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The selected references below represent some of the key concepts, theories and experiences that inspired the Powers of Place Initiative and may be helpful as a framework for understanding what is now coalescing in this field of study and practice. Consider these resources starting places for exploration through additional reading, conversation groups, and participation in courses or seminars.

Powers of Place Initiative Publications: Perspectives, selected writings by Powers of Place correspondants, and the Powers of Place Initiative Pulse.

Abram, D. (1996). The Spell of the Sensuous. New York: Pantheon Books.

Adams, W. (2005). Ecopsychology and phenomenology: Existential analysis. Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis, 16(2), 269-283.

Alexander, C. (2004). The Nature of Order (Book Four): The Luminous Ground. Berkeley, California: The Center for Environmental Structure.

Alexander, C. (1979). The Timeless Way of Building. New York: Oxford University Press.

Bortoft, H. (1996). The Wholeness of Nature: Goethe’s Way toward a Science of Conscious Participation in Nature. New York: Lindisfarne Books.

Chalquist, C. (2007). Terrapsychology: Re-engaging the Soul of Place. New Orleans, Louisiana: Spring Journal Inc.

Eyles, J. (1985). Senses of Place. Warrington, England: Silverbrook Press.

Feld, S. and Basso, K. (1996). Sense of Place. School of American Research Press.

Gallagher, W. (1993). The Power of Place: How Our Surroundings Shape Our Thoughts, Emotions and Actions. New York: HarperCollins.

Levi, R. (2008). The Powers of Place: An Inquiry into the Influence of Place, Space and Environment on Collective Transformation.

Roszak, T. (1992). The Voice of the Earth. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Stoner, T. & Rapp, C. (2008). Open Spaces, Sacred Places. Annapolis, Maryland, TKF Foundation.

Swan, J. A. (2000). Nature as Teacher and Healer: How to Reawaken Your Connection with Nature. Lincoln, NE:, Inc.

Walker, C. & Roth, C.E. (1998). Nature Journaling: Learning to Observe and Connect with the World Around You. Pownal, Vermont: Storey Books.


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