During my research for my dissertation I encountered the work of the pre-Socratic philosopher, Empedocles. “Pre-Socratic” means that he lived before the time of Socrates, who appears to be a widely recognized as a philosopher of ancient Greece. Socrates lived between the years of 370 and 399 BCE. Empedocles lived from 490-430 BCE, so he […]
How we lost touch with soul.
Before the “how” let’s consider the “when”. Also, let me point out that I am aware that I am speaking predominantly about those of us who grew up in the western world of thought. (When I think of “Western” world I often contemplate the idea that the concept of “west” implies some other place that […]
Defining Soul. Part 2
The following is taken from my dissertation titled “Tending Aging Souls Through Connection with the Natural World: A Depth-ecopsychological Study” (Bridge, 2018). Soul In order to tend the aging soul, we must have an understanding of what is meant by the word soul. It is a word that is often used and yet seldom […]