Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology

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  • Title: Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology
  • Author: David Abram
  • ISBN: 9780375713699
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Paperback

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  1. I ll use this article I wrote as a stand in for a review If people took the science about climate change seriously, gas station attendants would turn off the pumps Coal miners would put coal back in the ground with shovels The National Guard would occupy the refineries, confiscate the tankers and shut down the pipelines.It would be an international state of emergency, with a response beyond any emergency mobilization we have had to muster before Never before has the threat been so great, nor so [...]


  2. I didn t think I could love a book than David Abram s first book, The Spell of the Sensuous, but this second book, Becoming Animal An Earthly Cosmology, is like the flower of which that book was the bud It reads like poetry in its constant evocation of sensible experience in nature whether the language of crows or the whispering of pine trees It has a way of making it feel as if our senses can unfold and open as well as expand beyond our bodies into the whole living planet and its myriad forms [...]


  3. The challenge in reading this book is that it kept making me go outside to take walks To sit To observe Every time I read parts of it I felt embodied and part of the world around me A must read


  4. A breathtakingly inspiring book about looking at the world we live in, and rekindling that natural animal connection we have with Earth After about 200 pages, the book kind of drags on still nonetheless interesting but the conclusion is fantastic, leaving you with a newfound perception of this beautiful planet we live in.


  5. of the many books i have read in recent years, whether fiction or non, i cannot recall a single work written with poetic elegance than david abram s becoming animal nearly every one of abram s sentences shimmers with a melodious resonance that commands an unhurried pace abram, cultural ecologist, anthropologist, philosopher, and accomplished sleight of hand magician, has a rich and varied background that seems to nurture the many complementary perspectives evident in his writing becoming animal [...]


  6. This was hard to rate I liked it and didn t like it at the same time Like many great nonfiction books about nature, this book makes me notice the world around me better, and differently than before, so in that way, it was good There were little gems and pearls of genius sprinkled throughout that made pause, but maybe there weren t enough of them I want to read his first book, spell of the sensuous he has a phenomenal descriptive talent and makes you aware of all of your senses.It took me a whil [...]


  7. Very interesting Not the kind of book you want to read in one swell foop Take your time and chew on it as you go.


  8. The message of Becoming Animal is that we are unable to truly communicate with the written word, and this book serves as an excellent example Calling it self indulgent seems to fit David Abram obviously sees himself as a poet, yet writes as if he holds a thesaurus in his left hand and produces some of the most unnatural prose I have ever read It is, however, ironic to read a book when the author believe that books are a wedge between us and the real world, and so lets look past the writing style [...]



  9. Dave is a wonderful person and writer who has so much insight on what it means to be truly human in the world This is a work to be savored.


  10. This is a book that should be read in the spring.Unfortunately, I first picked it up in the fall, and found the first fifty pages a tough slog Where was the evidence, the statistics, the science There is none, of course this is a book of moral and environmental philosophy, and of the felt truth flavour than the chain of logic variety I had much better luck with it when I picked it up after a full day of hiking and gardening, with the dirt still under my fingernails and the songs of birds in my [...]


  11. A spellbinding edict for the de familiarization of our Earthly habitation, Abram s Becoming Animal is equal parts poetic lyricism and paradoxical migrane Because I have a taste for the phenomenological, and a penchant for the ornate, I lean toward the former David Abram s writing is both beautiful and instructive, even when it demands a leap of faith that he has a direction to his wandering and purpose to his probing Sometimes I wanted to slow him down, to have him scale back his far reaching im [...]


  12. An attempt to build a meaningful contemporary animism, this is the most deeply pagan book I ve read this year, and I don t remember it using the word pagan once At times the prose was too much dense, verbose, overly rich and self indulgent But really, that s in keeping with what Abram is trying to achieve an assertion of radical subjectivity and a call to immerse ourselves in the rich density of both sensuous language and physical reality Occasionally cringe inducing, but if you can get past tha [...]


  13. When Abram writes, I go into a trance His writing is calming,hypnotic and educational He challenges us to really look at the world, interact with the world differently.He writes about different artists that made leaps in advancing their own evolution, and then luckily ours too as we have learned from them I especially liked his write up on Van Gogh p 50 and the reason why his paintings are so captivating.Abram believes that Vincent saw that Everything was alive That was what he shows us in his p [...]


  14. This is an important book I ve long held, upon viewing social practices of the last thirty years or so, as well as the tack of intellectual disciplines over that time, that we re entering an era in which our right brain activities predominate That is, we re prone to passionate, emotional responses We see things not discretely but in relationship to other observed phenomena We demand rapid responses to everything consequently change in our world is moving at an accelerating pace We re prone and [...]


  15. Though I technically haven t read the whole book having skipped over the middle essays , I have run out of renewals at the library and know that I won t have enough contemplative slow reading time to take in the rest of it at this time It is definitely a book I will return to, however, and spend time with This is not a book to rush through Like poetry, it s best read a little at a time and then sat with quietly so that the words seep into your bones and heart Though the opening essays were fasc [...]


  16. I set this one aside after reading the first few sections I had borrowed it from the library and this is not one to be borrowed, but a book to own Each essay was so involving that I wanted to read it in sweet little morsels and then savor it for awhile before going on I d like to own this book and keep it on my night table for a long time I agree with the author that developing a new relationship with one s place is vital an inevitable, given the progress we re making in destroying the ecology I [...]


  17. A big proportion of this book recounts Abram s interaction with non alphabetic nature birds, rocks, water and is actually quite a good read Even to my liking and occurring mostly in the second half of the book is Abram s analysis of how phonetic literacy isolates us and makes us fear being part of the natural world It is safer to retreat into a purely human self reflective words leading to some kind of in our heads fundamentalism It almost makes you guilty to be reading when you could be conver [...]


  18. This is a book to read outside, preferably somewhere untouched by humans.This isn t a book to rush though Probably most of the time I spent with this book, I spent reflecting on each passage, going on short walks between chapters, and observing the nature around me as I read outside The writing style in this book is an embodiment of his message about human nature, it flows poetically, yet everything is well placed.At first, I was surprised that this book wasn t a strict archeological biological [...]


  19. This is one of my Top Twenty books of non fiction I couldn t say enough great things about this book if I tried forever There are so many phrases highlighted in my Kindle version that it really pops I even bought a hard copy of it after reading the digital because I knew that I would return to it over and over Even if you re already in tune with Nature, this book will shift your perceptions further LOVE IT


  20. This is the most inspiring book I have read in a long time Abram s descriptions take my breath away He possesses an amazing personal access to the language of direct experience, producing images as poetically beautiful as they are philosophically powerful Writing like this restores my faith in the human soul.


  21. Though not the kind of book I would usually choose, Becoming Animal, at times difficult, was a wonderful, enriching read Abram is modern day Transcendentalist whose prose is overflowing with poetry.


  22. Seriously slow going Well worth it, but I sometimes found that I would read a page, or a paragraph, and then go off the page into contemplating what he had written New approach to many of my old ideas Like that, however


  23. David Abram s work is to reinvent language, or to repurpose it to take us places we may not even have known about and certainly haven t dared to go yet This book is luscious, imaginative, and important It changed me.


  24. well, this man can over write yet worth reading to enter into his world he becomes nature and you do too while reading


  25. Ground breaking and heart opening Abrams can sometimes be given to an arrogance that is distracting and can detract from his otherwise beautiful and timely argument.


  26. Animism is kind of the next big thing in a certain part of the wider occulture Searching for arguments from a academic, albeit affirmative perspective, I was excited to finally read something by David Abrams However, I m rather disappointed Maybe this is because I haven t read his first book Spell of the Sensous , although I don t think so.Abrams is a far travelled, well adventured man who casts now for us his findings and through experiences in a eco phenomenological examination of our modern [...]


  27. This book is interesting from a philosophical standpoint I actually agree with the author on his points and appreciate his passion However, it came across as a white heterosexual man waxing philosophical about a deeply privileged life That s great, but nothing new He also used the word muscled to describe his body multiple times which I found annoying We get it, dude, you re able bodied and slender Cool I stopped at about chapter 6 because it became repetitive.


  28. Very good read Please do yourself a favor and read this fantastic piece Abram really put a lot of work into this book, as evidenced by his travels A lot of his ideas are ones that I have had before, but not been able to articulate The wisdom and insights available in this tome aside, the way the book is written keeps the pages turning.


  29. Everyone tells me that I should have read David Abram s first book, The Spell of the Sensuous first Perhaps, and I am in the middle of it now However, not having read it in no way detracts from this marvelous book I m not even sure where to start What I know for sure is that in reading this book, I will never look at shadows the same way again For the moment, let s venture simply this the shadow, this elegant enigma, is always with us Whether at high noon or at midnight, whether it stands quiet [...]