Category: Psychoterratica

Ghehds

While it might seem counterproductive, the extension of ‘rights’ to non-humans, including landscape elements, in an effort to bring them into the circle of human ethico-legal protection, will also not be in the spirit of the sumbios and the Symbiocene. This is because ‘rights’ have their origin in exploitative and manipulative modes of human decision-making

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Health and Generation Symbiocene

I take it as axiomatic that symbiosis is foundational to life at all levels and that symbiogenesis is at least as important as natural selection in the evolution of life on Earth. In the era after the Anthropocene, the Symbiocene, the physical and mental health of humans will be vitally connected to health in symbiotically structured

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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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Growth in The Sumboikos

My work is pro-growth. However, it is not pro-parasitic or terraphthoric growth which is tierracide (Earth murder). It is the negation of the above and its replacement with a form of growth that is consistent with symbiosis, a foundation of life on Earth as we know it. Terranascient growth is good and we need as

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The Symbioment

 At both the microscopic scale and the macroscopic, life has no ‘environment’, if the environment is defined as that which is outside of or surrounds our life. The term the ‘environment’ makes no sense. Our human life is interrelated and engaged in maintaining a constant balance between the micro (microbiomes), the meso (coherent bodies) and

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Ecoagnosy

Ecoagnosy: ignorance of ecology (agnosy is a synonym for ignorance) As each subsequent generation separates from nature and life there is a gulf opening that Kahn has called “environmental generational amnesia” (Kahn 1999, after Pyle 1976). With such limited experience of nature to pass onto the next generation, each generation accepts as the ‘norm’ an

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Solastalgia in the Anthropocene and the Ghedeist in the Symbiocene

  Abstract The Anthropocene epoch is based on the evidence of dominance of human affairs over all natural processes at a planetary scale. It is also characterised by countless biocidal catastrophes worldwide with mass bee death by insecticides just one that has received world-wide attention. Those sensitive to the scope and scale of these insults

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Terrafurie = Earth Anger

A neologism created to adequately describe the extreme anger unleashed within those who can clearly see the self-destructive tendencies in the current forms of industrial-technological society, but feel unable to change the direction of such tierracide and ecocide. The anger is directed at challenging the status quo in both intellectual and socio-political terms. It is

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Directionality Theory: Neo-Organicism and Dialectical Complexity  

Glenn Albrecht (Draft 12/4/2000)  Published in Democracy and Nature Vol. 6, Number 3, November 2000. pp. 401-422. For some light reading on life, love and complexity. Abstract In this paper I shall examine the evolution of directionality theory expressed as organicist, dialectical approaches to the nature of reality and conclude with an assessment of its

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