As a Swiss I am an inveterate democrat, yet I recognize that Nature is arsitocratic and, what is even more, esoteric
CGJung (CW 11: 537)
Domesticity, rationality and urbanity suppress the mystery of Nature, within and without. Our psychic interiority becomes disciplined, discoloured and dulled as our sensory perceptions become accustomed to the rational and inanimate networks that envelop us. These inorganic environments leave us disembodied and dislocated from psyche’s wild terrain, its natural habitats, and our animal selves. Like outer ecosystems, inner habitats have become civilized, subduing our own wildness as Jung reminded us. All around us is evidence that we are disengaged from our natural world, including our psychic nature. This lecture reflects on our disconnection from the wild and the necessity for its restoration.