Exploring the Power of Solo, Silence, and Solitude

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What do solitude experiences offer in this increasingly high-speed, technically dependent world? As this book inspiringly reveals, solo quests can provide powerful reconnection with the natural world, the true self, and the great mystery beyond. As Parker Palmer writes in "To Know as We Are Known," "Solitude calls us to confront ourselves...to learn who we really are and what we can rely on."

"Exploring the Power of Solo, Silence, and Solitude" provides theoretical frameworks, guidelines, and activities for facilitators of solo experiences, and also reviews current research. It is rich in professional and personal insights and strategies shared by 22 authors with deep experience in the practice of solo.

ISBN #0-929361-23-7. Paperback, 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 1 1/2", 324 pages. Release date: 2005.

About the Editors:

Clifford E. Knapp, Ph.D., has been an experiential educator for most of his 40-year career, working in K-12 schools and at the university level, as well as in outdoor education. He also has served in summer camp leadership roles, co-directed his own camp dedicated to human relations and adventure skills, and is the author of 10 books, including the award-winning In Accord With Nature: Helping Students Form an Environmental Ethic Using Outdoor Experience and Reflection.

Thomas E. Smith, Ph.D., has been a clinical and school psychologist, a wilderness guide and therapist, and an experiential/humanistic educator for 50 years. His professional career has been guided by two lessons learned long ago: There is a wilderness beyond, and there is a wilderness within. He is the author of seven books, including The Theory and Practice of Challenge Education. He introduced the theory and practice of Raccoon Circles a decade ago, which led to the eponymous book.