A space for conversations in a time of global disruption
two worlds: one for the masses,
one saved for nature.
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A taster for Carrying the Fire, here's the video of 'Belong' by Lorraine McCauley and the Borderlands, who will be playing on Saturday night. 1940's decadence and the dark edges of belonging:
Added by Dougie Strang on January 30, 2014 at 16:27 — No Comments
Last summer, at the 4th Gathering, there was a real momentum building around themes of Unpsychology, mental health and wellbeing - in the context of the global crises we are facing. There were two well-attended sessions where there was a lot of engagement and passion for finding new ways of thinking about ‘wild mind’ and what goes wrong (and right!) for people in our civilisation.
Allegra Hawksmoor and myself wanted to get a sustainable debate going around these issues and we’ve set…Continue
Added by Steve Thorp on January 29, 2014 at 12:38 — No Comments
If I had a grandfather from either parent (alas, I did not) to hold me on his knee as a toddler sixty-some years ago, he would have held such hope for me.
He would have known such pleasure to imagine little Freddie, son of his son or daughter, a grown man someday, with grandchildren of…Continue
Added by Fred First on January 6, 2014 at 15:59 — No Comments
Hedysarum gyrans is of course the first planet from the Sun - known to the Ancient Romans as Desmodium motorium. The perihelion of Hedysarum gyrans' orbit around the Sun precesses at an extraordinary 43 arcseconds per century, a phenomenon explained by Charles Darwin in his…Continue
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For a long time a London Meetup tried to form. Yesterday it happened in The Tent of St Ethelburga's in the City.
For me it was the first Dark Mountain Group Meetup ever.
What impressed and interested me most, was the need I felt from us all for a place to speak about the situation of the world freely; the need for a group of people with whom one can share thoughts, feelings, questions about the situation at hand without being judged and stopped as negative or dooming, or just…Continue
Every morning I love to walk early beside the wetlands where I live. It is a time of natural reflection, a time to be alone with nature and the silent awareness that is present—in the hawk sitting on the telephone lines, the skyline softening and turning golden. And now, as we move towards the winter solstice, the first light comes later, and the darkness seems more potent. In this natural time of darkening I instinctively turn inward, as if in response to the loss of light. I sense the…Continue
It all started at Uncivilisation in 2012. I so enjoyed the fireside story telling, I enrolled and trained for 12 months with Terri Howey (Red Pheonix) in Farnham and since July 2013, I perform each month at the Red Herrings evenings, Farnham Maltings, Farnham. I perform SF short stories by George RR Martin, Issac Asimov, and some of my own work.
For those of you who were there, I actually performed one of my stories by the firepit in July 2013.
I also write under…Continue
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Unpsychology Magazine - A journal of post-civilised neurodiversity and wild mind
Unpsychology is an attempt to scavenge our own consciousness from the ruins of industrial civilisation. To trace a path through our current climate crisis of the mind, and find ways of living in whatever lies beyond.
At the Uncivilisation festival this year there was a lot of talk - and two well attended sessions - on unpsychology and…Continue
“The only way to change the world is to change the story.”
We know only too well the story that defines our world today. It is a tale of consumerism and greed, sustained by the empty but enticing promise of an endless stream of “stuff” as the source of our happiness and wellbeing. We are finally coming to recognize the model of an ever-expanding economy on which that promise is predicated as an unsustainable myth, the domination of nature required to fulfill it as a…Continue
Tall firs and hemlocks breathe aloud with the storm
Limbs scrape and groan, dancing in the gusts
Cedar boughs droop to shed the rain
A deluge in sheets, riding the wind
Circling currents, far out to sea
and miles above, the jetstream flow
join forces to send this storm our way
But here on the ground, among the trees
I know only the wet and cold
and that I am alive, as are they
Added by John Harrington on October 5, 2013 at 5:37 — No Comments
You'll find me on a peninsula right outside Oslo, and I could most of the time provide you with food and shelter for a couple of days. Or you could make your own food if you prefer.
I also invited you people…Continue
The deepest truth is like Sasquatch, belief only comes through seeing it for yourself.
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Hello to Jeppe Graugaard and Morten Svenstrup, hello to Tom, Annie, Charlotte.
I am baking courgettes, but with added bacon and cheese and thinking of you guysContinue
Added by Sally Ann Melia on September 9, 2013 at 18:23 — No Comments
All technologies are the corporeal manifestations of moral convictions.
Added by Tim Fox on September 6, 2013 at 18:23 — No Comments
The blackberries are ripe in Farnham Park, and this afternoon saw small groups of individuals with tupperware boxes scavanging the miles of brambles for this seasonal treat.
I was out with the children on Thursday. We left the house armed with ice-cream boxes, and returned two hours later with black berries that I quickly converted to 6 jars of jam. I should at this point start to wax lyrical about wild food; yet I was aware that - while inspired by Dark Mountain - making this jam…Continue
Free will is the river carving the channel that guides its flowing.
Added by Tim Fox on August 30, 2013 at 2:04 — No Comments