Meditations of John Muir

Meditations of John Muir


Nature’s Temple

This pocket-size book pairs 60 insightful John Muir quotes with selections from other celebrated thinkers and spiritual texts.

Carry John Muir’s wisdom with you in this inspirational guide that features 60 of his most insightful quotes.

As a patriarch of the American environmental movement, John Muir helped to give birth to the national park system, the Sierra Club, and a myriad of smaller groups devoted to saving rivers, redwoods, and wildlife. Yet, he is also a spiritual parent who leads us down unmarked trails of the spirit. By urging us to simply be present in the world around us, loving and honoring it as our garden home, his poetic insight liberates life.

In Meditations of John Muir, editor Chris Highland pairs 60 Muir quotes with selections from other celebrated thinkers and spiritual texts. Take this pocket-size guide with you on backpacks, nature hikes, and camping trips. Let Muir’s words enrich your experience as you ponder the wilderness from riverbank, mountaintop, or as you relax beside your campfire.

Inside you’ll find:

  • 60 inspiring John Muir quotes
  • Selections of text from other philosophical minds
  • Short excerpts for convenient reading

Muir’s exuberance for nature was the touchstone for his commitment to the earth and all of its creatures. Let him lead you along the ultimate adventure that treks every range of light. Then venture off on your own deertrails of the heart, harkening to his granite gospel that calls for you “to get as near to the heart of the world” as you can.

Additional information

Weight 5 oz
Dimensions 4.5 × 7 in

Chris Highland



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Illustration Notes

Eight B&W photos



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Wilderness Press


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