Spiritual sustenance, naturally.

Ecstatic Naturalism

Just learned about the First International Congress on Ecstatic Naturalism, at Drew University on April 1 & 2, 2011. Very tempting.

From the conference website:

An ecstatic naturalism is a perspective that seeks to move toward an aesthetic phenomenology of nature’s “sacred folds”—special centers of numinous meaning and power that may be found throughout nature, where “nature” may be understood to mean an encompassing reality that has no other, there is no referent “for” nature nor any outside “to” nature.

I recently started reading Robert S. Corrington’s book Nature’s Religion, to learn more about his concept of “sacred folds.”  If you’ve read the book, please leave me a comment with your opinion of it (or of any of his other books), or leave a note about your own experience(s) with “sacred folds.”

Another quote from the conference page:

Corrington probes into the correlation of psychosemiotics with the psychoanalytic theories of Freud, Rank, Jung, Reich, and Kristeva wherein the human unconscious shows itself to be the multiform gateway to the vast underconscious of nature.

Wow.

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