Reintegrating with Nature
Special Series: Reintegrating with Nature
An introduction to the series on reintegrating with nature as individuals and as a species, as well as how we got to this point of removal from the natural worlds to which we belong.
Reintegrating with Nature: Humans, Nature, and Hermes in Archaic and Classical Greece
If you’ve ever encountered a predatory animal while hiking, you’ve felt the need for Hermes’ powers. Hermes it was who first laid the paths to get around by land and who kept them safe for human-use following Herakles’ heroic efforts against the beasts of the past like the Nemean Lion and the Hydra. If you’ve…
Reintegrating with Nature: Relocating ‘Wilderness’ within the Self
Toward re-establishing our stewardship within the natural world rather than beyond it.
Reintegrating with Nature: Food-Foraging Edition (via WaPo Magazine)
Next in my series Reintegrating with Nature, an article about foraging in The Washington Post Magazine last weekend led me to thinking about how I’ll implement foraging into my life (post-graduation!), and the food-rich plot of land I’d like to call home at some point, not a small farm anymore, but a food forest instead.
Homeric Hymn 30: To Earth Mother of All
Text and translation of Homeric Hymn 30 to Earth Mother of All, with a commentary on our extractive relationship to the earth and our mothers, plus remarks on the language of the hymn.
The Oaks are our mothers (Zonas of Sardis, AP 9.312, 1st CE)
A translation of an unusual epigram attributed to Zonas of Sardis advising against chopping down oaks.