Wednesday 22 April 2009

mountains of the mind

Paul Kingsnorth and Dougald Hine are launching the Dark Mountain Project. Kingsnorth writes:

'A civilisation is built not on oil, steel or bullets, but on stories; on the myths that shore it up and the tales it tells itself about its origins and destiny. We believe that we have herded ourselves to the edge of a precipice with the stories we have told ourselves about who we are: the stories of 'progress', of the conquest of 'nature', of the centrality and supremacy of the human species. I believe it is time for new stories, and it seems I am not the only one.'

(H-t. GoS, again.)

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