Whose Nature?

There are two approaches to nature writing, which double as the two approaches to nature in general and two approaches to being in the world; either we attempt to explain it, or let it explain itself. The latter digs deep into the essence of things (objects), while the former makes a cursory pass over the surface to pick up whatever it finds. We could call the latter art and the former science.

The Recovery of Time

one of experience, so that one’s experience becomes that of writing. Of setting down and interpreting phenomena at the expense of having new experiences, so the writer’s existing experiences are all that he/ she has to draw upon. Continually examined and re-examined for universal truths that apply to all experience.

Both/ And: Dealing with Duality

Dualities are ubiquitous in nature, but that doesn’t mean that they are what they seem, otherwise physicists wouldn’t be looking for a unified theory. Perhaps the most enduring dualities are the mind/body; particle/ wave; space/ time; materialist/ idealist, but there are many more, for instance; as above, so below; energy and matter; macrocosm and the microcosm; subjectivity and objectivity, but perhaps the most important is position and momentum, otherwise known as the Uncertainty Principle, or the ‘measurement problem’.

Northwestern: Theory of Place

The importance of Meaning and Purpose in one’s relationship to Place              To illustrate the points to follow, it will be useful to consider the mythological symbols and analogies used by mystics and indigenous cultures to rationalize and explain the peculiarity of the world and its creation:             A snake with its tail in its mouth, turtle … Continue reading Northwestern: Theory of Place