A wellspring of natural inspiration; collected nature writings which offer welcome sustenance for the soul. Charles Brandt leads a life of simplicity and purity on the east coast of Vancouver Island. The first man to be ordained a hermit-priest in the Catholic church in two centuries, he has found what so many of us today are searching for; a deep, profound peace in the acknowledgment of the human community and the natural world as a single, sacred universe He is an impassioned environmentalist who understands meditation as both the cornerstone to spiritual well-being and a healthy environment. Now, this extraordinary man shares with us an inspired collection of meditations on the natural world. chosen from a diverse list of global writers, reflecting a broad and vibrant spectrum of philosophical and religious beliefs. The book will contain selections by authors from many cultures, including writers such as Thomas Merton, Chief Seattle, Thoreau, Chang Tsai, Black Elk, Linda Gupta and Barry Lopez. These are writings that will inspire and provoke, set us to dreaming, wishing and hoping; that will cause us to question and examine our place in nature and our bond with our creator, These are writings that articulate the search for the soul in the vast natural landscape, to be read daily as a thoughtful pause in the course of a busy life. Meditations From the Wilderness is a timely and perceptive anthology, with an introduction from a man who is himself a source of inspiration. Beautiful to read and to give, Meditations From the Wilderness defines that elusive, transforming connection to the natural world that is the source of spirituality for so many of us.