Sacred Reciprocity: Courting the Beloved in Everyday Life (Paperback)

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The essence of ayni is sacred reciprocity. Ayni emerges out of a universal perspective in which importance is placed on the relational flow of energy as a process of establishing and maintaining balance. Ayni can be seen as a code of conduct – a sacred agreement to engage in a balanced exchange between self and other.  What is given may not be anywhere near as important as how it is given. In ayni, it is the heart that counts. Ayni can be established among people, between humans and all other beings, and between all beings and the animate Cosmos.

About the Author


Jamie K. Reaser has a deep fondness for the wild, intimate, and unnameable. She received a BS in Field Biology, with a minor in Studio Art, from the College of William and Mary and her doctorate in Biology from Stanford University. She has worked around the world as a biologist, international policy negotiator, environmental educator, and wilderness rites-??of-??passage guide. She is also a practitioner and teacher of eco-??psychology, nature-??based spirituality, and various approaches to expanding human consciousness, as well as a poet, writer, artist, and homesteader-??in-??progress. Jamie has a passion for bringing people into their hearts, inspiring the heart beat of community, and, ultimately, empowering people to live with a heart-??felt dedication to Mother Earth. Her writing explores themes at the interface of Nature and human nature. She is the editor of the Courting the Wild Series, as well as the author of Huntley Meadows: A Naturalist’s Journal in Verse, Note to Self: Poems for Changing the World from the Inside Out, Sacred Reciprocity: Courting the Beloved in Everyday Life, Wild Life: New and Selected Poems, and Winter: Reflections by Snowlight. Jamie is a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Writers. She makes her home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780983585282
ISBN-10: 0983585288
Publisher: Hiraeth Press
Publication Date: August 13th, 2012
Pages: 142
Language: English