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8 Wondrous Ways to Restore Your Wild Spirit: Victoria Erickson

8 Wondrous Ways to Restore Your Wild Spirit:  Victoria Erickson | Ecopsychology | Scoop.it


"To be fully human is to be wild.Wild is the strange pull and whispering wisdom. It’s the gentle nudge and the forceful ache. It  is your truth, passed down from the ancients, and the very stream of life in your blood. Wild is the soul where passion and creativity reside, and the quickening of your heart. Wild is what is real, and wild is your home.


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Beautiful, practical advice to rewild our lives! A must read.

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Jungian Ecopsychology: A Jungian Perspective on the Most Important Issue of Our Time—Climate Change

Jungian Ecopsychology: A Jungian Perspective on the Most Important Issue of Our Time—Climate Change | Ecopsychology | Scoop.it

As Bill Clinton might say, “It's the environment, stupid!” Our devotion to science, technology and the capitalist system has culminated in a unique moment in the human relationship with the environment. Our species is at or near the peak of a prosperity bubble about to burst.

 

We have exceeded the carrying capacity of the biosphere and we are still breeding. (1) We are overusing antibiotics and deadly bacteria are becoming immune to everything we have. (2) We are mining our precious water resources (3), coral reefs are dying as the oceans become warmer and more acidic (4), and most alarming, we are experiencing this as the very beginnings of the negative consequences of climate change. It will include massive droughts and floods, freak storms, the spread of diseases (5), famine, water wars (6), and the elimination of 30 to 50% of the species. (7) Experts tell us we may have but 10 years max to turn the Titanic around with regard to the most devastating aspects of climate change. (8) The apocalyptic conditions we are inexorably moving towards are truly in the archetypal domain, requiring an archetypal analysis and suggestions for dealing with it.

 

Enter Jungian ecopsychology, a topic I have been writing on for the past 16 years, having just published the third of... (click on the title above to continue reading)


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8 Wondrous Ways to Restore Your Wild Spirit: Victoria Erickson

8 Wondrous Ways to Restore Your Wild Spirit:  Victoria Erickson | Ecopsychology | Scoop.it


"To be fully human is to be wild.Wild is the strange pull and whispering wisdom. It’s the gentle nudge and the forceful ache. It  is your truth, passed down from the ancients, and the very stream of life in your blood. Wild is the soul where passion and creativity reside, and the quickening of your heart. Wild is what is real, and wild is your home.


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Ecopsychology: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Ecopsychology: An Idea Whose Time Has Come | Ecopsychology | Scoop.it

"In his 1982 book "Nature and Madness," Professor of Human Ecology at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, the late Paul Shepard, argues that there are profound and innate connections between the human mind and the natural world..."

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This article provides a brief overview of the emerging discipline of ecospyschology.

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Expanded Consciousness: The Instinctive Bond Between Humans and Nature: Developmental Psychology

Expanded Consciousness: The Instinctive Bond Between Humans and Nature: Developmental Psychology | Ecopsychology | Scoop.it

The biophilia hypothesis asserts the existence of a fundamental, genetically based, human need and propensity to affiliate with life and life like processes. Consider, for example, that recent studies have shown that even minimal connection with nature—such as looking at it through a window—increases productivity and health in the workplace, promotes healing of patients in hospitals, and reduces the frequency of sickness in prisons. Other studies have begun to show that when given the option, humans choose landscapes such as prominences near water from which parkland can be viewed that fit patterns laid down deep in human history on the savannas of East Africa. Wilson (1992) points out that people crowd national parks to experience natural landscapes, and ‘‘travel long distances to stroll along the seashore, for reasons they can’t put into words’’. According to Wilson (1984), the biophilic instinct emerges, often unconsciously, in our cognition, emotions, art, and ethics, and unfolds ‘‘in the predictable fantasies and responses of individuals from early childhood onward. It cascades into repetitive patterns of culture across most or all societies’... (click title to read more)


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The Origins of Ecopsychology

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REMEMBERING ECOPSYCHOLOGY’S ORIGINS: A CHRONICLE OF MEETINGS, CONVERSATIONS, AND SIGNIFICANT PUBLICATIONS
by Mark A. Schroll, Ph.D.
Antioch-McGregor University, Ohio

 

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sustainability audio - The long view radio Thinking Out Loud wuml (UMass Lowell)

September 29, 2011
Sustainability Thought-Leader John Ehrenfeld


Renowned sustainability thought-leader John Ehrenfeld joins host Bryan Sheehan to share his thought-provoking ideas on the definition of sustainability, designing products and processes to truly achieve sustainability rather than just reduce unsustainability - and why we must do both, and the importance of focusing more on \'being\' than on \'having,\' in order to achieve true sustainability.

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An interview with MIT Professor Emeritus John Ehrenfeld, who delivers brilliant insight and puts forth a vision of "flourishing" as it pertains to a sustainable future for all beings on the planet.

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