an old-fashioned illustration of a naked mother earth with human arms, legs, head and breasts, breastfeeding a child amidst a field of animals lying down

Gaia Alchemy: The Reuniting of Science, Psyche, and Soul

by Stephan Harding Author and Stephen Harrod Buhner Author

During the Enlightenment, and even well before, with the philosophy of Aristotle, our understandings of science and spirit began to diverge from each other. Science referred strictly to the material realm, and the spiritual realm became something totally separate from our earthly existence, a higher metaphysical plane inaccessible to all but the most spiritually enlightented. The consequences of this split for our way of engaging with the world have been severe. In this imaginative and revolutionary book, author Stephan Harding seeks to reunite these separate spheres, bringing rationality and intution, science and spirit together again in order to change the way we conceive of the natural world, and ultimately to help us treat the world with more respect. Using Gaia theory, deep psychology, and the alchemical knowledge collected in L'Azoth des Philosophes and Rosarium Philosophorum, Harding makes a compelling case for reevaluating your relationship with the earth, and through that transformation, your relationship with yourself.