The Will of the Wild
31 Jan 2008
Jay Griffiths, author of Wild; an elemental journey is to give a lecture at the Royal Geographical Society on 19th February.
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Jay Griffiths, author of Wild; an elemental journey, is to give a lecture at the Royal Geographical Society on 19th February. Jay will be speaking out about her recently published book which has received excellent reviews on both sides of the Atlantic.
Wild tells of Jay’s seven years odyssey, travelling the world, living amongst different indigenous peoples. The book poignantly and passionately explores the words and meanings which shape ideas of wildness and how nature defines cultures and identities. She argues that natural wilderness is intrinsic to the health of the human mind and that our spirit is essentially wild. Jay’s fascinating journey led her to seek out the will of the wild and how that quality was expressed in elemental vitality. The lecture will emphasise the threat we all face from the dominant western culture and how we are increasingly losing touch with the natural world.
This event supports the World Monuments Fund Britain and will draw attention to Australia’s indigenous rock art sites, now in danger due to industrial development.
Further information about this appeal can be found at www.wmf.org.uk
The lecture will be held at The Royal Geographical Society, 19 February, 7pm
Tickets are offered to PN readers for a discounted ¬£10. Quote Positive News when you call 0207 730 5344 Online tickets from www.wmf.org.uk
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