Welcome to a conversation about the concept of Deep Time. Deep time is basically geologic time but the concept is so much more complex when trying to internalize.
I hope the many examples and repetitions help you start to understand this concept and how it can be beneficently within your practice.
I would love to continue the conversion in the comments or on twitter @katborealis
I have several recommendations for reading and listening:
This is the book I recommended on the topic of Deep Time. The first part is one of those books where when you are reading it you feel like “I wish I had written this!”
I have been listening to Dan Carlin for YEARS like… more than I want to say because it makes me feel old. He is super into the human experience in the past. His recent book has an excellent chapter on pandemics and his has an old episode on the topic as well.
Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer
I don’t know what to say other than I LOVE her!
I don’t know what to say about this book other than I just love love love this book! My copy has so many underlines. This is where I got the accelerating climactic chaos! Much better than Climate Change.
John McPhee is Mr Geology writing I think is fair to say. He is amazing to read but not a page turner. I have a few recommendations:
This was a very influential book for me. The topic of this one is humans vs. nature. Humans trying to control the uncontrollable.