Eremos Summer Book Reflection

Life at the Crossroads of
Science, Nature, and Spirit

by Lyanda Lynn Haupt

“An elegant tapestry of poetry and science, of personal narrative and communal prophecy, this beautifully written book is drenched in wonder. It is a celebration of interconnectedness and belonging, a wild sacrament, a love song to life.” – Mirabai Starr

Following our time with Celtic spirituality leader, John Philip Newell, speaking in mid-May about the knowing that Everything and Everyone is Sacred, we invite you to travel with us in spirit to the Pacific Northwest to be inspired by the stories, science, and sacred knowledge naturalist Lyanda Lynn Haupt weaves together in her award-winning book, Rooted.

In a time when it’s easy to be overwhelmed about what to do to support the planet, Haupt says rootedness is one waypossibly the most important wayto move forward:

Rootedness is a way of being in concert with the wilderness—and wildness—that sustains humans and all of life… rooted lives are radically intertwined with the vitality of the planet. In a time that evokes fear and paralysis, rooted ways of being-within-nature assure us that we are grounded in the natural world.” –Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Please join us on a 4-week exploration of the tenets of rootedness and how living in this way can bring forth strength, peace, hope, and possibilities for your life and the life of planet earth.

Book Reflection Details

Four 90-minute facilitated sessions JUNE 2024 (dates vary by group). Investment: $50 (Fee does not include the book. Must be purchased or borrowed separately).

Sessions include time for silence, reflection, and sharing.


Investment: $50 + book.

Partial Scholarships available


See chart below for a complete list of facilitators and the dates/times their groups meet. Unless otherwise noted, all groups will be facilitated over Zoom.

We always encourage you to support your local bookseller like in Austin, IVP Books, Hearts & Minds Books, or Your Local Bookstore

You’re invited to purchase a copy of the book through this link to Please note that if you click through and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. This is at no additional cost to you.

Be sure to join us for our free conversation with Lyanda on June 12th as part of our Summer Interlude Series.

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(90 Minute Sessions)
Dianna AmordeWednesdays from 7:00 – 8:30pm June 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th VIRTUALLY (Zoom)OPEN
Dianna AmordeThursdays from 7:00 – 8:30pmJune 6th, 13th, 20th & 27thIN PERSON (South Austin)OPEN
Barbara WiederaendersTBDTBDTBD


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Rooted with Dianna Amorde: Wednesdays via Zoom
from 7:00 – 8:30pm via ZOOM
$ 50.00
12 available
Rooted with Dianna Amorde: Thursdays in Person
from 7:00 – 8:30pm In PERSON (South Austin)
$ 50.00
10 available

All Times are Central


About  Lyanda Lynn Haupt: A naturalist, an ecophilosopher, and the author of Mozart’s Starling, The Urban Bestiary, Crow Planet, Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continent, and Rare Encounters with Ordinary Birds, she lives in Seattle with her husband and daughter.


FACILITATOR: Dianna Amorde
Dianna is the Executive Director of Eremos and has been facilitating these book groups since she arrived 8 years ago. She considers them one of her favorite ways of connecting with and supporting the Eremos community and delights in the opportunity to hear different points of view.

FACILITATOR: Barbara Wiederaenders
A longtime participant in the Eremos Book Reflections, Barbara is excited to facilitate one of this Fall’s groups. She brings to the group her experience in facilitating caregiver support groups and serving elders in her congregation.  Her Masters in Spiritual Formation from the Seminary of the Southwest in 2014 at age 73 was a welcome challenge to continue learning and growing.

Regina Moser, M Ed, RYT: Joining us from Northville, Michigan, Regina brings her spiritual direction training to her attentive facilitation of each book group she leads for Eremos. “Listening with the ear of her heart,” Regina invites you to join her and the other welcoming participants in sharing your thoughts and feelings on the book.

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