The word “mysticism” often brings to mind suspicions of an obscure hobby having little or nothing to do with real life. What the reader of An Emerald Earth will discover, however, is exactly the reverse: a mystical orientation that is accessible, relevant, and eminently natural.
—Pir Zia Inayat Khan, Spiritual Leader of the Sufi Inayatiyya
“With the environmental crisis finally recognized throughout the world, is it too late? No! An Emerald Earth celebrates Sufi wisdom that, since its very beginning, has held the sacred green earth at its center. Today this wisdom guides us toward restoring ourselves and our relationship with the natural environment.”
—Dean James Parks Morton, Founder of the Interfaith Center of New York, Dean Emeritus of the Cathedral of St. Jon the Divine, New York City
“This book is filled with much gentle wisdom and its message is one of peace and service. I hope that the authors’ call for a life devoted to doing what is beautiful will find its way into many hearts.”
—Tom Cheetham, author of “The World Turned Inside Out,” “Green Man, Earth Angel” and “After Prophecy: Imagination, Incarnation and the Unity of the Prophetic Tradition”
“An Emerald Earth is an open invitation to those who are longing to rediscover the primordial harmony of the human soul and the natural world, both mirrors of each other and helpers to each other, both woven from the same cloth by the same Weaver. This wonderful book is constructed as an actual spiritual travel, using the stepping stones of meditation practices which guide the reader to experience how contemplation of the creation reveals human reality, and conversely how awakened humanity protects and elevates the creation to its own divine potential.”
—Shaykha Fariha Fatima al-Jerrahi, Spiritual Guide of the Nur Ashki Jerrahi Sufi Order