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Susan B. Eirich, Author

Into the Space and Silence

A collection of essays highlighting the science, the beauty, and the mystery of the Muskwa-Kechika region of northern British Columbia

“An evocative book of prose that takes you right to the heart of wildest nature.”

The book Into the Space and Silence in paperback and ebook
Map depicting the Yellowstone to Yukon wildlife corridor

A Note from Susan

I was invited to travel the Muskwa-Kechika region and produce a work of art to help protect it. A handmade edition of Into the Space and Silence was featured at the Muskwa-Kechika International Art Show in British Columbia in 2009. The region is one of the last remaining intact ecosystems in North America, and is linked ecologically to Yellowstone National Park two thousand miles to the south.

Into the Space and Silence interior pages

The book was constructed to begin with the poetry of the land flowing into the science on the reverse side. These two ways of understanding nature are inextricably linked. My intent was to illustrate how energy flows freely through wildlife corridors and sustains their vitality.

The Yellowstone to Yukon wildlife corridor (the “Y2Y”) runs from Yellowstone National Park and up through Canada, into the heart of the Yukon. The Y2Y is a critical migration route for millions of animals, birds, and even plants. Learn more about some of the animals that depend on the Y2Y in On Borrowed Ground, an article I wrote for Teton Valley Top to Bottom Magazine.

An Invitation to Participate in a Book

A woman is transformed by an experience with a dying kitten.
A man is forever changed by an interaction with a group of trees.
A runner pausing over a rushing river hears the words,” Everything must change…”
We have profound experiences in nature more often than many think.

I invite you to share an experience in nature that has moved you. 

Where do we go for solace, healing, and hope in turbulent times? Our natural instinct is to turn to each other and to nature. Many of us have had profound experiences in nature, but society doesn’t offer support for them or the teachings they offer. And yet, these experiences light a path to the way nature works and illuminate our integral connection to and expression of it. These experiences guide us to an ancient wisdom within us where we can access creative solutions to our current crises. Recognizing, trusting, and sharing these experiences makes them more powerful. I call this Reconnection Ecology®.

It is crucial that we support each other in this endeavor. In this spirit, I would like to invite you to share a profound experience you have had in nature for possible inclusion in a book I am writing about Reconnection Ecology®. It is my hope this will contribute to a tipping point where we expand our awareness to include all Life in our decisions. Please know that anything you offer will be held in the strictest confidence.

If you are interested, send an email to office@earthfireinstitute.org and we will forward more details. If your experience is selected and you agree, I may give you a call to further explore the dimensions of your experience. We may also hold online conversations where we can share these experiences and inspire one another.

Get in Touch

Susan B. Eirich can be reached via email at susan@earthfireinstitute.org