TABLE OF CONTENTS
Why would anyone go to jail to save trees? John Scull
Trees and Death
Being in Season A Weekend in
Put some sky around your heart
body-centered communication with the living world.
Life at the Edge Rethinking
the Human-Environment Relationship
The road to extinction is paved...
Communing with Nature:
The Live Oak Chronicles
Would Dylan Thomas have survived eugenics?
Winter Issue: December 2002
Welcome to the Winter issue of Gatherings
The strand running through this issue is trees. Some of us have been involved in saving forest and woodland. John Scull was asked to be an expert witness on why anyone would go to jail to save trees, and several of us contributed our thoughts.
The sudden felling of a much loved tree started a conversation about our relationship to trees, how real the connection is.
John Swanson's article explores the many facets of what trees mean to us.
Amy Lenzo talks about the tree as symbol of the cycle of being, the nature of life and death.
Margaret Bates has researched cultures where trees are regarded as sacred and compares this with our own sometimes conflicting attitudes.
In addition John Stowe gives us ways of getting our bodies back in touch with the earth.
The human - environment connection is also the theme of Rich Coon's article.
Kara Powis shares her experience of a weekend in the wilderness as the season changes.
We hope you've enjoyed this experience of Gatherings. If you have any comments on what you read in this issue, suggestions or contributions you'd like to see - or make - in the next issue, please contact the Gatherings editor.