The Voice of the Earth: An Exploration of Ecopsychology

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Red Wheel/Weiser, 1 janv. 2001 - 377 pages
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What is the bond between the human psyche and the living planet that nurtured us, and all of life, into existence? What is the link between our own mental health and the health of the greater biosphere? In this "bold, ambitious, philosophical essay" (Publishers Weekly), historian and cultural critic Roszak explores the relationships between psychology, ecology, and new scientific insights into systems in nature. Drawing on our understanding of the evolutionary, self-organizing universe, Roszak illuminates our rootedness in the greater web of life and explores the relationship between our own sanity and the larger-than-human world. The Voice of the Earth seeks to bridge the centuries-old split between the psychological and the ecological with a paradigm which sees the needs of the planet and the needs of the person as a continuum. The Earth's cry for rescue from the punishing weight of the industrial system we have created is our own cry for a scale and quality of life that will free us to become whole and healthy. This second edition contains a new afterword by the author.
 

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Arguably, the leading Author, since its publication, on the relationship of human mind and human behavior with Earth's ecosystems (the natural environment). Consulter l'avis complet

THE VOICE OF THE EARTH

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Repeatedly, in this scholarly survey of cultural history, Roszak (History/California State Univ.; Flicker, 1991, etc.) evokes a back-to-nature philosophy, contrasting the rational philosophy of the ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

Preface EcoPSVCHOLOGYA RECONNAISSANCE
13
MODERN PSYCHOLOGY IN SEARCH OF ITS SOUL
48
A SPECULATIVE
74
COSMOLOGY
97
THE SEARCH FOR GAIA
136
WHERE GOD USED TO
160
THE MEANING OF OMEGA
182
ECOLOGY
213
NARCISSISM REVISITED
263
TOWARD AN ECOLOGICAL EGO
282
ATTENDING THE PLANET
306
Epilogue ECOPSYCHOLOGYTHE PRINCIPLES
319
Appendix GOD AND COSMOLOGY
333
Notes
347
Bibliography
363
Index
369

THE MORAL EQUIVALENT
247

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À propos de l'auteur (2001)

Theodore Roszak is the author of The Making of a Counterculture, Where the Wasteland Ends, The Gendered Atom, and other works of nonfiction. His novels include Flicker and The Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein, which is currently being made into a motion picture. Roszak lives in Berkeley and is professor of history at California State University, Hayward. A Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, he has twice been nominated for the National Book Award.

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