"Since ancient times the near impenetrable forest in which we get lost has symbolized the dark, hidden, near-impenetrable world of our unconscious. If we have lost the framework which gave structure to our past life and must now find our way to become ourselves, and have entered this wilderness with an as yet undeveloped personality, when we succeed in finding our way out we shall emerge with a much more highly developed humanity."The Uses Of Enchantment: The Meaning And Importance of Fairy Tales, Bruno Bettelheim.
The wilderness we find ourselves lost in now is not that of the ecologically, resource-rich forest environment but the ecologically deserted, resource-depleted late-capitalist desert - degraded on all levels...
Rewild verb, present participle: rewilding
restore (an area of land) to its natural uncultivated state (used especially with reference to the reintroduction of species of wild animal that have been driven out or exterminated)
How would a possible future look if we stepped out of the social political environmental wilderness that we now inhabit - into a rewilded environment - mapped our way into a wilderness which supports life..reclaiming our inner and outer environment from a death-oriented (dis)enchantment to a life-oriented enchantment.
How would we look as a species now to our future rewilded selves?