The Voice Of The Earth: An Exploration of Ecopsychology by Theodore RoszakThe Voice Of The Earth: An Exploration of Ecopsychology by Theodore Roszak

The Voice Of The Earth: An Exploration of Ecopsychology

byTheodore Roszak

Paperback | May 1, 2003

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What is the bond between the human psyche and the living planet that nurtured us, and all of life, into existence? What is the link between our own mental health and the health of the greater biosphere? In this "bold, ambitious, philosophical essay" (Publishers Weekly), historian and cultural critic Roszak explores the relationships between psychology, ecology, and new scientific insights into systems in nature. Drawing on our understanding of the evolutionary, self-organizing universe, Roszak illuminates our rootedness in the greater web of life and explores the relationship between our own sanity and the larger-than-human world. The Voice of the Earth seeks to bridge the centuries-old split between the psychological and the ecological with a paradigm which sees the needs of the planet and the needs of the person as a continuum. The Earth’s cry for rescue from the punishing weight of the industrial system we have created is our own cry for a scale and quality of life that will free us to become whole and healthy. This second edition contains a new afterword by the author.
Theodore Roszak (Berkeley, California) is professor of history at California State University, Hayward. He is the author of several bestselling books, including The Making of a Counterculture, Where the Wasteland Ends, The Gendered Atom and other works of nonfiction, and a prize-winning novel, The Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein. A f...
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Title:The Voice Of The Earth: An Exploration of EcopsychologyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:1 pages, 9.02 × 6.14 × 1.06 inShipping dimensions:9.02 × 6.14 × 1.06 inPublished:May 1, 2003Publisher:Red Wheel/WeiserLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1890482803

ISBN - 13:9781890482800

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"Powerful, compelling, extraordinary. Roszak’s message is one that must take hold of human civilization today if we are to avoid the collision with nature that we are so rapidly and recklessly speeding towards. We need urgently to heal our relationship with our life-giving planet and feel deeply the intimate connection with nature Roszak so beautifully describes." (Al Gore)"The Voice of the Earth is a bold work, nothing less than a psychoanalysis of civilization, one that looks at the psychological underpinnings of our ecological crisis. Roszak is trying to do for our relationship with the Earth what Freud did for our relationships with each other." (Lester R. Brown, president, World Watch Institute)"Ever since he established the term ’counterculture’ in the late sixties, Theodore Roszak has been one of the keenest observers and most articulate interpreters of contemporary cultural, philosophical, and scientific trends. The Voice of the Earth is essential reading for all people concerned with the fate of the Earth." (Fritjof Capra, author of The Tao of Physics)