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Episode 7: In the dust of this planet

In The Dust Of This Planet…


Added by Raphael on May 21, 2015 at 21:50 — No Comments

My little boat, Swimming in debris of worlds Woven from songs and dreams of this world Doesn't seem to be worth Despite all of my fears and hopes. So what, May this path be full of storms Drawing me …

My little boat,
Swimming in debris of worlds
Woven from songs and dreams of this world
Doesn't seem to be worth
Despite all of my fears and hopes.
So what,
May this path be full of storms
Drawing me deep to the depth of my soul,
Through the rain and the rainbows.
In my little boat woven of rhythm and words of this colorful world.

I will seal off in my little boat
And that is what it worth
And my boat does worth a lot. Continue

Added by Lana Samuel on March 28, 2015 at 1:07 — No Comments

Dealing with the despair?

Lately I seem to be having a lot of discussions both online and in person about hope (or lack of) and karma. 

Personally I don't believe in karma, I think it is just a "fairytale" we tell ourselves to assuage our powerlessness and our guilt that we have resigned that power and are not taking even the actions which we could. When you look around, the "bad guys" have won and we are all complicit.  Where is the karma? 

I suppose this grows out of my despair, I see no happy ending…


Added by Chris Dumont on March 22, 2015 at 21:51 — 2 Comments

From FC Journal to The Wildernist: What's New?

Lots of things have changed around here, from our name to our editorial philosophy. Here's a list of the changes:

Our name
You've probably already noticed, but we aren't FC Journal anymore. We're now going by The Wildernist. This name is much clearer to the passer-by, and it gets to the heart of our concern: more wilderness and wild things.
Our logo
We never really had one to begin with, but from now on our symbol will be the…

Added by John F. Jacobi on March 15, 2015 at 12:06 — No Comments

Unpsychology and soul-making

Unpsychology and Soul making

You can find a new post on this subject at the new Unpsychology publication on Medium. Its a reflection on the kinds of psychology and therapy we might need and…


Added by Steve Thorp on February 20, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments

Riddle One

pre amble

I'm posting ! 

The significance of that announcement can be found in a comment I posted on Steve Thorpe's page when we became…


Added by Angela Noelle on February 7, 2015 at 18:36 — No Comments

Constitutional Reform

It's getting on for four years since I posted anything on this blog but I haven't stopped thinking and writing about how to change the world and I thought I'd put some links here to what I've been doing since.

In late 2013 I made a Submission to the Law Commission with suggestions for…


Added by Malcolm Ramsay on February 3, 2015 at 13:49 — No Comments

a bt of poetry from me

You spread your wings to fly,

there where one was the sky

Without sun there is no light,

only clouds of ashes and night.

Fly, Fly little bird,

although your wings are broken,

into this madness you are stirred,

dead on the ground, you are the omen.

You search for woods and prey

but you only…


Added by Igor Babić on January 22, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments

A Futile Feud

They're paving paradise -- cutting a parking lot into our forest in order to appease those off-road wreckreationalists, and the environmental hypocrites still have their blinders on!

"Take the only tree that’s left,

Stuff it up the hole in your culture."



Added by Monica E. Craver on January 18, 2015 at 1:00 — No Comments

Some of my poems are up on my website

Please check out some of my poems on my new website:  http://www.dylanwilloughby.com/poetry.html

Added by Dylan Willoughby on January 15, 2015 at 20:51 — No Comments

My latest song "Flown" (as premiered on KCRW in LA)

Here is a link to my latest song, "Flown," as premiered on KCRW in LA:  http://bit.ly/FlownSoundCloud

Added by Dylan Willoughby on January 15, 2015 at 20:49 — No Comments

We killed the last ones

Every autumn butterflies came into our house
Looking for shelter and warmth
We pick them up and put them outside
Then they freeze to death

The one summer there were no butterflies at all
No one knows what killed them
We know though in trying be kind
We killed the last ones

Added by Rob Cornelius on December 12, 2014 at 10:45 — No Comments


Human eye sees thee reflection

The reflection of its heart and soul.

Thy so many suppressed beautiful visions,

Invaded by mind of those hearts and souls.

Look at the rainbow as a promise of everlasting knowledge.

That Omnipotence is perceived when you open your heart

To let the light of omnipresence to shine through your eyes.

Then ask yourself a question,

Was I taught to know that there is a rainbow?

No, you say.

I knew it since I… Continue

Added by Lana Samuel on November 21, 2014 at 18:15 — No Comments


Human's don't make mistakes. There are two actions and deep core meaning to be understood in this word. First, is to miss and second is to take. After experience of 'miss' you to 'take' a lesson from it. Those learned lessons shape you and make you who you really are. When you know and accept of who YOU are - you will truly only look forward to making more of these mistakes keeping you on the journey to ever evolving yourself.

Added by Lana Samuel on October 30, 2014 at 20:00 — No Comments

Song of Chagos 3 Books & Across the Phantom Divide

This series covers the displacement of the Chagossian islanders as the US and UK build a joint military base, Diego Garcia in the early 70's.

The battle goes on .....as Chagossians continue to work today to have a right to go "home" and tend the graves of their ancestors.

I spent several years interviewing elders in Mauritius and the UK, as well as attending the Conference at VU University in Amsterday - w/ Amnesty International....



Added by Valerie ariel Van Haltern on October 24, 2014 at 15:05 — No Comments

Hedgespoken - a vehicle for the imagination...

Dark Mountain folk, you might be interested in this project Rima and I have hatched: the Hedgespoken travelling off-grid theatre (and home...) It's our venue for storytellings, music, theatre, puppets, subversion and reinvention... Yes, a vehicle for the imagination. Coming soon to an edge-space near you!

Have a watch of our…


Added by Tom Hirons on October 19, 2014 at 19:58 — No Comments


I'm surprised by the emotions.  I suppose I shouldn't be, but somehow I still am.  Sadness.  Grief.  Fear.  These are the things that greet me.

I've always been a thinker.  I've always had an academic awareness of the usual suspects.  In recent years, I've even moved up to an awareness of the root problems.  The idea that civilization itself was fundamentally suspect and that there…


Added by Brian Lee on October 9, 2014 at 0:30 — 3 Comments

Who's Up For Uncivilisation Gathering on West Coast Canada/US?

A small group of us in Canada who have each been published in DM are hoping to stage an Uncivilisation Festival/Gathering in Western Canada. Vancouver Island is where we have been scouting for a good property to hold it on. But we are receptive to doing this anywhere in Pacific Northwest if you have, or know of, a good property to hold this on - ideally a rural property belonging to an individual who wants to participate. Looking at resorts and lodges to rent for this is not really the…


Added by Kim Goldberg on September 18, 2014 at 18:58 — 2 Comments

A Crow Perspective

A Crow Perspective

The wind has been up and blowing hard in the high crowns of the oaks since dawn. The crows seem to love these times, their caws to each other in the trees having only recently returned to the…


Added by Brian Miller on September 15, 2014 at 0:02 — 3 Comments


Anyone know of a publisher who is interested in taking on books that support the concepts of Dark Mountain?  I have a completed novel designed to appeal to the general public while awakening them to the reality of "ecocide".  I am working on 3 other companion novels, each will be making the point progressively stronger. (First choice would be publishers in the USA but I'm open to any!)

Added by Betty V. on September 11, 2014 at 15:33 — No Comments

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