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By Ernest Callenbach

A singular portraying a destiny ecologically sustainable society positioned in what was once previously the states of Washington, Oregon, and northern California. it's a hopeful imaginative and prescient of what commercial society needs to turn into whether it is to outlive, offered in news-story and diary access varieties. Callenbach offers us a vibrant, complete, optimistic imaginative and prescient of what the earth's destiny may appear like, if those that care approximately sustainability had a say. hugely resourceful, this much-loved e-book is even as blessedly all the way down to earth. approximately 1000000 copies were bought in 9 languages.

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The first stage involves using exercises to evoke the dreadful social and ecological realities of our times. People are supported to feel their pain for the world in a group setting and to cathartically express formerly blocked emotions. This expressive process sets the ground for the second stage, in which participants come to realize that just as there is pain in being interconnected with others, so too is there synergy and power. ”55 The third and final stage is called “empowerment,” in which participants experience their personal power, broaden their vision of what is possible, and acquire skills for social change work.

The whole is indeed greater than the sum of the parts. To conclude this section I therefore want to evoke a sense of this whole project by briefly tracing some of the interrelationships among the tasks that stand out for me—an exercise that might also help the reader to digest the large volume of material I have already introduced. indd 23 09/11/12 2:39 PM 24 The Project of Ecopsychology Part of the psychological task, first of all, is to utterly dispel the illusion that we are somehow exempt from membership in the natural world and to overcome the delusion that we could ever be sane while alienated from our own earthiness, from the bodily ground we share with the twigs and mice.

Rather it is instilled and provoked by the sensorial field itself, induced by the tensions and participations between the human body and the animate earth. The invisible shapes of smells, rhythms of cricketsong, and the movement of shadows all, in a sense, provide the subtle body of our thoughts. . By acknowledging such links between the inner, psychological world and the perceptual terrain that surrounds us, we begin to turn inside-out, loosening the psyche from its confinement within a strictly human sphere, freeing sentience to return to the visible world that contains us.

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