beneath the stream
1. Light

1. Light

September 4, 2018

The qualities of light, and how the natural, human and non-human world can be viewed and impacted by light is under discussion in this episode of the podcast. References you might wish to follow up include:

 

Watership Down, Hampshire, UK https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watership_Down,_Hampshire

John Aitchison, cameramen and broadcaster http://johnaitchison.net

The Native American medicine wheel https://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices/exhibition/healing-ways/medicine-ways/medicine-wheel.html

Songlines by Bruce Chatwin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Songlines

Ladysmith Black Mambazo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladysmith_Black_Mambazo

Baja California, Mexico https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baja_California

Extremadura, Spain https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extremadura

The Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA) http://swla.co.uk

Darren Rees, artist http://www.darrenrees.com

Lars Jonsson, artist http://www.larsjonsson.se

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lars_Jonsson_(illustrator)

Barry Lopez, writer http://www.barrylopez.com

4. Fire and the human imagination

4. Fire and the human imagination

August 1, 2018

What is it about fire that draws us to its side? It brings warmth and safety, yet it carries a destructive threat. Recorded on location by the fireside in Suffolk, this episode explores our long relationship with fire and how it links us to our landscapes. We talk about how it has bound us in belief, and its role at the centre of communities and belief systems. 

THEME MUSIC BY DAVID ROTHENBERG. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USED BY KIND PERMISSION OF THE ARTIST. 

Some of things we discuss in this episode

Beltane https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beltane

Native American sweat lodge https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweat_lodge

Polly Wiessner https://www.humansandnature.org/polly-wiessner 

The Biggest Estate on Earth by Bill Gammage https://www.allenandunwin.com/browse/books/general-books/history/The-Biggest-Estate-on-Earth-Bill-Gammage-9781743311325

Yellowstone https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowstone_National_Park

Great Fire of London https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Fire_of_London

Must Farm http://www.mustfarm.com/

Phoenix https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_(mythology)

Salamander https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salamander

Pyromancy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyromancy

 

 

3. The Ancestors

3. The Ancestors

July 26, 2018

Recorded on location in Asturias, Cantabria and Castilla y Leon in northern Spain: join us, Colin Williams and Ian Rowlands, as we look at how our ancestors approached death, life and spirit, through our exploration of ancient sites and the manner in which they are located in the landscape.

These sites provoked some lasting emotions and questions in us: our place in time and bones of the land; what is the import of posterity; our relationship with our far-distant ancestors; their relationship to the creatures they shared their world with; and their relationship to the rituals, spirits and places that were of such importance to them.

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:

Asturias https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asturias

Cantabria https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantabria 

Castilla y Leon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castile_and_León

Dolmen de Busnela https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolmen_de_Busnela 

Dolmen de Las Arnillas http://www.turismoburgos.org/es/destino/cultural/dolmen-de-las-arnillas 

The sacred hoop http://nativeamerican.proboards.com/thread/450/sacred-hoop-circle-life 

R S Thomas https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/r-s-thomas 

Hornos de la Peña http://cuevas.culturadecantabria.com/hornos-de-la-pena-2/ 

El Castillo http://cuevas.culturadecantabria.com/el-castillo-2/ 

Bullroarer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullroarer 

Graham Hancock https://grahamhancock.com 

The Divine Spark https://grahamhancock.com/divinespark/ 

The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mind_in_the_Cave 

Jean Clottes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Clottes 

What is Paleolithic Art? https://www.bradshawfoundation.com/books/what_is_paleolithic_art_jean_clottes.php

2. Ritual and Ceremony

2. Ritual and Ceremony

July 19, 2018

The power and diversity of ritual and ceremony: join us, Colin Williams and Ian Rowlands, as we look at how the cycles of the natural, human and non-human world can be viewed and recognised through ritual. Why do humans create rituals? How do they relate to our experience of a world of ‘other’?  

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:

Carpathian Mountains https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpathian_Mountains

Walbiri rain ceremony https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSyp65n9AZk

Gamilaraay people https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamilaraay

Watership Down, Hampshire, UK https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watership_Down,_Hampshire

Falmouth Harmony Choir https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idN5ZBXDllk

Papua New Guinea spirit house http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/archived/creativeinstinct/sepik-spirit-art/4404386

Wagogo Marriage Ritual https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t1TcTzeF7A

Silurian Morrismen http://www.silurianmorris.org.uk

Oak Apple Day https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_Apple_Day

Crying the Neck https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crying_the_Neck

Soul Caking https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul_cake

On Silbury Hill, by Adam Thorpe https://www.littletoller.co.uk/shop/books/little-toller/on-silbury-hill/

Folk Song in England, A L Lloyd https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._L._Lloyd

Navajo corn grinding songs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR7Z4vGIHbs

Sky burial https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_burial

Dolmen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolmen