Experiential - Dragon Dreaming approach developed by the...

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Experiential Drawing upon the Buddhist tradition is the work of Joanna Macy . Macy, working as an anti-nuclear activist in the USA, found that one of the major impediments confronting the activists' cause was the presence of unresolved emotions of despair, grief, sorrow, anger and rage. The denial of these emotions led to apathy and disempowerment. We may have intellectual understanding of our interconnectedness, but our culture, experiential deep ecologists like John Seed argue, robs us of emotional and visceral experience of that interconnectedness which we had as small children, but which has been socialised out of us by a highly anthropocentric alienating culture. Through "Despair and Empowerment Work" and more recently "The Work that Reconnects", Macy and others have been taking Experiential Deep Ecology into many countries including especially the USA, Europe (particularly Britain and Germany), Russia and Australia.
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Unformatted text preview: Dragon Dreaming approach developed by the Gaia Foundation of Australia for organisation and project planning is based upon experiential deep ecology. [ edit ] Philosophical Spinoza and deep ecology Arne Nss , who first wrote about the idea of deep ecology, from the early days of developing this outlook conceived Spinoza as a philosophical source. [14] Others have followed Naess' inquiry, including Eccy de Jonge, in Spinoza and Deep Ecology: Challenging Traditional Approaches to Environmentalism , and Brenden MacDonald, in Spinoza, Deep Ecology, and Human DiversityRealization of Eco-Literacies One of the topical centres of inquiry connecting Spinoza to Deep Ecology is "self-realization." See Arne Naess in The Shallow and the Deep, Long-Range Ecology movement and Spinoza and the Deep Ecology Movement for discussion on the role of Spinoza's conception of self-realization and its link to deep ecology....
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