When Worldviews Collide

This term I am teaching Ecopsychology. Yesterday, we began to talk, in-depth, about tribal understandings of the world. The objective was simply to introduce the concept of worldview to the class. The class, which began with much laughter and happiness among the students, became very difficult as we discussed a generalized, pan-tribal, description of the world, and compared that to our familiar Western worldview. Continue reading

Interview:Dr. Eric Miller, Part One

This is the first part of an extended interview with Dr. Eric Miller, the Director of the World Storytelling Institute in Chennai. In this segment, Dr. Miller speaks about the creation and work of the Institute, and the Institute’s commitment to helping tribal people in India maintain their cultures and languages.