Here is a list of Gaia-related books recommended by the Awakening Women team.

Note: When possible buy or loan from local book stores and libraries.


Braiding Sweetgrass ~ Robin Wall Kimmerer
Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

This Changes Everything ~ Naomi Klein
Capitalism vs. The Climate

Women Who Run with the Wolves ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

World as Lover, World as Self ~ Joanna Macy
Courage for Global Justice and Ecological Renewal

Wild Path to the Sacred Heart ~ Ellen Dee Davidson (a yogini sister)
A nine year journey hiking and meditating with the ancient redwood forest

Active Hope ~ Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone
How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy

Long Life, Honey in the Heart ~ Martin Prechtel (Memoir)
The journey of initiation to bring the Goddess back to life in a Mayan Village

The Secrets of the Talking Jaguar ~ Martin Prechtel (Memoir)
Memoirs from the Living Heart of a Mayan Village

Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology ~ David Abram
Explore, from within, the elemental kinship between the human body and the breathing Earth

Bone ~ Marion Woodman (Memoir)
Dying Into Life: A Journal of Wisdom, Strength and Healing

Finding Beauty in a Broken World ~ Terry Tempest Williams (Memoir)
Shards of glass can cut and wound or magnify a vision

The Legacy of Luna ~ Julia Butterfly Hill (Memoir)
The Story of a Tree, a Woman and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods

Wild ~ Cheryl Strayed (Memoir)
from Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

The Hope ~ Andrew Harvey
A Guide to Sacred Activism

Voices of the First Day ~ Robert Lawlor
Awakening in the Aboriginal Dreamtime

The Seven Daughters of Eve ~ Bryan Sykes
The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry

The Nature Fix ~ Florence Williams
Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier and More Creative

If Women Rose Rooted ~ Sharon Blackie
A Journey to Authenticity and Belonging

The Hidden Life of Trees ~ Peter Wohlleben
What They Feel, How They Communicate―Discoveries from a Secret World

The Cosmic Serpent ~ Jeremy Narby
DNA and the Origins of Knowledge

The Mystery of the Oracle ~ Philipp Vandenberg
World-Famous Archeologists Reveal the Best Kept Secrets of Antiquity

The Unlikely Peace at Cuchumaquic ~ Martín Prechtel
The Parallel Lives of People as Plants: Keeping Seeds Alive

Gaia’s Garden ~ Toby Hemenway
A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture

Tending The Wild ~ M. Kat Anderson
Native American Knowledge and the Management of California’s Natural Resources