Uncivilised Friends and Folk, As the snow-drops softly sing of spring, we thought it about time to reach out from beneath winter’s cloak with well wishes, and a few words to fill you in on what we’ve been up to. For us, 2014 was a year of deep learning, of standing still, of developing patience … Continue reading Uncivilised news
It has been an incredible 15 months, so much has happened since we started filming our documentary on a snowy, misty weekend in February last year… and as the project was grew, so too, did Lily’s belly; swelling each week with new life. Our journey has taken us the length and breadth of Britain. We … Continue reading An Uncivilised Update
On Initiation and Becoming . . . There are certain moments in our lives that require of us our most full devotion, not some momentary glance, or the paying of customary lip service to the expectations of a seemingly indifferent culture. No. These moments are special, they are the moments and times of our … Continue reading On Initiation and Becoming . . .
“Community has become abstraction and rhetoric, and we wonder why we feel so alone” Francis Weller Since the beginning of this year, we have been in full flight, soaring from top to tail of this incredible Isle; connecting with folk from Totness to Inverness… The summer months spent bathing in ideas and inspiration, and included … Continue reading Quest for Community
Over the past 100 years, the nature of birth in the western world has mirrored the dominant cultural story of industrialisation, and as a person who is exploring life beyond the parameters of this civilised story, and also as a woman expecting her first child, I have found myself on a journey of questioning – … Continue reading Birth is a Political Act
That afternoon, we were coming together for a grief-tending ceremony. Curiosity, uncertainty, and a certain sense of trepidation that often holds hands with the unknown sat in my stomach… What does it mean, “grief tending”? I haven’t suffered a bereavement or any great trauma recently, do I even belong in that space? Why would I … Continue reading Grief is the Gateway…
Some communities live on land, growing food to support each other’s physicality and being from one day to the next. Other communities gather on a weekly basis to break bread, share grief, joy or the very stories that make life, with a deep sense of being listened to and held by those who choose to … Continue reading A Meeting With Mark, a Meeting with Magic
The Course of Empire The Savage State 1836 by Cole Thomas ‘Without civilization we would revert to chaos…to savagery…. to barbarism!’ These words send arrows through my heart. They are the words that hold the expansive nature of our beings to ransom. They are the words that make us believe that what we have is … Continue reading Why the Uncivilized? Exploring Being and the Unspelling of Civilization.
The view was stunning. The golden light of the setting sun, glittered off the sighing waves, as blades of grass danced playfully on the cliff-edge. This park-up was a gift. Until dusk, when the peace was broken, by a rude ratt-a-tat-tat on the van door… Did we know we weren’t allowed to park there? Did … Continue reading Free as a Bird?
This poem emerged following a plant journey, gifted to me by the San Pedro Cactus. A beautiful plant, her exquisite whte flower blooms for just 24 hours each year. Her flesh contains mescaline, a naturally occurring psychadelic alkaloid, and invites us to explore the deeper reaches of our conciousness. On this occasion, we were on … Continue reading Plant journey