Ch.17 in Jonathan Marshall, ed. Depth Psychology, Disorder and Climate Change (Sydney: Jung Downunder Books, 2009), pp.241-264.

Familiar ways of thinking about economic, political, and social questions (which in western societies are strongly shaped by the ideology of liberalism) are inadequate to address the challenges posed by climate change. This is because liberal ideology privatizes, individualizes, and depoliticizes what is legitimately collective and shared. It thus presents few means by which to address or even conceptualize the dimensions of what we are up against. Depth psychology, in contrast, offers a rich potential corrective in this regard. This is not only in contesting the boundaries between private/ public, individual/social, and conscious/unconscious. It is also in elaborating the ‘shadow’ to which transformative, as all, human activity is susceptible.