Re-Enchanting the World: A Call to Mystical Activism
Our work for the earth, whales and honey bees must come out of profound adoration, ecstatic delight and a vision of the bursting splendor that is reflected in the tiniest ant.
Mysticism that is not compassionately and actively engaged in addressing suffering and injustice is a narcissistic opiate. Activism that doesn't arise from a grounded connection with the Source of life doesn't go deep enough to accomplish lasting peace, justice and ecological sustainability.
So...come with me. All are welcome. Let us learn together, from the non-human world, how to act on her behalf. Come. The table is abundant with delicacies and the wine is chilled. Let us toast together life's magnificence. Bring your banjo and dancing shoes.
from the introduction
"In this whimsically passionate little book, Kristal Parks calls
us to “love mischief,” a mystical activism in which love
and joy are the revolutionary motives leading to social renewal. Her
call has lightness and depth, credibility and passion, because in exemplary
fashion she has not only paid the price for engaging in nonviolent action,
but she has done the inner work of the spirit. It is her hunch “that
what makes a better world is a heart, mind and psyche where war no longer
resides.” I can only say: amen, amen, hallelujah. An oyster, Kristal
reminds us, knows how to take an irritant and turn it into a magnificent
pearl. Which is precisely what she has done in this book."
~Dr. James Olthuis, author of The Beautiful Risk:"Your book is so amazing...Every single student coming into UCS needs to read your book...to know what Creation Spirituality is all about. It was absolutely wonderful...I sat in that restaurant crying and laughing. Tell me how many I can afford to buy? Send me a box full. There are too many people that must have it!!"
A New Psychology of Loving and Being Loved
~Tahdi Blackstone, Los Angeles director, Institute of Noetic Sciences