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It is everything that is missing. Flesh that is not metal. Smell that
is not sprayed on. Hunger neither bought nor sold. Life that is not machine. The song of
blood you know, hear, feel, search for everywhere, but cannot find. Or you find it, and
are home forever: the epiphany of Earth.
elcome to the newly redesigned Wild Ideas, a site dedicated to the celebration
of the wild in all its forms. This site is divided into a number of subject areas,
dealing with different facets of wildness, from the familiar concept of wilderness and
wild nature to looser interpretations of the term in the contexts of spirituality,
sexuality, creativity and politics.
The defining quality is:
wild adj [ME wilde fr. OE, akin to OHG wildi wild, W
gwyllt] (bef 12c) 1 a : living in a state of nature and not ordinarily
tame or domesticated... 3 a (1): not subject to restraint or regulation:
UNCONTROLLED; also : UNRULY... (2) emotionally overcome; also
: passionately eager or enthusiastic... b marked by turbulent
agitation... c going beyond normal or conventional bounds...
d indicative or strong passion, emotion or desire... 5 :
characteristic of, expressive of, or appropriate to wilderness or wildlife...
6 a : deviating from the normal or expected course...
Please note that Wild Ideas is still partially under construction at this point. Although
most of the placeholder pages are gone, a few places are still pretty
skeletal (notably the book reviews, and the FAQ areas outside the Temple). There may
also be a few broken links that we haven't caught yet. The process of restructuring and
redesigning such a large site has been more of an uphill battle than we had anticipated!
If you'd like to be kept up to date on the site's status, you can sign up for the
WildNews announcement list using the form to the left.
Regarding navigation, the menu above, underneath the header graphic, lists the main areas
of the site, and the menu at left lists the separate sections within the area you're
The major areas of the site are as follows:
- Wild Nature: The Forest
- The most familiar definition of wildness: that of the natural world
itself. Radical environmentalism, deep ecology, wilderness activism,
conservation biology, and related topics.
- Wild Spirituality: The Temple
- The spirituality that stems from wild nature religion that
is lived, felt and experienced rather than simply believed in real
and ecstatic and visceral. Wicca, neo-paganism, ecospirituality, nature
magic and related paths.
- Wild Sexuality: The Calyx
- Challenges to the conventional, domesticated ideas of sexuality
and gender: feminism; gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues;
and the rethinking/revisioning of sexuality in general.
- Wild Politics: The Commons
- Political issues and ideas that don't fit neatly into one of the
other areas: media activism/culture-jamming, resistance to
globalization and corporate power, and other similar ideas.
- Wild Mind: The Madhouse
- Various facets of what is commonly termed madness. These range from
online resources for coping with mood disorders and other similar
problems, to challenges to the conventional notions of what constitutes
sanity and madness.
- Wild Culture:
- Creativity and the arts: writing, visual art, music, and other expressions
of the wild muse.
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