This essay was developed as a handout for classes and workshops in Personal Wisdom entitled "Loving Wisdom: Living Wisely and Fully" and "Getting It Together." It is a short, concise outline of the main features of Deep Ecology. A much longer article that investigates Deep Ecology and its major players its early formation in the 1970s-90s can be found in Chapter 3 of my dissertation, Performance, Religious Imagination, and the Play of the Land in the Study of Deep Ecology and Its Practices, a pdf of which can be found on my Writings page.
The Council of All Beings: Origins and Innovations of a “Re-Earthing” Ritual
This article, also excerpted and derived from my dissertation, is a thick description of Council of All Beings workshop I attended in 2000 as part of the research for my dissertation. "Thick description," is a term introduced in 1949 by Gilbert Ryle, which was developed into an ethnographic methodology by Clifford Geertz. the Performance Hermeneutical approach that I utilize in these writings makes use of thick description in describing the subjective and objective experiences of a participant-observer.
Embodying Nature: An Experience in Deep Ecology with Anna Halprin and Ken Otter
This article, also adapted and derived from my dissertation, is a thickly descriptive recounting of a four-day workshop co-sponsored by the Institute for Deep Ecology and the Tamalpa Institute that I attended in 1998 that was followed by the annual Planetary Dance.