Celebrating the Solstice in the Symbiocene Ancient cultures the world-over celebrated the summer and winter solstices. December the 21st 2020, because of Covid-19, there will be a virtual gathering around Stonehenge in the UK to celebrate the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, for the Northern Hemisphere. Pagans feasted and marked the solstice … Continue reading Neohenges
"Soliphilia" is the love of the totality of our place relationships, and a willingness to accept the political responsibility for protecting and conserving them at all scales. The concept has its origins in the French solidaire (interdependent) and the Latin solidus (solid or whole), and, the love of one's fellow citizens and neighbors implied by the Greek … Continue reading Soliphilia
I have created the meme of the Symbiocene as a counter to the age of solastalgia within the Anthropocene. The Symbiocene offers the prospect of deep mitigation of the causes of global warming and species extinction. The foundations of this idea can be found in my essay Exiting the Anthropocene and Entering the Symbiocene In … Continue reading Generation Symbiocene and Deep Mitigation
Perhaps one of the initial important tasks of the discipline of sumbiology is to complete the critique of Anthropocene category mistakes. In particular, the concept of the “environment” must be removed from our thinking. However, another concept that must be critiqued is the concept of “ecology” and the related idea of an “ecosystem”. A sumbiology-based … Continue reading Ecology is a Problem!
In what I hope will be a relatively short period of time (perhaps decades), there will be a point in human social development where almost every element of human culture, habitat and technology will be seamlessly re-integrated back into life cycles and processes. In order to get to that preferred state of living, I suggest … Continue reading Symbiocene Principles
The generations produced by the Boomers, and now, their own children (Gens X, Y and Z), are labelled as vague, directionless tribes in the Anthropocene, but now is their time in history to unite and fight for a cause that is without peer … themselves and their own future. In Australia, in late 2018, the … Continue reading Generation Symbiocene (Gen S)
From Earth Emotions (2019) I take it as axiomatic that symbiosis is foundational to life at all levels and that symbiogenesis is at least as important as natural selection in the evolution of life on Earth. In the era after the Anthropocene, the Symbiocene, the physical and mental health of humans will be vitally connected … Continue reading Health and Generation 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
In the Symbiocene, music will represent the sonic re-integration of humans with the rest of life and life forces. Such music will not be a repetition of Classical music but a new synthesis within the Harmonia Mundi where sumbiophonic music of the ecophony, the somaphony, the cosmophony and the androphony will combine and merge in … Continue reading Symbiocene Music
Terraphthora (earth destroyer) (tera for ra) (Terra, from the Latin “earth”, the Greek φθορά (phthorá) or “destruction”). Terranascia (earth creator) (tera nas cia) (Terra, from the Latin “earth” and the Latin nātūra, “to be born”). The conflict between terraphthora and terranascia is now global. Terraphthorans are now destroying the earth within the Anthropocene. Terranascient humans will live symbiotically with the rest of life in the Symbiocene.