Note from the Editor
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.
Language Keepers Podcast Series
Adapted from our award-winning multimedia story, “Language Keepers,” this six-part podcast series explores the struggle for Indigenous language survival in California. Along this journey, we meet and learn from Tolowa Dee-ni’, Karuk, Wukchumni, and Kawaiisu communities who are working to revitalize their Native languages and cultures in order to pass them on to the next generation.
The Atomic Tree
The Atomic Tree is a virtual reality journey into the memories of a 400-year-old Japanese white pine bonsai that survived the atomic blast in Hiroshima.
A route of eighty-eight Buddhist temples in Japan, the Shikoku Pilgrimage takes modern-day pilgrims across an ancient, storied landscape, inviting us to reflect on the relevance of the spiritual quest today.
Losing a language means more than the disappearance of words. This six-part film and multimedia experience follows four Indigenous communities who are revitalizing their languages and cultures.
Seasons of the Monastic Table
Inspired by monastic cuisine, this cookbook honors the seasons with twenty-eight recipes to celebrate spring, summer, autumn, and winter.
In this multimedia piece, poet Forrest Gander and artist Katie Holten collaborate to evoke a language of the redwood forests of Northern California. Forrest’s words are translated into an alphabet of sprouting seeds and growing spores.
Following a month-long journey through the Andes Mountains in Peru, this multimedia travelogue explores the flavors, varieties, and cultural significance of Peru’s native potatoes, papas nativas.
In the first installment of our apocalyptic short stories series, Lydia Millet explores the loss of extinction as a man seeks the company and friendship of the last Tasmanian tiger, housed in a failing zoo.
Born with the gift of second sight, Valur Sveinsson encounters supernatural beings called the Inkborn and witnesses their telling of an apocalyptic vision of the future.
And Peace Shall Return
Twenty thousand years into the future, an exploration of the Earth uncovers the final notes and unfinished stories left behind by the last sentient human beings in the twilight of their history.
In an exchange of letters between an uncle and a niece—a demonologist and a mother—two members of a family respond to our addiction to technology as they divulge their thoughts about the otherworld, possession, and fatal temptation.
Being with the Dark
In five steps, this practice invites you to immerse yourself in nightfall. Whether you live in the city or in a place where the outdoors is more accessible, this practice is a guide for settling into the expansive wonder of the dark.
The Aromas of Trees: Five Practices
Aroma is the primary language of trees. They talk with molecules, conspiring with one another, beckoning fungi, scolding insects, and whispering to microbes.
Five Practices for Listening to the Language of Birds
Created by David G. Haskell, these practices invite you to open yourself up to the sensory experience of listening to bird language.
Arriving with Every Step
This pilgrimage practice invites you to embark on a journey to a sacred site, beginning where you are and arriving with every step.
Listening For Silence
What is at stake in a world where silence has gone extinct?
We Will Breathe
Reindeer at the End of the World
Entering the Bardo
In the Ground of Our Unknowing
The Creatures of the World Have Not Been Chastened
The Lord God Bird
Shaking the Viral Tree
Beginning with the End
The Church Forests of Ethiopia
Sweet Breath from Another
The Memory Field