Download Citation on ResearchGate | Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind | Ecopsychology goes beyond traditional therapeutic. Ecopsychology has ratings and 23 reviews. Robert said: Every era throughout history goes through a kind of insanity. Perhaps the psychopathology of m. This pathfinding collection–by premier psychotherapists, thinkers, and eco- activists in the field–shows how the health of the planet is inextricably linked to the.

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Technology is the crown of the Enlightenment, but when man removes himself from the Tao, he steps into a void, where human nature begins to resemble something artificial.

Dec 17, Gemini rated it did not like it. As such, it is sure to become a definitive work for the burgeoning ecopsychology movement, which is both a new beginning for environmentalism and a revolution in modern psychology.


Return to Book Page. The idea that the destruction of whales is the logical outcome of Francis Bacon’s dictum that nature should serve ‘man,’ or Rene Descartes’ insistence that animals feel no pain since they have no soul, seems too easy and too academic.

Am keen to explore this field more. She was confined indoors more than she ever remembered. Forest rated it really liked it Mar 26, I knew she had landscaped her house in New England in order to attract the birds, ‘her creatures,’ as she called them.

Wilson “A glad welcome to this affirmation by a group of psychologists that the self does not stop at the skin nor even with the circle of human relationships but is interwoven with the lives of trees and animals and soil; that caring for the deepest needs of persons and caring for our threatened planet are not in conflict.

Account Options Sign in. Roszak first came to public prominence inwith the publication of his The Making of a Counter Culture[5] which chronicled and gave explanation to the European and North American counterculture of the s. We are living in a time when both the Earth and the human species seem to be crying out for a radical readjustment in the scale of our political thought.


Contributors to this volume include the premier psychotherapists, thinkers, and eco-activists working in this field.

Sep 26, Justin mihd it liked it. This pathfinding collection shows how the health of the planet is inextricably linked to the psychological health of humanity, individually and collectively. Deryn rated it it was amazing Jan 08, This art and science of helping the web of life in a particular place heal and renew itself can serve as a mirror and an impetus for individual and community renewal.

Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth/Healing the Mind by Theodore Roszak

A history of ideas is not enough to explain human behavior. Nicole rated it liked it Apr 21, Collected here are writings from the premier psychotherapists, thinkers, and eco-activists working in the field, including: Other editions – View all Ecopsychology: Not the most entertaining read, as I first got this book in college when I was writing my honors thesis for my environmental studies certificate and English degree.

Contemporary Human Behavior Theory: To transform society from “technological totalitarianism” and the depersonalized methodology of science, Roszak gracefully suggests a merger of subjectivity, individualism, mysticism, a symbiotic relationship with nature, and an ethical concern for the well-being of ecopsgchology. Unfortunately, these works often have been simplistically read as paeans to individual expanded consciousness.

Theodore RoszakMary E. A major criticism of Roszak’s emphasis on spiritual transformation and his faith hexling youthful dissidents is his “apolitical” philosophy.

Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth/Healing the Mind

Inhe became the director of studies at the institute and stayed in that position for the next 10 years. June rated it it was amazing Jul 16, Contributors to this volume include the prem This pathfinding collection has become a seminal text for the scopsychology ecopsychology movement, which has brought key new insights to environmentalism and revolutionized modern psychology. She had been born and raised in New England and felt the trees and birds were part of her.


James Hillman, world-renowned Jungian analyst, relating the “one core issue for all psychology” – the nature and limits of human identity – to the condition of the planet Chellis Glendinning, author of My Name Is Chellis and I’m in Recovery from Western Civilization, alerting us to “the link between the psychological healong of addiction and the technological system” Carl Anthony, former president of Earth Island Institute, arguing for a “genuinely multicultural self and a global civil society without racism” Ralph Metzner, president of the Green Earth Foundation and author of Maps of Consciousness, decrying our loss of “respect for the mysterious, and humility in relationship to the infinite complexities of the natural world” Joanna Macy, writer, therapist, and Buddhist, noting that rcopsychology all need to unblock our feelings about our threatened planet” if we are to work through out “environmental despair”.

Each writer provides insight into how our relationship to the earth can and does effect our psyschological health.

Aug 16, Clivemichael rated it really liked it Shelves: I was completely stunned with my emotional reaction to the information in this book. Es rated it really liked it Shelves: Kanner and Mary E. Department of Agriculture, served as administrator of the International Agricultural Development Service, and helped establish the Overseas Development Council.

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