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At Home in Wild Places

Exploring the Art of Sauntering

Sauntering is a way of being and moving about in wild places through which a person recognizes the land as holy and discovers themselves as part of it. In the wild places they frequented, American Nature Writers Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Enos Mills, Edward Abbey, and Jane Goodall encountered mystery, connection to something bigger than themselves, peace they could not fully articulate, and experiences that transformed them. This book presents their sauntering methods in an organized fashion so that hikers, adventurers, birders, and other outdoor enthusiasts of every kind who are hungry for deeper connection with nature can, with greater regularity, discover themselves as part and parcel of nature. 

Available for purchase at The Book Patch:

At Home in Wild Places by Richard P. Hanlon Jr. : $15.00 : 9798885675499 :

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The Call of the Raven

Have you felt stuck in the busyness of life? Have you heard the call of the raven as she flies over town beckoning us to follow? They say the raven is among the most intelligent of birds. I believe it, because the raven knows the wisdom of wild spaces perhaps better than most. It feels to me like this book wrote itself because I chose to follow. The raven led me to The Pine Creek Gorge time and again during my five years living in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania (2015-2020). The Pine Creek Gorge seems to me to be one of the most ecologically interesting places in the Pennsylvania landscape. In this book you'll find a collection of my stories of self-discovery, wild community, and inspiration. I hope the essays in this book will enrich your next visit to the Pine Creek Gorge and help you grow deeper into community with wild spaces everywhere.

Available for purchase at The Book Patch: 

The Call of the Raven by Richard P. Hanlon Jr. : $12.00 : 9798885675796 :

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