As the future unfolds and as life becomes more virtual, there arises a need for a renewed connectivity with the unexperienced natural order in order to "complete the circle" and help us thrive as humans. Myths and folklore have always supplied this need by channeling the deep symbolic content of our innate subconscious understanding of this connectivity through a living narrative.

Since the forest as an objective entity lies outside cultivation, it is can be seen as outside reason and also intellect, and as such a journey into the forest represents a decent into the human subconscious. Entering the DARKWOOD is a threshold symbol; the soul entering the perils of the unknown; the realm of death; the secrets of nature, or the spiritual world which man must penetrate to find meaning. It is this ancient image that Dante evokes at the beginning of The Divine Comedy when he says "In the middle of the journey of our life I found myself in a dark wood where the straight way was lost."

The soundtrack, enigmatic ambient drones built from the very fabric of natural forest sound pervades this virtual space with a sense of natural dominion.

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DARKWOODby David Bickley
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David Bickley
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February 19, 2018
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