Fantastic Review of Jean Shinoda Bolen’s Like A Tree

Like A Tree by Jean Shinoda Bolen was given a glowing review by Glenda C of Mommies Review. Read the review here!

A Powerful and Poetic Call to Ecological & Feminist Activism

by Glenda C.

Praises for Like a Tree:

“Read Jean Shinoda Bolen’s Like a Tree, and you will never again see one without knowing it has a novel inside, it’s supporting your life, and it’s more spiritual than any church, temple or mosque. Like a Tree is the rare book that not only informs, but offers a larger consciousness of life itself.”  Gloria SteinemReviews

“I’ll always remember the sadness I felt several years ago when I drove my little girl to her first day of the new school year, and saw that the huge tree that had always welcomed us as we entered the driveway in front of the school was gone.

Upon inquiring about what happened, I was told that the tree had been removed to make way for a new sports field. I couldn’t believe how sad I was, or how little my sadness seemed to be shared by other people at the school.

It was then that I realized what a profound shift in worldview is necessary in order for us to save the planet. I applaud everyone including the brilliant and glorious Jean Shinoda Bolenfor helping us make the shift. Bravo, Jean. You make us feel it.” Marianne WilliamsonReviews

“In this book Jean Bolen expresses the essence of our deep connection to and inseparability from trees. Trees have stood by us humans always; it is the least we can do to protect and save and honor them now. Bolen’s thoughts and suggestions for moving forward will, as always, help us see and feel how this might be done. This is a conversation with the Tree tribe not to be missed or dismissed.” Alice WalkerReviews

“We shouldn’t simply be alarmed by what’s happening to our forests, and our other fellow creatures. We should feel sick to our soul. And in this, as Jean Bolen says, women are taking the lead and showing, all over the world, that ‘ordinary people’ can make a difference and that if they don’t, nobody else will. Altogether, an excellent and timely book.” Colin Tudge, biologist and author of The Tree: A Natural History of What Trees Are, How They Live, and Why They MatterReviews

About:

This masterful work by internationally known author and speaker Jean Shinoda Bolen provides an insightful look into the fusion of ecological issues and global gender politics.

Of trees and women. This book on the importance of trees grew out of Bolen’s experience mourning the loss of a Monterey Pine that was cut down in her neighborhood.

That, combined with her practice of walking among tall trees, led to her deep connection with trees and an understanding of their many complexities.

From their anatomy and physiology, to trees as archetypal and sacred symbols, Bolen expertly explores the dynamics of ecological activism spiritual activism and sacred feminism. And, she invites us to join the movement to save trees.

Stories of those making a difference. While there is still much work to be done to address environmental problems, there are many stories of individuals and organizations rising up to make a change and help save our planet.

The words and stories that Bolen weaves throughout this book are both inspirational and down-to-earth, calling us to realize what is happening to not only our trees, but our people.

By writing about both the work of organizations like Greenpeace and the UN Commission on the Status of Women, Bolen highlights her passions and shares her unique vision for the world.

In Like a Tree learn more about:

The dynamic nature of trees ― from their anatomy to their role as an archetypal symbol
Pressing social issues such as deforestation, global warming, and overpopulation
What it means to be a “tree person”


If you enjoyed books like The Hidden Life of Trees, Wise Trees, Around the World in 80 Trees, or Braiding Sweetgrass, then you’ll love Like a Tree: How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet.

Biography

Jean Shinoda Bolen, M. D, is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, and an internationally known author and speaker. She is the author of  The Tao of Psychology, Goddesses in Everywoman, Gods in Everyman, Ring of Power, Crossing to Avalon, Close to the Bone, The Millionth Circle, Goddesses in Older Women, Crones Don’t Whine, Urgent Message from Mother, Like a Tree, Moving Toward the Millionth Circle, and Artemis, with over a hundred foreign editions.

All of her books are in Spanish. She is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a former clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco, a past board member of the Ms. Foundation for Women and the International Transpersonal Association.

She was a recipient of the Institute for Health and Healing’s “Pioneers in Art, Science, and the Soul of Healing Award”, and the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology’s Demeter Award for her lifetime achievement in women’s spirituality.

 She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She was in two acclaimed documentaries, the Academy-Award winning anti-nuclear proliferation film Women–For America, For the World, and the Canadian Film Board’s Goddess Remembered.


Like a Tree

How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet

Of trees and women. This book on the importance of trees grew out of Bolen’s experience mourning the loss of a Monterey pine that was cut down in her neighborhood. That, combined with her practice of walking among tall trees, led to her deep connection with trees and an understanding of their many complexities. From their anatomy and physiology, to trees as archetypal and sacred symbols, Bolen expertly explores the dynamics of ecological activism spiritual activism and sacred feminism. And, she invites us to join the movement to save trees.

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