Category: Talking Ideas Monthly Meet

Lorraine Shannon – The Myth Gap Review

Perhaps the most famous 'myth' of Aboriginal culture is that associated with the Rainbow Serpent.  However Aboriginal culture is also rich in the mythology of other Creation Ancestors whose actions created the features of the Australian landscape.  Their journeys are recorded in songlines that criss cross Australia, and are remembered through dance, ceremony, art and [...]
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The Inner Wild of Poetic Resistance

The idea of the ‘wild’ is not just the world of undomesticated nature. It is also the inner poetic strength of the human spirit in the face of oppression. For this reason this blog is honouring Behrouz Boochani, the Kurdish-Iranian journalist, writer, cultural advocate, filmmaker and scholar, whom Australia has kept imprisoned on Manus Island [...]
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The Hidden Language of Trees

Remember James Cameron’s Avatar—the highest grossing movie of all time! This fascinating secret world of the language of trees is what German forester Peter Wohlleben explores in The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate. Trees dominate the world’s the oldest living organisms. Since the dawn of our species, they have been our silent companions, permeating our most enduring [...]
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