Iona Dreaming: The Healing Power of Place – a Memoir
A journey of healing takes Clare Cooper Marcus to the Scottish island of Iona and a 6-month solitary retreat. Here in this magical place she finds a setting that mirrors her soul. She reflects on her life – from a childhood in wartime England, to Berkeley in the 60s, marriage, family, and a career in academia. This compelling memoir is an inspirational account of personal survival in which the author also shares the story of her recovery from life-threatening illness, and of experiences and dreams which have resulted in physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.
These days, when we are so aware of how we have wounded the earth, it is a treat to read a book that reminds us that the earth can heal us. Marcus’ journey to Iona is an inward and outward voyage of the soul, a contemplative adventure triggered by the tender presence of Iona’s shores and windswept plains. Marcus’ fine-grained prose sings and dances the reader toward a full embrace of what that time and place meant to her, and what a heartfelt return to landscape could mean for us.
Clare Cooper Marcus and Naomi A. Sachs, “Therapeutic Landscapes: An Evidence-Based Approach to Designing Healing Gardens and Restorative Outdoor Spaces” (Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley and Sons, 2014).
An indispensable resource for landscape architects and healthcare administrators, emphasizing the importance of evidence-based design to meet the needs of specific patient populations, visitors, and staff. This book presents an overview of healing gardens and therapeutic landscapes from planning to post-occupancy evaluation. …
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