Paul Maiteny

Paul Maiteny




Paul Maiteny is a psychotherapist (in private practice), an ecologist and anthropologist. He is a steering committee member of the transpersonal faculty of the UKCP. With 30 years’ experience in ecological education and research, he has been publishing on what is now known as ecopsychology since the 1990s, focusing on its psychospiritual and cultural dimensions.

Paul has held research and teaching posts at Oxford and Open Universities, and UCL. Research interests include psycho-spiritual and socio-cultural causes and consequences of ecological problems, the possible evolution of sustainability, human evolution in transpersonal – and eco-systemic – context, and clues to the latter within spiritual-religious texts, scriptures and myths. He has always been inspired by the invisible web of relationships between beings that constitute the eco-system.

Key publications

Maiteny, P. (2015). Trees of knowledge, death and possible life: Ancestral warnings of ecosystemic holocaust, its psychospiritual causes, and clues to resolution. Self & Society, 43(2), 128–137.

Maiteny, P. (2012). Longing to be human: evolving ourselves in healing the Earth. In M.-J. Rust & N. Totton (Eds.), Vital signs: Psychological responses to ecological crisis (pp. 47-60). Karnac.

Maiteny, P. (2009). Yearning for our niche: the role of meaningfulness in eco-systemic health. Journal of Holistic Healthcare, 6(3), 27-30.

Maiteny, P. (2004). Perceptions of nature by indigenous communities. In J. Burley et al. (Eds.),  Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences (pp. 462-471). Elsevier.

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