My feature “Bodies of Knowledge” opens this issue of Orion magazine, about the mystery of nature/the nature of mystery. Amitav Ghosh, Lacy Johnson, & Tommy Orange also have essays, about colonization, slime molds, & trees. The stunning cover photograph is by Luis Del Rio Camacho.

I’m never less than thrilled to be a part of this. Consider subscribing—it’s the best magazine of people + nature + culture, putting out regular issues full of the forerunning thinkers in environmental philosophy since 1982.

This issue will take you into the shadowy places of nature’s intelligence, so narrowly perceived by us.