Tag Archives: ecological self

A starlit circle: entrancing or terrifying?

When you live in a forest, however small, degraded, weed-infested, scrappy and fragile it might be, the landscape is everything. The weather, the geography, this night sky — those are your realities. The stock market, politics, your friends, the university … Continue reading

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Creeksong

30 April 1992 I’ve been here for five months and I haven’t learned much. Just a few things. Like: if the fire has been the process of my transformation, the creek has been the substance of it. Does that make … Continue reading

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The Comfort of Storms

Living alone in the bush is an ‘elastic’ sort of experience. You can run but you cannot hide — from yourself, that is. My upstairs bed, well protected from the ferocious mosquitoes by a sturdy Maningrida net, was a place … Continue reading

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Why is contact with Nature important?

My forthcoming book, Into the Green Heart, tells my story of communion and communication with Nature. Is that an important topic today? Haven’t people always communed with Nature? The answer is yes and yes. People have always communed with Nature … Continue reading

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