General acceptance of the phrase, “the rights of nature”, could trigger a paradigm shift in Western consciousness, a shift from viewing nature instrumentally–as having value only for humans–to viewing nature as inherently valuable–as having value in its own right. And that could have profound consequences for human behavior and our impact on the more-than-human world.
Category: John Halstead, Latest Posts
Tags: blue rights, classical liberalism, community, green rights, individual, Natural Pagans, negative rights, personhood, persons, positive rights, red rights, rights, rights of nature, social contract theory, trees
It takes an artist’s eyes—or a lover’s—to really see. It takes a willingness to get our hands dirty, to get up close and personal with messy nature, and to use all of our senses. But most of all, it requires a willingness to be open to receiving, as well as perceiving—an openness to being “touched back” when we touch nature.
Category: intellect, John Halstead, Latest Posts, naturalistic pagan, The Naturalistic Pagan Toolbox
Tags: animism, David Abram, Martin Buber, naturalism, nature, perception, reciprocity, trees
This week we feature the work of Bryan Beard, the artist behind our new logo. From his imagination emerges a harmonious naturalism that captures the heart of HP.