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This book is about attunement — our largely untapped capacity for receptivity and refined intuition. It begins with a series of letters that introduce readers to the Findhorn Community in Scotland and my experience of learning the practice of attunement there. These letters offer poetry writing prompts and exercises to heighten awareness of the natural world. They include descriptions of several groundbreaking regenerative approaches to climate change mitigation I’ve supported during the past decade.

At a time when the earth is burning, flooding, storming, and upending our sense of normality, Geoff's book offers a chance to step back, step in, and drop down into calm and attunement to the living spirit of the world. There we find opportunities of partnership and insight that can allow us to meet this historical moment with strength and creativity rather than with despair and helplessness. Geoff's songs, poems, reports, and wisdom speak to the power and love within us to make a difference, discovering within ourselves the song of the whole earth. This is a book to treasure.

David SpanglerSpiritual Philosopher

Empowering!!!! I have long been huge fans of Geoff's poetry, prose and music. We need more environmental super heroes in the world right now and he is one of them. Geoff and his wife Leslie have created a gem with this offering and it is monumental. I keep a copy by my bedside and read a bit every night to inspire and bring me peaceful dreams.

Kelly V. MulhollanMusician

A serious bow to your magnificent effort on Morning Branches. It’s rare that the same depth and compassion I feel in your poetry is matched in excellence by your sweet and expressive voice and chord progressions and lyrical riffs, also of high quality …wow, all in one package … I thank you and the stars you were born under.

Eduardo SierraNevada City, CA Poet

Oelsner’s songs have a rich and timeless sound with hard hitting lines and choruses that stay with you long after the song has played.

Ginny MasulloPoet, Writing in the Northwest Arkansas Times

He really is passing it on,” said friend and fellow writer and musician Alison Moore. “It’s like he’s truly in his element when he’s up there singing,” Moore said. “There’s a real joy in the way he performs.”

Alison MoorePoet, and Musician, Quoted in the Morning News

His performance here at the Library was just great. Geoff has a winsome ease with people– a very personable entertainer. His broad range of performance [poetry and music] was a real plus, most especially his introduction of new and unusual instruments such as the shruti box and the harmonium.

Ann-Marie LeBlancPrograms & Special Projects Coordinator – William F. Laman Public Library

Featured Works

Attunements For The Earth

Native Joy

Morning Branches

A Country Where All Colors Are Sacred and Alive