The Ecology of Magic – David Abram

“For the largest part of our species’ existence, humans have negotiated relationships with every aspect of the sensuous surroundings, exchanging possibilities with every flapping form, with each textured
surface and shivering entity that we happened to focus upon.
Today we participate almost exclusively with other humans
and with our own human-made technologies. It is a precarious
situation, given our age-old reciprocity with the many-voiced landscape. We still need that which
is other than ourselves and our own creations. The simple premise of this book is that we are human only in contact, and conviviality, with what is not human.”