chapter  17
Wounded healer/wounded earth: the wound is in me/I am in the wound
Pages 6

What wounds of “mind and spirit” are made visible through our assaults upon ecosystems? In 1972, analyst Harold Searles wrote that “Mankind is collectively reacting to the real and urgent danger from environmental pollution much as does the psychotically depressed patient bent upon suicide by self-neglect” (Searles 1972, p. 234). What is the relationship between my story of a family ghost and his suicide and my haunted sensitivity to the environmental crisis?