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Emergence Magazine is an online publication with annual print edition exploring the threads connecting ecology, culture, and spirituality. As we experience the desecration of our lands and waters, the extinguishing of species, and a loss of sacred connection to the Earth, we look to emerging stories. Our podcast features exclusive interviews, narrated essays, stories and more.

During this pandemic, we are publishing new content that explores the deeper themes and questions emerging at this time. These stories reveal new opportunities to deeply connect with each other and the living world—in the midst of this crisis and beyond.

www.emergencemagazine.org

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6, 173 Ratings

Emergence Magazine is an online publication with annual print edition exploring the threads connecting ecology, culture, and spirituality. As we experience the desecration of our lands and waters, the extinguishing of species, and a loss of sacred connection to the Earth, we look to emerging stories. Our podcast features exclusive interviews, narrated essays, stories and more.

During this pandemic, we are publishing new content that explores the deeper themes and questions emerging at this time. These stories reveal new opportunities to deeply connect with each other and the living world—in the midst of this crisis and beyond.

www.emergencemagazine.org

    The Basilisk — Paul Kingsnorth

    The Basilisk — Paul Kingsnorth

    We commissioned four authors to approach the theme of apocalypse through fiction, from the perspectives of past, present, and future. Our third installment, The Basilisk, is from Paul Kingsnorth, a writer and poet living in rural Ireland. Paul is the author of the novels The Wake and Beast, the essay collection Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist, and his latest book of nonfiction, Savage Gods. Narrated by Paul, The Basilisk is an exchange of letters between an uncle and a niece. In it, Paul imagines how two members of a family might respond to our addiction to technology as they divulge their thoughts about the otherworld, possession, and fatal temptation.

    • 43 min
    The Ecology of Perception – David Abram

    The Ecology of Perception – David Abram

    In this interview, cultural ecologist and philosopher David Abram discusses the animism, power, and potency of the living world. In our current moment of ecological and societal instability—rich with possibility and fraught with potential danger—he calls on us to remember the animacy of our own bodily senses and our inherent participation in the collective, embodied flesh of the Earth.

    • 50 min
    Ink — Sjón

    Ink — Sjón

    We commissioned four authors to approach the theme of apocalypse through fiction, from the perspectives of past, present, and future. Our second installment, Ink, is a story by Sjón, an Icelandic poet and writer. He is the author of The Blue Fox, From The Mouth Of The Whale, and Moonstone—The Boy Who Never Was. In this short story—narrated by Sjón—we are introduced to Valur Sveinsson, a Chargé d’Affaires in London. Born with the gift of second sight, Valur encounters supernatural beings called the Inkborn and witnesses their telling of an apocalyptic vision of the future. 

    • 40 min
    Thylacine — Lydia Millet

    Thylacine — Lydia Millet

    As part of our planned Apocalypse issue, we had commissioned four authors to approach this theme through fiction from the perspectives of past, present and future. 

    Our first installment in our fiction series, entitled Thylacine, is from the American novelist Lydia Millet, author of numerous books including A Children’s Bible; Love in Infant Monkeys, a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize; and My Happy Life, winner of the 2003 PEN Center USA Award for Fiction. This short story, narrated by Lydia, explores historical endings as a man seeks the company and friendship of the last Tasmanian tiger housed in a failing zoo.

    • 25 min
    The Lord God Bird: Apocalyptic Prophecy & the Vanishing of Avifauna – Chelsea Steinauer-Scudder

    The Lord God Bird: Apocalyptic Prophecy & the Vanishing of Avifauna – Chelsea Steinauer-Scudder

    As the existence of the famed ivory-billed woodpecker is increasingly left to the realm of myth, Chelsea Steinauer-Scudder explores the widespread disappearance of birds in the narratives of apocalyptic prophecy that run through our collective consciousness.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Sweet Breath from Another – Crystal Wilkinson

    Sweet Breath from Another – Crystal Wilkinson

    Crystal Wilkinson is the author of The Birds of Opulence; Water Street; and Blackberries, Blackberries, and an Associate Professor of English in the Creative Writing MFA Program at the University of Kentucky. At a time that is punctuated by the loss of breath—when we are increasingly gripped by the profound understanding that the right to breathe is the right to life—this essay from Crystal contemplates the intimacy of breathing as she considers how we live, die, and love.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
173 Ratings

173 Ratings

Daveiii ,

Great Listening

I’m a new listener and had such a wonderful time binging older Emergence episodes. Compelling writing, great sound quality - what more could you ask for in a podcast?

DKMNYC ,

Essential, Important and Moving

I never rate podcasts - this publication has been a lifeline over the past few weeks. The work is beautiful and after each episode I find myself moved - towards reflection, collective good, caring about others and our complex world. Particularly during this pandemic, I find these episodes almost meditative in their ability to both wake me up and calm me down. Thank you for every episode!

GMA2012 ,

Seed savers

Just listened to my first Emergence episode and immediately shared the episode. It also reawakened my love of gardening and the pleasure of planting seeds. Nurturing the plants and harvesting carrots, peas and squash. Squash seeds and hollyhocks are the only seeds I have saved for use. Thanks for this episode.

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