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February 11th, 2010
An introduction to The Way of Things

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Author: Craig Childs

This book has been read and enjoyed by a wide variety and for good reason; the author delves into such issues as history of the environmental movement and natural history while doing so in an artistic and sometimes poetic and even spiritual...

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This lecture will discuss confluence, which is what happens when two washes join to form one. Confluence is significant to life and survival in the desert, and is a key point in understanding how to read topographical maps. Armed with the knowledge contained in this video, your travels through the desert will be better oriented to the surrounding terrain.

Articles

April 8th, 2016
Perhaps a 1000 summers have come and gone since this glyph was etched into the stone, and yet it story is as clear and precise as the day it was made. This story is a moment in time that was treasured by an individual. To truly understand this moment we must understand this ancient archer.
January 6th, 2016
In this day and age, of electric lights and telescopes, the cultural influence of the moon has changed. In our hunter gatherer past everybody would have lived by, and understood the ever-changing yet predictable cycles of the moon. Watching the night sky from their campfires our ancestors saw the moon make its way across the sky, on a path that kept it above the clouds and below the stars, making it unreachable yet not so far away.
October 7th, 2015
BGG 25 will be 30 years old next year. What is BGG 25 ? It is "Big-Game Guzzler number 25". More precisely it is a artificial water source meant to help out the desert bighorn sheep. It is the 25th artificial water source installed by the Society For The Conservation Of Desert Bighorn Sheep. It was installed in the Newberry mountains in 1986.

Philosophy

November 4th, 2016
Newberry cave was not a tomb or burial site. What was there, was the physical remains of a human- bighorn sheep relationship that was uniquely specific to time and culture.
March 20th, 2016
Native American rock art of the great basin has long been viewed as largely mysterious. With a debate as to whether it was art for art's sake or a symbolic language that had a universal understanding when it was made.
June 11th, 2015
All hunter gatherer cultures throughout the world past or present inculturerated a tradition of a vision quest in one form or another. They usually culminated in a dream or vision that was interpreted as a message from the spirit world. These dreams and visions derive much of their power and influence from the animal imagery and symbolism they contained.