Here at the end of the Cenozoic Era with the life systems withering away, a surprising creativity appears, a kind of mystical balancing act. The world's spiritual traditions are entering into deeply engaged conversations through which the riches of each are ignited in new ways. With The Salmon in the Spring, Jason Kirkey has boldly carved out his place in this exciting work with his original interpretations of the concepts and stories of ancient Ireland . . . Kirkey's vision speaks directly to our present ecological challenge. Rejecting those nature-denying forms of spirituality that have been used too easily to justify our domestication of the planet, The Salmon in the Spring announces its thrilling spiritual foundation: "Our wild nature is our soul." -Brian Swimme, California Institute of Integral Studies
Jason Kirkey is an author, poet, and the founder of Hiraeth Press. He grew up in the Ipswich River- North Atlantic Coast watershed of Massachusetts. Jason brings together his backgrounds in environmental philosophy and conservation biology with poetry and prose focused on rewilding the human heart and mind. He has written four volumes of poetry, including Estuaries, and a nonfiction book, The Salmon in the Spring: The Ecology of Celtic Spirituality. Jason is currently at work on his second nonfiction book and a novel.