In a time when people seem more distanced from the environment than ever before Ruth Baetz presents ways to commune with nature in your backyard, at parks, wildlife preserves, forests, and picnic grounds. Her new book is a gem. In this enchanting and engrossing work, she shows how silence, soft eyes, and slow motion can set the stage for numinous encounters with the earth.

Through excerpts from her journals, Baetz recounts what it is like to relate to trees, streams, rocks, and mountains as playmates, teachers, role models, and fellow travellers. Intimacy with nature relaxes mind, body, and soul and offers spiritual refreshment. Other books have sung the praises of the natural world, but "Wild Communion" also demonstrates the spiritual practices that put us in touch with a deeper sense of ourselves and our kinship with all creation.