Eutierria

  A positive feeling of oneness with the earth and its life forces where the boundaries between self and the rest of nature are obliterated and a deep sense of peace and connectedness pervades consciousness. (eu =good, tierra = earth, ia = suffix for member of a group of {positive psychoterratic} conditions). [Albrecht 2010] (Pronounced: … Continue reading Eutierria

Tierratrauma

That moment when you experience sudden and traumatic environmental change ... your favourite tree being cut down, your forest has just died of heat stress, a wild fire is consuming your landscape, the bulldozer is demolishing your loved streetscape or you witness an oil spill that smothers all life on ‘your’ beach. This is not … Continue reading Tierratrauma

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