AUDIO: Double Vision: The Gestalt of Our Environmental Crisis Marianne Fry Lecture July 9th UWE, Bristol, 2011.
VISUAL: Ecopsychology: Shadow and Transformation. Open Evening Lecture at Schumacher College, Devon. March 16th 2011
In a dark time the eye begins to see. Facing the personal and collective shadow of ecological crisis can transform our vision of self and other. From re-thinking personal symptoms, such as depression or addiction, to the shift in human-earth relationship, what are the pearls to be found?
AUDIO: Nature as Subject: Exploring Anthropocentrism. Lecture at Confer conference: Landscapes of the Mind, Eden Project, Cornwall. Sept 25-27, 2009.
BBC Radio 4 All in the Mind – On Ecotherapy, with Richard Mabey and others
The man described as “Britain’s greatest living nature writer”, Richard Mabey, talks to Claudia Hammond about “the lost years” of his depressive illness. The author of Food for Free, Flora Britannica and Nature Cure admits that a symptom of his clinical depression was that he lost his connection with the natural world.
Every year on a frozen fjord in Norway, musicians gather under the full moon,
and a canopy of Northern Lights, to perform ice music. Over a weekend,
instruments are carved from blocks of ice, and music played in an arena of
carved ice blocks to a well wrapped audience, who arrive on cross country skis.
Sometimes standing in flurries of snow, sometimes in the light of flame torches,
under the northern lights, they listen spellbound (and a bit chilly) to the
magical sounds produced by instruments with a short life span – each one as
unique and short-lived as a sandcastle.