Son of the Earth

poems by Chris Hoffman

by Chris Hoffman



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/18/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 106
ISBN : 9781663239945
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 106
ISBN : 9781663239952

About the Book

Also by Chris Hoffman On the Way (poetry) Chris Hoffman voices an essential message for our time and he does so in a profound and beautiful way. I live in a demanding noisy world but suddenly found myself stopping and closing my eyes and going beyond the words to the truth that lies behind them. There are not many authors who silence me so that I make the time to dive below the surface of my life to see what mystery lies in the depths. Relish this sumptuous meal but eat slowly dear friend for it is full of the finest ingredients. – John Brierley author of the Camino Guides: Practical and Mystical Manuals for the Modern Day Pilgrim REALIZATION POINT (poetry) A rich volume of poetry about life's flourishing. — Roshi Joan Halifax I especially enjoy the tone of the poems in Chris Hoffman's book, the union of his voice with the details and individual lives of his surroundings.” — Pattiann Rogers Cairns (poetry) Every page of Cairns conveys the sacral, as revealed by the indwelling spirit of deserts, glacial fjords, kittiwakes, bald eagles, bears, and pine forests. — Reg Saner, poet and essayist, winner of the Colorado Book Award I take this book on the road with me, read the poems around sunrise and sunset, and feel both comforted and refreshed as I wander into wild places. — Stephen R. Jones, author of The Last Prairie and The Peterson Field Guide to the North American Prairie THE HOOP AND THE TREE (psychology/spirituality/native wisdom) Integrating modern psychology and the world's wisdom traditions, The Hoop and the Tree describes the deep structure of psychological and spiritual wholeness and shows how understanding and embodying that structure can help us lead lives of balance and fulfillment. "This 20th anniversary expanded edition is even more beautiful and enlightening than the original." - Anita Sanchez PhD, author of The Four Sacred Gifts

About the Author

Chris Hoffman is an ecopsychologist and poet with a background in organization development (applied group psychology) and counseling. Chris is the author of The Hoop and the Tree: A Compass for Finding a Deeper Relationship with All Life (ecopsychology/spirituality), now in its 20th anniversary revised edition, expanded with a key new chapter: “The Hoop and the Tree for Healing and Transformation.” Chris’ poetry has appeared in his three books: Cairns, Realization Point, and On the Way and also in national publications including Appalachia, The Christian Science Monitor, The Climbing Art, Sea Kayaker, Spiritus, Sufi Journal, and The Chrysalis Reader, as well as in the anthologies The Soul Unearthed and EarthLight: Spiritual Wisdom for an Ecological Age and So Many Voices. He enjoys performing his poetry both solo and in music and dance collaborations. As an organization development consultant and licensed professional counselor, Chris has worked in a variety of clinical and organizational settings, including consulting with a Fortune 500 energy company (from union level to executive), counseling at mental health agencies, and teaching ecopsychology at Naropa University. He holds a BA from Yale University, a Master’s degree from Northeastern University, and an MBA from University of Colorado. Now retired, Chris currently devotes most of his time to writing and to volunteer work for social justice and a livable climate. Chris is a long-time practitioner of Zen and T’ai Chi and has studied traditional psycho-spiritual healing methods and sacred dance. His wilderness experience includes backpacking, mountaineering, sea kayaking, and river running. He and his wife live in Boulder, Colorado. They have one adult son. Website: