Endemophilia

The particular love of that which is locally and regionally distinctive as felt by the people of that place. Endemophilia is derived from the English word, ‘endemic’, is based on the French word, endémique and has the Greek roots, endēmia (a dwelling in) and endemos (native in the people) and philia (love of). The positive psychoterratic emotion of endemophilia can be … Continue reading Endemophilia

Emergent Sumbioregional Identity

  Extract from Earth Emotions: From what I have outlined above, human identity for all; males, females and LBGI+, has become a place of dangerous contradictions, with globalization destroying the planet while locking people into psychic instability, toxic jobs, structural unemployment, under-employment, addictive consumption and deep inequality. Control and influence over our emotions in such … Continue reading Emergent Sumbioregional Identity

The Importance of Language: “the expansion of my language means the expansion of my world”.

If “the limits of my language … mean the limits of my world”, as the early Wittgenstein once argued, then our current language has impoverished both humans and the nature it supposedly describes. I am a scientific realist, yet I acknowledge the power of language and narratives in creating the zeitgeist, through which humans interpret … Continue reading The Importance of Language: “the expansion of my language means the expansion of my world”.

Sumbioregionalism

  Human identity for all; males, females and LBGI+, has become a place of dangerous contradictions, with globalisation destroying the planet while locking people into psychic instability, toxic jobs, structural unemployment, addictive consumption and deep inequality. Control and influence over our emotions in such a context has become a battleground. Tribalism is built into our … Continue reading Sumbioregionalism

Glossary of New Words for a New World (WordPress Links).

Corrumpalism Ecoagnosy Endemophilia Eutierria Ghedeist Ghehds Global dread Mermerosity Meteoranxiety Psychoterratic Solastalgia Soliphilia Sumbiography Sumbiocentrc  Sumbiocentrism Sumbiocracy, Sumbiocriticism Sumboikos Sumbiovore, Sumbiotarian, Sumbioculture Sumbiology Sumbiologist Sumbiophilia Sumbiopolis Sumbiosic, Sumbiosic development, sumbiosity Symbiocene (The) Sumbioism, Symbioist Symbioment symbiomimicry Terranascia, Terraphthora, Terrafurie Tierracide Terraliben Tierratrauma Topoaversion Topophobia Topopinia Tinpany

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 … Continue reading The Psychoterratic Typology

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 … Continue reading Solastalgia in the Anthropocene and the Ghedeist in the Symbiocene