This paper explores factors that contribute to the ecological crisis of the contemporary time, including philosophical, psychological, and spiritual beliefs that have contributed to the current situation. Recognition is paid to the role of reductionist Cartesian thought and centuries of attempted separation from nature. Contributions of Jungian, post-Jungian, depth, and transpersonal scholars fortify an understanding of the subtle perceptual shifts for change to become possible. Recognition of humanity’s interconnectivity with all life is proposed as a key factor in building motivation toward becoming agents of change, concluding with a call for co-created praxis toward regeneration of connection to life in all its forms.
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Palamos, K. (2016). Nature, human ecopsychological consciousness and the evolution of paradigm change in the face of current ecological crisis. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 35 (2). Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.ciis.edu/ijts-transpersonalstudies/vol35/iss2/10