Naked in Eden: My Adventure and Awakening in the Australian Rainforest

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Health Communications, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 342 pages
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Mildly autistic and dangerously disconnected from life, Robin Easton was reborn in the Australian rainforest.
In the deepest recesses of the forest, far from everything that was modern and familiar, Robin and her husband, Ian, pitched camp. As Robin began to explore her new environment, she searched the ground for the things she feared: snakes, spiders, leeches, scorpions, and ticks. If she wanted to stay alive, she had to be as acutely aware as all the rest of life in the forest. She had re-entered the food chain and no longer could bungle along unconsciously like she'd done all her life.
Once Robin recognized her own need to survive, she realized that in the web of life no one can afford the luxury of unconsciousness. She began to confront her fear of other species and started to thrive in the rainforest. Wallabies, birds, and bandicoots befriended her, and her bare feet and sun-kissed body shared paths with foot-long centipedes, leeches, and deadly snakes. By stripping off all the baggage of Western insulated life, and plunging naked into the wild in every sense, Robin found healing. In doing so, she recaptured her birthright--and ours--and reclaimed her place as a part of the collective expression of life. Her moving journey will help others reestablish their forgotten connection to the natural world, allowing them to survive and then thrive in relationship with the earth. In a time when our own wild voices are becoming as extinct as our wild brethren, Robin shows us that when we remember our own wildness we can value all wilderness.

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User Review  - tibobi - LibraryThing

The Short of It: Naked in Eden is a personal journey of self-discovery that reminds us of the beauty that can be found in an unplugged world. The Rest of It: Robin Easton, mildly autistic and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stacey - Goodreads

Naked in Eden is a Deeply inspiring book! It is one that is capable of changing your life, and perspective on the world around you. Robin's writing has you standing right next to her as she walks ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Robinnbsp;Easton walked away from society at the age of twenty-five.nbsp; She left the United States and went to live with her husband in the remote tropical Daintree Rainforest of Queensland, Australia. One of Robin's most remarkable rainforest experiences was the gift of music.nbsp; During her last year in the rainforests of Australia she began to dream beautiful music.nbsp; When she returned to the United States she sat at a piano and played as if she'd played for ten years.nbsp; Unable to read music, Robin has performed and recorded on both the east and west coasts.nbsp; She's done production work with musician Les Brown, Jr., and produced and published her own piano solo album, all from her original dream music.Robin's story has been told on an award-winning NBC News affiliate piece, Paul Harvey News, CNN, KBLA Radio, KSFR, and others.nbsp; She's appeared in magazines and newspapers throughout the U.S. and Canada.nbsp; In 2002 Robin helped found the Daintree Rainforest Land Trust (DRLT) to help save the vital rainforests.nbsp; She writes and blogs at www.nakedineden.com.

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