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  • The Spell of the Sensuous

  • Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World
  • By: David Abram
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
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For a thousand generations, human beings viewed themselves as part of the wider community of nature, and they carried on active relationships not only with other people but with other animals, plants, and natural objects (including mountains, rivers, winds, and weather patterns) that we have only lately come to think of as "inanimate". How, then, did humans come to sever their ancient reciprocity with the natural world?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stellar introduction to a revolutionary approach to language, nature and the human embedded in the natural world.

  • By Dick on 01-25-18

Good

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Reviewed: 12-07-17

Excellent theory work for pagans involved in re-enchanting the world we live in. A bit too adherent to phenomenology, though.