Category Archives: Psychology

The Separation from More-than-human Nature

This is an article I wrote back in 1999, so the references are a bit dated.  I feel it is still a useful review of the literature up until then. To most ecopsychologists, the existence of a human-nature disconnection in … Continue reading

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Nature Rx

This says it all: http://www.nature-rx.org/

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This Changes Everything and ecopsychology

“We accept it as normal that people who have never been on the land and have no history or connection to the country may legally secure the right to come in and by the nature of their enterprises leave in … Continue reading

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Spiritual Ecology — of cashiers and birds and other beings

In the supermarket, I am barely paying attention to the woman passing my purchases under the scanner. As she recites here formula, “Did you find everything you want?” it is clear she is barely paying attention to me. Our minds … Continue reading

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What I talk about when I talk about Nature

My title is spun off from a fascinating book, What I Talk about when I Talk about Running by Haruki Murakami. He modelled his title on a collection of short stories, What We Talk about when We talk about Love … Continue reading

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From family values to religion, politics, and ecology

There are, then, two kinds of family values, the communist values of natural families, based on love and mutual caring; and the hierarchical values of traditional families, based on voices from the past. In Western culture these are mostly patriarchal … Continue reading

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Family Values 2: Hierarchy

As described in the last message, most families operate much of the time on the communist principle of “from each according to their ability, to each according to their need.” Coming from a place of love and mutual support, family … Continue reading

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