This site holds some 15 articles by John Seed. In his
1979 after the first direct actions which eventually led to the
protection of Australia's rainforests, I founded the Rainforest
Information Centre (RIC) and since that time I've been working on the
conservation of the world's rainforests.
soon became clear however, that the forests could not be saved one at
a time nor the planet saved one issue at a time. Unless we could
simultaneously address the underlying psychological or spiritual
disease that allows modern humans to feel separate from nature, the
destruction of species and life-support systems would continue.
in 1981 that I first stumbled upon the philosophy of "deep
ecology" which showed me how we might address this underlying
disease. In 1986, with Joanna Macy, Pat Fleming and Arne Naess, I
co-authored THINKING LIKE A MOUNTAIN - TOWARDS A COUNCIL OF ALL BEINGS
which is both an exposition of this philosophy and description of an
experiential workshop that can bring deep ecology to life as a lived
experience as well as a way of thinking.
are some articles that I have written over the years which present my
perspective on this way of seeing the world.
the Earth, John