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Sunday Q&A - 6/28 & Additional links

Here is the audio of our Sunday Q&A for 6/28, as well as additional links related to our class and discussions.

Sunday Q&A - 6/28 - Audio

Hal Foster, The Anti-Aesthetic

William James:

A well composed article by Maria Popova on William James' and Transcendent Experience

The Varieties of Religious Experience - a PDF download from Project Gutenberg

Ralph Waldo Emerson:

Emerson, "Nature" (about 2/3rds of the way in you'll find the "transparent eyeball" quotation

Emerson's Transparent Eyeball, an article by Lois M. Eveleth

Rudolf Otto:

Wikipedia entry

The Idea of the Holy

Summary of the Otto's concept of the "numinous"

More links related to The Overstory

Richard Powers—PBS video clip

Barbara Kingsolver, NY Times

The Atlantic

The Guardian

Suzanne Simard—TED Talk

Diana Beresford-Kroeger—Call of the Forest

Peter Wohlleben—The Hidden Life of Trees

Video clip—


Robert Adams—Cottonwoods

Thich Nhat Hanh—Interbeing

Christopher Collins—Cognitive Modes

The Overstory -- Links and Resources

Hello Everyone,

Here are links to related to our recent discussion on The Overstory including various references I made during our session. Hope you find them useful. More to follow over the weekend ...

Yves Bonnefoy, Poetry and Photography (about how photography relates to change and time)

Yggdrasil (the mythological World Tree)

The Peregrine by J.A. Baker (a masterpiece of writing about the natural world)

The Antelope Wife by Louise Erdrich (a novel structured through linking stories of individual characters over time, including Windigo Dog)

Homer (one of the most epic of all epic similes -- from the Iliad)
Just as is the generation of leaves, so also is that of men.
Some leaves the wind spills to the ground, but others the burgeoning wood grows anew, and the springtime comes again. Thus one generation of men grows, another passes away.
(Il. 6.146–49)

The Homecoming (the glass of water - at about 3 minutes into the clip)