Reading List

These books inspired us. They have changed the way we see the world. They may do the same for you.


In one of the most beloved and bestselling novels of spiritual adventure ever published, Daniel Quinn parses humanity’s origins and its relationship with nature, in search of an answer to this challenging question: How can we save the world from ourselves?

The Wayfinders

Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World.

Every culture is a unique answer to a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human and alive? Anthropologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis leads us on a thrilling journey to explore these diverse answers and celebrate the wisdom of the world’s indigenous cultures.

Braiding Sweetgrass

Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Potawatomi botanist, professor, and nature-lover Robin Wall Kimmerer beautifully explores our reciprocal relationship with the world, showing us the way to an awakening of a wider ecological consciousness. Once we begin to listen for the languages of other beings, we can begin to understand the innumerable life-giving gifts the world provides us and learn to offer our thanks, our care, and our own gifts in return.

Ancient Futures

Learning from the Ladakh

Helena Norberg Hodge paints an inspiring moving portrait of tradition and change in Ladakh, or “Little Tibet.” Ancient Futures presents scathing critique of the global economy and a rallying call for economic localization, challenging us to redefine what a healthy economy means, and to find ways to carry centuries-old wisdom into our future.

The More Beautiful World our Heart Knows is Possible

In a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place? This inspirational and thought-provoking book serves as an empowering antidote to the cynicism, frustration, paralysis, and overwhelm so many of us are feeling, replacing it with a grounding reminder of what's true: we are all connected, and our small, personal choices bear unsuspected transformational power.

The Hidden Life of Trees

Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific processes behind the wonders, of which we are blissfully unaware. After a walk through the woods with Wohlleben, you'll never look at trees the same way again.


From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution - a number one international best seller - that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be "human".


Mary Oliver reflects on her ability to lose herself within the beauty and mysteries of both the natural world and the world of literature. Throughout this collection, Oliver positions not just herself upstream but us as well as she encourages us all to keep moving, to lose ourselves in the awe of the unknown, and to give power and time to the creative and whimsical urges that live within us.

Meditations of John Muir: Natures Temple

Chris Highland pairs 60 inspiring Muir quotes with selections from other celebrated thinkers and spiritual texts. Take this pocket-sized companion with you out into Nature, and you’ll be transported into the sacred with John Muir as your guide.

The Nature Fix

From forest trails in Korea, to islands in Finland, to eucalyptus groves in California, Florence Williams investigates the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain. Delving into brand-new research, she uncovers the powers of the natural world to improve health, promote reflection and innovation, and strengthen our relationships. As our modern lives shift dramatically indoors, these ideas—and the answers they yield—are more urgent than ever.