The blurb at Amazon says: Derrick Jensen discusses the destructive dominant culture with ten people who have devoted their lives to undermining it in this collection of interviews.
Whether it is Carolyn Raffensperger and her radical approach to public health, or Thomas Berry on perceiving the sacred; be it Kathleen Dean Moore reminding us that our bodies are made of mountains, rivers, and sunlight; or Vine Deloria asserting that our dreams tell us more about the world than science ever can, the activists and philosophers interviewed in How Shall I Live My Life? each bravely present a few of the endless forms that resistance can and must take.
I've pre-ordered my copy and hope to post a review early next week. I'm especially delighted to see Jensen including neo-Pagan* author Jesse Wolf Hardin. Jensen's concept of the Earth and our relationship with her has long struck me as fundamentally Pagan.
*I'm not a huge fan of the term "neo-Pagan." Are today's Jews "neo-Jews" or today's Catholics "neo-Catholics"? Are today's Hindu's "neo-Hindus"? Hardin's wikipedia description lists him as neo-Pagan, and I believe that's how he has described himself, so I use the term here. It's all just the Goddess pouring the Goddess into the Goddess.
I'm a woman, a Witch, a mother, a grandmother, an eco-feminist, a gardener, a reader, a writer, and a priestess of the Great Mother Earth. Hecate appears in the
Homeric Ode to Demeter, which tells of Hades who caught Persophone
"up reluctant on his golden car and bare her away lamenting. . . . But no one, either of the deathless gods or of mortal men, heard her voice, nor yet the olive-trees bearing rich fruit: only tenderhearted Hecate, bright-coiffed, the daughter of Persaeus, heard the girl from her cave . . . ."