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Learning Love from a Tiger: Religious Experiences with Nature

Daniel Capper


This book explores the vibrancy and variety of humans' sacred encounters with the natural world, gathering a range of stories culled from Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Mayan, Himalayan, Buddhist, and Chinese shamanic traditions. Readers will delight in tales of house cats who teach monks how to meditate, shamans who shape-shift into jaguars, crickets who perform Catholic mass, rivers that grant salvation, and many others. In addition to being a collection of wonderful stories, this book introduces important concepts and approaches that underlie much recent work in environmental ethics, religion, a ... More

Keywords: human interaction, natural world, shamanic tradition, environmental ethics, ecology, religion, human superiority

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520290419
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520290419.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Capper, author