Towards an Ecology of Love
This is part of advaya’s course: Ecology of Love with Dr Andreas Weber.
Why is life erotic? Why does it desire for individuals to be, individuals who are full of the yearning to relate and transform themselves through others? Why is the cosmos filled with this longing to be in contact?
We can only ask these questions if we accept that the inner experience we started with, the profound attraction to the world, the compelling desire to unfold through relations, is foundational to this living, breathing, ever-unfolding reality.
Every longing to connect mirrors the desire of reality to be productive, to be fecund, to allow life to be life. Only if we consider this deep yearning can we understand the distributed desires of the innumerable individuals that make up our earthly community. Everyone, every body, is a fragment of this whole, of this magnificent constellation of aliveness.
Ecology of Love with Dr Andreas Weber: An Online Course
Andreas Weber #
Andreas is a Berlin based author & independent scholar. He has degrees in Marine Biology & Cultural Studies, having collaborated with theoretical biologist Francisco Varela in Paris. Andreas’ work is focusing on a re-evaluation of our understanding of the living. He is proposing to understand organisms as subjects & hence the biosphere as a meaning-creating & poetic reality. Andreas is the author of Enlivenment. Toward a Poetics for the Anthropocene, & Sharing Life: The Ecopolitics of Reciprocity.