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Growing Roots of the Psyche

Posted by Lacey Ingrao on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, In : EcoPsychology 

Excerpt from Growing Roots of the Psyche, Ecological Issues

Defining Terms: Industrial agriculture refers to agricultural operations that are so large that mechanization, intense irrigation, and/or utilization of commercial fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides are necessary to ensure optimal yields and overall plant health with in a mono-agricultural system. Ecology is the study of interrelationships between organisms and their environment. Sustainability refers to acquiring and maintaining...


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Living Today in a Western World

Posted by Lacey Ingrao on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, In : EcoPsychology 

Excerpt from Living Today in a Western World

Ecopsychology formulates a non-dualistic connection between nature and personal identity and this connection flows from the unconscious psyche to a conscious level of cognition which provides a basis for healing. To understand this reality as being a part of an individual’s identity is to understand the “SELF”, inclusively. 

Many of our ancestors and indigenous cultures may consider the concepts of ecopsychology, simply, a way of life. Observat...


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My Solo

Posted by Lacey Ingrao on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, In : EcoPsychology 

Excerpt from Wilderness Experience: Beyond Linguistic Measure June, 2011

The Solo

“At the time I did not realize I was seeking death. That is, I was not seeking to die, but to reap the fruit of death, to reenter the womb of things, the matrix of unknowing, and to be born anew, severed from old distractions and limitation, to induce, by sheer force of will, Self-transformation” (Foster & Little, 1992). 

As we gathered the next morning around the threshold circle we were asked to step into the...


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Edible Landscapes for Wellness

Posted by Lacey Ingrao on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, In : EcoPsychology 
Edible Landscapes: An Ecotherapeutic Practice for Wellness and Empowerment. 
resources/Edible Landscapes.pdf

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