Pretext: Reoccupying the Collective Imagination

Anima mundi: for a good overview of this concept, I highly recommend Theodore Roszak‘s The Voice of the Earth: An Exploration of Ecopsychology.

Buyosphere was coined by Thomas Hine in his book, I Want That!: How We All Became Shoppers.

Commons: “all that we share” is a definition used  in the excellent introduction to the commons by Jay Walljasper, All That We Share: How to Save the Economy, the Environment, the Internet, Democracy, Our Communities and Everything Else that Belongs to All of Us.

Cultural commons: I’m indebted to the work of C.A. Bowers for developing the idea of the cultural commons. The concepts listed in this section draw from his work, which can be accessed at his Web site.

Earth Democracy was coined by Vandana Shiva. You can read more about it in her book, Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace.

Ethnosphere was coined by Wade Davis. You can read more about it in, The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World.

Noosphere was coined Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. You can get a good overview in the book, The Biosphere and Noosphere Reader: Global Environment, Society and Change.

“Our space”: see “Our Space: Being a Responsible Citizen of the Digital World.”

Semiosphere was coined by Yuri Lotman in, Universe of the Mind: A Semiotic Theory of Culture (The Second World)“>Universe of the Mind: A Semiotic Theory of Culture.

The “Three Cs”: from conquest, colonization and consumerism to connection, communication and consciousness comes from Ervin Laszlo’s Quantum Shift in the Global Brain: How the New Scientific Reality Can Change Us and Our World.

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