Category: Earth Emotions

Sumbioregionalism

  Human identity for all; males, females and LBGI+, has become a place of dangerous contradictions, with globalisation destroying the planet while locking people into psychic instability, toxic jobs, structural unemployment, addictive consumption and deep inequality. Control and influence over our emotions in such a context has become a battleground. Tribalism is built into our

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Psychoterratic and Somaterratic health and dis-ease.

Despite the importance of connections between environmental health and human health (physical and mental) in many cultures, we have very few concepts in English that address environmentally-induced mental distress and physical illness. In order to rectify that deficiency, I have created two new diagnostic categories: psychoterratic and somaterratic health and illness. These make the connection

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An Allegory of Two Caves

Plato’s Cave. The 5th century BC philosopher Plato, in his book The Republic, tells the story of the famous Allegory of the Cave. The allegory is a conceptual device to help the reader see the distinction between appearance and reality. In the story, prisoners in the cave see only the shadow shapes of real objects

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Vitality and the Ghedeist

Vitality requires something more than renewal, restoration, resilience, sustainability and regeneration. All these terms can inadvertently or deliberately be used to reproduce qualities and properties that are undesirable. Vitality, as a life force (elan vital) is eternally creative and it will always seek new ways of regaining health. I have given this idea a new

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Naming Unnamed Emotions and Feelings

Endemophilia: The love of the locally and regionally distinctive, as felt by the people of that place. [From the French endémique plus Greek roots, endēmia (a dwelling in), endēmos (native in the people) and philia (love of)]. Eutierria: A oneness with the earth and its life forces where the boundaries between self and the rest of nature are obliterated and a

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Generation Symbiocene (Gen S)

The generations produced by the Boomers, and now, their own children (Gens X, Y and Z), are labelled as vague, directionless tribes in the Anthropocene, but now is their time in history to unite and fight for a cause that is without peer … themselves and their own future. In Australia, in late 2018, the

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Communication in the Symbiocene

The many positive attributes of Generation Symbiocene, centred on high levels of education and technological sophistication, enable them to communicate with each and every Symbiocene inspired movement worldwide. Similar communications systems to the ones now being used in Western contexts can also be transferred to developing contexts. This can be done without the need for

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The Psychoterratic Typology

The Psychoterratic Typology (see Glossary) Negative Emotions Origin Positive Emotions Origin Biophobia Kellert & Wilson 1995 Biophilia Wilson 1984 Ecoagnosy Albrecht 2017 Ecoliteracy Orr 1991 Ecoamnesia Kahn 1999 Sumbiophilia Albrecht 2018 Ecoanxiety Leff 1990 Eutierria Albrecht 2010 Ecocide Galston 1970s Terraliben Albrecht 2018 Eco-Necrophilia Fromm 1965 Biophilia Fromm 1965 Ecoparalysis Rees 2007 Soliphilia Albrecht 2009 Ecophobia

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Topoaversion

(topos = place), (aversion = 1590–1600;   Latin āversiōn-  (stem of āversiō ), equivalent to āvers ( us ) turned away ( see averse) + -iōn- -ion) [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/aversion] The feeling that you do not wish to return to a place that you once loved and enjoyed when you know that it has been irrevocably changed

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