Reflections on Home

In Greek, the word for home is oikos, which is where we derive modern words like ecology, the study of home. Place-based spirituality considers the importance of home on identity formation and the notion of the sacred. In contrast, it is a decidedly paternalistic tendency in modern western societies to try to abstract ourselves, our ideas, and our end goals from their situated context, or home – in favor of ascendance, objectivity, and separation from the material plane.

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