20–21) This is a lovely vision that resonates with much activity currently associated with ecopsychology—activity ... Thus, a practical, creative side is inherent in the ecopsychological mission.6 Although ecopsychology may in this ...

Author: Peter H. Kahn

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262017862

Category: Nature

Page: 345

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We need nature for our physical and psychological well-being. Our actions reflectthis when we turn to beloved pets for companionship, vacation in spots of natural splendor, or spendhours working in the garden. Yet we are also a technological species and have been since wefashioned tools out of stone. Thus one of this century's central challenges is to embrace ourkinship with a more-than-human world -- "our totemic self" -- and integrate that kinship with ourscientific culture and technological selves. This book takes on that challengeand proposes a reenvisioned ecopsychology. Contributors consider such topics as the innate tendencyfor people to bond with local place; a meaningful nature language; the epidemiological evidence forthe health benefits of nature interaction; the theory and practice of ecotherapy; Gaia theory;ecovillages; the neuroscience of perceiving natural beauty; and sacred geography. Taken together,the essays offer a vision for human flourishing and for a more grounded and realistic environmentalpsychology. The hardcover edition does not include a dust jacket.

Radical Ecopsychology

In a critical sense, then, ecopsychology is for me an effort to understand the social links between these two areas of violence, between the violation we recognize as the ecological crisis and the violation we recognize in human ...

Author: Andy Fisher

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9780791488928

Category: Psychology

Page: 329

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Shows the psychological roots of our ecological crisis.

Radical Ecopsychology Second Edition

Doherty also noted the “explicitly therapeutic focus” of first-generation ecopsychology and its offering of critiques of mainstream psychology while bringing to light certain “perspectives and practices underrepresented in mainstream, ...

Author: Andy Fisher

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438444765

Category: Nature

Page: 385

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Expanded new edition of a classic examination of the psychological roots of our ecological crisis.

Ecopsychology Phenomenology and the Environment

For example, Fisher (2002) saw ecopsychology as an evolving project for radical change toward serving the whole of life through psychology, philosophy, critical theory, and healing practices. Ecopsychologists call for a shift in ...

Author: Douglas A. Vakoch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461496199

Category: Psychology

Page: 265

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This book seeks to confront an apparent contradiction: that while we are constantly attending to environmental issues, we seem to be woefully out of touch with nature. The goal of Ecopsychology, Phenomenology and the Environment is to foster an enhanced awareness of nature that can lead us to new ways of relating to the environment, ultimately yielding more sustainable patterns of living. This volume is different from other books in the rapidly growing field of ecopsychology in its emphasis on phenomenological approaches, building on the work of phenomenological psychologists such as Maurice Merleau-Ponty. This focus on phenomenological methodologies for articulating our direct experience of nature serves as a critical complement to the usual methodologies of environmental and conservation psychologists, who have emphasized quantitative research. Moreover, Ecopsychology, Phenomenology and the Environment is distinctive insofar as chapters by phenomenologically-sophisticated ecopsychologists are complemented by chapters written by phenomenological researchers of environmental issues with backgrounds in philosophy and geology, providing a breadth and depth of perspective not found in other works written exclusively by psychologists.

Jung and Ecopsychology

The four volumes of The Dairy Farmer's Guide to the Universe offer a comprehensive presentation ofJungian ecopsychology. Volume 1, lung and Ecopsychology, examines the evolution of the Western dysfunctional relationship with the ...

Author: Dennis L. Merritt

Publisher: Fisher King Press

ISBN: 9781926715421

Category: Psychology

Page: 228

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This volume examines the evolution of the Western dysfunctional relationship with the environment, explores the theoretical framework and concepts of Jungian ecopsychology, and describes how it could be applied to psychotherapy, our educational system, and our relationship with indigenous people.

Hermes Ecopsychology and Complexity Theory

The four volumes of The Dairy Farmer's Guide to the Universe offer a comprehensive presentation of Jungian ecopsychology. Volume 1, Jung and Ecopsychology, examines the evolution of the Western dysfunctional relationship with the ...

Author: Dennis L. Merritt

Publisher: Fisher King Press

ISBN: 9781926715445

Category: Psychology

Page: 228

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"Who ever does not shy away from dangers of the most profound depths and the newest pathways, which Hermes is always prepared to open, may follow and reach, whether as scholar, commentator, or philosopher, a greater find and a more certain possession.”—Karl Kerenyi An exegesis of the myth of Hermes stealing Apollo's cattle and the story of Hephaestus trapping Aphrodite and Ares in the act are used in The Dairy Farmer's Guide to the Universe Volume III to set a mythic foundation for Jungian ecopsychology. Hermes, Ecopsychology, and Complexity Theory illustrates Hermes as the archetypal link to our bodies, sexuality, the phallus, the feminine, and the earth. Hermes' wand is presented as a symbol for ecopsychology. The appendices of this volume develop the argument for the application of complexity theory to key Jungian concepts, displacing classical Jungian constructs problematic to the scientific and academic community. Hermes is described as the god of ecopsychology and complexity theory. The front cover image is from a photo taken by the author of detail on an Attic Greek calyx krater by Euxitheos (potter) and Euphronios (painter) ca. 515 BCE. The gap between the horn-like extensions atop Hermes’ staff highlight his domain—the exchange and interactive field between things, as between people, consciousness and the unconscious, body and mind, and humans and nature.

Ecopsychology Advances from the Intersection of Psychology and Environmental Protection 2 volumes

Other ecopsychologists are suggesting that as well as these issues, pollution and other environmentally damaging behaviors are signs of psychological distress and despair, symbols of widespread individual and cultural depression, ...

Author: Darlyne G. Nemeth

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440831737

Category: Psychology

Page: 758

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This anthology is a two-volume work that focuses on our relationship with the Earth and our future, examining the crossover between psychology and environmental studies in the emerging fields of ecopsychology and environmental psychology. Addresses the "hot topic" of today: how psychology and environmental studies intersect in the fields of ecopsychology and environmental psychology Presents a breadth of perspectives from authors with various fields of expertise, from scientists to interventionists, conquerors to caretakers, political leaders to grassroots activists—all of whom are needed to effect change Utilizes the knowledge of contributors from the fields of psychology, science, humanitarianism, environmental studies, business, United Nations, law, and policymaking Addresses the facts, feelings, needs, and possibilities that must be considered when planning for the future since the psychology of environmental messaging is just as important as its geology Offers a range of solutions—based on research and real implementations of programs around the world—for preserving our planet and caring for our environment


Shamanic Counseling and Ecopsychology AN INTERVIEW WITH LESLIE GRAY Lifter a ESLIE GRAY is an ecopsychologist with unique qualificationsafter completing her doctoral training in psychology she went on to study for ten years with native ...

Author: Theodore Roszak

Publisher: Sierra Club Books for Children

ISBN: UOM:39015051505546

Category: Environmental psychology

Page: 376

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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 psychological health of humanity, individually and collectively. It is sure to become a definitive work for the ecopsychology movement. Forewords by Lester O. Brown and James Hillman.

Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

These and many other develop- ments – including the appearance of environmental psychology, environmental education, and ecofeminism – prepared the way for an explicit ecopsychology movement to finally surface in the early 1990s.

Author: Bron Taylor

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441122780

Category: Religion

Page: 992

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The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, originally published in 2005, is a landmark work in the burgeoning field of religion and nature. It covers a vast and interdisciplinary range of material, from thinkers to religious traditions and beyond, with clarity and style. Widely praised by reviewers and the recipient of two reference work awards since its publication (see, this new, more affordable version is a must-have book for anyone interested in the manifold and fascinating links between religion and nature, in all their many senses.


Sacred Land , Sacred Sex , Rapture of the Deep , Finn Hill Arts , 1988 . a The previous ten texts , in academic discussion are considered to be of considerable merit and interest to the field of ecopsychology . Almost all of these books ...

Author: Kevin Snorf


ISBN: UCSC:32106012289994

Category: Book collecting


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