Voice of the Earth

An Exploration of Ecopsychology


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376 Pages


6 x 9


Trade Paperback

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  • Author Theodore Roszak

    Ted Roszak is Professor of History at California State University, Hayward. He is the author of several bestselling books, including The Making of a Counterculture, The Voice of the Earth, and a prizewinning novel, The Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein. A Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, he has twice been nominated for the National Book Award and twice earned Goldman Environmental Foundation Grants. He lives in Berkeley, California.

What is the bond between the human psyche and the living planet that nurtured us, and all of life, into existence? What is the link between our own mental health and the health of the greater biosphere? In this “bold, ambitious, philosophical essay” (Publishers Weekly), historian and cultural critic Roszak explores the relationships between psychology, ecology, and new scientific insights into systems in nature. Drawing on our understanding of the evolutionary, selforganizing universe, Roszak illuminates our rootedness in the greater web of life and explores the relationship between our own sanity and the largerthanhuman world. The Voice of the Earth seeks to bridge the centuriesold split between the psychological and the ecological with a paradigm which sees the needs of the planet and the needs of the person as a continuum. The Earth’s cry for rescue from the punishing weight of the industrial system we have created is our own cry for a scale and quality of life that will free us to become whole and healthy. This second edition contains a new afterword by the author.
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