This is a clarion call for a spiritual politics promoting a reverence for the earth. The California senator and long-time environmentalist contends that the divide between the human spirit and the natural world has been fostered by a utilitarian creed which posits us as "lords of the universe" and "stewards of nature." In order to move beyond this view, we must recover the lost nature mysticism in Native American spirituality, in Celtic Christianity, and in Hasidic philosophy. Hayden uses examples from his own life as illustrations of how individuals can fashion an earth-based spirituality that honors place, ritual, and personal transformation. A new politics of spirit and nature can be built upon the spiritual practices of attention, reverence, justice, and zeal.