Environmental management in transition: Lessons from tantra

Kochetkova, Tatjana (2022) Environmental management in transition: Lessons from tantra. In: Spirituality and Management : From Models to Applications. Springer Singapore, Singapore, pp. 77-97. ISBN 9789811910258

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This paper analyzes the ideational factors behind the inefficiency of main stream environmental management. The causes of the environmental crisis are here related to a mechanistic, utilitarian world view that includes rationalization, and “the iron cage of modernity,” as well as what Max Weber calls disenchantment (a lack of non-naturalistic elements in our vision of nature), with consequences such as insufficient and inefficient conservation policies. In search of an alternative frame work, capable of overcoming Weber’s disenchantment and motivating environmental action, we review the lessons of Tantric Spiritual Ecology, one of the several inspiring nature-centered spiritual practices, for restoring the balance within the human psyche, which, according to ecopsychologists, is a precondition for healing the earth. We further discuss the potential of Tantric spirituality to be translated into ecological action and contribute to changes in environmental management.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Environmental crisis | Environmental management | Rationalization | Tantric spiritual ecology
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2022 06:58
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2023 06:52
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-1025-8_6
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/3199


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