Wild author Jay Griffiths [Pdf/E–book]

  • Hardcover
  • 384
  • Wild author Jay Griffiths
  • Jay Griffiths
  • English
  • 10 July 2019
  • 9781585424030

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Wild author Jay Griffiths Summary ä eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF In Wild Jay Griffiths describes an extraordinary odyssey through wildernesses of earth ice water and fire A poetic consideration of the tender connection between human society and the wild the. I ve never read a book uite like this it s very difficult to describe Seven years in the writing like some mythical hero s trials it s a hymn to the wild written by a young poet anthropologist philosopher adventurer and probably manic depressive too It s divided into sections for each element Earth Ice an element on its own Water Fire and Air and Griffiths travels the globe in search of unspoiled wildness the the Arctic Indonesia Australia and West Papua with a brief epilogue in Outer Mongolia It might seem overdone in places but there is some wonderful sweeping poetry and passionate advocacy of the rights of savages as well as epic rage against suburbia Christianity and golf courses among other thingsThe language itself is wild and anarchic although she is wonderful on the etymology of words drawing all sorts of intriguing connections On the enclosure of land in Australia for example Fence means not only boundary but also the keeper of stolen goods and settlers stealing the land fenced it before they did anything elseHer bibliography is staggeringly eclectic and erudite she uotes the Bible Rousseau Francis Bacon Conrad and Flanders and Swann with eual facility Yet despite her erudition she can become fully absorbed by wild cultures getting stoned with shamans in Peru going out with whale hunters in Alaska or struggling through mountains and swamps in West Papua with local guides whom she feels at home with than the obnoxious sounding anthropologist who is her companionI took seven years over this work spent all I had my time money and energy Part of the journey was a green riot and part a deathly bleakness I got ill I got well I got to the point of collapse I got the giggles I met cannibals infinitely kinder and trustworthy than the murderous missionaries who evangelize them I found a paradox of wildness in the glinting softness of its charisma for what is savage is in the deepest sense gentle and what is wild is kind Bittersweet Harvest odyssey through wildernesses The Internet Book Everything You Need to Know About Computer Networking and How the Internet Works 4th Edition of earth ice water and fire A poetic consideration The Seduction of MrsPendlebury of the tender connection between human society and the wild the. 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Wild author Jay Griffiths Summary ä eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Book is by turns passionate political funny and harrowing It is also a journey into that greatest of uncharted lands the wilderness of the mind and Griffiths beautifully explores the language a. If you only have time for one sentence hear this Jay Griffiths book Wild is one of the most powerful books I ve ever read Wild is a celebration of wildness and freedom It celebrates societies that work societies that have complete respect for their ecosystems societies that have survived for thousands of years without suffering destructive whirlwinds of mass hysteriaGriffiths is a brilliant heretic and a proud one Her book shows us what happens when madness collides with wildness It helps us understand the dark injuries that destroyed our own freedom and put us on the path to what we have become It is 350 pages of full throttle outside the box thinking written with passion and elouence For outside the box thinkers it s just awesome For light sleepers it might provide a life changing wakeup call Griffiths was born in deepest darkest England a devastated island that was once a magnificent rainforest She was blessed with the precious curse and gift of having an active mind She excelled at asking penetrating uestions that were not proper for young ladies or lads to ask The wardens were not amusedDuring her teen years she hung out with fundamentalist Christians but what they were teaching could not survive rational scrutiny and her mind was highly allergic to blind faith Painful clashes inspired her to run away She abandoned the normal life for which she had been trained I lost a walled city but found a wildness and freedom I never regretted it She wandered around the world but life was not always easy Following a passionate freedom can mean loneliness penury humiliation for we live in a world where the caged hate the free By and by she floated away into a healthy dance with depression Depression is one of life s valuable idiot lights warning us that it s time to pay attention and alter our courseOne day the phone rang and a friend invited her to Peru where she could hang out with shamans use powerful medicine and recover her lost soul So she did and it worked The heavy black clouds soon dispersed She spent the next seven years working on her book travelling from the to New Guinea Australia and Arctic CanadaWe routinely teach our children that wild people are primitive and that their way of life is inferior and undesirable In so doing we erect a brick wall that prohibits fresh wild notions from flushing the crud out of our wheezing slobbering imaginations Instead we teach our children to live like there s no tomorrow to shop till you drop to leave nothing behind for future generationsGriffiths understands that the brick wall must be smashed for the sake of all life Her mind is a sledgehammer She takes us on visits to wild ecosystems that stood in the path of the all devouring global economy She listened to the wild people in a caring and respectful manner hearing their pain rage and despair They had a healthy way of life before the invasion They needed nothing from us They simply wanted to be left alone She took long treks through the jungle with wild people who possessed immense knowledge of the plants and animals They perceived that all flora and fauna have spirits except for domesticated plants They saw that all wild beings were animated by the same life force but different species appeared in different forms We were all eual When humans lived like euals rather than masters they didn t gang rape their ecosystem because that would have been inconceivable After days of hiking through a perfectly healthy land a treasure of abundant life they stumbled upon the town of Maldonado the cash economy the modern world electric lights pop music abundant booze and drugs discarded syringes splatters of puke and overflowing outhouses Everyone seemed to be mad To me the forest had been wildly beautiful and the town was a hideous wasteland One chapter was devoted to the vast wildness of the sea the place where all life began The surface of Mars is better known to us than the floor of our oceans The underwater world is a realm of immense beauty and diversity Cetaceans like whales and dolphins are incredibly intelligent and they live in an incredibly intelligent manner exactly as evolution prepared them to live wild and free without technology a brilliant strategy for long term successThe ocean is a place where primates have little business beyond the shoreline Civilized primates have become abusive ravaging the sea life and filling the waters with toxins sewage garbage and noise Climate change is making the oceans so acidic that catastrophic harm now seems very likely Wild people didn t do this even when they lived too hard the harm they caused was far far less than the harm caused by our way of lifeMissionaries were high on the list of people that Griffiths most resented because their mission was to destroy wild cultures and convert wild people into literate employed Christian consumers In Peru four different missionary groups using helicopters and speed boats competed to find uncontacted tribes They knew that they would import deadly diseases but they didn t care In some places half of the people died within two years of their arrival The priests blamed female shamans for the illness and the angry people killed the shamansCommon gifts for the converts included axes tobacco clothing and mirrors Mirrors enabled people to see their own faces and become aware of their individuality Jesus saved individuals not communities God lived in heaven and the Earth was a realm of wickedness so it didn t matter it was worthless Missionaries built roads into the jungle which were soon used by miners loggers and other destroyers Separated from the family of life the modern heart gets hardMissionaries forced the natives to surrender their sacred objects which they burned Within two generations traditional knowledge becomes extinct because it is no longer being passed down to the young who spend their days in classrooms Cultural genocide is emotionally shattering In one Brazilian tribe over 300 natives committed suicideIn Australia the invasion of civilization has been devastating for the Aborigines and their home but the elders maintain a sense of patience for the noxious cities are nothing than ugly scabs Whites have never possessed the spirit of the land which remains alive beneath the parking lots and shopping centers With time the disease will pass the land will heal and thrive once again to the best of its abilityHumans are not domesticated we are genetically wild animals but so many have been tamed Tamed creatures are dolt minded and dumb insipid and bland Griffiths tells us The tame are trained only to hear the voice of their tamer having ears only for command Our wild genes scream in despair as we go berserk with cage rage Sensible habits and good road safety skills will keep you alive till eighty So what If you didn t know freedom you never lived The myth of human superiority has constructed an enormous ecocidal monstrosity and its ongoing self destruction will result in unimaginable harm If we cannot find a way to return to our humble place in the family of life we will have no future That s the message here