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 […]Read More An Allegory of Two Caves
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 […]Read More Naming Unnamed Emotions and Feelings
The meaning of life comes with an understanding that it is not the isolated property of a single, independent organism, but a shared property, the ‘biocomunen‘ (life sharing), between multiple organisms all coordinating their actions to support each other toward the end of reproduction, staying healthy and remaining alive. In reproduction, the biocomunen continues. Holobionts […]Read More The Meaning of Life
Biocomunen: The shared property of life within multiple organisms. To hold life in common with other organisms. To be a holobiont. From bios = life and comunen = to have common dealings with. (Middle English, from Old French communer, to make common, share (from commun, common)).Read More Biocomunen
The origins of the word ‘war’ have meanings connected to states of confusion and being ‘mixed-up’. Many humans are now at war with the environment they inhabit. They are also fighting fellow humans who desire the ongoing conservation of a ‘green’ world. There are now two huge tribes opposing one another in this discombobulated world, […]Read More World War Three and Green Muscle.
In what I hope will be a relatively short period of time (perhaps decades), there will be a point in human social development where almost every element of human culture, habitat and technology will be seamlessly re-integrated back into life cycles and processes. In order to get to that preferred state of living, I suggest […]Read More Symbiocene Principles
The generations produced by the Boomers, and now, their own children, 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. The artistic tribes have already moved in this direction and I […]Read More Generation Symbiocene