John Littleton, dressed here in a “Green Man” costume, is a retired West Marin School teacher and a student of cultural anthropology. His sorrow over environmental degradation inspired his book, Rampage of the Glutton Monsters. David Briggs

From an armchair in his Point Reyes Station living room, blue-eyed and pony-tailed former West Marin School teacher and recently self-published author John Littleton, 67, expresses malaise over the sweeping degradation of the American landscape and the utilitarian view of nature that has served as its catalyst. 

The shamanistic paradigm that he advocates . . .