voyage battling the biggest lake on the planet for insight and survival. A gripping tale of personal courage and honest self-review, it also serves as a metaphor for many kinds of mid-life passages, honoring both women and men.

Soulcraft: Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche
Bill Plotkin

Bill Plotkin’s first book, Soulcraft: Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche describes in detail over two dozen practices, including soul-centered dream-work, deep imagery, council work, dialogues with nature, self-designed ceremony, and the contemporary vision fast.

Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World
Bill Plotkin

Bill’s second book introduces a nature-based map of the eight stages of a soulcentric and ecocentric human life cycle. Twenty years in the making, this visionary ecopsychology of human development reveals how fully and creatively we can mature when soul and wild nature guide us. 

Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche
Bill Plotkin

Bill’s third and most recent book 'Wild Mind' is a revolution in our understanding of what it means to be fully human.  Our human psyches possess astonishing resources that wait within us, but we might not even know they exist until we discover how to access them and cultivate their powers

The Sacred Journey - A Quest for Vision
Carol Hannagan

The Medicine Wheel is used by most all Indigenous People in symbolic ritual of becoming one with the universe. The wheel has no end and no beginning. It is the circle of all creation. It is where the answers to the heartfelt questions are found. 

The Seven Whispers
Christina Baldwin

The Seven Whispers: A Spiritual Practice for Times Like These is based on noticing the subtleties of guidance as it appears in the midst of ordinary days. Little daily intuitive hunches, warnings, and celebrations help us stay attuned to that “something else” beyond our tasks and distractions.

Calling the Circle
Christina Baldwin

Calling the Circle: The First and Future Culture  has served as the foundation for PeerSpirit’s work since its first publication in the mid-1990s. Often referred to as “the essential reference” on modern circle process, this original presentation of PeerSpirit Circle Practice is a classic.

The Circle Way - A Leader in every Chair
Christina Baldwin and Ann Linea

After nearly 20 years of pioneering work with their original PeerSpirit Circle Process, Christina Baldwin and Ann Linnea have written a legacy contribution to the field of collaborative group practices.  With a foreword by Margaret J. Wheatley, The Circle Way illustrates the application and potential of using circle in organizational settings. 

Your Wilder Nature: A Field Guide to Tracking Soul
Daian Hennington
Wild soul calls to us in wide open spaces, in the deep, and in our own animal mystery. It is a song of ourselves, authentic and unfettered, native to the earth. People long to connect with something bigger, something deeper. We long for the meaningful and mysterious. Yet today, so many of us are alienated, from each other, from self, and from the natural world. We experience loneliness and a disconnect in our personal lives. The earth suffers from our careless disregard. It is time to seek a new vision, for ourselves and for the earth. We are called to soulful inquiry and to heal the broken relationships.
The Final Crossing: Learning to Die in Order to Live
Dr. Scott Eberle

“The River Styx isn’t far ahead. When it’s time for the final crossing, doc, I want you there at the helm.” Hearing these words from Steven Foster, hospice physician Scott Eberle unhesitatingly responded, “I give you my word, Steven. If it’s within my powers, I’ll be there.” In a matter of weeks, Foster would be dead, having succumbed to a genetic lung disease at the young age of 64.

The Way of Council
Gigi Coyle & Jack Zimmerman, PhD

This is a revolutionary and inspiring book, a must for professionals and non-professionals alike! It provides us with a method for training individuals in basic communication skills that is equally applicable to communities, schools, business environments, therapeutic groups or to family systems. 

Writing on the Landscape
Jennifer J. Wilhoit, Ph.D.
Writing on the Landscape offers a way through some of the challenges we face when we write, including difficulties in daily life that impede our progress. Writing and nature-based practices that we do repeatedly over time can more deeply connect us to the earth and to ourselves, thus enhancing our written outcome. This book uses rich language to inspire anyone compelled to write or live more fully in connection with self and nature. Writing on the Landscape is a practical, lyrical book aimed at helping blocked writers to become unstuck.Based on a narrow slice of TEALarbor stories' work, Writing on the Landscape: Essays and Practices to Write, Roam, Renew is especially for aspiring writers, nature lovers, and those who want to deepen their lived expression of their humanity as part of the natural world.
Weaving a Network: Women's Crafts Cooperatives and Protected Area Managers
Jennifer J. Wilhoit, Ph.D.
This book outlines the key issues facing craftswomen in cooperatives and protected area managers, and proposes a plan for meeting their needs. My experience with a crafts cooperative situated on the edge of a protected forest in Rwanda is used to illustrate the concepts from the literature on protected areas management and coops.
Common Ground Between Crafts Collectives and Conservation: Protecting Natural Resources Through Artisan Production
Jennifer J. Wilhoit, Ph.D.
Crafts collectives form as a survival strategy for artisans in remote areas of the U.S. and abroad. Often artisans are influenced by their rural environment, using images of and resources from nature in their work. Some coops are situated near protected areas with local residents as members; others draw members from a large regional area with no tie to a protected area. Yet in some crafts coops in developing countries, members have incorporated a formal environmental agenda into the coop’s by-laws.This research explored two crafts collectives in the U.S. to learn how crafts artists understand conservation in this country.
 
Turning Fear into Power
Linda Sartor
After seeing how the US responded to 9/11, educating and protesting weren't enough any more.  Over a period of ten years, Linda Sartor went to Israel/Palestine, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Iran, Afghanistan, and Bahrain with various organizations engaging in citizen diplomacy and unarmed civilian peacekeeping. 
Four Shields: The Initiatory Seasons of Human Nature
Meredith Little & Steven Foster

A modern classic of practical eco-therapy. Wholistically defines a very old, startlingly contemporary therapeutic paradigm for self-healing in a natural setting. The four faces of human nature, the wheel as initiatory path, the rites of the summer, fall, winter, and spring shields, the initiatory experience, passage as season, the mirror of the elders, shield dynamics.

The Book of the Vision Quest
Meredith Little & Steven Foster

This seminal work is movingly rendered and for those who long for renewal and personal transformation. It is a celebration of life and a marvelous testament to the ability of all people to take charge of their lives, heal themselves, and grow. 

Roaring of the Sacred River: The Wilderness Quest for Vision and Self Healing
Meredith Little & Steven Foster

An important landmark in the eco-psychology of wilderness passage rites. In this companion to THE BOOK OF THE VISION QUEST, Steven Foster and Meredith Little examine, blend, and plot ancient therapeutic strategies in “field therapy”. 

The School of Lost Borders: A Love Story
Meredith Little Foster
Retracing the blue pring of the School of Lost Borders lineage, Meredith's voice allows us to witness the birth of the bare bones essence that the school continues to live forward today and strives to preserve for the future. This is as vital for us as a collective of guides, as we hope it will be for our community at large. The simple and intimate account of her and Steven's Story, of a life lived for love, and shaped by death, draws us to remember and honor the passion and calling that first called us to the school.

 
Introduction to Wildness Within: Connecting with and Celebrating your Authentic Self
Robert Wagner
A pocket guidebook containing easy but profound exercises to help you rediscover the fire fueling your life’s mission. The booklet gives a taste of Robert’s offerings through his company Wild Sacredness, including tools for increasing self-love, reclaiming passion and purpose, and learning to listen to Nature’s guidance through an intentional “Day Walk” (a taste of the Sacred Vision Quest).
Conscious Living, Conscious Aging
Ron Pevny

Ron Pevny challenges readers to transcend personal and societal belief that as we age our days of contribution and passionate engagement with life are over.  Ron’s many years of experience as a guide to conscious eldering, and inspiring stories from participants on his retreats, this book shows readers how to aim high by aging consciously and growing into conscious elderhood. 

Letters to the River
Sparrow Heart

Letters to the River places the struggles and crises we currently face — personal, ecological, and spiritual — within the context of a mythic and heroic journey. In doing so, it forms a bridge between the left side and the right — the practical, daily life we can neither ignore or avoid, and the enchanted, shimmering world reported by sages and shamans throughout the millennia.

We Who Have Gone Before – Memory and an Old Wilderness Midwife
Steven Foster

Nearing the end of a full life as a teacher, husband, father, eco-therapist, and vision fast guide, Steven Foster calls on the coyote-wisdom of ancestral and morphogenetic memory to enliven the mysteries of great and small, love and death, reality and illusion, truth and imagination, sacred and profane, nature and human.

Bound for the Crags of Ithaka
Steven Foster

At the end of his life, Steven Foster indulges his love of Homer’s Odyssey and writes “a romance for men going home,” based on the life experiences of 65 years, as a professor,of literature, a wilderness initiatory midwife, a field therapist, a writer and poet, a son, husband, father, and grandfather.

Radical Joy for Hard Times
Trebbe Johnson

In a world devastated by human interaction and natural disaster—from clearcutting and fracking to extreme weather and urban sprawl, award-winning author Trebbe Johnson shows how creating art, ritual, and even joy in wounded places is essential to our collective healing.
 
“It’s a great vision that Trebbe Johnson is sending out into the world, and it is very much her own. The great central truth of what she is doing is the very hard lesson for all of us in our lives, and yet it is our blessing.”
—W. S. MERWIN, former poet laureate of the United States 
 
“Trebbe Johnson’s idea is a revolutionary one and imperative in this possibly late phase of our relationship with the only planet we have: to look directly at loss. This manifesto is a song—not a dirge, but a symphony with all the complexity and emotion our home, the ever-creative Earth, calls forth.”
—MELISSA HOLBROOK PIERSON, author of The Place You Love Is Gone