Category Archives: Consciousness

Alienation, Neo-shamanism and Recovered Animism

  By Bruce Charlton Alienation It is one of the distinctive features of Western contemporary life that, while pleasures are widely available (albeit at a price), there is almost universally a sense of alienation. Alienation is the feeling that life … Continue reading

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Deep Ecopsychology

Ecopsychology is a profound and necessary intellectual development in Western consciousness.  It is profound because it is a formidable argument against the lamentable Cartesian dualism that has enthralled science, western philosophy and religion for far too long and at too dear … Continue reading

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Natural Philosophy and Spiritual Praxis Re-envisioned

Written by Carl Golden August 24, 2011 Over the last 35 years, I sought experiences, insight, knowledge, and wisdom to aid me in my own journey of maturation and discovery. Consequentially, my life became a gestation of religious, spiritual, psychological, … Continue reading

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THE CONSERVATION BIOLOGIST AS ZEN STUDENT

By Fred W. Allendorf Conservation Biology 11(5):1045-1046 To study the Way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be enlightened by all things. To be enlightened by … Continue reading

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Do Plants Have Consciousness?

By John Kehoe Last month on our way home to Vancouver from a tour of South Africa, we stopped off in Brazil for a vacation. We eventually found ourselves in a sleepy fishing village about an hour’s drive north of … Continue reading

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Deep Ecology

By Bron Taylor, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and Michael Zimmerman, Tulane University Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess (b. 1912) coined the term “Deep Ecology” in 1972 to express the ideas that nature has intrinsic value, namely, value apart from its usefulness … Continue reading

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The Conscious Web of Life

  BIOCENTRISM (by Robert Lanza & Bob Berman) The farther we peer into space, the more we realize that the nature of the universe cannot be understood fully by inspecting spiral galaxies or watching distant supernovas. It lies deeper. It … Continue reading

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