Jon Turk

Jon Turk

Journey Into The Deep Wild
Fri Feb 17 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

Crocodiles and Ice is a storyteller's journey into a Consciousness Revolution based on a deep, reciprocal, communication with the Earth.  This presentation highlights Jon Turk’s National Geographic award winning polar expedition circumnavigating Ellesmere Island, but also shares wisdoms from our Stone-Age ancestors, the poets of the '60s, a wolf that lingers, a Siberian shaman, a Chinese bicycle nomad, a lonely Tlingit warrior laying down to die in a storm, and the landscapes themselves.  Because beyond the wondrous and seductive opulence of our oil-soaked, internet-crazed, consumer-oriented society, there lies a glorious and sustainable lifestyle that is based on Deep Wild as a foundation of solace, sanity, compassion, and hope. Jon received his Ph.D. in chemistry in 1971, but abandoned academics to engage in extreme adventures.  His circumnavigation of Ellesmere with Erik Boomer was nominated in 2012 by National Geographic as one of the “Top Ten Adventures of the Year”

Jon’s world-view was transformed by Moolynaut, a 100 year old Siberian shaman.  This journey is chronicled in “The Raven’s Gift”. Jon’s newest book, “Crocodiles and Ice: A Journey into Deep Wild” represents a continuing exploration of a Consciousness Revolution based on a deep, reciprocal communication with the Earth.


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