UNCIVILISATION: The Dark Mountain Network

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Added by DrP on July 23, 2015 at 22:00 — No Comments

Uncivilised Birding Dao & Zen - Rewilding

Over the past thirty years I've led my share of globalised birding nature tours across fantastic far flung places. Yet the more liberating and educational of life's moments have often been in wonderful…


Added by James Alan Wolstencroft on July 14, 2015 at 16:10 — No Comments

Morning Blush

I awakened one morning

at an unseemly, dark and early hour

and, for some reason,

arose to shake the sleep from my head

and take a walk outside…


Where to my awestruck wonder,

I beheld the pink, peach, pastel blush

of morning’s light

gently transcending

the sparking clear darkness

of the star canopy

in the clear, dark moonless sky.


The breathtaking pastels

reflected, refracted…


Added by thom prentice on July 11, 2015 at 20:27 — No Comments

A Beginning

Below is a journal entry I wrote back in April.  I think it explains why I feel at home as a Mountaineer.

8 April 2015

I hear words which are not yet words.  They are language as if heard through a wall - unintelligible but expressive.  Their music sounds like something I should understand if only they were articulated in my presence.

He who speaks tells a story, utters a mystery, offers an adventure…


Added by Dale Tucker on July 11, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments

... what ever happened to the rainbow ...?

The Great American Dream only will thrive in grounds

 of flexibility and change -- not stagnant solutions

 and patented mandates confining imagination/

 creativity -- binding spirit/soul in oppressive

 thickets and bogs of excessive self-interest

 where lifewinds/waters cannot freely flow.

 The whole earth is in motion.  How can we be otherwise?!

 More upheaval is pending:  hurricanes, tornadoes,

 floods, tsunamis, volcanoes, fires,…


Added by k. allen on July 5, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

The Revolutionary Importance of Science: A Response to Alex Gorrion

From The Wildernist:

Editors note: This essay, written by one of our magazine editors, articulates why scientific thinking is an important tool for individuals and groups hoping to do something about the havoc industry has wrought. Several times it mentions a "revolutionary ecological analysis," a reference to the budding …


Added by John F. Jacobi on June 17, 2015 at 22:57 — No Comments

Creatures of the Earth

........from the Chapel Hill Newspaper, Opinions, May 29, 2015

Creatures of the Earth

Homo sapiens sapiens is a part of – not apart from – all life and the Earth, having evolved here as has every other form of living thing, human beings arrogantly and mistakenly see ourselves as altogether different, separate and superior. This view of humankind is illusory. Our fate and…


Added by Steven Earl Salmony on May 31, 2015 at 20:28 — No Comments

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

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