Dark green religion : nature spirituality and the planetary by Bron Taylor
By Bron Taylor
"In this paintings, Bron Taylor examines the evolution of "green religions" in North the US and past: non secular practices that carry nature as sacred and feature in lots of situations changed conventional religions. Tracing quite a lot of teams - radical environmental activists, lifestyle-focused bioregionalists, surfers, new-agers considering "ecopsychology," and teams that carry medical narratives as sacred - Taylor addresses a vital theoretical query: How can environmentally orientated, spiritually prompted members and routine be understood as spiritual whilst a lot of them reject spiritual and supernatural worldviews?" "The "dark" of the name extra expands this concept via emphasizing the intensity of believers' ardour and likewise suggesting a possible shadow facet: along with uplifting and encouraging, such faith may lie to, lie to, or often times precipitate violence. This ebook offers a world journey of the golf green spiritual phenomenon, allowing readers to judge its world wide emergence and to evaluate its function in a severely vital non secular revolution."--Jacket. Read more...
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I have never found a more forthcoming statement by Snyder about his actual animistic experience. As with others, he has also made statements that cohere with more than one type of dark green religion, in his case, with Gaian Spirituality. Since religion is defined as much by what is dismissed as by what is endorsed, recognizing Snyder’s criticisms of monotheistic religions further illustrates his worldview. Reflecting on the metaphysics of interconnection, for example, Snyder commented: Interrelatedness is a common-sense observation.
4 What distinguished Snyder and fellow poets Michael McClure and Kenneth Rexroth from the rest of the beat movement was a deep sensitivity to nature and a perception of its sacredness and intrinsic value, making Snyder and kindred spirits excellent exemplars of dark green religion. 5 These included the possibility of animistic perception and the promotion of the green social philosophy known as bioregionalism, which seeks to decentralize political decision-making processes so that, as much as practical, they take place within the contours of specific ecological regions.
If the biota, in the course of aeons, has built something we like but do not understand, then who but a fool would discard seemingly useless parts? 56 DARK GREEN RELIGION 35 Meine also noted both Leopold’s lifelong reticence to speak about his spirituality and how he was much more forthcoming in his final published book about his affective connections to nature and the ethics that flowed from them. Meine recorded that late in Leopold’s life he was pressed by his youngest daughter about his religious beliefs.