Deep ecology proposes that underlying all of the symptoms of the environmental crisis is the illusion of separation between humans and the rest of the natural world.
Arne Naess, professor of philosophy at Oslo University who coined the term “deep ecology”, called for “community therapies” to move us from merely ecological ideas to “ecological identity".
The experiential deep ecology processes created by Joanna, Macy, John Seed and others are such community therapies, synchronous with the ceremonies and rituals used by all indigenous societies to honour “all our relations” and allow us to experience a profound felt sense of connection to the living Earth.
The work is based on the principle that we will not solve the systemic environmental crises of our time unless we heal ourselves from the myth of separation from nature and reconnect at a visceral level to the web of life.
In 2023 we are continuing to direct proceeds from Deep Ecology and Work that Reconnects workshops towards campaigns and forest frontlines in Ecuador, New South Wales and Tasmania.
See below for upcoming events!
FOR DEEP ECOLOGY WRITINGS AND VIDEOS GO TO: rainforestinfo.org.au/deep-eco/welcome.htm
EVENTS with JOHN SEED - 2023
Also visit this page for all past and future events facilitated by John Seed
JAN 13-15 DEEP ECOLOGY with John Seed, Central Coast NSW with Anna Greer & Karin Raven Steininger
FEB 3-5 DEEP ECOLOGY with John Seed in Melbourne with Rahme Etai & Tanya Hawkes
FEB 10-12 DEEP ECOLOGY with John Seed, Bruny Island, Tasmania with Liz Downes
FEB 17-19 DEEP ECOLOGY with John Seed, Bruny Island, Tasmania with Liz Downes & Ronny Hickel
MAR 17-19 DEEP ECOLOGY with John Seed, Canberra with Genna Ward & Patrick Anderson
APRIL 14-16 DEEP ECOLOGY with John Seed & friends, Kyogle
MAY 19-21 DEEP ECOLOGY with John Seed, Crystal Waters, Sunshine Coast Qld. with Robin Clayfield & Carl Broman
MAY 26-28 DEEP ECOLOGY with John Seed in Melbourne with Katrina Roburg and Michael Norton
JUNE 9-11 DEEP ECOLOGY with John Seed, Darwin with Shar Molloy
AUG 18-20 DEEP ECOLOGY with John Seed, Narara Ecovillage, Central Coast. With Carly Walker-Smith & Allison Tsao
SEPT 1-3 DEEP ECOLOGY with John Seed, Melbourne. With Michael Barticel & Harry Bassett
OCT 13-15 DEEP ECOLOGY with John Seed & friends, Kyogle
NOV 17-19 DEEP ECOLOGY with John Seed, Bruny Island, Tasmania with Dave Reynolds & Meike van Elten
DEC 1-3 DEEP ECOLOGY with John Seed & friends, Melbourne
FEB 2024 DEEP ECOLOGY with John Seed, Bruny Island, Tasmania
Photo taken at Deep Ecology Immersion facilitated by Skye, Miraz and John Seed near Melbourne, 2021.
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Picture taken at Deep Ecology Immersion facilitated by Skye, Miraz and John Seed near Melbourne, April 2022