Ecosophy Society of Victoria

Ecosophy Society of Victoria

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Overview

This is a group for meeting and discussing the ideas of a philosophy that puts nature and our position within it as equals. With like minded people we intend to discuss not only with those that already live with this knowledge but also help spread the ideas of an Ecosophy with those who are new to the idea. That is the idea of a Ecological Philosophy. Hopefully at the end of the meetings you will come away with another point of view on how to live your life.

Ecosophy is the melding of ecology and humanity into a single cohesive philosophy on how to live your life in accordance with the natural world. That we are an integeral part of the ecosphere and not just an influence on it. We are nature in action. One of the most basic and prime acknowledgments of the the foundations of the universe and the world that we live within.

That we have the language that defines nature as something external, an ‘other’, man-kind is beyond its limits, is a blind spot that so many fall into. The opposite of this blind spot is something that can be taught and encouraged. It isn’t just for the sake of your own personal experience but this is an area that may just assist in the future direction of civilisation itself and allow it to thrive in a sustainable fashion.

We live in an interesting time. Over the last 300 years we have built a civilisation that has fueled its desires on the stored energy of a half billion years of solar energy in the form of fossil fuels. It has allowed us to go on a rampage of excess across the planet destroying flora and fauna indiscriminately and has given us the feeling that man kind is the ruler of the planet and that it will bend to our will. Nothing could be further from the truth. We got lucky, found the planets battery and have the hubris to see ourselves as gods in control of everything.

The idea that our actions not only matter to our survival but the survival of plants and animals beyond us is something that needs to be re-nurtured. To see people as not just a burden on the planet but in the position of benefiting all players.

Everyone's input and observation is welcome. There is no doctrines or set list of rituals/rules.

You may identify your self as any manner of different guises, Environmentalist, philosopher, Pagan etc. or none of the above. We do not judge and it is not a requirement – consider it just a nice little introduction point that can help start various conversations and give people an idea of the angle you approach ideas with.

While topics of a political nature will come up because of its impact on daily living, we do not have any predisposed position. We are not left/right/center but merely have a deep respect for the natural world around us.

There will be four meetings every year, one for each season. Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. These will be held on the first Saturday of each season. While celebrating physical events such as the equinox solstice would be more appropriate, the calendar is much easier for everyone to coordinate to and work with.

If you have any inquiries, information or just want to drop me an email, please contact me at jabjabs@fastmail.com.au

Meetings

To be advised. Will be starting in late 2020.

There are no fees associated with us in any fashion. This is a mere discussion group with very minimal overheads. There is also the issue of trying not to introduce any means of power over the direction of the group via monetary systems.

There is no code of conduct. Essentially just be respectful of each other. Originally there was a specified code of conduct but it has since been removed as it can be used as a tool of oppression more so than of liberation.

While there is not much to be done any help will be appreciated. If not brought up at the meetings, I can be contacted via my email. Jabjabs@fastmail.com.au

More about Ecosophy

The term was coined by the French post-structuralist philosopher and psychoanalyst Felix Guattari and the Norwegian father of deep ecology Arne Dekke Eide Næss.

"Without modifications to the social and material environment, there can be no change in mentalities. Here, we are in the presence of a circle th t leads me to postulate the necessity of founding an "ecosophy" that would link environmental ecology to social ecology and to mental ecology."

It is a combination of learning to live within the alance of nature and how to make active contributions to the environment.

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