11th Episode of Preternatural Investigations podcast “The Quality of Wildness”

Episode 11 of Sharron Kraus’ Preternatural Investigations podcast is called  “The Quality of Wildness.” The posted description says:


In which the idea of wildness and the relationship between the human and the wild are explored. Some problematic approaches to wildness are flagged up and a path to the heart of the wildwood is traced.

Music by Sharron Kraus, with Simon Lewis, Harriet Earis, Mark Wilden, Gillian ChadwickNick Jonah Davis, Oliver Parfitt, Jenny Bliss and Dean Honer

George Monbiot, Feral: Searching for Enchantment on the Frontiers of Rewilding
Mary Midgley, The Myths We Live By
William Cronon, The Trouble with Wilderness: Or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature
Edward Said, Orientalism
Robert Macfarlane, The Wild Places
Richard Mabey, Nature Cure

“Preternatural Investigations is a podcast about things that are strange but not too strange; the marvelous things that lie ‘between the mundane and the miraculous’1.

“As a rationalist who believes there is magic, mystery and meaning to be found in the world around us, my investigations are influenced by William James’ enquiries into religious experience and Mark Fisher’s explorations of the weird and the eerie.

“My subjects will include the magic we experience in certain places, as a result of participating in certain kinds of activity, in response to art, music and literature, and in nature; the relationship between fictional representations of magic and the preternatural magic we can experience in the world, at wonder, imagination and the ability to find new ways of seeing familiar things, the way fictional and other constructed worlds intersect with and are grafted onto the natural world, enabling us to experience the world as a many-layered palimpsest that draws us in, leads us on, and reveals itself to us at the same time as giving us insights into aspects of ourselves.

“Preternatural Investigations ran for 12 weeks, starting Sunday 23rd August,  2020 hosted by musician and writer Sharron Kraus.”



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