The Sky and Earth Touched Me: Sharing Nature Wellness Exercises

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  • Copyright: 2014-06-15
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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Crystal Clarity Publishers is thrilled to announce the release of a new classic by the world-renowned and highly regarded nature educator and author, Joseph Bharat Cornell.

Cornell's classic bestseller,
Sharing Nature with Children, sparked a worldwide revolution, connecting hundreds of thousands of educators and children with the renewing powers of Nature.

Now The Sky and Earth Touched Me will work similar wonders with adult nature lovers.

Grand Prize Winner for Non-Fiction, Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Winner for Science/Nature/Environment category, Indie Book Awards
Gold Medal Winner for Best Environment/Ecology/Nature Book, IPPY Book Awards
Winner for Spiritual category, Green Book Festival Awards

This book takes the Sharing Nature exercises to a much higher level. It encapsulates a “Healing in Nature” program that can be used by individuals and professionals such as educators, naturalists, health practitioners, and religious leaders.

There is a tremendous power in these exercises. Those who practice them enthuse: “I felt euphoria, and that I was one with everything.” “It made me feel like I was actually a part of the sand and ocean. I was moving with the waves.” “I found myself expanding farther and farther into nature.” “The exercise slowed down my observations. It sounded so simple, yet it was so strong.” “I knew that I belonged to the forest. I could feel the tree breathing, and enjoyed a sense of unity with it.”

The Sky and Earth Touched Me expands the self, and nourishes the soul. These exercises can take people beyond themselves, beyond their daily problems, and bring them to a higher level of consciousness.

Cornell is a master storyteller, with a gift for sensitizing others to the great outdoors. Readers are uplifted, and transported to lakes, canyons, and woodlands while reading his words. He weaves magic with science, poetry with instruction, with delightful serenity. He invites readers, through their senses and intuition, to launch their own exploration into a magical world.

To fully enjoy this book and its exercises, read
The Sky and Earth Touched Me outdoors in a beautiful setting such as a garden, backyard porch, or nature park.

As readers practice each of the exercises, they will experience invaluable nature awareness principles. While Part One is designed for personal practice, Part Two contains exercises that can be shared with a friend or a group of friends.

Author Biography

Joseph Cornell is an internationally renowned author and founder of Sharing Nature Worldwide, one of the planet's most widely respected nature awareness programs. His first book, Sharing Nature with Children, “sparked a worldwide revolution in nature education” and has been published in twenty languages and sold half a million copies. He is the honorary president of Sharing Nature Association of Japan, which has 10,000 members and 35,000 trained leaders.

Mr. Cornell is the author of the
Sharing Nature Book Series, used by millions of parents, educators, naturalists, and youth and religious leaders all over the world. Mr. Cornell's books, Listening to Nature and The Sky and Earth Touched Me, have inspired thousands of adults to deepen their relationship with nature.

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service selected Mr. Cornell's
Sharing Nature with Children as one of the fifteen most influential books published since 1890 for connecting children and families to nature. His highly effective outdoor learning strategy, Flow Learning™, was featured by the U.S. National Park Service as one of five recommended learning theories, along with the works of Maria Montessori, Howard Gardner, John Dewey, and Jean Piaget.

Mr. Cornell's books have received the following prestigious awards:

Sharing Nature:
Winner, Silver Nautilus Award in the Animals & Nature category
Winner, Grand Prize: Indie Book Awards in the Non-Fiction category
Winner, Indie Book Award in the Science/Nature/Environment category
Winner, Indie Book Award in the Parenting/Family category
Winner, Silver Evergreen Medal in the Nature Conservation category
Winner, Green Book Festival Award in the How-To category

The Sky and Earth Touched Me:
Winner, Grand Prize for Non-Fiction, Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Winner, for Science/Nature/Environment category, Indie Book Awards
Gold Medal Winner for Best Environment/Ecology/Nature Book, IPPY Book Awards

Winner, for Spiritual category, Green Book Festival

Listening to Nature:
Winner, Book of the Year Izaak Walton League Pewter- North American Publishing Co. Gold Ink Award

John Muir: My Life with Nature:
Winner, ASPCA Henry Bergh Children's Book Award, Non-Fiction Humane Heroes

Mr. Cornell has received many international awards for his Sharing Nature books and work. He received the prestigious Countess Sonja-Bernadotte Prize in Germany for his vast influence on environmental education in Central Europe. In 2011 Cornell was selected as one of the world's “100 most influential opinion leaders committed to the Environment” by the French organization, Les Anges Gardiens de la Planète.

Along with Jane Goodall and David Attenborough, Joseph Bharat Cornell is an Honorary Member of the Hungarian Society of Environmental Education.

Known for his warmth and joyful enthusiasm, Cornell “has a genius for finding the essence of a subject, explaining it in clear and compelling ways, and then giving the reader creative exercises to gain an actual experience.”

Joseph and his wife, Anandi, are senior ministers and residents of Ananda Village in Northern California.

For more information on Joseph Cornell's books and activities, please visit www.sharingnature.com.

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