The current time of trouble brings us face to face with questions about the meaning of life and the place of humans in the Universe. We must shift our point of view. No longer may we be bound to what is obvious or clear. We must venture into the deep and fertile darkness from which we emerge and to which we return.
I tried to make this site into a blog, but it turns out written words are not my medium at this time. So I’m going back to doing interviews, talking to thoughtful people about collapse and adaptation.
For now, you can listen to some of the past interviews I did, from December 2019 to March 2020. The later ones were made just as the pandemic was hitting, and reflect my consternation and uncertainty about the threat. Otherwise, the interviews are largely about collapse and related issues, framed by the Deep Adaptation philosophy of Jem Bendell.
Soon, I’ll be adding new interviews, with people from many walks of life, to deliver a kaleidoscopic view of our turbulent times. Please stay tuned!
Alexandra Grace Derwen (aka Alexandra Wilson) was on pilgrimage in Spain when the coronavirus pandemic broke out. She recounts on her Facebook page her harrowing journey out of Spain back to the U.K. – a journey on buses and trains, where she caught the coronavirus disease.
She was then seriously ill for 5 days, during which, she says, “I felt it was a distinct possibility that I was going to die.”Read More »
In the second part of our interview (first part here), Alexandra Wilson, of northern Wales in the U.K., continues with her radical approach to death and dying. She talks about making peace with death, and about the force in each of us which wants to return to where we came from, and to find rest in the source of our being.Read More »
Alexandra Wilson of North Wales, U.K., is an “End-of-Life doula;” that is, she accompanies people who are dying. She has a background in youth work, social policy and human rights. She says that the denial of death in our culture is responsible for the global sickness that threatens our very existence.Read More »