CIR: Alexandra Huddleston - The Creative Path and the Ritual Process - Shared screen with speaker view
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Folks - as always, type your questions here in the chat window or raise your hand and I’ll unmute you for your Q when the time comes
In Timbucktu, did you communicate in English, Arabic or French with the scholars and people? And in Japan, in English?
How did you prepare for your pilgrimages? How extensively did you research culture, religion, history, geography before setting out?
brilliant exposition, connecting layers of thought as though they are strata of the earth on which you walked. thank you, alexandra, for sharing the language of your beautiful images and your words, weaving them into a whole and changing fabric, not unlike the landscapes you have walked. i am sorry to have to leave for a meeting. can i hear the questions and answers i shall miss in. a recording.
All - yes the video will post on our website this afternoon
Thank you, Alexandra! Your life of pilgrimage has instilled you with remarkable wisdom. Maybe not sainthood, but something like it. One specific question: You mentioned the changing perception of mountains in Western thought. What is the book you mentioned?
Mountains of the Mind by Robert Macfarlane
his best book!
He’s written a number of other books on landscape, a social historian of landscape.
The Old Ways. Landmarks.
Rebecca Solnitz. Wanderlust
(A history of walking)
Mountains of the Mind: Combining accounts of legendary mountain ascents with vivid descriptions of his own forays into wild, high landscapes, Robert McFarlane reveals how the mystery of the world’s highest places has came to grip the Western imagination—and perennially draws legions of adventurers up the most perilous slopes.His story begins three centuries ago, when mountains were feared as the forbidding abodes of dragons and other mysterious beasts. In the mid-1700s the attentions of both science and poetry sparked a passion for mountains; Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Lord Byron extolled the sublime experiences to be had on high; and by 1924 the death on Mt Everest of an Englishman named George Mallory came to symbolize the heroic ideals of his day. Macfarlane also reflects on fear, risk, and the shattering beauty of ice and snow, the competition and contemplation of the climb, and the strange alternate reality of high altitude, magically enveloping us in the allure of mountains at every level.
Captivating talk & engaging photos. Can you say what is the extent of loss to Timbuktu's libraries by the terrorists?
Victor and Edith Turner. The Ritual Process. Image and Pilgrimage in Western Culture
Based on your experiences, what's your view of annual pilgrimages to Chimayo? Similarities, differences?