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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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The Spiral Progression: Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis

Written by Carl Golden August 23, 2011 The Elan Vital (or life force) is ancient and evergreen — perennially emerging within the spiraling evolutionary progression of life and culture. Although it is primordial, it was first given cultural expression in ancient Animism. … 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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