A 13th Century map shows the whole world radiating out from Jerusalem. The holy city of the Judeo-Christian faith positioned dead-centre… the axis of the known universe.
First published in The Great Outdoors Magazine, Jun. 2002. In the 17th Century, women were publicly weighed to assess if they were lighter than they looked. Those who failed this diabolic weight-watching test were, obviously, witches.
In my work running eco-education courses, I often witness intense discussions about ecology. As you can imagine, many of the people who would sign-up for an eco-education course are highly motivated and often passionate about environmental issues.
First published in The Great Outdoors Magazine, Jan. 2003. Back in the 1980’s there was a trend to blame the ecological issues facing the world on one simple cause – overpopulation. The story went like this… Current environmental problems are… Continue Reading
There’s something beautiful about the simplicity of a wild camp. Fetching water from a stream, lighting the stove, making a bed and preparing food. The well-planned wild journey will include plenty of time for such camp craft – for the… Continue Reading
First published in The Great Outdoors Magazine, May 2003. Since this date the conference mentioned was successfully convened and a report about it can be read here. Arne Naess, whose 90th Birthday was honoured through this conference, died on 12th… Continue Reading