Light Seeking

Category: Neologisms (Page 2 of 2)

Malbys, Maltrys, Catastrophic Extinction Event.

Barrels of oilIt’s enough to realise just how much money oil companies globally have made over this last couple of years, leave alone centuries, and have, generally, not equitably distributed it.

First, they facilitated climate change by producing and marketing the fossil fuels that were burned by industry, transport and buildings to release green house gases. Then they discovered the global damage and ongoing crises they were creating, and covered it up. Then they continued lobbying for species damaging drilling rights, subsidies stolen from the poor, and anti-competitive price rigging. Coups and wars have been instigated over oil.

But then there are other oil-based and oil-fuelled products developed such as pesticides, fertilizers, plastics, internal combustion engines (cars), roads and guns (yes, guns). … Read more

Witanslay

Photo by me.

Weid ~ to see, as in to know (PIE). Witan – wit, wise, wisdom (Old English).

Legh ~ pronounced lay – lie down (PIE). Root of lazy. Root of law.

Witanslay ~ a wise laziness.

A necessity sometimes, for the ones who seek a new era of Earth integrated and symbiotic life ~ to be less busy, less anxious to compete, to burn less fuel, to stay local, to use less resources, to tread less heavily, to take up less space, to notice, to enjoy quiet, to enjoy the small things, to relish close companionship, to be happier in the moment, to share closely, to create beauty in the immediate (space/time), to allow succession, and to feel the sanguimund. … Read more

Hubrigenesis ~ the evolutionary aftermath of the biospheric violence of the Anthropocene.

Plastic in wetland habitat, photo by me.

I have been thinking of Earth Crisis, the sixth extinction and futures.

Paleontology proves such catastrophic shifts in abundance and diversity of life have happened before, and more quickly than one might imagine.

This time, the trajectories of evolution ahead of us, or the new biogenics of Earth systems, have been irreparably skewed or deviated by anthropogenic activity. Even an ice-age predicted by Milankovitch cycles has been prevented. The bitter truth is that, for a long while, certainly since the Rio summit of 1992,  these harms have been a conscious effort ~ the first time in Earth’s history.  … Read more

The Bheramon

Lismore Lighthouse, nr Oban. Photo by me.

“Cease being intimidated by the argument that a right action is impossible because it does not yield maximum profits, or that a wrong action is to be condoned because it pays.” Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac

So much fury is coming our way, those of us who bear the burden of understanding extreme capitalism, and the vast global inequity it perpetuates, is fuelling Earth Crisis.  The more we shine the light, the more profound the insecurity of those who benefit from it. From the alt-right to the eco-modernists, we are the object of increasing anger. … Read more

Kinnaria/Wyld ~ alternative to green space.

Me at one of my local Kinnarias

Green Space: Light which has a dominant wavelength of roughly 495–570 nm permeating a void. How could such a phrase be used so frequently, so poorly, to represent complex places of varied natural living process?

The universe is full of space. If life-relations are broken-dead, then all you have is space.

Such banality fails to articulate the interconnectedness of life, fails to inspire us to engage and participate in the power of interconnected living systems, anywhere.

So in keeping with my work on Kinnages, I offer an alternative word, Kinnaria, to describe the koinonia or kin-gathering in the nagorasphere, where all is exchangeable in between those human harder edges. … Read more

For the love of Planet Valens, my Neologisms

I pass these words on in the spirit of Spring Theory, hoping they live long and fruitful lives.

photo by me

River of Love in the Desert. Photo by me.

Avumbra ~ brief shadow cast upon oneself by a bird flying in the path of the sun.

Auranima ~ sun shines on glossy leaves, wet pebbles or corvid feathers, turning them ‘white’.

Cavignus ~ flickering sunlight deep in a natural hollow.

Corsindolorn ~ perceiving nature whilst free of worry/heartache, since all appears well.

Cortiform ~ all the variable characteristic features of bark.

Cupilustria ~ yearning for the wild.

Esranebulous ~ uncanny light produced by the carbon atoms from the deaths of living forests. … Read more

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