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Excerpts from the Book

Written for the general reader and requiring no previous background knowledge, Restoring the Soul of the World is also a fully documented and valuable sourcework for those who wish to dig deeper, with an extensive bibliography of works cited.

Some brief excerpts from the book can be accessed below.

Preface: In Search of the Living Universe

  • A short overview of the book and what it covers

The Alchemical Vision of Living Nature

  • From chapter 4, “The Light of Nature and the Alchemical Imagination”

The New Experiment: Putting Nature on the Rack

  • From chapter 8, “In the Name of Utility: The Exploitation of Nature and the Decline of Pleasure”

Mind in Nature

  • From chapter 11, “The Pattern Which Connects: Life and Mind in Nature”