Driven by personal necessity, and the awareness that things were happening in his mind and life that the language he grew up speaking did not have the capacity to describe, Natureza Gabriel Kram has spent more than 20 years learning words from different languages and cultures that map aspects of our internal, relational, and nature experience unnamed in the English language. Compiled here for the first time in one place is a map of words with power to change your mind and what you see.
This book opens a doorway to a new relationship with language, and possibilities of describing, with precision and nuance, aspects of our human experience that haven’t been named in English. Did you know, for example, that there’s a word in Yiddish for a kind of knowing that comes from your guts? That the word for neighbor in Filipino really means an awareness that we are not alone? That in Japan there is a word for the color of sunlight filtered through leaves? That the word for meditation in Hebrew literally means, ‘bring your heart to it.’ That there’s a word in the Indigenous Kumeyaay dialect that means, ‘I see the fire in your heart.’ Keywords opens the door to a new world of meaning.
Please note: The pre-order price includes shipping. Our estimated delivery date is December 25, 2022, but this is subject to change based on a number of factors beyond our control, including paper supply chain issues. We will notify you about progress toward completing pre-orders on or around November 1, 2022. Since the book is in production, we can't give you a final page count, but we know that the book will be
• 8 x 8 inches
• With full color illustrations
• A beautiful addition to your coffee table, a conversation starter...