Bill Plotkin, PhD, founder of Animas Valley Institute, describes himself as a "psychologist gone wild." A cultural visionary, author, and guide to the entwined mysteries of wilderness and psyche, he's been blazing new trails for decades. His ecocentric re-visioning of psychology invites us into a conscious and embodied relationship with soul and with the more-than-human world. His previous books are Soulcraft and Nature and the Human Soul. He lives in southwestern Colorado.
"Bill Plotkin's Wild Mind ushers in a new era of depth
psychology....To study it is to pass through a magical gateway into
one's unique role within the Great Work that Earth is calling us
-- Brian Thomas Swimme, coauthor with Thomas Berry of The Universe Story
"Here, Bill Plotkin guides us into a landscape where we
recognize the extraordinary gifts of our own true nature. Through
his Nature-Based Map of the Human Psyche we can find not only our
powers of leadership, joy, sensuality, and renewal, but also the
dragons of self-deception whose energies we can liberate for the
healing of our world."
-- Joanna Macy, coauthor of Active Hope "In Wild Mind, Bill Plotkin maps the relationship between the human psyche and the rest of nature -- a task akin to painting a detailed portrait of a tree in a stiff wind. As in his other books, Plotkin writes with grace, eloquence, and humor. And through this brave effort to capture the wind, he makes an enormous contribution to our species."
-- Richard Louv, author of The Nature Principle and Last Child in the Woods