Becoming Animal

An Earthly Cosmology
by David Abram

The debate between mind and body (where one ends and the other begins) has been going on for centuries, but the debate between mind and earth? Until I read this book it never even occurred to me to question the distinction. David Abram’s etymological explanation of the words ‘idea’ and ‘species’ is fascinating, and his Jedi mind trick for getting rid of pesky, annoying flies is worth the price of the book alone. Abram's unique perspective offers a much needed shift in our thinking about the place of humans in the world.