How Do You Experience the Sacred in the Land?

In our art September 2019 exhibit in Point Reyes Station, we asked local artists and community members to interpret their experience of the sacred in the land of the Point Reyes peninsula. What is your experience of the sacred in the land where you live?

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Sharon Blackie Speaks with Adebayo Akomolafe

In this podcast from last year, Irish writer, psychologist, and mythologist Sharon Blackie speaks with Adebayo Akomolafe, the Nigerian-born writer and public speaker (57:57 min). Visit Sharon's beautiful new website to see…

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Visions of the Wild: Vallejo Film and Arts Festival 

This weekend of film, art, and outdoor excursions was started by our friends Steve and Ann Dunsky at the US Forest Service. After attending our Geography of Hope conference several years ago, they were…

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Language Keepers: The Struggle for Indigenous Language Survival in California

This series of video stories are part of the Language Keepers multimedia experience. Visit the Emergence Language Keepers website to learn more.

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Heart of Leadership 6-Month Program

Steve is participating in the Heart of Leadership program at the Commonweal Garden led by BMC board member, James Stark, as well as Christopher Kuntzsch and Katia Sol, co-facilitators of BMC's weekend programs…

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Recommended Reading: Sacred in the Land

Black Faces White Spaces; Reimagining the Relationship of African-Americans to the Great Outdoors by Carolyn Finney

The Enchanted Life: Unlocking the Magic of the Everyday by Sharon Blackie

Savage Grace: A Journey in Wildness by Jay Griffiths

A New Map of Wonder: A Journey in Search of Modern Marvels by
Caspar Henderson

The Living Mountain: A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland (Canons) by Nan Shepherd

The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson

West Marin Review: Volume Nine 

Point Reyes Books has an online store, where you can order books to hold for pick up in the store or have them shipped directly to you. 

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