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5.0 out of 5 stars A tool to create the New Mythology for our times
This work is one of the most important books that you can read today. "We are living in interesting times." The Chinese consider the above quote to be one of the worst curses that can be placed upon someone.
If we do not create a new mythology about who we are and how we live, then the earth will do away with us.
Published on 19 July 1999

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2.0 out of 5 stars New Age mixed with Catholic Romanticism
Thomas does deserve credit for helping to re-cover a sense of earth consciousness. However, in most of his books, and especially this one, he brings in elements of his personal appreciation for a religion (Catholicism) and its veneration of idols combining them with a kind of eco-spiritualism.
Perhaps Berry's best accomplishment is in inspiring newer writers...
Published on 26 Nov. 1998


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A tool to create the New Mythology for our times, 19 July 1999
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This review is from: The Dream of the Earth (Paperback)
This work is one of the most important books that you can read today. "We are living in interesting times." The Chinese consider the above quote to be one of the worst curses that can be placed upon someone.
If we do not create a new mythology about who we are and how we live, then the earth will do away with us.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not a dream, but an argument in favor of having one, 15 Sept. 2011
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It's good to read this classic and see how Berry built his great argument for the merger of theology with ecology. But from a perspective of nearly 25 years later, the language seems like a temporary bridge between worlds. It sounds like a sermon, exhorting us to connect, feel, and envision. At this stage in his great work, Berry was not expressing his own dream of the earth so much as arguing in favor of creating one.

--author of The Gardens of Their Dreams: Desertification and Culture in World History
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars New Age mixed with Catholic Romanticism, 26 Nov. 1998
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This review is from: The Dream of the Earth (Paperback)
Thomas does deserve credit for helping to re-cover a sense of earth consciousness. However, in most of his books, and especially this one, he brings in elements of his personal appreciation for a religion (Catholicism) and its veneration of idols combining them with a kind of eco-spiritualism.
Perhaps Berry's best accomplishment is in inspiring newer writers like Brian Swimme who's works stand above most other Gaian-type writers.
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