Thursday, May 10, 2007

Book launch - Wild: An Elemental Journey

The Gaia Foundation and The Wilderness Foundation are pleased to invite you to the book launch of:

Wild: An Elemental Journey, with Jay Griffiths
Wednesday, 23 May 2007
Drinks and buffet at Gaia House, 18 Well Walk, London, NW3 from 6pm
(Nearest tube Hampstead – Northern Line)
A contribution of £7 will be appreciated
7.30 pm Talk and Discussion at Burgh House, New End Square, London NW3 (Opposite Gaia House)

Join us for the book launch of Wild: An Elemental Journey, with author Jay Griffiths. Recounting her extraordinary odyssey to the wildernesses of the world, she will describe her journeys among the Earth’s indigenous peoples; meeting cannibals; drinking shamanic medicine with Amazonian healers; visiting sea gypsies and journeying to meet freedom fighters in West Papua.

Jay is keenly interested in indigenous thought. She challenges the intellectual apartheid of the dominant global culture arguing that wild land is intrinsic to the health of the human mind. Her story will also take us into the uncharted lands of the wild mind, exploring the words and meanings and ideas of the wild: her book, passionate, political and provocative, is a manifesto for the essential need for wildness for the human spirit.
"Wild is precisely the right name for this book - it goes deeper into the experience of actually living on our home planet than almost any book I've ever read.’ – Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature

“A book of staggering power, honesty and wit” – BBC Wildlife Magazine

Jay Griffiths is the author of Pip Pip: A Sideways Look at Time; for which she was named best new non-fiction writer in the USA, 2003. Her writing has appeared in The London Review of Books, The Guardian, The Ecologist, New Internationalist, Utne, and The Idler.

Signed copies of Wild will be available for purchase on the night.

We do hope you can make it.

RVSP to Lizzie Cooke on lizzie@gaianet.org or telephone 020 7428 0055

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