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The manner of our inquiry underwrites what we discover from that which we are inquiring about

This is the basis upon which we enter into a discussion about wonder…wonder as that manner of inquiry and as a skill… a skill important to, but sorely lacking in, our present times of trouble.

Our guest for this episode is Stephen Jenkinson and, with him, we will wonder about wonder and inquire–with wonder–about wisdom, prejudice, language, Mystery, generational truancy, the plague, and inquiry itself.

stephen jenkinsonStephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW is an activist, teacher, author, and farmer.

He is the founder of the Orphan Wisdom School in Tramore, Canada and the author of four books, including Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, the award-winning book about grief and dying, and the great love of life.

In 2015, he created Nights of Grief & Mystery with Canadian singer-songwriter Gregory Hoskins. With a 5-piece band, they have mounted international tours and released three albums, most recently DARK ROADS and ROUGH GODS. (which the opening audio to this interview, Hippie Radio, is taken from)

Most recently, a four-part livestream speaking series, A Generation’s Worth, was presented in Winter 2020 and has since been published into a book by the same title, available through orphanwisdom.com

This is Jenkinson’s third round on Adventures Through The Mind and although this interview stands on its own, it is also the continuation of what is turning out to be a series of conversations between us; each building on the last.

So if this is your first time encountering Stephen Jenkinson’s work, I encourage you to check out my previous interviews with him as well (or simply dive straight into one of his books).

His previous interviews were ATTMind 59 | What Dying Means and ATTMind 105 | More Considerations on Dying in a Deathphobic Culture.


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Episode Breakdown

  • Inquiry, wonder, language, and the end of our days
  • Our education was a war on Mystery
  • Wonder isn’t necessarily safe or good-feeling
  • We have no obligation to be ok
  • Psychedelics, MAID, and modernity
  • “We deserve an ordinary life”
  • Ambivalence, and being a “divisionary”
  • Wisdom and prejudice
  • Owning the truancy of the boomer generation
  • Fate and the gods
  • The failures of the language of loss to speak to the realities of the plague
  •  The plague is already a savagely lost opportunity
  • The nostalgia of our pre-pandemic days
  • A generation’s worth
  • Doomsday and the greatest trauma implemented on the English people
  • The end of the pandemic will be only the beginning of our undoing

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