Greenstone Axe

Osmond, Mat (2019) Greenstone Axe. The Dark Mountain Project: The Devil's Door, N/A. ISSN N/A

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'What does it mean to you, to address God as Mother?’
The question was put to me by a friend, a Haitian New Yorker called Delcarmise Napoleon. From it unspooled a series of nine letters, shared during the summer of 2016 with The Way of the Rose, an inter-religious fellowship gathered around the practice of praying the rosary. This group’s inclusive, eco-feminist slant on prayer and community has room for fidgets like myself, meanderers who might have to put ‘None of the above, but something’ in the religion question on the census.
Those letters were the starting point for this, the first in a series of Gyrovague meditations, inspired by the gyrovagi: the leaderless, wandering monks of the Early Middle Ages, repeatedly denounced for their vagrant restlessness by the representatives of the organised church.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Geography & Environment > Climate Change
Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing
Geography & Environment
Philosophy & Psychology
Writing & Journalism
Courses by Department: The Falmouth School of Art > Illustration
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Depositing User: Mat Osmond
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2020 08:54
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 16:24


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