Order of the Sacred Earth: An Intergenerational Vision of Love and Action

(with Skylar Wilson and Jen Listug)

‘I promise to be the best lover and defender of Mother Earth that I can be.’ Might this sacred pledge required of those who join the Order of the Sacred Earth save humanity and our Earth Mother? It is surely worth a try.

David Korten, author of
Change the Story, Change the Future:
A Living Economy for a Living Earth

The Order of the Sacred Earth is a vision as vital and inspired as any on our planet in this time of cultural collapse and regeneration — a gathering together of mystic warriors and visionary artisans of cultural evolution. There are now millions of us — imaginal cells of emerging ecocentric cultures — but what is needed is a consciously convened community that brings us together to synergistically deepen and amplify our artistry and to train and initiate others. Fox and Wilson’s co-dreamed vision draws from the very heart of the dream of the Earth.”

~Bill Plotkin, author of Soulcraft and
Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche

“The Order of the Sacred Earth not only calls us home to our true nature as Earth, but also offers us invaluable guidance and company on the way.”

~Joanna Macy, environmental activist
and author of eight books, including Active Hope

The Order of the Sacred Earth has the potential to be a shapeshifter of our culture, transforming humankind on the individual and community levels to nurture our relationships with all of life. This powerful vision will touch the hearts of sacred activists while helping to heal our Earth.”

~Michael Murphy, cofounder of the Esalen Institute
and author of The Future of the Body and Golf in the Kingdom

“Creative and sensitive humans alive today yearn to make a difference in the world. They can feel the creativity that surges within them… What they need is a way of activating these creative powers. That is what the Order of the Sacred Earth is.”

~Brian Thomas Swimme, cosmologist and
author of The Universe Story and Journey of the Universe

“What we are facing demands a strategy and commitment of this magnitude and this courage! We cannot stand isolated and expect to make any real difference. I thank Matthew Fox, Skylar Wilson, and Jennifer Listug for gathering us together.”

~Fr. Richard Rohr,
Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico

“It is with great joy that I discover this vision of an Order of the Sacred Earth… Everywhere I go now, as I travel and teach, I am seeing these seeds bursting through the ravaged landscape. The youth I meet are hungry for meaningful spiritual practice and are wary of organized religion…. I want to be part of this revolutionary effort to build a holy container in which to access and express the deepest truths of love echoing from the heart of the world’s wisdom communities in honor of “Our sister, Mother earth,” who sustains us.”

~Mirabai Starr, spiritual teacher and
author of God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity & Islam;

“The creation of the Order of the Sacred Earth is a magnificent step forward for humanity. What we need now are sacred activists willing to come together and live conscious and sacred lives while pooling their resources and passions to preserve the earth and humanity. I am honored to celebrate and join this great adventure!”

~Andrew Harvey, author of more than 30 books,
including The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism

The Order of the Sacred Earth can provide not merely new ideas and practices, but also a community in which to grow and to nourish them. Just as plants require soil in which to flourish, ideas and practices require strong communities… Our work succeeds when we can create caring communities in which young people are free and trust one another… So the work of the OSE is deeply revolutionary, for it challenges our most fundamental assumptions in capitalist culture. To re-image a core narrative… can, and will, be done, through the commitment to creating, through the order, a new kind of caring community.”

~Theodore Richards, educator and founder of the Chicago Wisdom Project,
author of The Great Re-imagining: Spirituality in an Age of Apocalypse

The essays of Order of the Sacred Earth are rousing and inspired.…As the introduction to a supremely impactful green movement, Order of the Sacred Earth seeks total and willing commitment to preserving vital resources and living in an interconnected world.

Meg Nola, Foreword Reviews