Future Primitive

Shows re: ecopsychology


June 17th, 2012

Remembering the Wild

Peter H. Kahn, Jr. is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Director of the Human Interaction With Nature and Technological Systems (HINTS) Lab. The HINTS Lab seeks to address – from an ethical stance – two world trends that are powerfully reshaping human existence: (1) the degradation if not destruction of large parts of the natural world, and (2) unprecedented technological development, both in terms of its computational sophistication and pervasiveness. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1988. His publications have appeared in such journals as Child Development, Developmental Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction, and Journal of Systems Software, as well as in such proceedings as CHI, HRI, and Ubicomp. His most recent book is titled Technological Nature: Adaptation and the Future of Human Life (MIT Press, 2011). His other two books are The Human Relationship with Nature: Development and Culture (MIT Press, 1999) and Children and Nature: Psychological, Sociocultural, and Evolutionary Investigations (MIT Press, 2002, with Stephen Kellert). His research projects are currently being funded by the National Science Foundation.

faculty.washington.edu/pkahn

Peter speaks with Joanna about aliveness and connectedeness, technology and nature, inner/outer wildness, “environmental generational amnesia,” silence and perception…

Music: “Sygyt – Kargyraa” (from “Chöömej – Throat Singing From The Center Of Asia“) by Öpej Andrej

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June 8th, 2012

A Rite of Passage for Father and Son

an interview with Tim Ward

Tim Ward is an author, publisher, teacher, and traveler. He has written five books about his travels through Thailand, India, China, Tibet, Greece and Southern Europe, and most recently East Africa, among them: Savage Breast: One Man’s Search for the Goddess, What Buddha Never Taught, and Zombies on Kilimanjaro: A Father/Son Journey Above the Clouds. His stories have appeared in 13 anthologies, including Traveler’s Tales Best Travel Writing 2006, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Tim is also the publisher of Changemakers Books, an imprint of John Hunt Publishing, dedicated to books on personal and global transformation. Together with John Hunt, Tim wrote The Author’s Guide to Publishing and Marketing, a book to help new authors succeed. Tim also co-owns a global training business, Intermedia Communications Training, with his wife and business partner, Teresa Erickson. They teach scientists, economists and development experts how to communicate effectively.

www.zombiesonkilimanjaro.com

Tim speaks with Joanna about the alchemy of the feminine and masculine; “post-patriarchal masculine;” healing the father/son relationship; the light of the shadow; memes: the spread of ideas; truth and storytelling; the magic of stories, masculine rite of passage; mountain climbing as shamanic vision quest; crafting new, soul-awakening narratives; loving the paradox…

Music: “O papa” (from “Sinbad en Galicia“) by Emilio Cao

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January 14th, 2011

Psyche and Nature

an interview with Jeffrey Kiehl

Originally trained as a climate scientist (Ph.D. in the Atmospheric Sciences, climate change research for thirty years), Jeffrey Kiehl decided to return to school to get an M.A. in psychology from Regis University. He completed his analyst training with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and he is a Diplomate Analyst with both the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and the International Association of Analytical Psychology. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado and have also received training in Gestalt therapy. Jeffrey gives workshops & lectures on various topics, including: Personal Myth and the Lord of the Rings, The Life & Psychology of C.G. Jung, The Anima in the World, and Psyche & Nature.

www.jtkiehl.com

Jeffrey speaks with Joanna about depth psychology and Nature: the different ways of relating to Nature, the Lord of the Rings as a story of reconnection to nature, imagination and beauty as healing dimensions, and retrieving our relationship with the primal energies of Life.

Music: “Seven Ancient Glaciers” (from Three Organic Experiences) by Aglaia

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