In search of the deep spiritual roots of today’s environmental crisis, Sobhanā ​Dilani Hippola ​traces the footsteps of a pioneer spiritual ecologist, Gilean Douglas, from an old miner’s shack in the Cascade mountains to the majestic land of Channel Rock here on Cortes Island.  Gilean’s life and nature writings offer insight into the importance of dwelling close to wilderness and protecting sacred places.


Episode #2: Finding Gilean Douglas & The Protected Place

by Sobhanā Dilani Hippola | Deep Roots



Credits / Special Thanks To:
-Jill Milton, Howie Roman, Libba Pinchot, Gifford Pinchot III, Lalita Calabria, Kristen Scholfield-Sweet
-Ann Mortifee ( - reading quotes from ​the writings of Gilean Douglas
-Ken Hanuse​ (Klahoose First Nation)​ - reading excerpt of ​Kwelte-sqet legend from​ GIlean Douglas’ book,​ The Protected Place
-Music by Cris Derksen (, Jessita Reyes & Nature Tribe

Top photo credit: Gilean Douglas lived close to the Gorge, on Cortes Island , where Gerry Thomasen took this photo (CC BY SA, 2.0 License)