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Spretnak, Charlene 1946-

Overview
Works: 40 works in 154 publications in 9 languages and 5,387 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker
Classifications: JN3971.A98, 305.42
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Charlene Spretnak
 
Most widely held works by Charlene Spretnak
Green politics by Fritjof Capra( Book )

32 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in 6 languages and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of women's spirituality : essays on the rise of spiritual power within the feminist movement( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays discuss goddess worship, spiritual consciousness, the relationship between politics and religion, and applications of spirituality as a political force
Lost goddesses of early Greece : a collection of pre-Hellenic myths by Charlene Spretnak( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

States of grace : the recovery of meaning in the postmodern age by Charlene Spretnak( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The resurgence of the real : body, nature, and place in a hypermodern world by Charlene Spretnak( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amid the rising tide of discontent, the public debates - including the "culture wars"--Seem to be a mere spinning of wheels. In a penetrating analysis of our times, Charlene Spretnak asserts that both the liberal and conservative sides in those debates are situated in the very orientation that created the modern crises: the mechanistic worldview with Homo economicus at the center. The grand claims of modernity no longer inspire confidence because its destructive effects seem to be multiplying. The author, an influential public intellectual, speaks poignantly to our growing sense of what has been lost and what is slipping away. Yet Charlene Spretnak argues persuasively that the intensification of the modern crises is not inevitable and is already being challenged by an impressive network of corrective efforts. The new acceptance of holistic medicine (forced by the healthcare crisis), the new understandings in science of nature's powers of dynamic creativity and self-organization, the new political opposition of community-based activists to the forces of globalization, and the new surge of independence efforts by ancient nations that have been devoured by modern states - all are part of an emergent value system that counters the modern conception of liberty as a flight from body, nature, and place. After identifying "epochal rumblings" embedded in the nightly news in the 1990s, Charlene Spretnak illuminates the sources of the modern condition with exceptional clarity. Moreover, she reframes "the other history" of the modern era: the ecospiritual lineage of movements that resisted the corrosive effects of the industrialized modern world. Finally, Charlene Spretnak concludes her wideranging exploration with an engaging story of an American heartland city in the near future that has largely decoupled from the destructive dynamics of the globalized economy and initiated a range of pragmatic alternatives in its region
Missing Mary : the Queen of Heaven and her re-emergence in the modern church by Charlene Spretnak( Book )

10 editions published between 1893 and 2006 in English and Russian and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the resurgence of Marian spirituality in the church, offers reflections on the meaning of Mary, and covers how Mary's role in the church was minimized after Vatican II
The spiritual dimension of green politics by Charlene Spretnak( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spiritual dynamic in modern art : art history reconsidered, 1800 to the present by Charlene Spretnak( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 19th Century: Expressing Christian Themes in a Newly Secular World -- Mid-1880s through 1918: The Quest to Save Civilization from 'Materialism' Through a New Art Informed by Esoteric Spirituality -- 1919-1939: The Reaction against Prewar Esoteric Spirituality -- 1945 to the Present: Allusive Spirituality -- 1945 to the Present: Spirituality of Immanence -- 1945 to the Present: Rocked in the Bosom of Abraham
Lost goddesses of early Greece : a collection of pre-Hellenic mythology by Charlene Spretnak( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Politics of women's spirituality : essays by founding mothers of the movement( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goddess remembered( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes and discusses early goddess-worshiping cultures and the current women's spirituality movement
Relational reality : new disoveries of interrelatedness that are transforming the modern world by Charlene Spretnak( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relational Reality reveals the coherence among numerous surprising discoveries of the interrelated nature of reality. These discoveries have resulted in a new perspective that has been emerging gradually for the past several decades but has gained momentum and is now transforming every mainstream field of human endeavor
The Essence of religion( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychotherapist and spiritual researcher Jeffrey Mishlove interviews guest experts about religion and spirituality. Four 30 minute programs on one cassette
Women and spirituality the goddess trilogy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary examines pre-Christian goddess-worshipping religions. Incorporating the work of archaeologist Marija Gimbutas, art historian Merlin Stone, and scholars Jean Bolen, Charlene Spretnak and Starhawk, it offers insights into these ancient cultures and explores the contemporary women's spirituality movement inspired by them
The goddess trilogy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pt. 1 looks at goddess-worshipping religions of the ancient past, linking the loss of goddess-centered societies with today's environmental crisis. Pt. 2 discusses the witch-hunts in Europe, with false accusations and trials which led to massive torture and burnings at the stake, and ultimately to the destruction of an organic way of life, presenting the theory that widespread violence against women and neglect of our environment can be traced back to those times. In Pt. 3, authors, teachers, social activists and feminists explore manifestations of contemporary women's spirituality in the Western world, envisioning a sustainable future where domination is replaced with respect
Les dimensions spirituelles de la politique écologique by Charlene Spretnak( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La politica dei Verdi : cultura e movimenti per cambiare il futuro dell'Europa e dell'America by Fritjof Capra( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Green politics : the spiritual dimension by Charlene Spretnak( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La dimensión espiritual de la política ecológica by Charlene Spretnak( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spiritual Dynamic in Modern Art by Charlene Spretnak( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Lost goddesses of early Greece : a collection of pre-Hellenic mythsStates of grace : the recovery of meaning in the postmodern ageThe resurgence of the real : body, nature, and place in a hypermodern worldMissing Mary : the Queen of Heaven and her re-emergence in the modern churchThe Politics of women's spirituality : essays by founding mothers of the movementRelational reality : new disoveries of interrelatedness that are transforming the modern world