How Do We Re-Wild Our Minds?
This Week from the Emergence Magazine Podcast
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.
David Hinton is a poet, translator, and author whose works are informed by ancient Chinese philosophy and deep ecological thought. In this interview, David discusses his latest book Wild Mind, Wild Earth, which looks to ancient modes of seeing and being as a way to ground the modern environmental movement. Advocating for a return to a deep kinship between humans and the Earth, David speaks about how reweaving consciousness and landscape might help us navigate the sixth extinction with an ethics tempered by love.
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David Hinton has published numerous books of poetry and essays, and many translations of ancient Chinese poetry and philosophy, all informed by an abiding interest in deep ecological thinking. He is the first person in over a century to translate into English all four of the Chinese philosophical masterworks—Tao Te Ching, Analects of Confucius, Mencius, and Chuang Tzu—which earned him the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Landon Translation Award, and the PEN American Translation Award. David recently received a lifetime achievement award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His most recent book is Wild Mind, Wild Earth.