Emergence Magazine presents

Shifting Landscapes Film Series

Aloha ‘Āina

by Adam Loften & Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee Film

Note from the Editors

It has always been a radical act to share stories during dark times. They are regenerative spaces of creation and renewal. As we experience a loss of sacred connection to the earth, we share stories that explore the timeless connections between ecology, culture, and spirituality.

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SHIFTING LANDSCAPES

FILM SERIES

The Nightingale's Song
Aloha ‘Āina
The Last Ice Age
Taste of the Land

Emergence Magazine presents Shifting Landscapes, a documentary series, directed by Emmy- and Peabody-nominated filmmakers Adam Loften and Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, exploring the power of art and story to orient us amid the darkness of our time.

Our Annual Print Edition

Emergence Magazine, Vol. 5: Time

Our first hardcover edition, Time: Volume 5 explores the vast mystery of Time, journeying through its many landscapes: deep time, geological time, kinship time, ancestral time, and sacramental time. If we can recognize a different kind of Time, can we come to dwell within it?

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Breathing with the Forest

by Marshmallow Laser Feast Open Feature

An immersive experience of shared breath with the Amazon rainforest.

Podcast

Emergence’s weekly podcast features exclusive interviews, author-narrated essays, poetry, multipart series, and more.
This Week’s Podcast

Sun House

A Conversation with David James Duncan

Although the ecological sphere has long declared the need for a shift in consciousness if we are to survive the myriad crises we’ve ignited, this conversation often lacks examples of what this change in consciousness might be like as a lived, embodied experience.

This week, author of the cult classics The Brothers K and The River Why, David James Duncan, joins the podcast to speak about his new epic novel, Sun House—a story following the journeys of an eclectic collection of characters, each seeking Truth and meaning, who come together to form an unintentional community in rural Montana. David talks about the impetus behind the novel to impart an experiential model of contemplative inner life that might help navigate a future of social, cultural, and ecological unraveling that looms large. Wide-ranging and tender, the conversation explores how the wisdom of the great mystics—from Zen master Dōgen to the thirteenth-century Christian theologian Meister Eckhart and the Beguines—can be relevant in uncovering responses to the crises we face.

This Week’s Podcast

Although the ecological sphere has long declared the need for a shift in consciousness if we are to survive the myriad crises we’ve ignited, this conversation often lacks examples of what this change in consciousness might be like as a lived, embodied experience.

This week, author of the cult classics The Brothers K and The River Why, David James Duncan, joins the podcast to speak about his new epic novel, Sun House—a story following the journeys of an eclectic collection of characters, each seeking Truth and meaning, who come together to form an unintentional community in rural Montana. David talks about the impetus behind the novel to impart an experiential model of contemplative inner life that might help navigate a future of social, cultural, and ecological unraveling that looms large. Wide-ranging and tender, the conversation explores how the wisdom of the great mystics—from Zen master Dōgen to the thirteenth-century Christian theologian Meister Eckhart and the Beguines—can be relevant in uncovering responses to the crises we face.

ENGAGE

Seeds of Radical Renewal: A hybrid in-person & online leadership course (UK)

Sharpham Trust, Devon, England

Online: April 30 – June 4, 2025
In-person: June 18 – 21, 2025
Admissions Open

Seeds of Radical Renewal: A hybrid in-person & online leadership course (US)

Whidbey Institute, Washington, US

Online: August 6 – September 10, 2025
In-person: September 25 – 28, 2025
Admissions Open
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ENGAGE

The Song of the Seasons

Devon, England

June 26 – 29, 2025
In-person Retreat
Registration Open

The Song of the Seasons

Whidbey Institute, Washington State, US

May 23 – 26, 2025
In-person Retreat
Registration Open

Puffling

by Jessica Bishopp Watch Film

In this coming-of-age documentary, we follow two teenagers on a small island off the coast of Iceland who rescue young puffins while grappling with their own futures in a changing world.

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