Sophia’s Web

 

Dear Friends of the Earth,

You can share in the publication of Sophia’s Web: A Passionate Call to Heal Our Wounded Nature by  pre-ordering a signed copy of the paperback for the discount price of $15.  Email us at envisionthisradio(at)yahoo(dot)com for our postal address. Our soon-to-be-published book is calling out for you to become part of the healing of the Earth, all of nature, humankind, society, and yourself. Healing the wounded nature of humankind and the Earth is a primary mission of the 21st Century.  It’s on the minds of millions; it’s on our minds; and it’s on yours.  That is why I wrote Sophia’s Web.  It is also why we are asking you to join us in financing its design, publication, and promotion. 

Thank you for your contribution

Together, we can co-create a more abundant future for our planet.

Many blessings, Burl and Merry Hall

Front cover w shadowSophia, the Spirit of Wisdom, has woven the multi-dimensional aspects of our lives—personal, relational, cultural, intellectual, scientific, philosophical, and spiritual—into a cosmic web. Burl Hall follows the thread within this web that connects his research in these fields to his personal mystical experience and dreams. In Sophia’s Web, he takes the reader with him ever deeper into the heart of Divine Wisdom.

In her foreword to Sophia’s Web, Carolyn Baker, author of Collapsing Consciously: Transformative Truths For Turbulent Times, says:

“Sophia’s Web is the saga of Hall’s journey from fleeting visions of Sophia in childhood to a mature, surrendered embrace of the Sacred Feminine which now underpins and informs his life, his work, and his connection with the earth community. My primary belief,” writes Hall, “is that the Goddess is the power by which all are born, maintained, and dissolved. It is she who weaves the entire web of life.”  Rarely do we have the opportunity to hear an embodied male acknowledge what the author lays bare in this book. Almost effortlessly he was able to acknowledge, at an early age, not only the feminine principle in the world but the feminine within himself. As with any male socialized within the context of industrial civilization, Hall experienced societal pressure to embrace the patriarchal perspective which prizes a way of life based on power and control. Yet Sophia’s Web reveals a man who has moved through and beyond patriarchal programming to an integration of the feminine principle within himself and who strives to apply Sophia’s wisdom in his life and work.”

 

PRAISE FOR SOPHIA’S WEB: A Passionate Call to Heal Our Wounded Nature

“A most wonderful and inspiring book, incandescent with personal visionary experience and words that communicate in prose that is often poetry. It is offered to us by Burl and Merry Hall both as a revelation of Sophia as Divine Source and Container of all and, drawing on the work of outstanding scientists, the clear elucidation of a new paradigm of reality that supports this revelation. Knowing that we are all embraced by Sophia’s Web of Life could lift us out of our enslavement to the old dualistic patterns, old divisive beliefs and habits that are derived from fear and that now need to be transformed in a splendid affirmation of love for all creation. As they write: we need to awaken to the realization that “We are all a unity in the Godhead.”

~Anne Baring, author of The Dream of the Cosmos: A Quest for the Soul

“Sophia’s Web is a passionate call to heal the destructive divides of modern life and embrace a unified cosmos rendered once again whole, told from the fiery depths of personal experience, mythology, philosophy, and science.”

~ Kenneth Worthy, author of Invisible Nature: Healing the Destructive Divide between People and the Environment

“Sophia’s web is “His”tory and “Her”story woven together with contemporary and ancient texts, personal visions, dreams, and philosophical study.  It embodies a whole new approach to “Charlotte’s Web,” bringing up to date the core of the separation, whether it be animal, human, insect, Earth, or the Cosmos.  The oneness of the divine in all, and the equal value of every being is portrayed, whether the “femininity” of Mary Magdalene/Jesus, or the “masculinity” of Shiva/Kali.  Reverent and irreverent, raw and refined, with a rigorous intellectual, emotional, and spiritual workout, it is revealing and authentic!”

~ Cynthia Piano, Creator of Oneness House,   www.onenesshouse.net

I’ve long enjoyed the energy and heart that Burl Hall brings to his article postings at Opednews.com. Sophia’s Web weaves together Burl’s unique, heartful vision, in the process, taking it to a new level. Though non-fiction, the book has been written so it draws the reader in and induces a story trance in a spiritual and artistic way.  Hall weaves his words beautifully, while bringing in ideas from such luminaries as Jung and Rumi.  Indeed, Hall seems to have taken Rumi so deeply into his heart and spirit that there were points in Sophia’s Web where I thought “That’s Rumi speaking!” This book pulls together the holistic Earth-Wisdom of many physicists, philosophers, psychologists, and myths. This book will inspire you, get you thinking in new, out of the box ways and give you hope for the future of humanity within us all.

~ Rob Kall, Editor of OpEdNews,      http://www.opednews.com

In Sophia’s Web, Burl Hall has masterfully articulated a long overdue vision of human evolutionary transformation found reflected within the inherent integrity of Creation itself. This is a book of deep scholarship and heart. It is a purposefully passionate proposal for humanity to once again ‘humanize’ itself by reclaiming Gaian consciousness as our birthright—a birthright inspired by the perennial wisdom of a planetary Goddess culture. It is a work of great merit–I highly recommend it!

~ Don Oscar Miro-Quesada, co-author, Lessons in Courage: Peruvian Shamanic Wisdom for Everyday Life and founder of The Heart of the Healer (THOTH) Foundation

 

We are very appreciative of this support.  We also want to say “Thank You” to:

Pamela Matthews for the cover art from her original painting “Sophia – Peace Through Wisdom” Copyright ©Pamela Matthews 1982 Used by permission pamela@grail.co.nz www.grail.co.nz 

Meryl Ann Butler for the cover design http://www.merylannbutler.com

 Editing by Maureen Peet  maureen@paripublishing.com

Support and marketing advice by Patricia Morrison http://www.innerfireouterlight.com

Video Trailer by Ned Lightner  http://www.insightme.com/

Author Photo by Jill Piper  http://lastingimagephoto.net/

 

We anticipate making the E-Book version available in early September and the paperback available as soon as we have the funds to publish.  Meantime, please consider pre-purchasing a signed copy of the paperback for the discount price of $15 OR this beautiful poster of Pamela Matthews’ cover art from her original painting “Sophia – Peace Through Wisdom”  and the book for $40.  Please contact us by email at envisionthisradio(at)yahoo(dot)com for our postal address.

Sophia Original by Pamela Matthews

Isn’t she beautiful!  She spoke directly to our hearts, as we hope she does to yours.  Can you feel the hug she is giving you?

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