Ecopsychology and Indigenous Cosmology
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Ecopsychology and Indigenous Cosmology book
Secularism has disregarded the sacredness of the earth by viewing it as an object to be used and abused. All indigenous cultures have believed that the earth is animated and alive with spiritual powers. It is difficult for us to take on these ancient beliefs, given that our consciousness has been conditioned by rationality and reason. We cannot turn back to the ancient past and disregard what science has taught us. But ironically science and psychology are making inroads into the reanimation of the world. Having deprived the earth of its spirit, these disciplines are moving to make the earth sacred again, by showing that the world is a holographic cosmos and a communion of subjects rather than a collection of objects. By understanding indigenous cosmology through the lens of Jungian psychology we can build a bridge between ancient and modern, sacred and profane.