Tagged with gaia

The Internet Age, Gaia & Ouranos

The imperial mode of being, expressed in the myth of Ouranos, is to enforce a definition of time and space onto the present, to abort all change and emergence, and to force everything into sameness: a world of McDonald’s and Coca Cola, or a world of soldiers and secret police. But in the ancient Greek … Continue reading

Lynn Margulis, Symbiosis and Evolution

Lynn Margulis is quickly becoming one of my favorite scientists. She is famous with developing the endosymbiotic theory, or the origins of some parts of the cell. She is a holistic scientist, studying a variety of disciplines in order to make sense of a whole – or a holistic story. For Margulis, science is not … Continue reading

The Death of the Hero

More than halfway through Coming into Being, I’m having a great time discovering the multiple layers of depth within a single folk tale. As Thompson is pointing out, it is like excavating the layers of a cultural ecology that surrounds and embodies us, even to this day. In early human history, the sacred was represented … Continue reading

The Human Journey, Evolution through the Lens of Myth.

Myth and imagination often “tell more than we know.” Funny how a simple myth from ancient times continues to play out today, in the world where we thought we had finally separated ourselves from mythological thinking. There’s no need to “reject” mythology but to understand how it is an integral component to story-telling, scientific or … Continue reading

Towards an Integral age and a Planetary Consciousness

I’ve come across a few interesting “diagrams,” or visual representations that relate to our experience of reality. The first one is my favorite: 1. The Enneagrammatic circuit: In particular, I appreciate how each symbol is represents a sensory experience in our awareness: touch, sight, thought, smell, etc. Also abundantly apparent is the idea that, “all … Continue reading