New Language

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:   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