Spiritual Wilderness

A Temple Lighted from Above

John Muir famously used religious language to describe his favorite cathedral, Yosemite Valley.

Spiritual Wilderness

Observing Nature

In language reminiscent of Martin Buber’s distinction between I-Thou and I-It, Thomas Merton, Trappist monk and noted spiritual leader, writes about observing nature from without, or seeing from within.

The Spiritual Wilderness

Clay Returns to Clay: Nature, the Mind and Serenity

John O’Donahue, the inimitable voice of Celtic spirituality, writes about the calming effect of solitude in the natural world on our psyches, and our souls.