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Deep Ecology is rooted in a perception of reality

that goes beyond the scientific framework

to an intuitive awareness of the oneness of all life,

the interdependence of its multiple manifestations

and its cycles of change and transformation.


When the concept of the human spirit

is understood in this sense,

its mode of consciousness

in which the individual feels connected

to the cosmos as a whole,

it becomes clear that ecological awareness is truly spiritual.


Indeed the idea of the individual being linked to the cosmos

is expressed in the Latin root of the word religion,

religare (to bind strongly),

as well as the Sanskrit yoga,

which means union.


Fritjof Capra, Turning Point, 1982


Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014