The Earth Mass first edition 1973

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Rare first edition, published in 1973 by Harper & Row, San Francisco.

Condition: like new.

Designed, handlettered and illustrated by Alicia Bay Laurel, with poetry by the late Joseph Pintauro. 

The Earth Mass is a series of gentle, joyous and colorful ceremonies for celebrating nature and humanity, written by a former Catholic priest who became a celebrated poet and playwright. 

A large format book with many color pages, and illustrations on every page. 

"Earth Mass
is super
sensitive soft
full of spirit
and things to do
to let you be
free innocently
like little children."

Dr. Bernard Gunther PhD, co-founder of Esalen Institute

"Passion and gentleness are interwoven in this poetical manual that concerns the unbashedly human and evocatively holy rituals of our lives.  It is exuberant and a signal work of  art."

Rev. Malcolm Boyd
Civil Rights activist

"The Earth Mass is just right for those who long for new ways to say a blessing over that fleeting strangeness we call life.  Its recipes and incantations for freshening things could help you to wake up singing."

Sam Keen
Philosopher, author and professor

The book later became a favorite among wiccans, Druids and pagans over the intervening decades.

"Hard to find, and worth its weight in emeralds."  Dama, Onelist.