Biocitizen offers courses that feature deep biotic immersion because the experience brings health to our students.
There is no need to list the ways that the ideas we have been taught have yielded illness to us and the creatures we live amongst; our ubiquitous brownfield cities tell us that what our ancestors built—the USA—is not is not working out according to plan, or is even being maintained, because its design does not harmonize with nature.
Our ancestors’ adoption of the system of knowledge generated by industrial capitalism conflicts with nature, and has produced our global warming and extinction crises. These crises have fundamentally undermined the liberal social compacts that Modernism offered our ancestors, such as democracy and “the American Dream.” Human productions that conflict with the physical dynamisms of our living planet are ultimately unmaintainable, and we have reached that ultimate moment of reckoning when such productions fall apart and we have to construct our world anew.
Deep biotic immersion is an actual psychosomatic experience, not just another “cultural construct,” that brings us into direct contact, and lets us participate immediately, with the physical dynamisms of our living planet; and, by making us fully aware of the original forces which (have) generate(d all) civilization(s), it provides an epistemological and psychological grounding that cannot be undermined. For, how can water, and our consanguinity with it, be undermined?