Category Archives: Psychology

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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Presence, Power, and the Planet

Presence, Power, and the Planet By Tom Yeomans Introduction Of all the practices that I have taught in the last twenty-five years to professionals and lay people who were interested in the spiritual dimension, the practice of presence has emerged … Continue reading

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Is There an Ecological Unconscious?

(Photo: Mountaintop Removal, West Virginia, USA) By DANIEL B. SMITH Published: January 27, 2010 in the New York Times About eight years ago, Glenn Albrecht began receiving frantic calls from residents of the Upper Hunter Valley, a 6,000-square-mile region in … Continue reading

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ECOPSYCHOLOGY: EIGHT PRINCIPLES

By Theodore Roszak In The Voice of the Earth: An Exploration of Ecopsychology, Theodore Roszak sought to formulate some general principles that might guide both environmentalists and therapists in their common project of defining a sane relationship to the world … Continue reading

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Encountering the Liminal: A Shamanic Space for Healing Self and Community

The following essay was delivered by me, Carl Golden, as a lecture at the Abundancia Feast at the Grange in Woodinville, WA, on February 22, 2012.   “Who are YOU?” asked the Caterpillar. This was not an encouraging opening for a … Continue reading

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The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, Ecopsychology, and the Crisis of Extinction: On Annihilating and Nurturing Other Beings, Relationships, and Ourselves

  By Will W. Adams Department of Psychology Duquesne University THE HUMANISTIC PSYCHOLOGIST, 34(2), 111–133, Copyright © 2006, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. Correspondence should be addressed to Will W. Adams, Department of Psychology, Duquesne University, 544 College Hall, Pittsburgh, PA … Continue reading

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THE NATURE OF SANITY

Author: Theodore Roszak Funny how psychiatrists are absolutely inspired when it comes to mapping sexual dysfunction, but fail to chart the strong emotional bond we have with the natural habitat. It’s time for an environmentally based definition of mental health. … Continue reading

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What Is Depth Psychology?

  By Craig Chalquist, M.S. Animae Mundi Colendae Gratia (“For the Sake of Tending the Soul of the World”) –school motto, Pacifica Graduate Institute Historically, depth psychology, from a German term (Tiefenpsychologie) coined by Eugen Bleuler, has come to refer … Continue reading

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Elk As Teacher

By Carl Golden March 16, 2006 Once upon a snow-covered mount in the front range of the Rockies (just outside of Boulder, Colorado), I followed the tracks of an Elk buck for half a day, and then lost them in … Continue reading

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New Mysteries: Seven Stages of Re-enchantment

By Hank Wesselman PhD. November 26th, 2010 My recent series of essays posted on sharedwisdom.com have been focused upon the growing interest in the New Mysteries that are taking form in the Western world once again, and with this in mind, … Continue reading

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