Welcome to the virtual home of the Planetary Hospice Movement. Please note that I also blog at HEAL THE PLANET! and you can find me on FB at “Planetary Hospice.”
For a quick look at the model for Collective Climate Grief and a brief description of the theory underlying that model, and to appreciate it’s utility in facilitating social transformation through individual catharsis, please have a look at the amazing poster by Alejandro Anastasio which I presented at the Mind & Life Institute’s International Symposium last year:
You’ll find a link at the end of the bulleted items there to a more in-depth treatment of the model and theory in the paper which you can jump to here: Climate Catharsis.
If you are interested in my upcoming book, but cannot wait to see what it’s about, here are very brief but provocative synopses
CLIMATE SENSE: Changing the Way We Think & Feel About Our Climate in Crisis
- Ch. 1: The Banality of Climate Change
- Ch. 2: The End of Life as We Know It
- Ch. 3: Radical Interdependence: The Rise of a New World View
- Ch. 4: Climate Catharsis: Grieving the Loss of our Natural Selves
- Ch. 5: Healing Our Broken Hearts
- Ch. 6: The Great Awakening: Finding Redemption Through Natural Grieving
- Ch. 7: Healing Ourselves, Healing Earth
The ideas in this book were developed from a year’s worth of field research, development, and feedback on the introductory papers on the subject of ‘climate grief’ – leading up to the paper Climate Catharsis (supra):
For a more thorough update, in conversational form, about the collective climate grieving process, where we are in it, and how we can get in touch with it in a way that brings acceptance, joy and effective action, check out Jackson Foster’s Plantriotic podcast #27: Ecopsychology of Climate Change.
Here are a few of the more generous praises for Planetary Hospice: Rebirthing Planet Earth:
This brilliant and beautifully researched paper by Zhiwa Woodbury frames our work in a way that can release fresh understandings and energy.
~ Joanna Macy, Ph.D., author, eco-philosopher, etc!
I am so in awe of this stunning article on Planetary Hospice that has absolutely blown me away along with many others.
~ Carolyn Baker, Ph.D., author, radio host, blogger: “Speaking Truth to Power”
This is exactly the kind of brilliantly rendered language emerging from deeply resonant awareness that is needed to map a transformation in human collective intent NOW. So grateful!
~ Ann Kreilkamp, Ph.D., author, magazine founder and editor
Everything that I have been carrying in my heart you have put into words on the pages of Planetary Hospice. Your work is a powerful backdrop to awakening… to who we truly are… our real identity… a necessary backdrop.
~ Diane de Simone, author, researcher, poet
These are interesting times we inhabit, as the old Chinese curse says. It is imperative that we cultivate a compassionate response to the tumult that awaits us. We must transform this adversity into regenerating planet Earth. That means abandoning the illusion of separation and scientific materialism in favor of the reality of interdependent arising and spirituality.
We can do this. As soon as we gain critical mass, a catalyst will present itself, and we will take the quantum leap in collective consciousness that is being summoned by Mother Earth and our own true nature.
Abandon all doubt ye who enter here!