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The Prophets of Rock and Wave at Blytheswood Hostel

November 30, 2012 at 6pm to December 2, 2012 at 5pm
A weekend writing and mythmaking retreat in the wilds of DartmoorWhilst promising the Earth, civilisation divorces us from it. But the stories our civilisation tells about itself are now unravelling. The intensity of that unravelling propels us into even greater disconnection from the wild.The Dark Mountain Project and the Westcountry School of Myth and Story are collaborating for this unique writing, myth-making and wilderness workshop in the winter of 2012. It will pose a simple question: can…See More
Sep 16, 2012
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Jul 25, 2012
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Sep 8, 2011
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Dark Mountain Cascadia

A group for Dark Mountaineers in Cascadia - the temperate rain forest region of coastal North America and the adjacent inland regions, including Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, Idaho, northern California, southeast Alaska, and western Montana.
Sep 8, 2011
Roy Smith left a comment for Dave Pollard
"I have created a group for Dark Mountain Cascadia - http://uncivilisation.ning.com/group/dark-mountain-cascadia   Please feel free to join if you want to discuss local issues and events"
Sep 6, 2011
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Aug 13, 2011
L. S. Heatherly commented on Dave Pollard's blog post Derrick Jensen on "Unforgivable Art"
"....back into Earth's play Life." -- L. S. Heatherly (Yours Truly)   (this ending somehow got cut off from the rest.)"
Feb 12, 2011
Dave Pollard and Jeff Klenner are now friends
Oct 21, 2010
Lucas Hüsgen commented on Dave Pollard's blog post Derrick Jensen on "Unforgivable Art"
"Though I completely agree, that the arts should deal with the deeply disturbing situation the Planet is in, I'm generally not convinced that Derrick Jensen's unrelenting use of language is of any use. Now once again, I'm not sure,…"
Jul 29, 2010
Dougie Strang commented on Dave Pollard's blog post Derrick Jensen on "Unforgivable Art"
"Thanks Dave, For the excerpts from Jensen and McMillan, and your own thoughts. All very powerfully put and an excellent kick in the bollocks (if you'll excuse the phrase) to all those self-aggrandising egoists whom our culture seems to accept…"
Jul 7, 2010
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Derrick Jensen on "Unforgivable Art"

In the latest edition of Orion, Derrick Jensen writes:I think often of a line by the psychiatrist R. D. Laing, “Few books today are forgivable.” He wrote this, I believe, because we have become so very alienated from our own experience, from who we are, and this alienation is so destructive to others and to ourselves that if a book does not take this alienation as its starting point and work toward rectifying it, we’d…See More
Jul 2, 2010
Dave Pollard and William Lucas are now friends
Jun 17, 2010
Antonio Dias commented on Dave Pollard's blog post This is Why We're Here
"Dave, This morning dawned bright and with a cool dry wind from the North. Along with that, I've received some long-awaited e-mails and now this! You've put this beautifully with clarity and concision."
Jun 15, 2010
Dave Pollard commented on Dave Pollard's blog post This is Why We're Here
"Thanks Paul. Your Manifesto has been enormously helpful to me in focusing on the work I intend to do to document the collapse, and to imagine the amazing world that will emerge afterward. I hope to be able to participate in Edition 2 of your…"
Jun 15, 2010
Paul Kingsnorth commented on Dave Pollard's blog post This is Why We're Here
"I love Gaping Void! And thanks very much for this post - a useful corrective. DM is a strange beast in that it straddles so many areas, sometimes awkwardly - art, writing, politics, practical responses. I have certainly found myself spending too…"
Jun 15, 2010

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Tell us a bit about yourself. (You don't have to share anything you don't want to, but please write something here, so we know you're not a spam robot.)
Post-civ blogger (http://howtosavetheworld.ca/) writing a novel and film about human life after the crash: peaceful, sustainable, community-based, and astonishingly diverse
What drew you to the Dark Mountain Project?
Seems like the natural line of thinking to follow John Gray's book Straw Dogs, which you might want to mention in your manifesto. (Gray is also a Jeffers fan)

Trying to decide what to do now that I've retired from paid work and to some extent from civilization, and thinking it's about art and writing rather than activism.
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http://howtosavetheworld.ca/
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Derrick Jensen on "Unforgivable Art"

Posted on July 2, 2010 at 5:30 4 Comments

In the latest edition of Orion, Derrick Jensen writes:



I think often of a line by the psychiatrist R. D. Laing, “Few books today are forgivable.” He wrote this, I believe, because we have become so very alienated from our own experience, from who we are, and this alienation is so destructive to others and to ourselves that if a book does not…
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This is Why We're Here

Posted on June 15, 2010 at 8:30 3 Comments

(cartoon by Hugh Macleod from GapingVoid.com)



Like many of you, I was drawn to the Dark Mountain project by and Paul and Dougald's amazing Manifesto. I have recently come to realize that our civilization is beginning a collapse that will be complete by the end of this century, and no amount of technology, innovation,… Continue

What Happens Next: A Timeline for Civilizational Collapse

Posted on June 10, 2010 at 22:30 0 Comments

[I thought it might be useful for me to re-post an article I wrote last December, just as a synthesis of all the non-fiction writing I have read on how and when our civilization is likely to fall. Hope you find it interesting and relevant. I'm now moving on to more artistic work, since rhetorically I don't have much left to say. My next work will be a film called Travelogue:2200, which portrays post-civ societies as sustainable, community-based, joyful, leisurely, and (the opposite of… Continue

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At 9:13 on June 5, 2010, Glenn "Lee" Howden said…
Hi Dave, I would just like to encourage you to pursue imagining stories about positive possible outcomes. If you want to put these stories on film also you sure have your work cut out for you. Film and video media is very effective in portraying violence, drama and stupidity, but I don't know if stories about goodness, community and etc. can be presented in a compelling way on film. Prove me wrong please.

I skimmed your blog. Way to many words for this old handyman to want to plow through, but I did like the the descriptor “Doomer Porn”.

The book Ecotopia was no literary masterpiece, but it effected the lives of lots of people, and those people are out there quietly trying to do something.

The Pacific Northwest is an epicenter of new thought. I miss being there. [In my mind BC, Washington and Oregon are the Pacific Northwest] The Uncivilization festival brought me in contact with a lot of good people. I felt right at home there and my spirits were lifted considerably.
At 17:59 on June 7, 2010, Glenn "Lee" Howden said…
Here is some unsolicited information that I got from a link within a link provided by Dougald Hine. http://www.danbartlett.co.uk/sorenson.htm

Also there is a book called The Golden Grindstone about Canadian First Nation People. The best part is in the last part of the book. It might be hard to find. These peoples mastery of a difficult environment and their medical expertise blew me away.

I looked at clips from the film you mentioned and was heartened to see all the dancing. The writers and film makers I have met don't dance. In fact most musicians don't either. [This can be very frustrating for one that seeks release and connectivity through dance.] The exception to that is musicians that play in contra dance bands.
At 12:49 on December 26, 2010, rose said…
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HELLO
My name is miss Rose i saw your profile today at(uncivilisation.ning.com) and fund you worthy to be mine as some one  whom i can lay on his arms as long as love is concern, caring and teassing you all the nightlong and ,l will also like to know you the more,and l want you to send an email to my email address (rose.devids50@yahoo.com) so l can give you my picture for you to know whom l am. Here is my email address I believe we can move from here! I waiting for your mail to my email address above. miss Rose
(Remeber the distance or colour does not matter but love matters alot in life)
At 5:15 on September 6, 2011, Roy Smith said…

I have created a group for Dark Mountain Cascadia - http://uncivilisation.ning.com/group/dark-mountain-cascadia

 

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