Introduction

Introduction

Welcome to the companion website to my book, Gaia, Psyche and Deep Ecology: Navigating Climate Change in the Anthropocene (Routledge 2019). You can read a brief outline of the book and my professional background here.

The main rationale for the (read-only) blog on this page is to supplement and/or update the ideas and facts presented in my book as and when necessary, including links to especially pertinent articles, and to provide details of my related activities, e.g., conference presentations. I do not use proprietary social media such as Facebook and Twitter on principle, but can be found on LinkedIn. I can be contacted via email at author @ this domain name or via the contact form on my analytical practice website. If you email me from (another) ProtonMail account, messages are end-to-end encrypted.

You can find links and references to relevant resources here. I do not have a commercial relationship with any of them, nor do I endorse every opinion expressed, but on balance I strongly recommend them. This list will be periodically updated.

Finally, why “Irreducible World”? Obviously I needed a shorter URL than my book title! More significantly, however, it is inspired by another book, Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century, produced by the Esalen Center for Theory and Research. The rigorously substantiated central thesis therein—that the mental domain is not confined to the physical brain—is as radical as, and entirely compatible with, the content of my own book which has evolved independently over more than a decade.

“Irreducible” means not able to be reduced or simplified, so “Irreducible World” indicates that the challenge of the Anthropocene demands holistic engagement with both our inner world and the outer world, not piecemeal fixes applied to parts of one or the other.