Learn why rocks are animate matter rather than inert, why kids lose their connection with nature, and why Van Gough tapped into ecological consciousness!
We are covering chapter 3 of David Abram's book Becoming Animal this week. The chapter is titled "Wood and Stone" David Abram Quotes from the video:
"Such a lesson amounts to a denial of much of the child's felt experience, and commonly precipitates a rupture between her speaking self and the rest of her sensitive and sentient body. Yet the pain of this rupture is quickly forgotten by the speaking self. There are more than enough discoveries and distractions to offset the trauma of this self-estrangement, since accepting and abiding by this odd lesson unlocks the gate to the curious universe that all the grown-ups appear to inhabit."