A very good introduction to ecopsychology: Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind eds Theodore Roszak, Mary Gomes & Alan Kanner. Sierra Club Books 1995
Keepers of the Earth by Jeannette Armstrong
Walking With Bears: An Ecopsychological Study of Timothy (Dexter) Treadwell by Conesa-Sevilla, J. (2008). The Trumpeter, 24, 1, 136-150.
Articles by Leslie Gray on shamanism and ecopsychology.
Oedipus and Ecopsychology – Parts One and Two by Mimi Hilson Katzenbach
Joanna Macy’s website has some excerpts from her books on The Work that Reconnects.
Cosmic Walk: Awakening the Ecological Self by Hilary Prentice
A New Climate for Psychotherapy by Rosemary Randall
Thinking Like a Mountain: Towards a Council of All Beings. John Seed, Joanna Macy, Pat Fleming, Arne Naess. New Society, 1988. (Text of entire book online)
Mary Watkins ‘From Individualism to the Interdependent Self; Changing the Paradigm of the Self in Psychotherapy’. Watkins M Psychological Perspectives 27 p52 – 69, 1992.
The Elephant in the Room by Patrick Whitefield
Peters, Roderick The Eagle and the Serpent (1987) Journal of Analytical Psychology; 32, pp 359-381. (An excellent paper, sadly not online)
Ideas for Practice
Coming Back to Life. Joanna Macy and Molly Young Brown. Excellent handbook for group process. Also see Joanna Macy’s website
See John Seed’s Website, go to Deep Ecology and you will find a variety of ideas for processes, books, articles etc.
Nature-Guided Therapy – brief integrative strategies for health and wellbeing. George Burns Brunner/Mazel 1998.
Some ecopsychology texts
These books appear in order of date:
The Edge of the Sacred: Jung, Psyche, Earth. Tacey, David 2009 Daimon Verlag.
C.G.Jung and the Sioux Traditions: Dreams, Visions, Nature and the Primitive. Vine Deloria. Spring Journal Pub 2009.
Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind Eds Buzzel and Chalquist. Sierra Club Books. 2009
Out of the Shadow: Ecopsychology, Story and Encounters with the Land. Rinda West Univ Virginia Press 2008.
Living in the Borderland: The Evolution of Consciousness and the Challenge of Healing Trauma. Jerome Bernstein Routledge 2006. (See www.borderlanders.com)
Psyche and Nature Parts 1 and 2 of Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture. New Orleans, Louisiana, Fall 2006
Making Place Making Self. Inger Birkeland Ashgate Books, 2005.
Last child in the woods: saving our children from nature-deficit disorder. Richard Louv Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2005.
The Earth has a Soul: The Nature Writings of C.G.Jung. Meredith Sabini (Ed) North Atlantic Books 2002.
The Healing Fields. Jenny Grut London: Frances Lincoln, 2002. Written by a therapist about her work with asylum seekers and refugees on allotments in London, UK.
Radical Ecopsychology: Psychology in the Service of Life. Andy Fisher State Univ NY Press 2001.
Nature and Psyche: Radical Environmentalism and the Politics of Subjectivity. David Kidner New York Press 2001.
The Love of Nature and the End of the World: The Unspoken Dimensions of Environmental Concern. Shierry Weber Nicholsen MIT Press, 2001.
The Other Side of Eden. Hugh Brody. North Point Press, 2001.
The Great Work: Our Way into the Future. Thomas Berry Random House, 1999.
Sight and Sensibility: The Ecopsychology of Perception. Laura Sewell NY: Penguin Putnam, 1999
Healing Gardens; Therapeutic Benefits and Design Recommendations. Clare Cooper Marcus and Marni Barnes. Wiley and Sons, 1998
Women Who Run with the Wolves: Contacting the Power of the Wild Woman. Clarissa Pinkola Estes Rider, 1998
The Forsaken Garden. Four Conversations on the deep meaning of environmental illness. Nancy Ryley. 1998. (with Laurens van der Post, Marion Woodman, Ross Woodman, and Thomas Berry) Quest Books, Wheaton Illinois.
The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World. David Abram. Random House 1997.
The Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas that have shaped western thinking. Richard Tarnas 1996
Ecological Psychology: Healing the Split between Planet and Self. Deborah DuNann Winter Harper and Collins. 1996 (Now published as: The Psychology of Environmental Problems. D. DuNann Winter & SusanKoger. Erlbaum Assoc. 2004)
The Lens of Deep Ecology. Pain for the World, Systems Theory, and finding our Power to Make a Difference. Chris Johnstone. Institute of Deep Ecology, UK 1994.
My name is Chellis and I’m in recovery from western civilization Chellis Glendinning. Boston: Shambhala Books, 1994
We’ve Had a Hundred Years of Psychotherapy and the World is Getting Worse. James Hillman & Michael Ventura. Harper, 1993
Earth Tales. Alida Gersie Green Print, 1992. (On story telling: sadly out of print)
Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit Daniel Quinn Bantam Books, 1992. A highly imaginative book written as a dialogue, gorilla teaching a human about history.
World as Lover, World as Self Joanna Macy. Parallax Press 1991
The Myth of the Goddess: Evolution of an Image Anne Baring and Jules Cashford Penguin 1991. Breathtaking history of the image of the goddess.
The Rebirth of Nature: The Greening of Science and God . Rupert Sheldrake Century 1990
Towards a Transpersonal Ecology. Warwick Fox. Shambala Pub 1990
Woman and Nature. Susan Griffin The Women’s Press, 1984
A Testament to the Wilderness Ten Essays from The Wilderness Congress in 1983 Ed C.A. Meier (Jungian Analyst) The Lapis Press 1985
Nature and Madness Paul Shepard Univ Georgia Press, 1982
The Eagle and the Serpent. Peters, Roderick. Journal of Analytical Psychology 1987; 32, pp 359-381.
Why is the Self Empty? Cushman P American Psychologist, 40(5) 599-611, 1990
Why psychology is mute about the Environmental Crisis. Environmental Ethics. David Kidner Vol16 Winter 1994, p 359 – 376
Wilderness Practice/Rites of Passage
The Book of the Vision Quest: Personal Transformation in the Wilderness. Steven Foster and Meredith Little. Prentice Hall, 1987.
Soulcraft: Crossing into the mysteries of Nature and Psyche. Bill Plotkin. New World Library 2003.
Nature and the Human Soul. Bill Plotkin. New World Library 2008.
The Ecology of Adventure – Masters Thesis Dave Key (extensive bibliography)
An Exploration of Wilderness Effects: A Phenomenological Inquiry Scott Taylor (good bibliography)
Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh Helena Norberg-Hodge Sierra Club Books, 1992. This book provides not only an intimate look at Ladakh’s traditional culture, but also an unflinching description of the psychological, social, and environmental costs of modernisation.
Of Water and the Spirit. Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman. Malidoma Some. Penguin/Arkana 1995
The Way of Wyrd Brian Bates Hay House UK 2004
Naturecure Richard Mabey Beautifully written piece of autobiography describing Richard Mabey’s breakdown and recovery through nature and imagination.
Prodigal Summer Barbara Kingsolver 2000, Harper Collins
By Lindsay Clarke: Chymical Wedding; Parsival and the Stone from Heaven; Alice’s Masque.
Check out other websites for reading: www.ecopsychology.org.uk