Thursday, 15 November 2012

Terraphthora and Terranascia

The whole of the psychoterratic drama can be circumscribed within the poles of :

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 drama between terraphthora and terranascia is now on! In all walks of life we can now evaluate what is going on, what are the motivations of people and what actions lead to one type of outcome or another?

Come on ye artists, craftists, dramatists, songwriters, musicians, composers, poets, novelists, filmmakers, , singers and rappers. Now is the time to line up ... what side are you on?

Perhaps academics and policy makers could also tune into this new language for and of the Earth.

Trebbe Johnson, Lily Yeh, and Glenn Albrecht Discuss Solastalgia November 14, 2012

November 14, 2012
Summary: Ecological degradation can strongly effect our emotions. How can we react to the negative feelings that arise when a favorite place is impacted by mining, logging, or pollution? Author Trebbe Johnson joined us to discuss her essay “Gaze Even Here,” published in Orion's November/December 2012 issue, and shared her thoughts on how to retain a love of place during such times. She was joined by an expert panel including artist/activist Lily Yeh and Australian philosopher Glenn Albrecht, who coined the psychological term 'solastalgia,' which describes this phenomenon of ecological sadness.
Author: Orion

Tuesday, 13 November 2012


 An ecobiography is the discovery of the seminal influences on your life from an environmental perspective. 
Who were the people in your life that tuned you into nature and life? 
What special places profoundly affected the way your personality was shaped?

The inner landscape of the mind is shaped by the outer landscape.

See if you can construct your own ecobiography and share it with others.