“Sacred” geomorphosites as a place of encountering the Human and the Geosphere in the Anthropocene
Science and technology paradigms are not value free, but anchored in ontological cosmovisions and archetypes in how humans perceive, conceptualize and experience the World. Values are rooted in different beliefs that sustain ideologies interacting with historic, territorial identities as Human-Geosphere constructs and manifested through cultural expressions and technocratic artifacts. The Noosphere is presented as a metaphysical concept bridging science and religion, culture and Nature, a hermeneutic concept that allows us to explore the relation between technocratic artifacts and the underpinning of spiritual values in relation to a geospheric place, and thus the relation between humans and the Geosphere. Geomorphosites highlight the sacredness of landscapes and landforms.
Bellaubí, Francesc (2021) “Sacred” geomorphosites as a place of encountering the Human and the Geosphere in the Anthropocene. Geographic Space: Balanced Development of Nature and Society. Materials of the II International Scientific and Practical Conference. Chelyabinsk, November 2021. Publisher: Limited Liability Company “Krai Ra” (Chelyabinsk)