#14: Crisp, autumnal links
Plus Tucci thirst, freedom and tethering, lunar magic
Cooking timpano with Stanley Tucci. I do not want to eat timpano. I do want Stanley Tucci to cook for me in his kitchen.
How did early humans organise their societies? Interesting on authority and hierarchy, but a missed opportunity hypothesise about why early societies gave beautiful, ceremonial burials to disabled people.
When I read Beautiful World, Where Are You? I didn’t realise that there’s no omniscient narrator. Rooney explains why.
I love Jessica Dore’s newsletter. “Are there ways of defining freedom that don’t cancel out care? Definitions that take the strands of limitation and tethering and being plaited to others, and weave in attentiveness and consideration and kindness?”
The Moon Book: Lunar Magic to Change Your Life. For fans of ritual: “depending on where we are in our lives, depending on what we are feeling or what is happening around us, the moon allows us a space to invite ritual into our daily lives”
The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge: do plants communicate knowledge to humans via psychedelics? This anthropologist says yes…
William Blake vs the World: “In William Blake vs the World we return to a world of riots, revolutions and radicals, discuss movements from the Levellers of the sixteenth century to the psychedelic counterculture of the 1960s, and explore the latest discoveries in neurobiology, quantum physics and comparative religion”.