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    feel with

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    Part of the reason for primal peoples’ respect for nature is their ability to
    empathise with it. Like the Pueblo Indians in Edward T. Hall’s story – who were reluctant to begin ploughing in spring while the earth was “pregnant with new life” – they have the ability to “feel with” natural phenomena, and so are reluctant to damage or destroy them, in the same way that they are reluctant to kill animals.

    --- Does "feel with" mean here "sympathize with nature"?
    Also, does "natural phenomena" just mean "nature", "environment"?

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    Re: feel with

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    Part of the reason for primal peoples’ respect for nature is their ability to
    empathise with it. Like the Pueblo Indians in Edward T. Hall’s story – who were reluctant to begin ploughing in spring while the earth was “pregnant with new life” – they have the ability to “feel with” natural phenomena, and so are reluctant to damage or destroy them, in the same way that they are reluctant to kill animals.

    --- Does "feel with" mean here "sympathize with nature"?
    Also, does "natural phenomena" just mean "nature", "environment"?

    --- Does "feel with" mean here "sympathize with nature"? Yes
    Also, does "natural phenomena" just mean "nature", "environment"?
    Yes

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