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Tactility Lost, Tactility Regained

Viktor Ivanovitch PostnikovHave you ever experienced a situation in which you meditate on an idea for some time and, surprisingly, acquire confirmations from various sources? Such coincidences brought Russian writer Victor Postnikov to the idea of ‘lost tactility,’ and the need for us to regain it through poetry and magic.

October 5, 2009   2 Comments

The Poetic Paganism of Alexander Blok

Demon Sitting by Alexamder Vrubel, 1890Alexander Blok (1880–1921) was one of the greatest Russian lyricists of the 20th century. A posthumous collection of his poetry became a constant source of inspiration for writer and translator Victor Postnikov. This small book of verse from his father’s library launched him on his quest to to preserve Russian poetry.

June 10, 2009   Comments Off on The Poetic Paganism of Alexander Blok

Waking Up in a Former Empire at the End of the Industrial Age

Suzanne DuarteThe reason that we are in a climate emergency is that our western culture has been in a ‘cultural trance’ for about 60 years, drunk on oil and living in a delusional bubble. How do you tell someone that their house is on fire? Writer and Buddhist Dharmagaian Suzanne Duarte attempts to do just that.

May 18, 2009   4 Comments

Findhorn Signposts

Windmills at Findhorn BayRussian poet/translator Viktor Postinikov found support for his eco-centric views among the spiritual and philosophical companions he encountered at the Findhorn eco-community in Scotland. He traces his path to discovering the “magic of Findhorn” at the community’s Exploring Community Life course in 2008.

April 2, 2009   1 Comment