Morphic Fields and the Edifice of Thought

Originally posted on The Chrysalis:
Recently, Antonio Dias employed a phrase that I quite like: “the Edifice of Thought”. The painstakingly constructed modern edifice of thought now rests upon some pretty wobbly foundations — the metaphysical assumptions of the Newtonian-Cartesian paradigm that have now become very dubious and uncertain. Chief among these dubious assumptions is…

How do we find others?

Ava Osbiston has added this conversation with Jeppe Graugaard on the Dark Mountain website with this introduction: How do we come together and connect, create, share and witness each other around the work of Dark Mountain? For the first in a series of “Find the Others” podcasts- Ava Osbiston from the Dark Mountain Project speaks…… Continue reading How do we find others?

Confusion is part of the message

Let’s be clear. Confusion is part of the message. This fact has been elusive. One effect of confusion is that we struggle to find some simple way to untangle it. The real lesson of confusion is that it is a sign we are perceiving complexity as complication. Linear thinking and the Machine Model lead us…… Continue reading Confusion is part of the message

Pointing out futility

“That’s what I like about you… you are always able to show me the futility of everything. Well, the futility of everything except Nothing.” Julien Matei Reading this line Julien has posted on Mirrors of Encounters brought a smile. I’ve never been complimented, even sarcastically, for doing this. I have been accused of it, even…… Continue reading Pointing out futility

Abandoning persuasion

It’s becoming more clear every day that our predilection to interact by means of identifying with ideas and then battling to have our ideas prevail does not address any of the dire circumstances we find our selves in. I see this as it touches on each of us as individuals. It divides us from each…… Continue reading Abandoning persuasion

Attending Quality

A personal website has many functions. It can be hard to sort them out. Most often they are advertisements for a Persona, a means to find a job, or a signpost in an attempt to reach a cohort of the like-minded. Sometimes they are attempts to sort things out. The effort of presentation becomes a…… Continue reading Attending Quality

A Welcome Review

Over on his blog, PatternWhichConnects, Jeppe Graugaard had this to say about my work. Last year we co-published three of these conversations which delved into some of the processes that underpin the sense of isolation and fragmentation we had both experienced (albeit in different ways) as well as the ways in which we were beginning…… Continue reading A Welcome Review

Sailing the Shallop

As a returning visitor to this site I hope you enjoy the changes you’ll find here. As a first time visitor, welcome! It seems fitting at this time of year to share these photos taken while sailing on the Shallop replica for the Mayflower II. I was fortunate to join them on a late-season sail…… Continue reading Sailing the Shallop

Factory 1-d Launched!

Just got these images from Victoria Guidi, Program Director at the Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory. This one says it all! The Purple Lady – the kids chose the color and the name – sailing in the basin to the side of the Independence Seaport Museum. The Cruiser, Olympia and the Bark, Moshulu in the background.… Continue reading Factory 1-d Launched!

Dark Mountain 2 Reviewed in the Ecologist

Here’s the concluding paragraph of the review: “Dark Mountain Issue 2 is one of the most unique environmental books out there – part dystopian poetry along the lines of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road; part post-apocalyptic River Cottage with the rest being a slice of philosophy that only ever becomes clear once the reader immerses themselves…… Continue reading Dark Mountain 2 Reviewed in the Ecologist

Dark Mountain 2

Cover Illustration by Rima Staines The Dark Mountain 2 anthology is out! Follow the link to the announcement on their site. I’m deeply honored to have a chapter from my novel, Shoal Hope included along with this incredible list of poets, writers, and thinkers. Naomi Klein, David Abram, Vinay Gupta, Paul Kingsnorth, Glyn Hughes, Luanne…… Continue reading Dark Mountain 2

Video of my reading at the Writer’s Voice Café

Provincetown TV has been videotaping the featured writers at the Writer’s Voice Café at Napi’s in Provincetown for the last few months. Writers Voice Cafe: Antonio Dias from Provincetown Community TV on Vimeo. The Dark Mountain 2 anthology can be pre-ordered here.