Category Archives: Ecozoic Era

Human-human relations trump human-Earth relations?

Boy, oh boy, since the election of November 2016 and the inauguration in January 2017 it has been impossible for me to get a leg-up on things Ecozoic. I expend so much effort just trying to follow and understand the … Continue reading

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Earth Day and Earth Jurisprudence

Happy Earth Day 2016! I thought this was beautifully articulated today by The Gaia Foundation in London. What is Earth Jurisprudence? In response to the multiple eco-social crises we face today, cultural historian and Gaia patron, Thomas Berry, called for … Continue reading

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World Elephant Day – August 12

Let’s have a civilization that celebrates a different creature every day! Can you imagine – nothing but a constant world wide party as we dance and sing and celebrate ALL the creatures and their role in our Earth community. It … Continue reading

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Kumar at Resurgence Favors Ecozoic Over Anthropocene

Satish Kumar, Editor in Chief at Resurgence / Ecologist magazine of England, favors the word Ecozoic over Anthropocene to better describe our current moment. His cover story and editorial from Issue 279 • July/August 2013 is copied and linked below. Thank … Continue reading

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Feral – Searching for enchantment on the frontiers of rewilding

Editors Note: Yes, bring on the wolves and whales! A book by George Monbiot Published by Allen Lane, May 2013 The book introduces a radical new type of ‘hands-off’ nature conservation called Rewilding, and takes the reader on George’s own … Continue reading

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Twelve Principles for Understanding the Universe and the Role of the Human in the Universe Process

by Thomas Berry 1. The universe, the solar system, and the planet Earth in themselves and in their evolutionary emergence constitute for the human community the primary revelation of that mystery whence all things came into being. 2. The universe … Continue reading

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The Historical Mission of Our Time is… – Seven Phrases One Sentence

The historical mission of our time is to… • reinvent the human at the species level • with critical reflection • within the community of life systems • in a time-developmental context • by means of story • and shared … Continue reading

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Determining Features of the Ecozoic Era

The Determining Features of the Ecozoic Era By Thomas Berry 1. Earth is a communion of subjects not a collection of objects. 2. Earth exists and can survive only in its integral functioning. It cannot survive in fragments any more … Continue reading

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