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How to shit

2 May

I need a new word!

English language has no neutral word for shit, my main field of research. All are either clinical, vulgar, slangish, or baby talk: BM, crap, defecate, discharge, excrement, expurgate, evacuate, faeces, poop, secretion, stool, ca-ca…



We take a shit – or rather leave it – every day. Or at least we wish we would. Still, talking about shit is obscenity. To me this is a clear sign of dungmatism.

I always wished someone would cut the crap and speak out on our collective shitzophrenia. Since nobody else did it so far, I guess it will have  to be me

We are repulsed by shit from our anus, while naively swallowing the shit that is smeared all over mass media. We evade any touch with feces while filling our home with all kinds of shit. Our minds are filled with futile, vain, nonsensical mental diarrhea.

We don’t want to have anything to do with our own shit. We dump it into toilet and flush it away and we’re done with it once and for all. We don’t give a shit about shit!

Ultimately we become estranged from the elementary act of defecation, unable to shit as a normal human being.

Globally, the total value of wasted resources and health-care expenses, related to our perverted shitting culture is gargantuan.

I am not the first to say this: one of the biggest blunders of humanity is water toilet. Where I am the first is in pulling all the threads together and creating a science about shit, called fecology.

It is not only about what happens to the faecal matter and urine after we excrete them, it is about how we do it: in what bodily posture, in what emotional state, in what social context. Fecology brings shit to the surface of absolutely every branch of science, culture and art: psychology, sociology, ethnology, ecology, biology, chemistry, history, geography, philosophy, religion, fashion, economy of shit. But first and foremost fecology is about elementary well-being and plainest possible common sense.

Fekoloska Continue reading


Advanced fecology

26 May

This is what I got the other day from my friend Nicolas out of the blue:

They say that for a one year old child the simple act of shitting is as significant as it is for a chicken to lay an egg or for an artist to create a work of art.

Knowing this, it is amazing that in so many cultures shitting is associated with “bad” and dirty and shameful and private. There seems to be a serious “software” problem.

How can we build positive connection with ourselves if we constantly devalue what is coming out of us?

We seriously need to change our attitude towards shit. We need to “repositivize” the fruit of our bellies, as much as we need to attach positive association to all other unnecessarily biased and negative conceptions.

How to go about?

Build good experiences!

This is how you should do it at home...

This is how you should practice at home…

Follow these instructions:

Imagine you urgently have to shit. Imagine, it is really pressing hard inside of you! You are in hostile environment. No toilets around, people everywhere, you really need help!!!

Now, cut!

Change of scenery…

You still urgently need to shit. But this time you are in a lush forest. You just found the right spot. You turn over a stone and find a nice little ditch in the soil. You even see an earthworm disappear in a hole. You unbutton your trousers and squat over the ditch. The sun is shining and the soft vegetation around you is emanating amazing fragrances. The birds are singing.

You get so excited that you can’t shit anymore!

But you calm down, loosen up completely and then it is coming out of you like thunder after the lightning!

Then you suddenly have to pee. You let the water flow as if from a fountain. You listen to it and your body feels so good and relieved.

“Suddenly you begin to feel cold around your buttocks. You stand up, pull the trousers up, turn the stone over the ditch. Nobody but you knows what just happened. So you just enjoy.

Mmmmm, this wonderful smell of the earth…”

by Nicolas Barth (edited by Nara Petrovič) Continue reading