Tuning In

 
photo credit -  alison scarpulla

photo credit - alison scarpulla

 

“Only a few generations ago in Ireland every field had its own name and history. There was also an ancient sense of the invisible world. The air is not empty.

Spirits, ghosts and fairies were one’s hidden neighbours. Now the fields as well as the imagination are growing ever more empty and poor.

If this era survives itself and does not either blow up the earth or poison it totally, I feel sure that there will be a massive return to the belief in the invisible world.

In the future there will be the ability to tune in to the spirit of a particular area…”

John O’Donoghue from ‘The Four Elements - Reflections On Nature’

Aít - Gather/Land Connection

This place is not just our domicile, but a piece of ground that is well suited to producing food. It would feel wrong to occupy that kind of land and let it lie fallow. The ethical choice is to manage it for food production in a way that maintains productivity, improves the health of its soils and watershed, and sequesters more carbon than it burns.
— Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Vegetable Miracle