Category Archives: Psychoterratica

The ‘Sum’ of Everything

I think we need a new ‘discipline’. One that takes into account the way the world actually works. I call this new discipline Sumbiology (from the Greek sumbios = living together, ology = a branch of learning and knowledge). Sumbiology … Continue reading

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Sumbiocriticism

A form of social, cultural and literary criticism that evaluates all forms of creative endeavour from the perspective of their awareness of: The degree of interconnectedness between the social world and the biological and ecological systems that support it The need … Continue reading

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Memerosity and The New Mourning

I suggest that the ‘new mourning’ contains the emergent elements of detailed knowledge of causality, anthropogenic culpability and enhanced empathy for the non-human (Albrecht 2016-7). The etymological origins of the word ‘mourning’ come from the Greek language, memeros related to … Continue reading

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Terraphthora and Terranascia

I have created a typology of psyche-earth emotions and feelings that have been developed by scholars in this transdisciplinary field and by me since 2003. I see the full range of these psychoterratic emotions as sitting between the extremes of … Continue reading

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The Ghedeist

The spirit or force which holds things together, a feeling of interconnectedness in life between the self and other beings (human and non-human) and their gathering together to live within shared Earth places and spaces. It is a feeling of … Continue reading

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Sumbiocentric and Sumbiocentrism

  As opposed to being anthropocentric or human-centred, to be sumbiocentric means that one is taking into account the harmony of interests in the total environment. The aim is to maximise ‘unity-in-diversity’ and to hold that state of affairs for … Continue reading

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Sumbiology

Sumbiology is the study of humans ‘living together’ with the totality of life. Sumbiologists study life-supporting relationships between people, other biota, ecosystems and bio-physical systems at places from the local to global scales. Their goal is to understand the dynamics … Continue reading

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