Our relationship with the earth is increasingly split: the earth is seen as a commodity to be taken and used with no thought of reciprocity. At the same time, many people claim to ‘love nature’. How do we begin to understand the psychic roots of such a split? Jung is one of the few psychotherapists who has written extensively about the relationship between inner and outer nature, warning of the consequences of industrial growth culture. Can Jungian concepts help us to think, and act, in the face of such a deadly and paralysing crisis? How are these issues relevant to our practice and as therapists?