Ecopsychology : Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind

Ecopsychology : Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind

by Theodore Roszak
     
 

ISBN-10: 0871564068

ISBN-13: 9780871564061

Pub. Date: 01/28/1995

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

This pathfinding collection shows how the health of the planet is inextricably linked to the psychological health of humanity, individually and collectively. 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. Collected here are writings

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This pathfinding collection shows how the health of the planet is inextricably linked to the psychological health of humanity, individually and collectively. 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. Collected here are writings from the premier psychotherapists, thinkers, and eco-activists working in the field, including: 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 process 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 "we all need to unblock our feelings about our threatened planet" if we are to work through out "environmental despair"

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871564061
Publisher:
Counterpoint Press
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Pages:
366
Sales rank:
660,935
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Ecopsychology and the Environmental Revolution: An Environmental Foreword
A Psyche the Size of the Earth: A Psychological Foreword
Where Psyche Meets Gaia1
Nature and Madness21
Technology, Trauma, and the Wild41
The Psychopathology of the Human-Nature Relationship55
Are We Happy Yet?68
The All-Consuming Self77
Jungian Psychology and the World Unconscious92
The Ecopsychology of Child Development101
The Rape of the Well-Maidens: Feminist Psychology and the Environmental Crisis111
The Wilderness Effect and Ecopsychology122
The Ecology of Grief136
Therapy for a Dying Planet149
When the Earth Hurts, Who Responds?156
Shamanic Counseling and Ecopsychology172
The Way of Wilderness183
The Skill of Ecological Perception201
Ecological Groundedness in Gestalt Therapy216
Restoring Habitats, Communities, and Souls224
Working Through Environmental Despair240
Ecopsychology and the Deconstruction of Whiteness263
The Politics of Species Arrogance279
The Spirit of the Goddess288
The Ecology of Magic301
Keepers of the Earth316
Suggested Readings325
The Contributors335

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