The Call of the Redwing Blackbird: How symbols help us grieve

Using Sigmund Freud’s description of mourning, melancholia and mania, I outlined in my previous papers a comparable theory; many members of global society are suffering from an unresolved, overlapping, arrested kind of “environmental melancholia.”  The melancholia, and the resulting symptoms of mania, is rooted in an inability to properly mourn the ecological deaths around the planet. My last paper drew direct correlation between how investigating … Continue reading The Call of the Redwing Blackbird: How symbols help us grieve