New Issue: Unknown Landscapes

Urthona Issue 36 ‘Unknown Landscapes’ is OUT NOW. Landscapes move and uplift us in ways that are hard to pin down. Artists explore such emotional responses and bring clarity, awareness and transformational depth to the process. They help us to make the appreciation of landscape more conscious and meaningful. As Christopher Neve in his wonderfulContinue reading “New Issue: Unknown Landscapes”

the Buddha meets Plato…

The encounter of Buddhism and Platonism – what can modern Buddhists and others learn from Plato?  A philosophical essay by Ratnagarbha I have been interested in Platonism for as long as I have been a Buddhist. The two have always gone hand in hand for me. I find in Platonism a wonderfully articulated view ofContinue reading “the Buddha meets Plato…”

Shades of the sublime

Kate Boucher uses charcoal to evoke liminal transition zones, skies at dawn and dusk, coasts and mountains in shifting atmospheres of wind and cloudscape. Each of her landscapes is an intense study of a particular mood, not a portrait of one moment or scene, but a response to the essential qualities inherent in a timeContinue reading “Shades of the sublime”

Waterlight – portrait of a chalk stream in winter

Waterlight is a film project inspired by a chalk stream in Cambridgeshire, the Mel, which runs between the villages of Melbourn and Shepreth. Waterlight began as a collaboration between poet and writer Clare Crossman and James Murray-White. The project team grew to include local expert Bruce Huett and filmmaker Nigel Kinnings.

Urthona now has a Facebook page

You can now follow Urthona on Facebook. This page, which is the editor’s personal page, will contain short topical reflections about art, life and everything, as well as news of the magazine. Please note:  the views expressed will be the editor’s personal views and not necessarily those of the magazine or its editorial team. ClickContinue reading “Urthona now has a Facebook page”

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