Valtari

I’ve been enjoying the latest album from Sigur Ros, called valtari, since it was released. Yesterday we got tickets to see them live next year, which reminded me of the mystery film experiment they’ve been running. They gave a dozen film makers the same small budget, asking them to create whatever comes into their head when they listen to the songs from the valtari album, the idea being to bypass the usual artistic approval process and allow people complete creative freedom. As you’d expect the results are a complete mix. Two stand out for me.

RembihnĂștur

All about meditation and the great tool that Sigur Ros’ music can be to connecting with our deeper selves.

DauĂ°alogn

As the director says it is “a spiritual and meditative journey into nature”. Sums it up really…

Erased Sounds

Came across this playlist celebrating 5 years of the music label Erased Tapes yesterday – I’ve been enjoying some of their sounds they cover for a while – Olafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm and A Winged Victory For The Sullen – much of it contemporary classical with a twist… calming and inspiring. Worth a listen if you haven’t come across them before… Continue reading

Exploring the Nature Gap

IMG_0305I’ve recently been exploring the growing gap between nature and children, and the implications for our spiritual development, and that of our children. A couple of articles and some activities have come out of it so far:

Lessons from a ‘Poor old Billy tree’ – an article marking the solstice on the Mystic Christ site.

The spirituality of nature and children – an article in the diocesan newspaper.

Polly and I also bought together some nature based activities for children (and adults) aimed at nurturing a sense of awe and wonder – have a look and download them at: www.aeker.com/nature-activities/