Even as many of us are beginning to agree on the centrality of engaging with our planetary ecological moment, we that are modern still sometimes find ourselves assenting to dominant cultural assertions of rationalism and materialism.
In a world where we know the nonhuman to be inextricably linked with the human, Earth-based enchantment and myth, folk belief and practice need not present themselves as phenomena opposed to the rational realms of policy and action—of activism. The revolution we need today needs both/and—all of it, all of us. Western-influenced secularism's othering of folk or "nonmodern" discourses is not the answer the world needs today, as we find ourselves on the brink of the human turning into something it may not recognize itself as/in. Answers will be found in deep interconnectedness—in visions that lead us into our own humanity, while securing that of others. If the Earth is alive, so are all of her inhabitants--visible and otherwise--and this multicausal universe asks of us responses and interventions that are both complex and inclusive.