It has always been a radical act to share stories during dark times. They are a regenerative space of creation and renewal. As we experience the desecration of our lands and waters, the extinguishing of species, and a loss of sacred connection to the earth, we look to emerging stories. In them we find the timeless connections between ecology, culture, and spirituality.Volume II of our print edition speaks to the multiple crises and opportunities unfolding around us: plague, extinctions, and loneliness grip us ever tighter even as they affirm our connection with the living world. Across 400 pages—and through essays, photography, adapted multimedia, poems, and original artwork—this collection considers the stories that we want to seed in these mythological times. Contributors include Pulitzer prize winners and finalists Forrest Gander, Richard Powers, Elizabeth Rush, David Haskell, and Linda Hogan; acclaimed writers, poets, and artists Robert Macfarlane, Camille T. Dungy, Jake Skeets, Brenda Hillman, Katie Holten, Sheila Pree Bright, Paul Kingsnorth, and many others.