Lungs of My Earth by William Henry Searle | A First Look

Our first offering of 2015 is now available for pre-order! Lungs of My Earth is the debut work of William Henry Searle. Look for the book worldwide on April 14th in paperback and ebook or reserve your copy in our bookstore today!

Advance Praise

“William Searle’s book, Lungs of My Earth, is an inspiring and heart-warming read. The author has been able to weave together a sense of the sacred with a sense of the place. Here in this book the love for the landscape meets the imagination of the intellect. The resulting prose is a beautiful narrative. It is a pilgrimage through life as well as through the land.” —Satish Kumar, founder and director of Schumacher College, editor of Reurgence Magazine

Lungs of my Earth evokes particular places dear to the author, sweeping them into our imaginations with a rush of delighted language to create ‘a luminous map of the sacred’. Part field-work and part sky-dreaming, it is at once exact and exultant—a vibrant song to the earth and echo chamber of the earth’s own singing.” —Sir Andrew Motion, UK Poet Laureate, 1999-2009, President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England


william_photo_hiraeth_smWilliam Henry Searle, Ph.D., born 1987, in Dorset, UK, is a spiritual ecologist whose work draws on the world’s diverse spiritual traditions, philosophy, ecology, and personal lived experience in the outdoors to revive the sense of the natural world as inherently wild and sacred. He holds a doctorate in creative writing and environmental philosophy for which he was awarded a three year studentship to study at the Royal Holloway University of London. Lungs of my Earth is his first book.