Stephen lives in the east end of London. He was given the name Santoshan (contentment) by an English swami in the mid-90s. In his early 20s, he played in one of London’s first punk rock bands, The Wasps. He has studied transpersonal psychology, typographic design, and holds a degree in religious studies and a postgraduate certificate in religious education from King’s College London. He has served as a Council member of GreenSpirit for several years, is a member of its editorial and publications committee, the designer of GreenSpirit magazine, and recently worked as a coordinator of academic writing for a medical university in the Middle East.
He has authored, coauthored and edited several books on spiritual matters, including 'The House of Wisdom: Yoga Spirituality of the East and West' (Mantra Books 2007); 'Spirituality Unveiled: Awakening to Creative Life' (Earth Books 2011); 'Rivers of Green Wisdom: Exploring Christian and Yogic Earth Centred Spirituality' (GreenSpirit ebook series 2014; printed edition 2016); 'Realms of Wondrous Gifts: Psychic, Mediumistic and Miraculous Powers in the Great Mystical and Wisdom Traditions' (free revised Smashwords edition and low-cost revised printed edition 2018); and the multi-authored 'Pathways of Green Wisdom: Discovering Earth Centred Teachings in Spiritual and Religious Traditions' (GreenSpirit ebook series 2015; printed edition 2016).
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‘Awakening to Earth-Centred Consciousness’ brings together personal stories and provides insightful wisdom about our interconnected relationships with the natural world. It encourages us to embrace an inclusive, compassionate and mindful spirituality – one that leads to interacting with profound levels of life and Nature.
'Dark Nights of the Green Soul' highlights insights about facing difficult times, alongside reflections on our interactive relationship with Nature and our shared responsibilities. The book presents various perspectives about working with darkness and ways in which we can creatively move forward. It offers practical views for the times in which we live and ‘the great work’ we need to embrace.
This informative ebook brings together numerous insightful articles by various respected authors. It will make an essential addition to any eco-conscious reader’s library on green spirituality and religion. Contributors share their understanding of Earth centred teachings and enriching dimensions of deep green wisdom to engage with in daily life.
Two of the World's key traditions are seen through the eyes of the author's personal encounters and experience. 'Rivers of Green Wisdom' is about Christian and Yogic Earth centred teachings. It covers various insights from numerous sources about our deep connections with Nature and highlights why caring about the natural world is a central ingredient of spirituality.