Active Hope



Chris Johnstone

Joanna Macy

New World Library

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Trade paperback
288 pp.
51⁄2 x 81⁄2

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How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy. Revised Edition

  • Practical tools for coping with despair over climate change and environmental crisis from a legendary ecophilosopher and a sustainability activist
  • The original edition, published in 2012, has sold over 45,000 copies
  • Newly revised to reflect the authors’ evolving thoughts as eco- logical crises deepen
  • Provides a path toward emotional equilibrium based on Bud- dhism, deep ecology, and modern psychology

    The challenges we face can be difficult even to think about. Cli- mate change, political polarization, economic upheaval, and mass extinction together create a planetary emergency of overwhelming proportions. Active Hope shows us how to strengthen our capacity to face this crisis so that we can respond with unexpected resilience and creative power. Drawing on decades of teaching an empower- ment approach known as the Work That Reconnects, the authors guide us through a transformational process informed by mythic journeys, modern psychology, spirituality, and holistic science. This process equips us with tools to face the mess we’re in and play our role in the collective transition, or Great Turning, to a life-sustaining society.

    Rights sold: French, German

Chris Johnstone

Physician and coach DR. CHRIS JOHNSTONE is a specialist in the psychology of resilience, happiness, and positive change. He lives in Scotland.

Joanna Macy

Ecophilosopher JOANNA MACY, PHD, is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. A respected voice in movements for peace, justice, and the environment, she in- terweaves her scholarship with five decades of activism. She lives in Berkeley, California.
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