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