By Bron Taylor
"In this paintings, Bron Taylor examines the evolution of "green religions" in North the USA and past: religious practices that carry nature as sacred and feature in lots of situations changed conventional religions. Tracing a variety of teams - radical environmental activists, lifestyle-focused bioregionalists, surfers, new-agers concerned about "ecopsychology," and teams that carry clinical narratives as sacred - Taylor addresses a crucial theoretical query: How can environmentally orientated, spiritually prompted members and hobbies be understood as spiritual whilst a lot of them reject spiritual and supernatural worldviews?" "The "dark" of the identify extra expands this concept via emphasizing the intensity of believers' ardour and likewise suggesting a possible shadow aspect: along with uplifting and encouraging, such faith may lie to, misinform, or on occasion precipitate violence. This e-book offers a world journey of the golf green spiritual phenomenon, allowing readers to guage its around the world emergence and to evaluate its function in a seriously very important non secular revolution."--Jacket. Read more...
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Reflecting on this and my DARK GREEN RELIGION 19 follow-up question about what animist perception was like, Snyder answered: It’s not that animals come up and say something in English in your ear. You know, it’s that things come into your mind. . Most people think that everything that comes into their mind is their own, their own mind, that it comes from within. . ” . . I have a poem about magpie giving me a song [“Magpie’s Song”]. Snyder ended this reflection saying this was just one example.
At the same time, with regard to his holistic view of ecological systems and of the universe as a whole, Leopold’s perceptions seem to reflect Gaian Naturalism. So does his metaphorical suggestion that the mountain has its own point of view. His holism was deeply grounded in a naturalistic understanding of the processes by which the universe and biotic evolution unfolded. Like others involved in dark green religion, Leopold also had an activist side; in 1935 he was one of seven prominent cofounders of the Wilderness Society, an organization whose mission is itself an expression of the idea that nature has intrinsic value.
We know now what was unknown to all the preceding caravan of generations: that men are only fellow-voyagers with other creatures in the odyssey of evolution. This new knowledge should have given us . . a sense of kinship with fellow-creatures; a wish to live and let live; a sense of wonder over . . ”46 In Leopold’s perceptions we see the main elements of dark green religion: a critique of Abrahamic religion and a feeling that all species have a right to be here, a sense of belonging and connection to nature, and a consecration of the evolutionary story.
Dark green religion : nature spirituality and the planetary future by Bron Taylor