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Escaping	
  from	
  an	
  ideological	
  prison	
  
by	
  peeling	
  back	
  the	
  layers	
  of	
  psychic	
  
wallpaper	...
Do	
  we	
  believe	
  that	
  the	
  planet	
  
exists	
  to	
  be	
  exploited	
  by	
  humanity?	
  
2	
  ©	
  Julie	
 ...
 Anthropogenic	
  climate	
  change	
  	
  
one	
  of	
  many	
  results	
  of	
  the	
  
ideological	
  basis	
  of	
  th...
Exploring	
  an	
  ideology?	
  
Best	
  to	
  use	
  metaphor	
  
4	
  
©	
  Julie	
  James	
  2015	
  
	
  
To	
  find	
  the	
  promised	
  land	
  of	
  
ecological	
  sustainability	
  
5	
  ©	
  Julie	
  James	
  2015	
  	
  
We	
  need	
  to	
  	
  
From	
  an	
  ideological	
  prison	
  
6	
  
©	
  Julie	
  James	
  2015	
  
	
  
Is	
  it	
  a	
  physical	
  prison?	
  
From	
  .hMp://www.stockvault.net/photo/121527/barbed-­‐wire-­‐wall	
  
From	
  
...
Maybe	
  it	
  looks	
  more	
  like	
  a	
  rambling	
  
old	
  mansion	
  
8	
  ©	
  Julie	
  James	
  2015	
  	
  
Can	
  a	
  prison	
  have	
  unlocked	
  doors	
  and	
  
windows?	
  
9	
  
©	
  Julie	
  James	
  2015	
  
	
  
Only	
  if	
  the	
  openings	
  are	
  concealed	
  on	
  
the	
  inside	
  
By	
  covering	
  the	
  cracks	
  
With	
  ...
Psychic	
  wallpaper	
  is:	
  
•  ReflecXve	
  and	
  
•  The	
  background	
  depicts	
  a	
  world	
  that	
  
illusiona...
SomeXmes	
  we	
  do	
  not	
  even	
  see	
  
ourselves!	
  
12	
  
©	
  Julie	
  James	
  2015	
  
	
  
To	
  	
  remove	
  psychic	
  wallpaper	
  we	
  need	
  
to:	
  
•  Find	
  the	
  cracks	
  that	
  have	
  been	
  pap...
The	
  inner	
  most	
  layer	
  	
  (for	
  our	
  culture)	
  
Personal	
  idenXty	
  trapped	
  in	
  a	
  consumerist	...
Who	
  can	
  find	
  the	
  cracks	
  to	
  peel	
  back	
  
this	
  layer?	
  
•  Counselling	
  and	
  clinical	
  
psyc...
Using	
  various	
  methods	
  
16	
  
©	
  Julie	
  James	
  2015	
  
	
  
Who	
  can	
  analyse	
  and	
  find	
  a	
  solvent	
  for	
  
the	
  glue?	
  
•  Social	
  science	
  
researchers	
  
•...
What	
  are	
  the	
  underlying	
  (overlapping)	
  
layers	
  of	
  psychic	
  wallpaper?	
  
•  (Big)	
  business	
  as...
Androcracy	
  
Any	
  system	
  based	
  on	
  hierarchial	
  ranking	
  
Including	
  the	
  dominance	
  of	
  “raXonal”...
Anthropocentrism	
  
‘the	
  belief	
  that	
  humans	
  alone	
  have	
  intrinsic	
  
value.	
  	
  Everything	
  else	
...
Meaning	
  that	
  
The	
  planet	
  exists	
  to	
  be	
  exploited	
  by	
  humanity	
  
indefinitely	
  and	
  without	
...
The	
  ulXmate	
  (maybe	
  terminal)	
  
psychic	
  wallpaper	
  is	
  dualism	
  
Man	
  vs	
  “nature”	
  
22	
  
©	
  ...
Finding	
  ecological	
  sustainability	
  
Start	
  with	
  the	
  view	
  from	
  the	
  
biosphere	
  
23	
  
©	
  Juli...
24	
  ©	
  Julie	
  James	
  2015	
  	
  
“…	
  	
  	
  	
  when	
  you	
  hid	
  from	
  
Nature,	
  you	
  hid	
  from	
  
yourself”.	
  	
  
AD	
  Gordon	
  in	
...
Do	
  we	
  have	
  the	
  sense	
  that	
  we	
  
actually	
  belong	
  on	
  our	
  planet?	
  
26	
  ©	
  Julie	
  Jame...
Acknowledgement	
  
•  Slide	
  6	
  vector	
  from	
  
•  hMp://all-­‐free-­‐download.com/free-­‐vector/vector-­‐
cartoon...
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Escaping from an idealogical prison

  1. 1. Escaping  from  an  ideological  prison   by  peeling  back  the  layers  of  psychic   wallpaper     Julie  James   1  ©  Julie  James  2015    
  2. 2. Do  we  believe  that  the  planet   exists  to  be  exploited  by  humanity?   2  ©  Julie  James  2015    
  3. 3.  Anthropogenic  climate  change     one  of  many  results  of  the   ideological  basis  of  the  global   economy   3   ©  Julie  James  2015    
  4. 4. Exploring  an  ideology?   Best  to  use  metaphor   4   ©  Julie  James  2015    
  5. 5. To  find  the  promised  land  of   ecological  sustainability   5  ©  Julie  James  2015    
  6. 6. We  need  to     From  an  ideological  prison   6   ©  Julie  James  2015    
  7. 7. Is  it  a  physical  prison?   From  .hMp://www.stockvault.net/photo/121527/barbed-­‐wire-­‐wall   From   hMp://www.freepik.com/free-­‐photo/bared-­‐ window_536622.htm     7   ©  Julie  James  2015    
  8. 8. Maybe  it  looks  more  like  a  rambling   old  mansion   8  ©  Julie  James  2015    
  9. 9. Can  a  prison  have  unlocked  doors  and   windows?   9   ©  Julie  James  2015    
  10. 10. Only  if  the  openings  are  concealed  on   the  inside   By  covering  the  cracks   With  mulXple  layers  of  psychic  wall  paper   10   ©  Julie  James  2015    
  11. 11. Psychic  wallpaper  is:   •  ReflecXve  and   •  The  background  depicts  a  world  that   illusionary   •  We  see  ourselves  reflected    against  this   background   11   ©  Julie  James  2015    
  12. 12. SomeXmes  we  do  not  even  see   ourselves!   12   ©  Julie  James  2015    
  13. 13. To    remove  psychic  wallpaper  we  need   to:   •  Find  the  cracks  that  have  been  papered  over   •  Select  a  suitable  tool  to  li^  an  edge   •  Find  and  use  a  solvent  that  can  dissolve  the   glue  holding  the  wallpaper  in  place   •  Remove  the  innermost  layer   •  ConXnue  unXl  we  uncover  the  openings   13   ©  Julie  James  2015    
  14. 14. The  inner  most  layer    (for  our  culture)   Personal  idenXty  trapped  in  a  consumerist   society   14   ©  Julie  James  2015    
  15. 15. Who  can  find  the  cracks  to  peel  back   this  layer?   •  Counselling  and  clinical   psychologists   •  Psycho-­‐analysts   •  ?   15   ©  Julie  James  2015    
  16. 16. Using  various  methods   16   ©  Julie  James  2015    
  17. 17. Who  can  analyse  and  find  a  solvent  for   the  glue?   •  Social  science   researchers   •  Depth  psychologists   •  Sociologists   17   ©  Julie  James  2015    
  18. 18. What  are  the  underlying  (overlapping)   layers  of  psychic  wallpaper?   •  (Big)  business  as  usual  regardless  of   the  consequences   – rooted  in  the  idea  of  the  right  to   exploit  other  human  beings   (androcracy)   – And  other  species  (anthropocentrism)   18   ©  Julie  James  2015    
  19. 19. Androcracy   Any  system  based  on  hierarchial  ranking   Including  the  dominance  of  “raXonal”  man,   i.e  .     The  raXonale  for  a  “dominator”  society   (Eisler  1987)   19  ©  Julie  James  2015    
  20. 20. Anthropocentrism   ‘the  belief  that  humans  alone  have  intrinsic   value.    Everything  else  in  the  world  is  of   rela;ve  value,  important  only  in  so  far  as  it   serves  human  interests’   Hathaway  and  Boff  (2009)   20  ©  Julie  James  2015    
  21. 21. Meaning  that   The  planet  exists  to  be  exploited  by  humanity   indefinitely  and  without  limit     therefore     It  is  OK  to  use  air,  soil  and  water  for  dumping   industrial  waste   21   ©  Julie  James  2015    
  22. 22. The  ulXmate  (maybe  terminal)   psychic  wallpaper  is  dualism   Man  vs  “nature”   22   ©  Julie  James  2015    
  23. 23. Finding  ecological  sustainability   Start  with  the  view  from  the   biosphere   23   ©  Julie  James  2015    
  24. 24. 24  ©  Julie  James  2015    
  25. 25. “…        when  you  hid  from   Nature,  you  hid  from   yourself”.     AD  Gordon  in  Roberts  and  Amidon  1996,  p.  8   25  ©  Julie  James  2015    
  26. 26. Do  we  have  the  sense  that  we   actually  belong  on  our  planet?   26  ©  Julie  James  2015    
  27. 27. Acknowledgement   •  Slide  6  vector  from   •  hMp://all-­‐free-­‐download.com/free-­‐vector/vector-­‐ cartoon/vector_cartoon_town_house_156568.html   •  All  other  images  are  obtained  from  Microso^   clip  art  service  unless  specifically  stated   27  ©  Julie  James  2015    

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