8. Night

January 7, 2019
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Night makes us focus on our human experience of the darkness. Night is a place where the non-human world thrives: both in reality through wild predators whose senses exceed ours, and also in imagination as, for humans, the darkness often harbours our fears and is home to the unknown, the half-seen, and the mis-heard.

We explore what is special about night, In what ways does night reveal itself that goes beyond simply the interval between the light of day? How do we respond as the night-time takes away our senses? Maybe night is when we see ourselves most clearly.

THEME MUSIC BY DAVID ROTHENBERG. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USED BY KIND PERMISSION OF THE ARTIST http://www.davidrothenberg.net 

Some of the ideas and references we make in this podcast can be found here:

 

Robert Johnson 

Canonical hours 

Ramadan 

Melatonin 

The Daintree 

Tawny Owl 

Nightjar 

Transylvania 

Fortified churches  

Svalbard  

Spring-heeled Jack 

Jack the Ripper 

Reynardine 

Heart electromagnetic field 

Baja California

Swamp gas 

Human sleep pattern 

Botswana 

The Darkness is Light Enough 

Visions of Johanna