Thursday, May 05, 2005

Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life Resources

"The answers to our problems surround us in the many voices of enchanted nature and in the haunting words and images of our artists and religious visionaries. All the insight we need could be found in a library, in the great literature of the arts, humanities, and religions, or in meditation on a single flower in a tiny garden outside the most ordinary house, because nature, as the medieval monks taught, is a book too, teaching those who are willing to be its pupils."
– Thomas Moore

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat write a two-paragraph description of Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life.
L. Gregory Jones who was chair of the department of theology at Loyola College in Maryland contributes a review for the Christian Century in November 1996.
For Bookpage, Jeannie Crawford-Lee, a freelance editor in Nashville, Tennessee provides a brief review.
The Green Teacher issue for Fall 1998 includes a one-page review by Delorme, Jacques, an environmental geographer in Quebec City, Quebec. Jacques concluded,
"Much of Moore's inspiration comes from the alchemists of the Renaissance, in particular Marsilo Ficino, who integrated wonder, magic and art into science. This is a very refreshing perspective and one way of counterbalancing the feeling of powerlessness that can often accompany environmental work."
This book spurs Jeffrey F. Durgee and Robert W. Veryzer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to write a 21-page document entitled, Products that have soul: Design research implications for Thomas Moore’s "Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life".