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Earthbodies: Rediscovering Our Planetary Senses Paperback – July 1, 2002


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  • Paperback: 282 pages
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press (July 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0791454185
  • ISBN-13: 978-0791454183
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,030,259 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Earthbodies describes how our bodies are open circuits to a sensual magic and planetary care that when closed off leads to disastrous detours, such as illness, "dis-ease," and toxicity. In doing so, it answers a variety of questions. Can we understand our bodies without understanding how they are part of a rhythmic flow with the rest of the planet? Will we ever overcome the stress of time speeding toward our death as long as we see time as a separate dimension? How can we decide how to treat the animals around us when we fail to realize the nature of our kinship with them? Without hearing the voices of the earth, rocks, and ocean waves, how can we dialogue with the planet or understand ourselves? Why are we so fascinated with film versions of nightmarish ghouls and vampires? How can celebrities impact more on our lives than our own families? What kind of human connection can we expect from the Internet? How is it that some of our adolescent boys shoot down their schoolmates? Despite our apparent cynicism, is our culture overly sentimental? What kind of ethics would help us find a moral way to achieve an inclusive global community and cherish the environment? --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Glen A. Mazis is Professor of Humanities and Philosophy at Soka University and Associate Professor of Humanities and Philosophy at Penn State at Harrisburg. He is the author of Emotion and Embodiment: Fragile Ontology and The Trickster, Magician & Grieving Man: Reconnecting Men With Earth. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Glen Mazis was born in south New Jersey and grew up in New York City. He has a Ph. D. in philosophy from Yale university and has taught philosophy and interdisciplinary humanities for decades (L.S.U., Univ. of Illinois, No. KY Univ., Wesleyan Univ., St. Lawrence Univ., Soka Univ. and Penn State Harrisburg). He is also a poet, concerned about the planet, loves animals and the natural world, and seeks to live peacefully. He feels that the world of philosophy and poetry should come more into contact. Each needs the other to become vivid and robust--to help us see deeper into the pond of our lives. His work is about also bringing us back to embodiment--not the body as object, reviled or worshipped, but as being on the same level as the rest of the myriad beings on the planet and in glorious, sometimes exhilarating and sometimes painful, interchange and overlap.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By B. Tollz on February 27, 2009
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I have slowly been reading this book--slowly because it is to be savored like a poem. Many people are now writing about the connection between earth and body, but what i like about this book is that it does not feel abstract but often takes one into the experience itself. I highly recommend it for those seeking to deepen their connection to self and earth.
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