We have a sense of believe that we are profoundly different from all other living beings, promoting a culture of entitlement. We grow up with an anthropocentric point of view. This is internalised and has become our second nature. It is deeply imbedded in us individually as well as collectively. We treat nature as an impersonal thing or collection of things, without intrinsic value, without ‘rights’ of any kind.
This book is a collection of research that looks into our relation to the vegetal realm. A quest to a world beyond the one of human entitlement. Afforded by Mark Fisher’s notion of ‘acid communism’ I look into the psychedelic reimagining of capitalism. One where the future has not been cancelled because we are unable to imagine anything other than the present. But to do so, to go beyond the present bounds of our anthropocentric imagination, we have to question our connection to the nature that we now see as ‘other’.
What if we would be conscious of our anthropocentric addiction? Can we cure ourselves by looking at our similarities instead of differences? Maybe we would see that we are not that different after all.