Learning from the Past

It is not a case of romanticising the past when we look back and learn from it. It is an absolute necessity if we wish to learn to see what we’ve lost, and then to see. It tethers us to the earth, allows us to remember what is “human-scale” as Paul Kingsnorth says – an important task […]

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His listening led him into childhood moments: the arc of a swing, the silence between tocks of a grandfather clock, a heron taking flight across a meadow. He remembered the piping of birds on hot afternoons in the hills, the river murmuring along the stony banks, insects in the summer stillness, the whirring of a […]

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We tend to think of time as a thread that stretches out behind us, gone forever, and stretching into the future, unseen. Even though many of us are familiar with the idea that space is curved. It curves because of the masses in space, such as the heavy myriad balls that just hang there rather […]

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Being There

One of the major precepts of ancient Chinese thought that westerners are most familiar with is the concept of yin and yang, action and non-action, fullness and emptiness. The emptiness of yin is not a passive waiting, however. It is not sitting around waiting for the yang to recharge enough in order to use it, […]

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How Far Do We Go?

What we’ve been able to discover about our world through science is nothing short of astounding. By its very nature, though, science is limited in what it can know and prove. To be classed as scientific knowledge, the results of an experiment have to be able to be repeated. What was observed in an Austrian […]

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Nowhere, Beloved, will world be but within us.

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