My Latest Musings On 25 November 2016

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Here are my recent musings on Nature’s Web of Life.

This series of blog posts contains sources for my musings, my research, and my preparation for my student seminars. I am happy to share with you.  If you find any of the articles interesting, I hope that you will offer your comments at the end of the list.

This list of musings is about the spiritual voice of Nature.


Ring the bells that still can ring

Forget your perfect offering

There is a crack in everything

That’s how the light gets in

From “Anthem” by Leonard Cohen

Rest in peace November 7, 2016


Thin places“, is a Celtic Christian term for “those rare locales where the distance between heaven and Earth collapses”, as Eric Weiner puts it in his spirituality travelogue, Man Seeks God. They’ve been called “the places in the world where the walls are weak”, where another dimension seems nearer than usual. They might be traditionally religious spots, but they needn’t be. The location of the very old Ironwood tree embracing the aging Saguaro cactus (shown in the image above) is one of my favorite thin places where I receive great solace from Nature.


The Celtic Christians believed that there were mystical spaces, called “thin places,” where the veil between the holy and the human is traversed. A place in which the physical and spiritual worlds are knit together, and if we are so attuned, we can transcend the ordinary for a glimpse of the infinite.


Nature’s Three Voices 


Voice of the Natural World – Soundscape ecologist Bernie Krause talks about the sounds of Nature


Spiritual connection with nature is one of the most profound experiences we can have as human beings. Beyond the ordinary world in which we live there is another spiritual dimension beyond the world which we know.


North American Indians: the spirituality of nature


6 Ways to Deepen Your Spiritual Relationship to Nature – EcoWatch


Spiritual Practices for Nature-Deficit Disorder


Nature Connection: Solace and guidance from nature


My name is Bill Graham. As a Marine Biologist who has worked in the US and Mexico for 30 years, I am a student of Nature, a teacher, a researcher, and a nature photographer. Through my work, I have acquired an ever growing passion for how everything in Nature is connected. Today, I travel extensively contemplating about, writing about, and photographing Nature’s connections. I also work with conservation projects in the USA and Mexico and mentor talented youth.

2 thoughts on “My Latest Musings On 25 November 2016”

  1. Bill, I loved your sharing one of your personal “thin spots”…..very special. Thank you. I’m really enjoying this selection. Sitting Bull ! Wow….never have seen words of his before. What a great soul! And Leonard Cohen, what a light in the world. ” If you want to live forever live so people keep writing about you or write so people will keep reading about you”. Guess you covered all those bases in this one. Thank you, Bill.

    1. Hi Ellen: I deeply appreciate your comments both in this poat and in the past. Your support and encouragement means a lot because it lets me know that people are reading my blogs and resonating with them.

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