Mind determines language, language determines mind. Giving subjectivity to the dynamic processes that created us seems to be one way to move away from an anthropocentric world view/cosmology into a biocentric world view/cosmology.
Language exists to give voice to myriad sensitivities of the human mind, heart, soul – experience. New sensitivities activate the creation of new words, new language.
I was impressed with the language used in the summary and description of this NASA Earth Science Picture of the Day post for November 13, 2010 entitled “Impossible Problem Solved: the Shelled Egg”. Here’s the link: https://epod.usra.edu/blog/2010/11/impossible-problem-solved-the-shelled-egg.html It gives subjectivity to evolution, fish and amphibians, terrestrial reptiles, etc. I can feel the difference the subjective language made to my physical body as I integrated the new information.
It also describes one of life’s many challenges: how to keep gametes and zygotes moist and viable on dry(-ish) land.
A Glossary of Words and Phrases, both Reinvented and New, to Help Amplify the Emerging Ecozoic era
local mind (BS)
Ecozoic era (TB w/BS)
Earth jurisprudence (TB)
Coiner of the word or phrase
(BS) = Brian Swimme
(TB) = Thomas Berry