The Earth Path is certainly a book written from a Wiccan perspective yet it is one that harbors wisdom for any and all who read it, regardless of their creed. In fact, you could remove all religion/spirituality from this book and still be left with something wholly spiritual and educational.
Topics discussed within The Earth Path include organic and green living, ecology, ecopsychology, bioregionalism, climate change, activism, evolution, social change, permaculture, feminism (though not in the overt manner one would expect from Starhawk), paganism, earth-centered values and wilderness awareness.
The point of this book is to help people become more aligned and connected (or re-connected) with the thing that surround us all and sustains our well-being: nature. Regardless of what we may think, we are not apart from nature but an integral part within it. Nevertheless, until we realize this fact and balance our lives with nature and everything within it, we will always be apart from it.
"Whenever we are able to live for a moment within that consciousness of the whole, we become more whole, more healed." (pp. 28)
While a good chuck of the book (chapters 7-10) go into great detail on the four elements of Wicca and Ceremonial Magic, and while the spiritual matters listed in these chapters didn’t impact me—because I, as a Gaelic Polytheist, have a different spiritual worldview than that of Wicca—from a scientific point-of-view there’s some great information to be found here. Even if it’s something one knows already, seeing it put from the standpoint of aligning ourselves with nature, it takes on a whole new meaning.
Overall, a fantastic read and highly poignant that I can't believe took me nearly six years to pull off the shelf and finally read.
"Bringing our lives into alignment with the earth should not become a burdensome, guilt-filled project, where are constantly in an unshriven state of eco-sin." (pp. 36)