How might we psychologize, mythologize, and storytell our way toward inclusive, Earth-honoring, and enjoyable kinds of community? That is the question I ask every day.
It is not enough to know what we’re against. There’s so much of it around—greed, racism, sexism, global warming, warfare, political and religious corruption, toxic products, suffering animals, you name it—that identifying what’s harmful is easy. Look out the window.
What’s harder, but helpful, is to imagine and find examples of what we are for: peace, justice, clean soils and skies, happy animals, a healthy planet. To share stories about what we dream toward. From stories and dreams come reflections, plans, actions, evaluations, more stories…
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Home is where you are now. It’s worth reflecting on that. How well do you know the place you occupy? Its history, ecology, geology, climate, traditions, social systems, and local lore? Do you feel like you belong there?
Writings offers a selection on myth, psyche, nature, place, the humanities, and current events, all arranged by topic areas. Some of it is quite serious, and some of it is irreverent. There are also links to my books.
Enchantivism collects resources for encouraging profound and lasting cultural change through inspiration and storytelling. There is a free kit downloadable there to get you started right away.
Terrania looks at Earthrise as a modern mythic image, and at terrapsychology as the study of our largely unconscious relations with the places we inhabit (and that inhabit us). “Terrania” is the mythic-sounding name for the kind of just, beautiful, and enchanted world I would like to live in.
About contains a bit about me, including my professional background and the seminars and workshops I currently offer.
Facebook takes you to my public page, where I post articles, images, events, and occasional announcements. The page is open.
Immanence is the site of our journal of applied mythology, legend, and folktale. The site includes a blog, an online store, and other interesting items. If you’re interested in writing an article for us, have a look at our Submission Guidelines.
The Declaration of Enchantment offers a series of propositions about why the capacity for being inspired and uplifted is a basic human right.
— H.G. Wells