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Believing in Holidays: A Conversation with Elizabeth Slade

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Published on Dark Mountain’s Online Edition to accompany the release of SANCTUM, a special issue on ‘the sacred’. Extract from ‘The God-Shaped Hole’ by Elizabeth Slade We sit on cushions in a circle, about 25 of us surrounding one lit candle. Each of us is invited to place a personal object in the middle. Some put jewellery, a hat, a piece of quartz. I stay still, very conscious...

We Are the Only Species We Have the Option of Being: A Conversation With Anne Tagonist

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Published in Dark Mountain: Issue 9. A couple of weeks before COP21, I did an interview with an American radio station. They set me up against another guest, a professor at Yale who specialises in the psychology of climate communication. I don’t know what my credentials were meant to be, on this occasion, except that the producer said, ‘I spend a lot of time interviewing people...

The Limits to Measurement: A Conversation With Christopher Brewster

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These days, people talk a lot about ‘the art of hosting’, but that is only one half of the dance of hospitality: there is an art of guesting, too. I can say this with conviction, because I have been a lousy guest, in my time, and lately I’ve had the luck to live with someone who teaches me to notice the things that make a person easy to have around: the moments at which an artful guest steps...

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