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OUR PATRON SAINTS:
THOMAS BERRY / ALBERT SCHWEITZER /HENRY THOREAU
/ RACHEL CARSON /JOHN MUIR
Sacred Earth Sanctuary .org
(The Sub-Domain of EarthHeart.org)
Eugene, OR


-MTC (Click Picture on/off)-

"A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help."-Albert Schwietzer

THOMAS BERRY: "We are in trouble just because we do not have a good story. We are between stories. The old story [Biblical], the account of how we fit into it [World], is no longer effective... a new revelatory experience is taking place, an experience wherein human consciousness awakens to the grandeur and sacred quality of the earth process. Humanity has not participated in such a vision since shamanic times...In our totality we are born of the Earth. Our spirituality itself is earth-derived. If there is no spirituality in the earth, then there is no spirituality in ourselves...the primary educator as well as the primary lawgiver and the primary healer would be the natural world itself..."
"Ecology is not a course or a program. Rather it is the foundation of all courses, all programs, and all professions because ecology is a functional cosmology...This new meta-religious context is the horizon under which all human affairs need to establish their reality and their value - and their sense of the sacred...Earth seems to be a reality that is developing with the simple aim of celebrating the joy of existence."-Thomas Berry

The time to fight it is right now...the resistance is valiant, even beautiful. Think of those protesters as the planet’s antibodies, its immune system finally kicking in."-Bill McKibben

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'WOODSTOCK' 47 Yrs. Later
SHE AND WE ARE STILL STARDUST..."Everywhere there was a Song of Celebration...Back to the Garden...and the Bombers were turning into Butterflies..."
-Joni Mitchell


Lynn Margulis
Lynn Margulis Explains Giai Hypothesis to NASA Scientist-Youtube


Riane Eisler

Building A Caring Economy: Riane Eisler-TEDx

Yellowstone Wolf

How Wolves Change Rivers...

 


"SING THE HEALING GAME"
Van Morrison-YouTube

"PHILOSOPHERS STONE"
Van Morrison-YouTube

 


Jules Graves
Barter Faire 2001 - Earth Tribe

Petzinger

The Roots of Religion: Anthropologist Genevieve Von Petzinger at TEDx

 

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BLOOM AND CRASH OF CIVILIZATION
-William Catton

 

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Confronting Anthropocentrism-Eileen Crist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

--EARTHSPIRIT WISDOM RESOURCES--
CELEBRATING SACRED EARTH LIFE-FORCES
-ECSTATIC NATURALISM-
"Before the Flood"-National Geographic

Setting Free the Life-Force, Miracle Making , Spirit-Energy Powers of Earth,
that is Exclusively our Only Source of Creation, Consciousness, Meaning, Porpose, Destiny.

The New Story

Stardust / Revolution
*Life at the End of Empire -- And a Real Possible Future*
The Inconvenient Truth: "The Earth is Full" [OF OUR S##T!]-Paul Gilding:

STOPPING POPULATION EXPONENTIAL, NOT TECHNOLOGY, IS THE ONLY REALISTIC THING THAT WILL SAVE US! :

"I used to think that top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that thirty years of good science could address these problems. I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy, and to deal with these we need
a cultural and spiritual transformation".-James Gustave Speth

ANIMAS VALLEY INSTITUTE --- SCHOOL OF LOST BORDERS

"In our totality we are born of the Earth. Our spirituality itself is earth-derived... If there is no spirituality in the earth, then there is no spirituality in ourselves."-Thomas Berry...
"The seat of the soul is where the inner world and the outer world meet. Where they overlap, it is in every point of the overlap." -Novalis..."Every disease, infliction, wound or suffering or depression every injustice and every failure is interpreted by the Bantu as a sure sign that there has been a reduction in his stock of vital force."-Placide Templess...It is not God who will save us, it is we who will save God- by battling by creating and by transmuting matter into spirit. -Nikos Kazantzakis..."Between this sky and the faces looking up to it there is nothing on which to hang a mythology, a literature, an ethic or a religion; only stones, flesh, stars and those truths which the hand can touch."-A.Camus..." Earth gave us the miracle of birth, and without it none of us would ever have known the pleasure of conscious existence. Earth is our only Eternal God, endless Creator of all Consciouness, Reality, Purpose. Earth was always our God until the cultural powers of exploitation--the domestication of animals/plants/people --dethroned her and changed the story by positioning a totalitarian male god, in an 'other-world', to now have control over creation and people. "-mtc


HUMAN-ECOLOGY AND DEEP-ECOLOGY:

PSYCHOGENESIS / EPIGENESIS
ECO-PSYCHOLOGY

NATURAL MORALITY
NATURE AND MADNESS
WILDNESS AND LIFE-FORCE
THE INTELLIGENCE OF THE FLESH
"In God's wildness lies the hope of the world ...The galling harness of civilization drops off, and wounds heal ere we are aware."-Muir

THE 'UNDER-CONSCIOUS' POWERS OF NATURE
ECSTATIC NATURALISM AND DEEP-PANTHEISM
(pdf)


THE GODS OF LIFE-FORCE(#)
EMBODIED SPIRITUALITY (pdf Berman)
SPIRITUAL BY NATURE / CREATIVE BY NATURE
PSYCHOTERRATIC ILLNESS
HOME IN THE PLEISTOCENE

GREEN-ANARCHY:
"We now all live in the concrete cells of civilization with inequitable hoses pumping in our life-support and reality. No longer are we attached to the abundant free Life-Force membranes of the Natural World--The 'Oversoul'. This has diminished, diverted, setback our spiritual growth probably for as long as the power structures of civilization will keep us under its imprisonment."

THE WORST MISTAKE IN THE HISTORY OF THE MODERN HUMAN RACE-Jared Diamond
WERE EARLY AGRICULTURALIST LESS HEALTHY THAN FOOD-COLLECTORS-Mark Cohen (pdf)
HEALTH AND THE RISE OF CIVILIZATION-Mark Cohen
THE LANGUAGE OF DOMINION-Tom Butler
THE STORY OF YOUR ENSLAVEMENT-Molyneux
(Constructs and Metaphor Good/Video Accommodation Poor)
THE STORY OF OUR UNENSLAVEMENT-Molyneux
THE TRUTH ABOUT SLAVERY-(Excellent History and Exposition)-Molyneux

"Addiction is based on continually seeking more of what it is we don't really want, and therefore never being really fully satisified."-Sally Erickson

(1) DENIAL/ADDICTION/AND THE DEATH WISH (Youtube) (2) "THE WOUNDS OF EMPIRE": THE BANDAGES OF DISCONNECTION AND DELUSION (Youtube)
R.Heinberg, J.Mander, K.Mayer, D.Jensen, R.Prieur, S.Erickson, C.Glendinning, R.Manning.

(3) THE NEOLITHIC (DOMESTICATION) ORIGINS OF OUR PSYCHOTERRATIC SELF-DESTRUCTION

(4) SALLY ERICKSON ON THE CONDITIONS OF THE WORLD:
An Insane Culture/ Waking Up/ Reality/ Wounds of Empire/ The Abundant-Secure Life Before Civilization/ Spiritual Growth/ Technology/ Virtual Relationships/ Narcissism/ Confined Anthropocentric Consciousness/ Alienation/ Dissatisfaction/ Denial/ Fear of Death: The Unactualized Life/ Despair/What Do I Do? vs. Who Are We?/ Grief/ Hope/Soul-Searching/ Flight-Flght-Freeze/ Genetic Knowledge/ Humanness 1Mya/ A Meaningful Life/ The Big Story/ Creative Power/ Climate Change/ Our Descendants...


"The time to fight it is right now...the resistance is valiant, even beautiful. Think of those protesters as the planet’s antibodies, its immune system finally kicking in."-Bill McKibben


THE POWER OF SOUL:

(-themes in progress -)

*FROM SPIRITUALITY TO LIFE-FORCE SPIRIT
*THE "UNDER-CONSCIOUS" LIFE-FORCE POWERS OF ECSTATIC NATURALISM
*FROM FUNDAMENTALISM (Word of God) TO ECSTATIC NATURALISM
*HOW ALIENATION FROM LIFE-FORCES WILL CONSTRUCT ARTIFICIAL RELIGIONS
*FROM ESTRANGED CULTURAL SYMBOLS TO THE LIVING BIOSEMIOTIC-TEXT OF NATURE -PDF/SEVILLA
*SOUL AS THE 'LOCATION' AND CRUCIBLE WHERE CREATIVE LIFE-FORCES MEET IN A SACRED MUTUAL SELF-TRANSFORMATION CREATED UNIQUELY BETWEEN THEMSELVES: "NATURE NATURING"
*EARTH AS A SUPRA LIVING INTER-CONSCIOUS LIFE-FORCE TRANS-MEMBRANE WITH VITAL PURPOSE

"What, then, makes a form of naturalism ecstatic? We start with the
assertion that there are two modes of ecstasy implied here; namely, (1)
the Heideggerian notion of ‘standing out of the self’ in a transcending act
that empowers one’s being-in-the-world (2010 [1927]: 337-41), and (2) the
mood or moment of the experience of ecstasy in Julia Kristeva’s sense of
jouissance (Kristeva 1984 [1974]). Without ecstasy in the former sense, the
human process would be bereft of any primal contact with world, or the
‘worldhood’ of the world. The latter sense of ecstasy is keyed to the
primal mood that envelops the self-in-process when it breaks through its
own armoring and allows the energy from the depths of nature to course
through its psyche and soma.
Together, these two modes of ecstasy
recenter the self in its personal and social orders, thereby making
authenticity possible."-R.S. Corrington


John Muir’s Ecstatic Naturalism

"Civilized, crying how to be human again; this will tell you how. Turn outward, love things, not men, turn right away from humanity. Let that doll lie. Consider if you like how the lilies grow, lean on the silent rock until you feel its divinity make your veins cold, look at the silent stars, let your eyes climb the great ladder out of the pit of yourself and man.Things are so beautiful, your love will follow your eyes; For what we love, we grow to it, we share its nature" -Robinson Jeffers

THE EMERGENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE SELF: "...there is a movement from the under-consciouss, which has its own highly precise form of consciousness, toward an arising of meaning/energy [a biosemiotic potency / vital-force ] that has, at first, a shaded or masked contour. Almost like magnetism the two are drawn together, each ecstatic in its own way. So in classical Heideggerian terms we have a standing out of the self [self-othering ] that is also the entrance point for a return ecstasy from nature."-Robert S.Corrington ECSTATIC NATURALISM

"Soul, and the Sacred Experience, is the authentic, spontaneous, and co-creative 'localities' between all things. It is a process, a participation, not a thing to possess, but something you are phenomenologically in, and can only co-creatively become or transformed in (A Sacred-Moment of Creation). It is eternally temporal...changing...only an improvisational string of endless authentic moments. The Soul is not a thing but a 'World Process'. It is the endless cascade of Ecstatic moments of 'Nature Naturing'--Being from Beings. If it has any teleology it is by the celebrated reciprocity/fusion of Life-Force transformations created between them. This Process permeates all the Micro and Macro Worlds from the Supernova to every Genetic Ribbon"-mtc

"Nature naturing is the seed bed for the momenta of the innumerable orders of the world, the sheer geniture of providingness, the provider allowing for the allowed, namely nature natured. As allowed, nature natured is in debt to nature naturing...Essentially nature naturing can be defined as nature's self-generative dynamic and creative ground, or more poetically as Corrington puts it, nature naturing is "the crucible of natures eternal abyss". Nature naturing represents potential, power, birthing ground, generativity, un-prethinkability, mystery, abyss, or "groundless ground"...As Corrington states, "nature naturing is composed of...momenta that...birth the orders of nature, immanetized by a transcendental origin that is "deeply natural" rather than supernatural. Nature naturing creates the products of nature...all things actual...there is no supercategory."- L. Niemoczynski and N.T. Nguyen, (Introduction to) : A PHILOSOPHY OF SACRED NATURE, 2015

"Natura naturans are at once in these chaoses the self-fissuring, thus the rending. Differences crackle through them, like hghtenings through a night, quartering the darkness. Differences thus fissure (ceaselessly) natura naturans in all their magnitudes, and, thus fissured, constitute them as domains (as mappings constitute once "uncharted" lands into domains, realms); these same fissurings are as plowings, cultivating natura naturans by rending them (as the plough blades did the prairies), thus rend-erring them seed beds, seminaria." -Guy Woodward
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NATURE'S GOD AND THE RETURN OF THE MATERIAL MATERNAL
-Robert S. Corrington-

"I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life"
-Mary Oliver


"If We All thought: 'All of Life is Sacred', there would no longer be any overpopulation, poverty, war, dead oceans, global warming, a dying Planet, Wall Street, Religion--But there would be Beauty once again Everywhere."-mtc


Your Religion ought to be telling you that All Life is Sacred, if not, you need desperately to be finding a new one.

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NEW PIONEERS --Mark Henson

"There is a time when the operations of the machine become so odious, make you so sick at heart, that you cant take part. And you've got to put your bodies upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop". -Mario Savio

"Whoever controls the language the images controls the race".-A. Ginsberg 
RESTORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS:
"(William James)...the greatest threat to a given focus of attention is competition from other stimuli or ideas that can be the basis of a different focus. Inhibiting all such potential distractions protects and hence sustains the original focus."-Kaplan and Kaplan, 1989, pp. 179-180)


THE WANING OLD STORY: "Illusion only is sacred, truth profane. Nay, sacredness is held to be enhanced in proportion as truth decreases and illusion increases, so that the highest degree of illusion comes to be the highest degree of sacredness".-Ludwig Feuerbach-"The Essence of Christianity"

"You can't reason someone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into". ~Author Unknown

"We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life — daily and hourly. Our answer must consist, not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual."-Viktor Frankl



MASS EXTINCTION: "10 BILLION"- Stephen Emmott{
SHORT INTERVIEW-YouTube
Only a Radical Change in our Thinking can save us from our Systemic Pathologies (below). Life is just short of being a miracle, if not A Miracle Itself. EARTH can magically transformed inorganic molecules into complex associations of organic molecules, to then metabolize into infinite Conscious Life Forces--Earth is a Biological Miracle Maker of Consciousness! These Complex Forces of Life are the only Spiritual Roots of our Existence (Thomas Berry) and Purpose for... Eternity. We must simply see "All of Life as Sacred And Profound", and from our unique position, and gifts in life, make each moment to become so (Sacred). And if we all take care of each precious moment we will then have taken care of all time--Eternity--and be forever Living in the Eternal Moment and its Endless Grand Teliological Journey Constantly Inviting Us --ECSTATIC NATURALISM--mtc

PLEASE--LET US STOP MAKING MORE IMPOVERISHED DISFUNCTIONAL BABIES..

"All of our problems extend from viewing the Earth, all Life Forms, and People as commodities to be exploited for profit--this is the intrinsic, psychological and systemic failure of the principle of capitalism that works to destroy our everyday world."-mtc

The Worst Mistake (Agriculture) in the History of the Human Race
-Jared Diamond


"EARTHDANCE"
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Evolution as Cooperative not Competitive-By Elisabet Sahtouris

THE HISTORY OF OUR EARTH'S ARRIVAL: in 18 minutes-(TED) D.Christian
RELIGION, SCIENCE, SPIRIT: .......A Sacred Story for Our Time- David Korten
TWELVE PRINCIPLES OF THE UNIVERSE-Ecological Buddhism-Thomas Berr
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(1)"DEATH IS FINAL !" VS. (2) DEATH IS NOT FINAL DEBATE [BEING TRUE TO NATURALISM/PHENOMENOLOGY/EMPIRICISM/NEUROSCIENCE THIS STATMENT--DEATH IS FINAL--FOLLOWS BY NECESSITY: THERE IS NO SUPER-NATURAL. All you can ever leave life is the art /project of your own brief life. As Heidegger says, we must morally and profoundly "Care for this-world" that we are born from... and if there is more...the same gift that gave me this life will also take care of me in any other. Most religion's are about deferring responsibility for this world. We already live in eternity and pass this on to our children. The poignancy of this statment--death is final--in no way diminishes the Miracle of Life and Self-Consciousness that our Sacred Earth gives Birth to. Each one of us is A Beautiful Dancing Candle, Brief Flower, Song, in the Wind. We are a Phenomena of our One-Earth in this Enormous Universe. Earth is our Virgin-Miracel-Spirit, the womb and umbilical cord, that gives us the Birth of All Precious Life-Force-Spirits and is not some cheap exploitable commodity in a corner of the Cosmos--It is our only Divine Experience and Foundation of the Life-Force Soul of Life-[mtc]

"Once for each thing. Just once; no more. And we too, just once.
And never again."
—Rainer Maria Rilke

HOW BRAINS THINK [ANIMALS INCLUDED]: THE EMBODIMENT HYPOTHESIS-George Lakoff

 

"Would it not then be incredible indeed, if savannas and forest groves, flowers and animals, the multiplicity of environmental components to which our bodies were originally shaped, were not, at the very least, still important to us? Would not such a concept of 'nature' be a major part of what might be called a basic optimum human environment?"-Paul Shepard

"Would that you could meet the sun and wind with more of your skin and less of your raiment, for the breath of life is in the sunlight and the hand of life is in the wind... Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the wind longs to play with your hair...When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense".-Gibran

These blessed mountains are so compactly filled with God's beauty, no petty personal hope or experience has room to be . . . . the whole body seems to feel beauty when exposed to it as it feels the campfire or sunshine, entering not by the eyes alone, but equally through all one's flesh like radiant heat, making a passionate ecstatic pleasure-glow not explainable. One's body then seems homogeneous throughout, sound as a crystal."-


EMBODIED SPIRITUALITY (PDF) [ Ecstatic Naturalism / Organic Biosemiotic Text vs. Linguistic-Sanctuary Constructions/Word of God/Law] OF MORRIS BERMAN: "What is different about Morris Berman's search for the original sin is that he goes beyond conceptual models [Language/Law] to emphasize the primacy of the body [Biosemiotic Text--Non Language--Feeling the World--Existential--Life Force Infusion of Reciprocity--Novalis / Context vs. Concept] and the significance of the loss of embodied spirituality in the modem world. He wonders, in WANDERING GOD: A STUDY OF NOMADIC SPIRITUALITY, how modem humans lost a sense of paradise [God as a Bio-Physcal Experience--Not as Linguistic Text-Sanctuary as in a Bible] in everyday life. How did spirituality get to be a "vertical" [conceptual] attribute which is projected upward, leaving a flattened world? Terms like "transcendence" and "heaven" indicate the Judeo-Christian bias toward a separation of sacredness as above and secularness as below. What Berman imagines, instead, is a spirituality of the "horizontal," of this earth and this existence"...Ilene A. Serlin-(The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 2001, Vol. 33)

 

"EUTIERRIA"
THE ABUNDANCE OF ECSTATIC LIFE-FORCE RECIPROCITY

AND
"FALL" INTO
THE INFLICTION AND ADVERSITY OF:
TIME-POWER-LANGUAGE-RELIGION-ALIENATION-SLAVERY-THE POLITICAL ANIMAL
"The constant need of human beings in civilization to create ideologies, religious beliefs, political hierarchies, and the like, investing these with meaning ….. so as to feel mirrored, real, validated, part of some larger transcendent reality … is largely the product of dependency and sedentism and does not … appear in societies that value autonomy and mobility."-Morris Berman

" Between this sky and the faces looking up to it there is nothing on which to hang a mythology, a literature, an ethic or a religion; only stones, flesh, stars and those truths which the hand can touch."-Camus
"Language itself is a repression, and along its progress repression gathers--as ideology, as work--so as to generate historical time. Without language all of history would disappear." Language: Origin and Meaning-Zerzan

"Language--as a recent artifact--is itself now an 'other-world' religion [platonic freak]. It blindfolds you, making you see falsely by bifurcating the world into an a priori psychotic--"conceptual"--dualism. Its noise further developed into a strange enter-tainment, cave, anesthetic in our heads, as our ecstatic bio-semiotic landscapes began to disappear with the artifacts of agriculture and this new vocal symbolism."-mtc [See: Jorge Conessa Sevilla-The Singularization of Reality-PDF]

"Whoever controls the language the images controls the race".-A. Ginsberg

"We mostly are scribes maintaining the order of the day...and paid for by people who like it the way it is, who do not sense our exile...[and] have fooled ourselves into thinking this present arrangement is our [only] home". -Walter Brueggemann 

"We shall not abolish lying by refusing to tell lies, but by using every means at hand to abolish classes...things are entirely what they appear to be and behind them...there is nothing."  -Jean Paul Sartre: Nausea/Being and Nothingness

"Myth is from the very beginning potential religion".-Cassirer
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"The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between the way nature works and the way man thinks." -Gregory Bateson


THE NATURAL MORAL LAW OF VITAL RECIPROCITY


THE SACRED AND THE PROFANE
"Illusion only is sacred, truth profane. Nay, sacredness is held to be enhanced in proportion as truth decreases and illusion increases, so that the highest degree of illusion comes to be the highest degree of sacredness".-Ludwig Feuerbach-"The Essence of Christianity"
[Betrayal of Christ-Earth, Fallenness-Selfiish-Isolation-Power, Cathartic-Resolution-Dualism, Redemption-Forgiveness.]



THE INTELLIGENCE AND SCIENCE OF FLESH

"My great religion is a belief in the blood, the flesh, as being wiser than the intellect".-D.H. Lawrence

"Evolution is a mental process" [THE MORAL--WELL BEING--THINKING AND DECISION MAKING OF ALL CELLS/ORGANS/ORGANISMS] What is described here is a something that can receive information and can, through the self-regulation or self-correction... maintain the truth of certain propositions about itself ....I am going to include within the category mental process a number of phenomena which most people do not think of as processes of thought. For example, I shall include the processes by which you and I achieve our anatomy – the injunctions, false starts and self-corrections, obedience to circumstance, and so on, by which the differentiation and development of the embryo is achieved...I include all those lesser exchanges of information and injunction [moral necessity] that occur inside organisms and between organisms and that, in the aggregate, we call life...In fact, wherever information – or comparison – is of the essence of our explanation, there, for me, is mental process. Information can be defined as 'a difference that makes a difference [Creation]'...A sensory end organ is a comparator, a device which responds to difference. Of course, the sensory end organ is material, but it is this responsiveness to difference [decision making] that we shall use to distinguish its functioning as "mental."...

[PLEROMA VS CREATURA:] "A stone (pleroma) does not respond to information and does not use injunctions or information or trial and error in its internal organization. To respond in a behavioral sense, the stone would have to use energy contained within itself (creatura), as organisms do. It would cease to be a stone..." [From] ANGLES FEAR, an Epistemology of the Sacred***-Gregory Bateson


The Chemical Root's of thought:
An Evolving (Imprinted/Authentic/Extention/Information) "Calcium Energy Waves" -World Hologram-Matrix of Glial Cells (90%) and Neurons Interacting (10%) in the Brain

How Brains Think: The Embodiment Hypothesis-George Lakoff

 


"ECSTATIC EPIGENETIC RECIPROCITY" (EVOLUTION)
VS
THE AESTHETIC/STATIC EXISTENCE (HISTORY)
[NATURAL: WILD/ALLUREMENT/SURPRISE/FLUID/INTUITIVE/IMPROVISATIONAL/EVOLUTIONARY/CREATIVE-RECIPROCITY/BIO-SEMIOTIC LANGUAGE VS. "ARTIFICIAL": STATIC/NEURO-AMINE FAILED (Dr. Garbo Mate) /FORMULATED/LINEAR/SCRIPTED/IMPRISONING /HISTORICAL/LAW: see Paul Shepard, NATURE AND MADNESS]

"Culture, in racing ahead of our biological evolution, does not replace it but is injured by its own folly...the idea of a mask [Kleckley-"The Mask of Sanity"], the enactment of normalcy which enables psychopaths to hide behind the routines of daily life, emboldened me to think that pathology might be epidemic in a culture, yet hidden from itself...The prospect of general, culturally-ratified distortions of childhood, of massive disablement of ontogeny as the basis of irrational and self-destructive attitudes towards the natural environment is the prospect to which I now turn..."-Paul Shepard-Preface to "Nature and Madness

“That millions of people share the same forms of mental pathology does not make these people sane...The whole life of the individual is nothing but the process of giving birth to himself; indeed, we should be fully born when we die - although it is the tragic fate of most individuals to die before they are born: "The Sane Society" by Erich Fromm (More Quotations from this book)

"The condition of alienation, of being asleep, of being unconscious, of being out of one's mind, is the condition of the normal man...We are all in a post-hypnotic trance induced in early infancy [epigenesis/Paul Shepard]...The experience and behavior that gets labeled schizophrenic is a special strategy that a person invents in order to live in an unlivable situation....Madness need not be all breakdown. It may also be break-through. It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death."-R.D. Laing


"Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains...
The letter kills the spirit makes alive."- Rousseau

 

ERICH FROMM-QUOTES ON ALIENATION FROM "THE SANE SOCIETY"...
“Indeed the alienated person finds it almost impossible to remain by himself, because he is seized by the panic of experiencing nothingness.”..."That human nature and society can have conflicting demands, and hence that a whole society can be sick, is an assumption which was made very explicitly by Freud most extensively in his 'Civilization and Its Discontent'...."The culture provides patterns which enable them to live with a defect without becoming ill."..."We do not choose our problems, we do not choose our products; we are pushed, we are forced — by what? By a system which has no purpose and goal transcending it, and which makes man its appendix."..."In the development of both capitalism and communism, as we visualize them in the next fifty or a hundred years, the processes that encourage human alienation will continue."..."They are all in the same boat, but... "where is the boat going? No one seems to have the faintest idea; nor, for that matter, do they see much point in even raising the question...."In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead; in the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead."

THE TRAGIC HISTORICAL EXILE OF THE SACRED BY HISTORICAL RELIGIONS: "Illusion only is sacred, truth profane. Nay, sacredness is held to be enhanced in proportion as truth decreases and illusion increases, so that the highest degree of illusion comes to be the highest degree of sacredness".-Ludwig Feuerbach-"The Essence of Christianity"

"The indescrible innocence and benefice of nature--of sun and wind and rain...such health, such cheer, they afford for ever...shall I not have intelligence with the Earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mold myself ?" -Thoreau

"...The Earth itself is our Greatest Scripture, Teacher, Law Giver, Healer, Primary Revelation of the Divine..." -Thomas Berry

PAUL SHEPAED AND OUR REGENERATION:
"Infants go from their own and their mother's body to exploring the body of the earth to the body of the cosmos. Our basic human intuition tells us that these bodies conspires a "matrix", that is "mother". The significance of perceiving environments through a series of different but perpetually motherly" matrices or context is that the world is prototypically organic, feminine, and maternal.....Bringing back the Neolithic goddess might not be the solution to our present troubles. True we need need new stories and enactments, new myths and rituals... their veracity and power will depend on the convictions of the heart, growing out of instinct or inherent psychogenic sources which come from ways of life. This is why the New Age efforts to start with rites and resurrect old tribal myths will not work in changing our attitudes towards the earth. We may dance the Maypole till the cows come home but it will not recover the sense of the cycles of the seasons, which can only be regenerated (fully,deeply) in context....The great goddess has much to do with agriculture: but neither she nor agriculture represent the primal, psychologically mature stage in human evolution. She may, however, have become the numiniousness of the world through the eyes of a regressive, immature society that lost the vision of themselves as counter-players in a vast cosmos of other species or "peoples", a society that had become instead the caretakers of seeds and livestock much as they themselves had been nurtured by their mothers". Paul Shepard

 

PSYCHO-EPIGENETIC MORAL RECIPROCITY:

THE AGE OF EMPATHY: Natures Lessons for A Kinder Society-Frans De Wall
"Listen to your inner ape"-The Oprah Magazine

MORALITY WITHOUT RELIGION
YouTube-TED TALK by Frans De Wall

PBS SPECIAL: ANIMAL REUNIONS
"A Fascinating and Heartfelt PBS Film of Joy, Devotion, Love"- Empathy and affection equal social caring and a natural morality (Caution: Some moments in this film can make you cry.
)

Ratchel Carson

ThoreauMuir

Henry Thoreau-Rachel Carson-John Muir
"CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE" 350.org
[5-15-16 Youtube
1.5 min+]

"Living ever more intensely and passionately in an ever more intense world... The desire for an other life is that life already."-Raoul Vaneigem

The world before civilization was free, wild, alluring, vibrant, and we turned it into an institutional (mental-physical) prison.-Et tu Coup detat .org

"ONLY IN WILDNESS IS THE PRESERVATION OF THE WORLD."-Thoreau\

plotkin
Bill Plotkin: On "SOULCRAFT"...
Schumacher College-Youtube
. Soul as an Authentic-Ecological Relationship with All Earth Life Forces and is not mystical, cultural, but is ultimately Ecologically Ecstatic.


"This earth which is spread out like a map around me is but the lining of my inmost soul exposed....And I have taken infinite pains to know all its phenomena, thinking that I have here the entire poem, but to my chagrin hear that it is an imperfect copy that I possess, that my ancestors have torn out many of the first leaves and grandest passages, mutilating it. I wish to know an entire heaven and earth. All the great trees, beast, fish, and fowl are gone. The stream, perchance are somewhat shrunk....What is the use of a house [civilization] if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?...There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root..."Ah! The world is too much with us, and our whole soul is stained by what it works in...

In wildness, is the preservation of the world...every tree sends forth its fibers in search of the wild... [and] from this wilder-ness will come the tonics and barks that will brace mankind."-Thoreau

"EARTHDANCE"- By Elisabet Sahtouris, gives us valuable insights as she draws parallels between the evolution of cells and the evolution of human society, pointing out the contrast between the healthy organization of cells, bodies, and biosystems on the one hand and the unhealthy organization of economics and politics in human society on the other... our survival depends on our meeting the evolutionary demand to transform competitive exploitation into cooperative synergy.-James E. Lovelock.

"We mostly are scribes maintaining the order of the day...and paid for by people who like it the way it is, who do not sense our exile...[and] have fooled ourselves into thinking this present arrangement is our [only] home". -Walter Brueggemann


The "Biosemiotic" Oral Cultures (A Must Video For this Site)-David Abram


dylanjapan

BOB DYLAN-LIVE JAPAN
"RING THEM BELLS ...FOR THE CHOSEN FEW..."



Blind and Armless

Armless man and blind friend plant 10,000 trees.

 

paleodiet
THE REAL PALEO DIET-TEDx

Skinner Epigenetics
EPIGENETICS: Ancestral ghosts in your genome | Michael Skinner | TEDxRainier


epigenetics
EPIGENETICS: How genetics and environment work together to shape our destiny: Milena Georgieva at TED TALK

davidshenkE
#1-EPIGENETICS-Genetic adaption to Environment: David Shenk--TEDx

#2-EPIGENETICS-David Shenk TEDx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"ECSTATIC NATURALISM"**
"The Reenchantment of the World"**
"Coming to our Senses"***

- Barbara Dowds on Morris Berman and others

"All true wisdom is only to be learned far from the dwellings of men, out in the great solitudes…To learn to see, to learn to hear, you must do this---
go into the wilderness alone"…--Igjugarjuk, Caribou shaman

" There still is night, down where the long-abandoned road disappears amid the newgrowth beneath the tumbled dam, deep virgin darkness as humans had known it through the millennia, between the glowing embers and the stars". -Kohak

"The ultimate goal of the Bantu is to possess as much vital force as possible, while what he fears most, is to see a reduction in his stock of this inestimable commodity. Every disease, infliction, wound or suffering or depression every injustice and every failure is interpreted by the Bantu as a sure sign that there has been a reduction in his stock of vital force."-Placide Temples

Abstract to: "The Evolution of Human Consciousness and Spirituality"

"This article outlines a theory of the historical evolution of human consciousness and spirituality from the time when we became self-conscious and aware of a painful and alienating gap between self and the world. It is postulated that mankind has taken various attitudes to this gap: from accepting it to attempting to bridge it by ecstatic fusion with a transcendent god to numbing out from it. We carry the genetic inheritance which makes any of these strategies possible. In a groundbreaking work, Morris Berman argues that transcendent religion emerged in response to the stress of settled life but that we have retained – mostly in dormant form – the capacity for the earlier immanent ‘paradoxical’ spirituality of our pre-agricultural nomadic ancestors. What we should do with this knowledge is discussed."-Barbara Dowds

 


OUR LOST NATURAL EXUBERANT--"EUTIERRIC"--ECSTATIC STATE OF BEING...


"EUTIERRIA"
AND
THE INFLICTION OF TIME-POWER-RELIGION / SYMBOLISM /TECHNOLOGY
:

"The constant need of human beings in civilization to create ideologies, religious beliefs, political hierarchies, and the like, investing these with meaning ….. so as to feel mirrored, real, validated, part of some larger transcendent reality …… is largely the product of dependency and sedentism and does not ….. appear in societies that value autonomy and mobility." -Morris Berman

"No prophet or philosopher of any consequence has spelled out the imperatives of his vision of a superior civilization without assuming certain constants in human nature and elements of a primitive condition, without, in short, engaging in the anthropological enterprise. A utopia detached from these twin pillars -- a sense of human nature and a sense of pre-civilized past -- becomes a nightmare..."-Stanley Diamond

"We've been caught up in a mechanistic world, because what we make, makes us. We make the automobile, the automobile makes us. We make an industrial economy, the industrial economy makes us. We are now in a weird dream world of industrial technological imagination. Who would be so destructive to the very basis out of which we exist, that we spoil our water and our air? For what? To invent an industrial economy. We are so brilliant scientifically and so absurd in any other way. We are into a deep cultural pathology -- in ordinary language, we are crazy" -Thomas Berry

"This is what is the matter with us, we are bleeding at the roots, because we are cut off from the earth and the sun and the stars...My great religion is a belief in the blood, the flesh, as being wiser than the intellect...'Being saved' seems to me just jargon, the jargon of self-conciet...I see the soul as something which must be developed and fulfilled throughout a life-time...-D. H. Lawrence

" Between this sky and the faces looking up to it there is nothing on which to hang a mythology, a literature, an ethic or a religion; only stones, flesh, stars and those truths which the hand can touch."-Camus

"People want a life after death because they have a failed existential existence in this life".-mtc

[Could it be Agriculture is Possibly (?)]: "The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race"- Jared Diamond


"The Spectacle [Weltanschauung/'Matrix'] is the nightmare of imprisoned modern society which ultimately expresses nothing more than its desire to sleep. The Spectacle is the guardian of sleep...The Spectacle is the technical realization of the exile of human powers into a beyond; it is separation perfected within the interior of man...The oldest social specialization, the specialization of power, is at the root of the Spectacle....Separation is the alpha and omega of the Spectacle. The institutionalization of the social division of labor, the formation of classes, had given rise to a first sacred contemplation, the mythical order with which every power shrouds itself from the beginning. The sacred has justified the cosmic and ontological order which corresponded to the interests of the masters;...From the automobile to television, all the goods selected by the Spectacular system are also its weapons for a constant reinforcement of the conditions of isolation of “lonely crowds"...if their is nothing beyond increased survival, no point where it might stop its growth, this is not because it is beyond deprivation, but because it is deprivation become enriched...the specialized science of domination must in turn specialize: it fragments itself into sociology, psychotechnics, cybernetics, semiology, etc., watching over the self-regulation of every level of the process...”-Guy Debord, SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE , 1967.

 

"Earth, isn't this what you want: rising up inside us invisibly once more ?"-Raina Maria Rilke

"Would that you could meet the sun and wind with more of your skin and less of your raiment, for the breath of life is in the sunlight and the hand of life is in the wind...Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the wind longs to play with your hair."-Gibran

"The morning and evening were sweet to me, and I led a life aloof from society of men. I wondered if any mortal had ever know what I knew...I was daily intoxicated, and yet no man could call me intemperate.With all your science can you tell me how it is, and whence it is, that light comes into the soul."-Henry David Thoreau

"If you are traveling for health, play truants to doctors and friends, fill your pockets with biscuits, and hide in the hills of the hollow, lave in it's waters, tan in it's golds, bask in it's flower-shine, and your baptism will make you a new creature indeed. Or chocked in the sediment of society, so tired of the world, here will your hard doubts disappear, your carnal incrustation melt off, and your soul breath deep and free in God's shoreless atmosphere of beauty and love".-John Muir

"When the starry sky, a vista of open seas, or a stained-glass window shedding purple beams fascinate me, there is a cluster of meaning, of colors, of words, of caresses, there are light touches, scents, sighs, cadences that arise, shroud me, carry me away, and sweep me beyond the
things I see, hear, or think. The "sublime" object dissolves in the raptures of a bottomless memory. It is such a memory, which, stopping point to stopping point, remembrance to remembrance, love to love, transfers that object to the refulgent point of the dazzlement in which I stray in order to be.”-Julia Kristeva

"If I were to choose between the power of writing a poem and the ecstasy of a poem unwritten, I would choose the ecstasy."-Gibran

 


"YOU WERE WILD ONCE. DONT LET THEM TAME YOU..."

"IF I COULD TELL YOU WHAT IT MEANT THERE WOULD BE NO POINT IN DANCING IT..."
(It) would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple, beautiful sentence."
-Isadora Doncan

 

 

..."COMING HOME TO THE PLEISTOCENE"..."SPELL OF THE SENSUOUS"
"A RELIGION OF NATURE" / "SPECTER OF THE ABSURD" ...."NATURE AND MADNESS" .... "THE GREAT WORK"....
"THE DREAM OF THE EARTH
" ...
"GROWING UP GREEN"
..."RELIGION IN EXILE" ..."EARTHDANCE"..."WANDERING GOD"
"MIND AND NATURE"
These 9 authors, and their above books, are central in situating the conceptual framework for all other voices at this website. This website see's Gregory Bateson (MIND AND NATURE) as
displaying the natural process's of a universal epistemology that is the foundation of an authentic existential morality (that does not need politics or religion) and its
unification of body-mind-spirit-humanity. Paul Shepard gives us a historical diagnostic of our institutional failed-self and Thomas Berry, the prescription, if we are
capable of redeeming human history at all. David Hutchison "Growing Up Green"... An Education in Middle School for Ecological Renewal. David Abram's is the closest
voice I found describing the ecstatic/transpersonal experience in Nature. Donald Crosby [ A Religion of Nature / Specter of the Absurd ] offers Nature as equal to
the ultimate religious experience and devotion. Diarmuid O'Murchu, "RELIGION IN EXILE" ; and Morris Berman, WANDERING GOD: A STUDY IN NOMADIC SPIRITUALITY
must read for those struggling with religious fundamentalism. Here, the loss of a "Natural Personality" promotes the estranged personality and necessity for an other-world
religion, as compensation.
"EARTHDANCE", by Elisabet Sahtouris, provided me with a comprehensive understanding of Earth's unified bio-chemical processes--The Natural
Vital Law--to be naturally extended, as the eminent moral guide of all artificial associations in the unique domain of the human. This provided me with my life-long attempt of
constructing a concluding ontology and teleology to fit all the other principals of discussion at this website :Life Force, the Sacred, The-Self, Vital Reciprocity, and the
position of the Soul--Where Vital Sentient membranes meet, overlap, interfuse, exchange, and re-creat/re-birth one another into endless new opportunities to exceed in the
dance of life.-Telluris Cudak (mtc)
_

THE SPIRITUALITY OF CREATION...SEAT OF THE SOUL...'BORN AGAIN'...
VITAL/EQUITABLE RECIPROCITY TRANSFORMATIONS (AS) MORAL EVOLUTION...
THE SACRED...RELIGIOUS EXISTENTIALISM...EPISTEMOLOGY OF 'SELF-OTHERING'...ECO-TELEOLOGY:

"Evolution/Spirituality/Soul/Natural Morality is where the Vital Forces of Life meet (pleroma, firstness, the gods, causuality, under-conscious****). It is at this point, where they overlap ('Over Soul' of Emerson). It is an Explosive Point/Sentient Infusion of An Ecstatic-Exuberant Naturalism, but yet also delicate and subtle--of a New Creation--where each creates Something New (Sacred) in the other. Neither would have any purpose without the other. Any direction of the Whole (teleology/purpose/morality) would not exist without the complexity of the other's Life Force directions. It is "the between" in these complexities (R.S. Corrington/J.Buchler**), of meeting, that the 'moral' generation (mindfulness: Bateson) of Evolution moves. It is here that Spirituality exist--"The Between" (Martin Buber)--and it is an equitable reciprocity that the Mystery of Creation directs through both/all. The Moral/Spiritual Existence, is when we allow this Ontological Reciprocity (the point of meeting/the overlap-Novalis***) to direct the Forces contributed by the meeting of both (an infusion/morphogenesis) into a new creation (Born Again) . These most powerful forces--of creation--are mostly always biologically sentient/organic (subtle to dramatic) for us, because 'artifacts' (our imposing cultural shroud, law, language, confined experience--"fly-bottle", Wittgenstein--are lifeless/residual/aesthetic not ecstatic) cannot respond (back) to these vital-force-membranes of a natural mutual creatoin. And to the degree we let this vital resiprocity have its way and purpose together--into each other--are we thought to be Spiritual and have a Moral Existence in this world...making the next moment better than when you first came into it (Eco-teleology/Mindfulness: 'Nature and Mind: A Necessary Unity/ANGELS FEAR'--Gregory Bateson)". -mtc

***"The seat of the soul is where the inner world and the outer world meet. Where they overlap, it is in every point of the overlap." -Novalis

**"...there is a movement from the unconscious/under-consciouss, which has its own highly precise form of consciousness, toward an arising of meaning/energy [* a biosemiotic potency / vital-forces/ pleroma] that has, at first, a shaded or masked contour. Almost like magnetism the two are drawn together, each ecstatic in its own way. So in classical Heideggerian terms we have a standing out of the self [*self-othering / "trans-form"-ation / "the ontological difference"/ Novalis: "Seat of the Soul"--THE MEETING ! ] that is also the entrance point for a return ecstasy from nature."-Robert S.Corrington ECSTATIC NATURALISM [*bracket content/emphasis/color added- mtc]

[The concept of "incarnationality" is not applicable to the underconscious of nature. The concept of "incarnationality" entails that of location, of some place within to manifest specific signs and meanings in a particular ways. There are neither signs nor locations within the underconscous of nature, only a heterogeneous momentum that may or may not spawn signification through its own other, namely, the innumerable orders of the world. Incarnationality is always in and of orders of relevance. (****)The underconscious of nature, which has no relevance (or irrelevance) per se, provides the ever-recedinng clearing within which meanings can be embodied in whatever way their measure dictates, suggests, or compels. There are degrees of incarnationality, of semiotic saturation and density, and the underconscious of nature provides the ultimate hermeneutic space for this unfolding.-R.S. Corrington A Semiotic Theory, 21]

"The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between the way nature works and the way man thinks."..."If we understand a little bit of what we’re doing, maybe it will help us to find our way out of the maze of hallucinations that we have created around ourselves."..."if Lake Erie is driven insane, its insanity is incorporated in the larger system of thought and experience."-ECOLOGY OF MIND , Gregory Bateson



BATESON ON MIND, GRACE, THE SACRED, RELIGION--by Nole G. Charlton:
"Bateson’s ultimate insight is that the total ‘mind’ or mental system of the living Earth is the great power that we have personified as ‘God’. Mary Catherine [daughter] wrote in Angels Fear that Gregory had realised that “the integrated fabric of mental process” (the totality of the systemic minds that comprise the living world) is, itself, ‘the sacred’...”When Bateson began to see the whole living world as “the sacred” – he realised that the ‘grace’ that is offered to us – even now in our ecological extremity – is the possibility of re-immersing ourselves in the wider living world of ‘nature’. The key to doing that, he says, lies in our capacity for recognising and engaging with beauty. Both natural beauty and human art offer to us the grace of ecological ‘salvation’ – of becoming once more part of the living mental system that is Earth. When we spend time with non-human animals, walking in woodland or just lying in the grass, when we engage in making poetry or music, painting, gardening, dancing - we renew our access to the systemic wisdom that, if we learn to use it, may permit our survival on Earth as members of its living community...[On Religion] 'I suggest that one of the things man has done through the ages to correct for his short-sighted purposiveness [as well as estrangement, social alienation, inequality, powerlessness-mtc added] is to imagine personified entities with various sorts of supernatural power, i.e., gods. These entities, being fictitious persons, are more or less endowed with cybernetic and circuit characteristics.... I suggest that the supernatural entities of religion are, in some sort, cybernetic models built into the larger cybernetic system in order to correct for noncybernetic computation in a part of that system'."-Noel G. Charlton

THE ORIGINAL AFFLUENT SOCIETY-MODERN FORAGING/MYTHS
ECOLOGICAL WISDOM
(Youtube): S.Buhner, L. Margulis, J.Seed

RELIGION, SCIENCE, AND SPIRIT: A SACRED STORY-David Korten
SACRED EARTH: A Global Cosmology for Our Time-Thomas Berry
THE HISTORY OF OUR EARTH'S ARRIVAL: in 18 minutes-(TED) D.Christian


Mind, Systems and the Sacred:

[Gregory Bateson, Fritjof Capra, Thedore Rozak, Henryk Skolimowski]
A paradigm change in values
For environmental survival.--Noel G. Charlton


[BBC How Plants Communicate & Think - Amazing Nature Documentary-Youtube]

"The only way we are going to Save the Earth and ourselves is if we perceive the Earth as the equivalent of our Divinity itself.
It is the only real ontological experience of faith that we can ultimately trust in, and is the "only real guardian" of any future purpose
on this Earth as well as the natural foundations of all morality. To destroy the mysteries of life is to destroy the wonderful mysteriousness
of all possibilities open to our future selves and children."-Telluris Cudak "...if the whole universe is not seen sacramentally, the partial sacraments die off...in all our cultural creations too we must show the presence of the holy." –Paul Tillich


"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root"-Thoreau...
"We must go down to the very foundations of Life. For any merely superficial ordering of life that leaves its deepest needs unsatisfied is as
ineffectual as if no attempt at order had been made."-I Ching

"You know of the disease in Central Africa called sleeping sickness....There also exist sleeping sickness of the soul. It's most dangerous aspect is that one is unaware of it coming. That is why you have to be careful. As soon as you notice the slightest sign of indifference, the moment you become aware of the loss of a certain seriousness, of longing, of enthusianism and zest, take it as a warning. You should realize that your soul suffers if you live superficially." -Albert Schweitzer...


"Living off the incomplete is the best business on the street."...

[Our economy--The Political Animal--financially thrives on exploiting and maintaining The Systemic Failure of the Self: Estrangement/Alienation/Drugs/Addictions/Therapy/Prisions/Slave-wages/Spirit depleated junk foods/ Entertainments/and most tragically the corporate profits of war. All of this collectively secures, stabalizes, and profits power, and they perfer it not to change. This is a massive historical system of sedation and control that they want to call normalacy. This Systemic Sickness/Sedation/State/Status Quo/Hierarchal Imprisonment would fall apart without these sanctioned and maligned "institutions" when we return to the Natural Law--1st Economy-
mtc]

A GIVING ECONOMY (1st Economy/Horizontal/Equitable/Constant Renewal) VS. A TAKING ECONOMY (Capitalism/Hierarchal/Inequitable/Progressive Distruction): A Giving Economy is native to foraging and is non dominating or accumulating between its members. A Taking Economy is sedentary with accumulation and unequal distribution of that wealth. It has its early archetypal precursor in the muscular hierarchal posture of Professional-hunting (vs foraged) large animals (with extinction of Megafauna 30,000 BC UPPER PALEOLITHIC Spear Technology). This early "Patriarchal psyche" will transform itself vertically into agriculture. Here it then establishes the precedent of owning and dominating the land and tenant/slave occupancy--hierarchy. As precedent then becomes formal law its muscular and technical origins are still further maintained by police force and military. In this hierarchal posture every one needs to be an advantage to the person below them (designed for subservience), as labor or commodity, for this artificial economy to work...SEE DANIEL QUINN ON "TAKERS"...

"Besides malnutrition, starvation, and epidemic diseases, farming helped bring another curse upon humanity: deep class divisions. Hunter-gatherers have little or no stored food, and no concentrated food sources, like an orchard or a herd of cows: they live off the wild plants and animals they obtain each day. Therefore, there can be no kings, no class of social parasites who grow fat on food seized from others. Only in a farming population could a healthy, non-producing élite set itself above the disease-ridden masses. Skeletons from Greek tombs at Mycenae c. 1500 B. C. suggest that royals enjoyed a better diet than commoners, since the royal skeletons were two or three inches taller and had better teeth (on the average, one instead of six cavities or missing teeth). Among Chilean mummies from c. A. D. 1000, the élite were distinguished not only by ornaments and gold hair clips but also by a fourfold lower rate of bone lesions caused by disease."-(AGRICULTURE: The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race)-Jared Diamond

"Laws are always useful to those who own, and injurious to those who do not. Laws give the week new burdens, and the strong new powers; they irretrievably destroy natural freedom, establish in perpetuity the law of property and inequality, turn a clever usurpation into a irrevocable right, bring the whole future race under the yoke of labor, slavery and money." -Rousseau...

"The mass state has no intention of promoting mutual understanding and the relationship of man to man; it strives, rather for the psychic isolation of the individual. The more unrelated the individuals are, the more consolidated the state becomes, and vice versa.". -C.G.Jung..."The condition of alienation, of being asleep, of being unconscious, of being out of one's mind, is the condition of the normal man. Society highly values its normal man. It educates children to lose themselves and to become absurd and thus to be normal. Normal men have killed perhaps 100,000,000 of their fellow normal men in the last fifty years."
-R. D. Laing

"In our age, in which the true meaning of every word is encompassed by delusion and falsehood and the original intention of the human glance is stifled by tenacious mistrust, it is of decisive importance to find again the genuineness of speech and as We...man will not persist in existence if he does not learn anew to persist in as a genuine We". -Martin Buber

“There’s a war going on that most of us have learned not to see. We have been trained to be soldiers in it and seldom realize we were drafted. Our runaway disorders are the effects of our unspoken war on nature in and around us. They are neither normal, healthy nor accidents...Our incredible bewilderment (wilderness separation) blinds us from seeing that our many personal and global problems primarily result from our assault of and separation from the natural creation process within and around us. Our estrangement from nature leaves us wanting, and when we want there is never enough. Our insatiable wanting is called greed. It is a major source of our destructive dependencies and violence.”-Michael J. Cohen



"WHAT IS THE AIM OF PHILOSOPHY?  TO SHOW THE FLY THE WAY OUT OF 'THE FLY BOTTLE'...An image held us imprisoned.
And we could not get out, for it lay in our language which merely seemed to repeat it to us"-Ludwig Wittgenstein (Investigations-29)...


"We have Fallen from the Earth--most thoroughly through the un-thought-out development of agriculture--into the fly bottle: Our test-tube of History.
Over the millenniums, the glass has become thicker and thicker with each new compiling legal, social, technological artifact, until we can no longer even see
through this "test-tube of normalcy"-mtc [The Pathalogy of Normalcy-Erich Fromm]

Our artifacts now obscure our vision, even the glass, as they fill and line its walls. Our dis-eased sink-hole has now become filled with the slime of stink: over-population, inequality, privilege, environmental destruction, massive mental disorders, homicide, genocide, other-world religions etc/etc...["The typical modern city is surrounded by a circle of affluent suburbs, eating its way outward, like ringworm, leaving the so-called inner city desolate, filthy, ugly, and dangerous".-Wendell Berry]

We are exposing here [at EarthShrine.org/Eutierria.org] the existential reality of this Historical "Fly Bottle" (Wittgenstein) and its privileged class,
who sustain and profit (drugs, therapy, private prisons, slave wages/workspaces, intertainment) from its debilitating consequences over us...
"Whoever controls the language the images controls the race."-Allen Ginsberg

Like Green Peace, we are trying to find some explosive noise that will shatter open this failed Historical Bottle and let Earth's purifing waters and sunshine
heal us, and get back to its intended vibrant/ecstatic/exuberant Teleological Journey detoured by history
(this historical bottle / psychological superstructure / pathogenic noosphere or Historical Spacesuit with politically inequitable dispensed hoses connected to Safeway, Bank America, gas-station the TV--our Life Force umbilical cord forever severed from Earth.)-mtc


“From the day when battery-run voices began broadcasting old speeches to battery-run listeners, the beast has been talking to itself. Having swallowed everyone and everything outside itself, the beast becomes its own sole frame of reference. It entertains itself, exploits itself and wars on itself. It has reached the end of its progress, for there is nothing left for it to progress against except itself...There is hardly anything left to produce here outside of the spectacle itself".-Fredy Perlman (See Kevin Tucker: Spectacle of the Symbolic..
John Zerzan: The Failure of Sympolic Thought...

"[H]istory has come to a stage when the moral man, the complete man, is more and more giving way, almost without knowing it, to make room for the...commercial man, the man of limited purpose. This process, aided by wonderful progress in science, is assuming gigantic proportion and power, causing the upset of man's moral balance, obscuring his human side under the shadow of soul-less
organization."--Rabindranath Tagore, 1917

"This world is a place of business. What an infinite bustle! I am awaked almost every night by the panting of the locomotive. It interrupts my dreams. There is no Sabbath. It would be glorious to see mankind at leisure for once. It is nothing but work, work, work."-Henry David Thoreau

"The break with patriarchal values is final. We are moving toward the end of the exploitation of nature, of work, of trade, of predation, of separation from the self, of sacrifice, of guilt, of the forsaking of happiness, of the fetishizing of money, of power, of hierarchy, of contempt for and fear of women, of the misleading of children, of intellectual dominion, of military and police despotism, of religions, of ideologies, of repression and the deadly resolutions of psychic tensions. This is not a fact I am describing, but an ongoing process that simply requires from us increased vigilance, awareness, and solidarity with life. We have to reground ourselves in order to rebuild—on human foundations—a world that has been ruined by the inhumanity of the cult of the commodity.-Raoul Vaneigem

"What do you seek, My Countrymen? Do you desire that I build for you gorgeous palaces, decorated with words of empty meaning,...
Or do you command me to destroy what the liars and tyrants have built?"-Kahil Gibran
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TERRY TEMPEST WILLIAMSTERRY TEMPEST WILLIAMS: The Heart of Wildness...Reimagining and Recomposing Ourselve...A TED TALK...

Joni Mitchell at 70ths Birthday sings 'Woodstock' in finale @ Luminato Festival. June 19, 2013


WOODSTOCK FILM 1969-THE YOUNG BLOODS: "Get Together" (Youtube 4:41min)
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CLIMATE CHANGE DENIAL: Why We Find It So Hard to Act Against Climate Change--Psychologist George Marshall--YES! Magazine




--EARTHSPIRIT WISDOM  RESOURCES--
"THE INTELLIGENCE OF THE FLESH"
AND FAILURE OF REASON
THE FALL [EPIGENETIC]
OF
THE "ECSTATIC" / "EUTIERRIC" / "EXUBERANT ANIMAL"
(The 'Under'-Conscious Powers/Monism/Energizement/Creativity/Intuition/Allurement/Equity/Democracy/Empathy/Eternity)
INTO
"THE POLITICAL ANIMAL"
(Logos/Polis/Pathos/History/Religious Dualism/Time/Systemic Inequality/Interim Art/Anthropocentric incest)

 

 



WE ARE EXPLORING PSYCHOTERRATIC / EUTIERRIC** EXPERIENCES
OF NATURE AT THIS SITE


"MIND AND NATURE"..."COMING HOME TO THE PLEISTOCENE"..."SPELL OF THE SENSUOUS"
"A RELIGION OF NATURE" ...."NATURE AND MADNESS" .... "THE GREAT WORK"...."THE DREAM OF THE EARTH"
(The above five authors are central in situating the conceptual framework for all other voices at this website. This website see's Gregory Bateson as displaying
the natural process's of a universal epistemology that is the foundation of an authentic existential morality (that does not need politics or religion) and its
unification of body-mind-spirit-humanity.
Paul Shepard gives us a historical diagnostic of our institutional failed -self and Thomas Berry, the prescription,
if we are capable of redeeming human history at all.
David Abram's is the closest voice I found describing the ecstatic/transpersonal experience in Nature.
Donald Crosby offers Nature as equal to the ultimate religious experience and devotion.)



PBS.org: "New fossil finds and the latest genetic research. It’s a story that revolves around a shocking revelation--The secret of our sucess: [INTER-HOMINID SURVIVAL COOPERATION OF GENES/TOOLS/HUMANNESS] CONNECTIVITY"...

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"I have argued in this book [Biophilia] that we are human in good part because of the particular way we affiliate with other organisms.  They are the matrix in which the human mind originated and is permanently rooted, and they offer the challenge and freedom innately sought.  To the extent that each person can feel like a naturalist, the old excitement of the untrammeled world will be regained.  I offer this as a formula of reenchantment to invigorate poetry and myth: mysterious and little known organisms live within walking distance of where you sit.  Splendor awaits in minute proportions."-Edward O. Wilson, Biophilia, 1984, p. 139

**"...Eutierria [eu- Gk. "well'] a good and positive feeling of oneness with the earth and its life forces. This feeling is one where the boundaries between self and the rest of nature are obliterated and a deep sense of peace and connectedness pervades consciousness. When the human-nature relationship is spontaneous and mutually enriching (symbiotic) we experience an emotional state of ‘eutierria’..."-Glenn Albrecht

"If we do not 'come to our senses' soon, we will have permanently forfeited the chance of constructing any meaningful alternatives to the pseudoexistence which passes for life in our current 'Civilization of the Image."-David Howes

"No amount of word-making will ever make a single soul to know these mountains. As well seek to warm the naked by lectures on caloric and pictures of flame. One day's exposure to the mountains is better than a cartload of books. See how willing Nature poses herself to the photographer's plates. No earthly chemicals are so sensitive as those of the human soul. All that is required is exposure and purity of soul"-John Muir

"Mankind is still making history without any conscious idea of what it really wants or under what conditions it would stop being unhappy; in fact what it is doing seems to be making itself more unhappy and calling that unhappiness progress...It is not a matter of having a soul, or of saving it, but more actively a matter of soul-making. The soul is creative and must create itself..."-Norman O. Brown

The historical competitive enterprise of currency, gold, silver, securities, has artificialized our trust in the natural equity, security, and abundance of Nature, transfuring us into an alienation from one-another and the Earth. All of our problems and destruction have been the root of this falsification, resulting in poverty, war, crime, enviromental destruction--loneliness and fear in the world.


"It is not God who will save us, it is we who will save God- by battling by creating and by transmuting matter into spirit." -Nikos Kazantzakis

"Coming to Our Senses"..."Are you Here?..."Connecting with Ourselves"..."seeing, smelling, tasting, touching, hearing: Knowing (Mind)".-Jon Kabat-Zinn


AFTER THE FALL: THE ROOTS OF PSYCHIC PATHOLOGY AND ALIENATION FROM NATURE-Steve Taylor. I think Steve Taylor is a good resource--in this essay--for a Transpersonal Psychology within a sense of the “Self belonging to and derived from within Nature”--Rooted in an Otherness.

THEMES EXPLORED HERE AT EARTHHEART.ORG

"ECSTATIC NATURALISM": THE "UNDER-CONSCIOUS" (Deep psychology-Jung), EPIGENESIS, BIOSEMIOTICS, TIME AS "ARTIFICIAL" AND IT'S ARTIFICIAL SEMIOTIC STRUCTURES (art, language, technology), THE NATURAL MORAL LAW, GREEN ANARCHY, ANIMISM, THE INTELLIGENCE OF THE FLESH...EARTH AND HUMAN JUSTICE...DISSOLVING THE LINES BETWEEN DREAM--EMOTION--WORLD [Dasein/Heidegger] IN THE "FLOW" OF PERCEPTUAL EMBELLISHMENTS...EARTH’S TELEOLOGY / INTENTION / VITAL SPIRIT/ AS "A SUPERA-EPIGENETIC ORGANISM"...THE PALOELITHIC PROFILE (OF "THE GIFT-ECOMONY"/WELL-BEING): IT's PSYCHOLOGY, ECOLOGY, AND COMMUNITY (Resources in Progress)...THE "FALL" OF THE ECSTATIC/EXUBERANT ANIMAL INTO THE POLITICAL ANIMAL (His-story: Logos/Polis/Class/Labor/Time/Pathos/"Internment-Art")... THE EMOTIONAL/LIFE FORCE "SUSPENCE" BETWEEN: ETERNITY AND TEMPORALITY [ECSTATIC NATURALISM/THE ONTOLOGICAL DIFFERENCE]...A DIALOGUE BETWEEN: "BEING AND TIME"-Martin Heidegger.
(Our Sub-Domains: EARTHSHRINE.ORG / EUTIERRIA.ORG)



SPIRITUAL ECOLOGY: "The Cry of the Earth"...RESOURCES


"MY WORLD ITSELF IS SACRED"..."LOVE POEMS TO GOD"...Buddhism, Grief: Joanna Macy/Raina Maria Rilke

"....I circle around God, around the primordial tower. I've been circling for thousands of years and I still don't know: am I a falcon, a storm, or a great song?
....Flare up like a flame and make big shadows I can move in. Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final. Don't let yourself lose me. Nearby is the country they call life. You will know it by its seriousness. Give me your hand.....In this uncontainable night, be the mystery at the crossroads of your senses, the meaning discovered there. And if the world has ceased to hear you, say to the silent earth: I flow. To the rushing water, speak: I am.....The inner-what is it ? if not intensified sky, hurled through with birds, and deep with the winds of homecoming."-Rainer Maria Rilke

"The morning and evening were sweet to me, and I led a life aloof from society of men. I wondered if any mortal had ever known what I knew. I looked in books for some recognition of a kindred experience, but, strange to say, I found none. Indeed, I was slow to discover that other men had had this experience for it had been possible to read books and to associate with men on other grounds. The maker of me was improving me... I was daily intoxicated, and yet no man could call me intemperate. With all your science can you tell me how it is, and whence it is, that light comes into the soul."-Henry David Thoreau

"No amount of word-making will ever make a single soul to know these mountains. As well seek to warm the naked by lectures on caloric and pictures of flame. One day's exposure to the mountains is better than a cartload of books. See how willing Nature poses herself to the photographer's plates. No earthly chemicals are so sensitive as those of the human soul. All that is required is exposure and purity of soul."-John Muir

"The only way we are going to Save the Earth and ourselves is if we perceive the Earth as the equivalent of our Divinity itself.
It is the only real ontological experience of faith that we can ultimately believe in, and is the "only real guardian" of any future purpose
on this Earth as well as the natural foundations of all morality. To destroy the mysteries of life is to destroy the wonderful mysteriousness
of possibilities open to our future selves and children."-Telluris Cudak

"...if the whole universe is not seen sacramentally, the partial sacraments die off....in all our cultural creations too we must show the presence of the holy." –Paul Tillich

Thich Nhat Hanh-Beyond environment: Falling Back in Love with Mother Earth


"We must go down to the very foundations of Life. For any merely superficial ordering of life that leaves its deepest needs unsatisfied is as ineffectual as if no attempt at order had been made." -I Ching

"...the crisis is deeper than it appeared to Husserl or even Heidegger, and that the "natural world" which radical reflection must seek need be not only pre scientific but pre historical-or, better, "pre historicist"...(a) Prima philosophia cannot start with speculation... It must first see clearly and then articulate faithfully the sense evidently given in experience...Calvin Schrag gives a new vitality to Husserel's search for the primordial experiential reality in which all reflection and speculation is grounded... philosophies which sought to deny that original text and to build on their own speculations, no matter how cunning, have regularly ended up in wistful denial of their own competence....".-Erazim Kohak (The Embers and the Stars, 1987)

David Suzuki:
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Elder/Geneticist Speaks into: "The Sacred Earth, Air, Fire, Water"...
Our Children's Future and Life's Destiny or End.
...Urgent Visionary Message for Humanity!

--David Suzuki simply, and comprehensively gives us the only real workable vision and emotions to find our way out of the human disasters upon us. Nothing less will work!--


The Earth loves to feel your bare feet and the wind to play with your hair.”-Gibran
"You cannot laugh and be unkind at the same time". -Gibran


"In our totality we are born of the Earth. Our spirituality itself is earth-derived... If there is no spirituality in the earth, then there is no spirituality in ourselves."-- Thomas Berry... / Advent of Evolution in Religion...

"There is no God": there are only the gods--the gods of "Being" (Heidegger/Tillich/Buber/Corrington)--and it is We who created them and position them in the world with attributes. So, let us now create a new one, the eternal god of ecstatic exuberenc, of equitable reciprocity, of infinite transformation, intensity, infusion--[..."the Body
Electric"..."The Green Fuse"...]...the god--OF CHANGE--only found at the points "between" all living things ["The Great Othering"]...'EARTHDANCE'...

"THE SEAT OF THE SOUL is where the inner world and the outer world meet. Where they overlap, it is in every point of the overlap." -Novalis
..."Every discipline gets a crack at god... there is nothing wrong with this tower of Babel...how else could nature and the “divine” [or] “hope” be rendered available to personal and communal query?"-R.S.Corrington"...
"The earth loves to feel your bear feet and the wind to play with your hair...there is no struggle of soul and body save in the minds of those whose souls are asleep and whose bodies are out of tune". -Gibran" [So] Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."-John Muir

"The Earth is a functionally integrated system -as much an organic being as you and I- that exists not for man's benefit but for it's own...the range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change; until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds."..."the condition of alienation, of being asleep, of being unconscious, of being out of one's mind, is the condition of the normal man".-R.D. Laing-The Earth System.

"One sticks one's finger into the soil to tell by the smell what land one is in; I stick my finger into existence- it smells of nothing. Where am I? Who am I? How did I come here? What is this thing called the world? What does the world mean? Who is it that has lured me into the thing, and now leaves me there?...How did I come into the World? Why was I not consulted, why was I not made acquainted with its manners and customs, but was thrust into the ranks as though I'd been bought from a kidnapper, a dealer in souls? How did I obtain an interest in it? And is it not a voluntary concern? And if I am compelled to take part-in it where is the director? I would like to see him." - Kierkkegard...WELL, HERE IS THE STORY OF SOREN'S ANXIOUS-ESTRANGEMENT, AND OUR WAY OUT. ANY-OTHER STORY/PRACTICE IS JUST A COMPROMISING DEFERENCE OR ANOTHER PLATONIC-INSANITY IN NEW RIBBONS (AND FAILS TO UNDERSTAND EPIGENESIS-(Good Introduction ) TED TALK...but see (2) the work of Paul Shepard: NATURE AND MADNESS)--

My “psychogenic theory of history” posits that a society’s childrearing practices are not just one item in a list of cultural traits, but – because all other traits must be passeed down from generation to generation through the narrow funnel of childhood – instead makes childrearing the very basis for the transmission and development of all other cultural traits, placing definite limits on what can be achieved in the material spheres of history.The main source of childhood evolution is, I believe, the process I call psychogenesis, by which parents – mainly the mother for most of history – revisit a second time around the stages of childhood and undo to some extent the traumas they themselves endured. It is in this sense that history is like a psychotherapy of the generations, undoing trauma and giving historical personality a chance at a new start with every baby born. Only humans have brain networks that allow this miracle to take place. All cultural changes in the past 100,000 years of Homo sapiens sapiens are epigenetic, not genetic. Regardless of changes in the environment, it is only when changes in childhood occur that epigenetic changes in the brain can occur and societies can begin to progress and move in unpredictable new directions that are more adaptive.-Lloyd deMause [YouTube]

"During this period (of technological confinement / [and language]) the human mind has been placed in its narrowest confines it has experienced since consciousness emerged from its Paleolithic phase. Even the most primitive tribes have a larger vision of the universe, of our place and functioning within it, a vision that extends to celestial regions of space and to interior depths of the human in a manner far exceeding the parameters of our world of technological confinement."-Thomas Berry

Language is the most pervasive and embodying tool in our existence. We can’t see it, smell it, taste it, or touch it. But of all our tools it dominates and influences everything we are and think in it's conceptual enframing. The modern world, or history, would not be able to exist without it--but also for this reason "contains you" totally in its constructs (weltanschauung/Heidegger). It exist now as a strange psychological “super-structure" possibly causing a severe obscurity of a deeper sense of the World beyond language and lost by language itself. Has the synomic evolution of the World into a fabrication and vocation of language, via the semiotic, failed meeting a deeper and more profound "Sense of the World." [(See: [Abram--"Spell of the Sensuous", **Sevilla/Jung/Fromm)....the abstractification of language as the instantaneous and mass-shared phenomenology of a "meaningless text" (Erich Fromm)...[Commodification / Legal / Vocational: having no ontological / cosmological / teliological roots and encouraging callous emotions]. It is in its ability to “abstract existence” that it has the possibility to have enormous control and alienation over the general masses in political commodification / class-structure.... "Whoever controls the language the images controls the race".-A. Ginsberg 

"...if the whole universe is not seen sacramentally, the partial sacraments die off....in all [our] cultural creations too we must show the presence of the holy." –Paul Tillich

“REVERENCE FOR LIFE"... "The will-to-live is everywhere present, even as in me... I must regard life other than my own with equal reverence, for I shall know that it longs for fullness and development as deeply as I do myself."--Albert Schweitzer

"I believe that the universe is one being, all its parts are different expressions of the same energy, and they are all in communication with each other, therefore parts of one organic whole. The parts change and pass, or die, people and races and rocks and stars; none of them seems to me important in itself, but only the whole. This whole is in all its parts so beautiful, and is felt by me to be so intensely in earnest, that I am compelled to love it, and to think of it as divine. It seems to me that this whole alone is worthy of the deeper sort of love; and there is peace, freedom, I might say a kind of salvation, in turning one's affections outward toward this one God, rather than inwards on one's self, or on humanity, or on human imaginations and abstractions — the world of spirits. I think it is our privilege and felicity to love God for his beauty, without claiming or expecting love from him. We are not important to him, but he is to us. I think that one may contribute to the beauty of things by making one’s own life and environment beautiful, so far as one’s power reaches. This includes moral beauty, one of the qualities of humanity, though it seems not to appear elsewhere in the universe. But I would have each person realize that his contribution is not important, its success not really a matter for exultation nor its failure for mourning; the beauty of things is sufficient without him."-Robinson Jeffers
Letter to Sister Mary James Power, author of "Poets at Prayer", written in the 1930's.

"These thirty years, and more, that I've spent among exotic, barbaric, indomitable gods and goddesses, nourished on myths, obsessed by symbols, nursed and bewitched by so many images which have come down to me from those submerged worlds, today seem to me to be the stages of a long initiation. Each one of these divine figures, each of these myths or symbols, is connected to a danger that was confronted and overcome. How many times I was almost lost, gone astray in this labyrinth where I risked being killed... These were not only bits of knowledge acquired slowly and leisurely in books, but so many encounters, confrontations, and temptations. I realize perfectly well now all the dangers I skirted during this long quest, and, in the first place, the risk of forgetting that I had a goal that...'I wanted to reach a center'.-Mercea Eliade

"There are a 100 different Trails to the "Top of The Mountain"...some slow others fast--time is irrelevant. It only takes desire and indurance to get there. As you ascend your books and mentors--only for you, no others--will fall away as the worn and fractured garments they were. You will then stand Naked in the wonderful Wordless Knowledge (Gibran)...Universal/Collective Unconsious...A small, but Grand Experience of the Metaphysical Center of the World"-mtc

“When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other...Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness.The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there.”-Eric Hoffer [Remember the Milgram Shock Experiments in May 1962]

"One sticks one's finger into the soil to tell by the smell what land one is in; I stick my finger into existence- it smells of nothing. Where am I? Who am I? How did I come here? What is this thing called the world?"-Soren Kierkkegard

 

HUBERT DREYFUS (YouTube) LECTURES--UC BERKELEY

METAPHYSICS AND REALITY-Hubert Dreyfus-Heidegger
IS CONSCIOUSNESS AN ILLUSION
-Hubert Dreyfus
CONSCIOUSNESS
-Hubert Dreyfus-Heidegger
GOD’S EXISTANCE-Hubert Dreyfus
PHILOSOPHY AND THE PHYSICAL WORLD-Hubert Dreyfus-Heidegger
EMBODIMENT(l-ll) -Hubert Dreyfus....EMBODIMENT (ll-ll)
MERLEAU PONTY- Phenomenology of Perception (Part 1/2)--Hubert Dreyfus
HUSSERL AND HEIDEGGER
( 1).....(2)...(3)....(4)...(5)-Hubert Dreyfus


***A GEREAT FILM on HEIDEGGER'S PHILOSOPHY
: “BEING IN THE WORLD"--DASEIN....(1hr.+) by Tao Ruspoli
HEIDEGGER:-"BEING AND TIME"--Dreyfus, 1 of 28 Class Lectures...
HEIDGGEER--(Above lecture in mp3) DOWNLOAD mp3 SYLLABUS FORM
SOREN KIERKEGAARD-"The Partially Exaimed Life"--(1 of 4) H. Dreyfus
WITTGENSTEIN [LANGUAGE / IMAGE-DREAM / REALITY]-John Searl
A "TEXT" INTRODUCTION TO HEIDEGGER AND TECHNOLOGY-Mark Blitz

Anna Verwaal: FROM WOMB TO WORLD-A TED TALK (A Good Introduction to)-"EPIGENESIS"...
AN AUTHENTIC EMOTIONAL / LIFE FORCE / SPIRIT REWIRING IN OUR EDUCATION FOR: Global Empathy, Caring, Cooperation, Actualization --before Vocationnal Stratification / Hierarchal Commodification / Systemic Psychological Failure and Distraction.




"The mass state has no intention of promoting mutual understanding and the relationship of man to man; it strives, rather for the psychic isolation of the individual. The more unrelated the individuals are, the more consolidated the state becomes, and vice versa.". -C.Jung


ALL SENTIENT LIFE FORCES ARE SACRED AND NEVER A COMMOIDITY FOR PROFIT

WE ARE THE HOME OF:


EarthHeart.org / EarthShrine.org

EarthSongSanctuary.org

THE
RESOURCES:

Deep-Ecology / Paleo Anthropology and Cognition / Primatology / The Under-Conscious / Phenomenology / Biosemiotics / Biophilia /Solastalgia Biognosis / Ontogeny and Phylogeny / Neotney (psy.) / Failed Psycho-Eco Epigenesis / Green Anarchy / Ecstatic Naturalismm /Bioregional Animism


A PAST JOURNAL/BLOG

HUMAN NATURE is not fallen, our institutions fail the "psychogenesis" of AN AUTHENTIC HUMAN NATURE.
[Paul Shepard, NATURE AND MADNESS]

"Thus collapse is built into the process of civilization itself, but this can be understood in purely rational or economic terms. When stress—for example, resource shortage—emerges in hunter-gatherer societies, the members of the tribe have an easy option, one that worked for hundreds of millennia: They move. The solution, in short, is horizontal (dispersion). But if you are sedentary, committed to staying in one place and depending on that place for your livelihood, you must "go vertical," that is, generate another level of hierarchical control to solve your problems—a process that never ends. The whole thing is cumulative. ...bureaucracies...spiral of increasing complexity...Elites get more...Standing armies get larger... higher costs... collapse." (1)-Morris Berman (2)Berman (3)Berman

Adam: "IN THE BEGINNING"...
(Soul-Chaplin.com)

1st INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON ECSTATIC NATURALISM:
[a] "dialogue with panentheisms, deep-pantheism , ecotheology, theopoetics, and the religious implications of evolutionary psychology, mysticism, a semiotic cosmology, and a robust Liberal Theology that is post-tribal..."-
Robert S. Corrington

PRIMATEDIARIES

PRIMITIVE SOCIETY WAS NOT DRIVEN BY WAR, SCIENTISTS BELIEVE..

MOTHERS AND OTHERS--Sarah Blaffer Hrdy-- humans evolved as cooperative breeders before sedentary life 10--20,000 BC

Cooperation—not competition—is instinctive...the Other Theory of Evolution

Frans de Waal: Moral behavior in animals. (TED)

ACTIVISM, DEEP ECOLOGY, GAIAN ERA:
Lynn Margulis, Stephen Buhner and John Seed... YouTube-Amherst College.

A SACRED EARTH OR IT'S COLLAPSE:
DAVID KORTEN gives us the "The New Story" (Thomas Berry, "OUR WAY INTO THE FUTURE") in Politics, Economics, Education and Technology for the well-being of all life.

'F*#k Earth Day' [ ? ]--THE NATION Magazine


Feeling anxious about life in a broken-down society on a stressed-out planet?...Life as we know it is almost over...the party's over....

REMEMBERING "THE SUMMER OF LOVE" (1969)...

HOW TO ARRIVE SINGING IN A WORLD UNDONE:
"We must Sing the World back into vital and vivid Being...'Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present'.”-Phil Rockstroh

RAOUL VANEIGEM: The decline and fall of work.



Welcome Back, Jesus...

Deeming Pollution of Earth Sinful, Pope Proposes Climate Action as Sacred Duty

 


EARTH SPIRIT WISDOM
RESOURCES
(WE ARE SINGING: "The Healing Game" Youtube)

"I FEEL"... THEREFORE ... I AM ...(Merleau Ponty/Descartes): unfortunately language--logos--and political artifiacts have become more powerfully effective in "thinking us".


"THE NEW STORY"


THE FALL OF
THE ECSTATIC / EXUBERANT ANIMAL into LOGOS / POLIS / LABOR
/ ANTHROPOMORPHIC INCEST / PATHOS / TIME
[THE POLITICAL ANIMAL]

"DEEP-DARK"
ECOLOGY / ONTOLOGY / PSYCHOLOGY
RESOURCES

DARK GREEN RELIGION.ORG
"By dark green religion, I mean religion that considers nature to be sacred, imbued with intrinsic value, and worthy of reverent care...[and] having explanatory and heuristic power".-Bron Taylor

"The Intelligence of the Flesh"

"ECSTATIC NATURALISM":
Pouring...Power...Shock...Life...Meaning...Feeling...Spirit
Back into the World...
"THE GREAT WORK" (THOMAS BERRY):
..."BECOMING ANIMAL"- (DAVID ABRAM 2010)


THE BIOLOGY OF MORALITY
IN THE "WILL TO LIVE"

Albert Schweitzer
and
THE EXISTENTIALISM
of Martin Buber


The Empathic Civilization: Jeremy Rifkin
 

"To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform." - Theodore H. White

" WHAT A WONDERFUL ...WORLD"

"EARTHDANCE''-
Elisabeth Sahtouris

[TED Video: East and West Science.]


ARTIC VISIONS...VIDEO


NASA/NOVA'S Satellite exposition on Earth's Living Global-dynamic-Complexity (2hours long).

Sen. Bernie Sanders: 'Global Warming a Far More Serious Problem Than Al Qaeda'

“ENDGAME”- Book of the Year 2006, by Press Action: His 21 Premises: Civilization's Systemic Failure

"WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD"-Frank Schaeffer 1 (YouTube Interview) 2 (*** ! --YouTube)

[BORN AGAIN]

When I turned A Hundred
by Mark Strand
I wanted to go on an immense journey, to travel
night and day into the unknown until, forgetting my old self, I came into possession of a new self, one that I might have missed on my previous travels. But the first step was beyond me. I lay in bed, unable to move, pondering, as one does at my age, the ways of melancholy—how it seeps into the spirit, how it disincarnates the will, how it banishes the senses to the chill of twilight, how even the best and worst intentions wither in its keep. I kept staring at the ceiling, then suddenly felt a blast of cold air, and I was gone.

 

 

 

Dr. Garbo Mate: A Systemically Sick and Addicted Society...

The Origins of War in Child Abuse
-Lloyd deMause

What's done to children, they will do to society.”-Karl Menninger

Glenn Albrect: A TED TALK Video-
Psycho-terratic
Dis-eases...


EARTHDAY.FM (Web Radio)
" Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."-Picasso ..."Art is the objectification of feeling and the subjectification of nature."-Susan Langer ....."Art is the communication of ecstasy."-Peter Ouspensky...If I were to choose between the power of writing a poem and the ecstasy of a poem unwritten, I would choose the ecstasy.-Gibran

"THE CALL OF LIFE"
:

MASS EXTINCTION (YouTube Trailer)

IT APPEARS MORE LIKELY THAT WE MUST FIRST "SAVE OURSELVES" BEFORE WE CAN SAVE THE EARTH BY THROWING OFF THE POLITICAL ANIMAL AND ITS "ALIENATING HIERARCHIAL COMMODIFICATION OF THE SELF" WHICH GIVES AND ACCOMPLISHES IT'S POWER OVER US.-mtc

"We are in trouble just because we do not have a good story. We are between stories. The old story, the account of how we fit into it, is no longer effective. Yet we have not learned 'the new story''. We are talking only to ourselves. We are not talking to the rivers, we are not listening to the wind and stars. We have broken the great conversation. By breaking that conversation we have shattered the universe. All the disasters that are happening now are a consequence of that spiritual ‘autism'.” -Thomas Berry


Speaker/Poet Videos
Climate/Ecology Post
Select Music Videos
Economy Post

DAILY QUOTES/ARTICLES:

"Life Is Sacred"...
"We cannot use the word 'hope' if we do not fight back..."-Chris Hedges


"What is word knowledge but a shadow of wordless knowledge ...When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense...and I have found that which is greater than wisdom. It is a flame spirit in you ever gathering more of itself." -Gibran

"If I could tell it to you, I would not have to dance it....seeking that dance which might be the divine expression of the human spirit through the medium of the body’s movement..."-Isadora Duncan

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”- Nietzche

DOING A 63 DAY "MASTER CLENSE" FOOD FAST: The quickest way for a DEEP-ECOLOGY (Religious) EXERIENCE :

THE TRANSFORMATIONAL POWER OF FASTING (Youtube 40min)
The Way to Spiritual, Physical, and Emotional Rejuvenation
-Stephen Harrod Buhner


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

INTRODUCTION:
CELEBRATING PASSIONATE VOICES FOR THE EARTH
--WRITERS/SPEAKERS/ACTIVIST/SONGWRITERS/POETS--
AND
THE SACREDNESS* OF ALL LIFE


PIVOTAL CONCEPTS EXPLORED AT THIS SITE WITHIN THE DISCUSSION OF DEEPECOLOGY, ECSTATIC NATURALISM, THE UNDER-CONSCIOUS, EPIGENESIS, BIOSEMIOTICS, NATURAL MORAL LAW, GREEN ANARCHY, ANIMISM...

"Each of us is encased in an armor which we soon, out of familiarity, no longer notice. There are only moments which penetrate it and stir the soul to sensibility...[these] signs of address are not something extraordinary...but for the most of the time we have turned off our receivers...
This sterilized system...is mans titantic work. Mankind has pressed speech too into the service of this work." -Martin Buber

"The world is deep, deeper than day can comprehend". -Nietzsche

"Tired of all who come with words, words but no language I went to the snow-covered island. The wild does not have words. the unwritten pages spread themselves out in all directions! I come across the marks of roedeers hooves in the snow. Language but no words." -Thomas Transtromer

“History has come to a stage when the moral man, the complete man, is more and more giving way, almost without knowing it, to make room for the…commercial man, the man of limited purpose. This process, aided by wonderful progress in science, is assuming gigantic proportion and power, causing the upset of man’s moral balance, obscuring his human side under the shadow of soul-less organization.”—Rabindranath Tagore, 1917

"Although we may be oblivious to the gestural, somatic dimensions of language, having repressed it in favor of strict dictionary definitions and the abstract precision of specialized terminologies, this dimension remains subtly in all our speaking and writing-if that is, our words have any significance what so ever. For meaning as we have said, remains rooted in the sensory life of the body- it can not be completely cut off from the soil of direct, perceptual experience without withering and dying".
- David Abram

..."All day and night, music, a quiet bright reed song. If it fades we fade." -Rumi
“Art, like religion, arose from the original sense of disquiet, no doubt subtly but powerfully disturbing in its newness and its encroaching gradualness. In 1900 Hirn wrote of an early dissatisfaction that motivated the artistic search for a "fuller and deeper expression" as "compensation for new deficiencies of life." Cultural solutions, however, do not address the deeper dislocations that cultural "solutions" are themselves part of. Conversely, as commentators as diverse as Henry Miller and Theodor Adorno have concluded, there would be no need of art in a disalienated world. What art has ineffectively striven to capture and express would once again be a reality, the false antidote of culture forgotten.”-John Zerzan
...Sleep the Day-Commercials...Live the Endless Starry Night...Are (?) we tragically meeting only "The Market of Language" (a psychological super-structure /the synnomic evolution of the World into a fabrication and vocation via the semiotic) and not really meeting "Being in-it-Self"--the Biosemiotic World. (See Sevilla/Jung/Fromm/Abram: "the abstractification of language as the instantaneous and mass-shared phenomenology of a "meaningless text" (Erich Fromm)...[Legal and Vocational: having no ontological /cosmological / biosemiotic roots and encouraging fragile emotions]. It is in its ability to “abstract existence” that it has the possibility to have enormous control over the general masses in political commodification / class-structure. I think Heidegger is right about the poetic disposition and the emotional foundations of an authentic humanness (Care): ”The perfectio of human being—becoming what one can be in being free for one’s ownmost possibilities (project)—is accomplishment of care”--as the only way out of this gripping and falsifying bondage of history.

"We shall not abolish lying by refusing to tell lies, but by using every means at hand to abolish classes". -Sartre

"No amount of word-making will ever make a single soul to know these mountains. As well seek to warm the naked by lectures on caloric and pictures of flame. One day's exposure to the mountains is better than a cartload of books. See how willing Nature poses herself to the photographer's plates. No earthly chemicals are so sensitive as those of the human soul. All that is required is exposure and purity of soul."...“I’m in the woods and they are in me ... I’ve taken the sacrament with the douglas squirrel, drunk Sequoia wine, Sequoia blood, and with it’s rosy purple drops I am writing [a] woody gospel letter.”-John Muir
 
" Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune." -Noam Chomsky
"What do you seek, My Countrymen ?"...
"Do you desire that I build for you gorgeous palaces, decorated with words of empty meaning, or temples roofed with dreams? Or do you command me to destroy what the liars and tyrants have built?"-Gibran
"We shall not abolish lying by refusing to tell lies, but by using every means at hand to abolish classes [political/court sanctioned poverty]". -Sartre
"Whoever controls the language the images controls the race." -A. Ginsberg

"True sanity entails in one way or another the dissolution of the normal ego, that false self competently adjusted to our alienated social reality...And the eventual re- establishment of a new kind of ego-functioning, the ego now being a servant of the divine, no longer its betrayer." -Ronald D. Laing

"After 15-20k+ years of Historical-Incest (self-infatuation and the narcissism of power) we must now return to the Evolutionary Communion with Earth to recover our purpose, vitality, and destiny with All of Life. The crafting stupidity of the myopic Political Animal (Aristotle)--born from thie human humiliation of agricultural slavery--must now be radically and quickly overthrown by all the sentient, democratic, Vital Life Forces of Earth--a full and total Earth Revolution: Nothing less than
A New Story. There is simply NO OTHER WAY OUT of this creepy horrendous world apocalypse of suffering now going on. We must Redeem the Ontological Animal or the present Political Animal will remain our eternal curse. This Historical Hoax/this failed Systemic Entrapment must go, as the Vital Forces of Life rise-up from the Ground-Up (The Eternal Natural Moral Law) and not precedent (Finite History). Every one (!) of our problems (M. Cohen, EcoPsychology.org), in existance, are the direct result from this break-away with the Earth and its Native Intelligence, that is still in our Genes/Under-Conscious, but inhibited epigenetically (Paul Shepard) from being composed or brushed-out of us by the edifices of history, even religion.--mtc

"Everywhere we remain unfree and chained to technology...[including language--mabye even more so in its ability to sterilize/stabilize the world in law/ordinance/institutional hierarchy. Language, in its early origins, for all cultures, was fundimentally verbs, 90 %. It has been reduced to 10 % in the modern material cultures. In all first (1st) economy cultures the world is constantly changing/moving. A world constantly changing/moving can't be held in definition. This might explainn well our obssession with sports, high-speeds, action-cinema, mystery, the bizzare, as artifactual compensations.], ...whether we passionately affirm or deny it. But we are delivered over to it in the worst possible way when we regard it as something neutral; for this conception of it, to which today we particularly like to do homage, makes us utterly blind to the essence of technology." (Martin Heidegger from The Question Concerning Technology--Poetry, Language, Thought--Google Reader)

"...all the business of interpreting signs and the speech of signs... never gives information or appeasement... I know as a living truth only concrete world reality which is constantly, in every moment reached out to me...happening but once... All the emergency structures of analogy and typology are indispensable for the work of the [human project], but to step on them when the question of the questioner steps up to you would be running away. -Martin Buber

"It is not God who will save us, it is we who will save God- by battling by creating and by transmuting matter into spirit."
-Nikos Kazantzakis


"We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness." -Thich Nhat Hanh


"The ultimate goal of the Bantu is to possess as much vital force as possible, while what he fears most, is to see a reduction in his stock of this inestimable commodity. Every disease, infliction, wound or suffering or depression every injustice and every failure is interpreted by the Bantu as a sure sign that there has been a reduction in his stock of vital force."-Placide Temples

"We mostly are scribes maintaining the order of the day. We mostly are appreciated by and paid for by people who like it the way it is, who do not sense our exile and resist discerning it, who do not yearn for a home coming because we have fooled ourselves into thinking this present arrangement is our home".
-Walter Brueggemann

"There is no inner world without the outer world."-Thomas Berry ..."The seat of the soul is where the inner world and the outer world meet. Where they overlap, it is in every point of the overlap." -Novalis

...today's great crisis is not economic, political or religious, but a crisis of affect, of the capacity to feel a connection with others...Our mission is to celebrate the greatness of Creation and connect it again to the Core where it came from and to where it will go."-Leonardo Boff

"If we had a different feeling toward nature, we would have different feelings for the wholeness and holi-ness of life. Not having this contributes to our loss of everything sacramental--because if the whole universe is not seen sacramentally, the partial sacraments die off." -Paul Tillich

"This world is a place of business. What an infinite bustle! I am awaked almost every night by the panting of the locomotive. It interrupts my dreams. There is no Sabbath. It would be glorious to see mankind at leisure for once. It is nothing but work, work, work."-Henry David Thoreau

"You are going on a strange journey this time, my friend. I don't envy you. You'll have a hard time keeping your heart light and simple in the midst of this crowd of madmen. Instead of the music of the wind among the spruce-tops and the tinkling of the waterfalls, your ears will be filled with the oaths and groans of these poor, deluded, self-burdened people. Keep close to Natures heart, yourself; and break clear away, once and a while and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean from the earth-stains of this sordid, gold seeking crowd in god's pure air. It will help in your efforts to bring to these people something better than gold. Don't loose your freedom and your love of the earth as god made it." -John Muir

"“[H]istory has come to a stage when the moral man, the complete man, is more and more giving way, almost without knowing it, to make room for the…commercial man, the man of limited purpose. This process, aided by wonderful progress in science, is assuming gigantic proportion and power, causing the upset of man’s moral balance, obscuring his human side under the shadow of soul-less organization.”—Rabindranath Tagore, 1917

"[P]hilosophies which sought to deny that original text [Husserel's search for the primordial experiential reality in which all reflection and speculation is grounded] and to build on their own speculations, no matter how cunning, have regularly ended up in wistful denial of their own competence." -Erazim Kohak

"In our totality we are born of the Earth. Our spirituality itself is earth-derived... If there is no spirituality in the earth, then there is no spirituality in ourselves"-Thomas Berry

"If we had a different feeling toward nature, we would have different feelings for the wholeness and holi-ness of life. Not having this contributes to our loss of everything sacramental--because if the whole universe is not seen sacramentally, the partial sacraments die off." -Paul Tillich

"A religion old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the universe as revealed by modern science, might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths. Sooner or later, such a religion will emerge."-Carl Sagan

"...every creature is a book about God and is a word of God."–Meister Eckhart

"The true name of the concrete reality is the creation which is entrusted to me and to every man...Creation is not a hurdle on the road to God, it is the road itself."-Martin Buber

"To preserve the natural world as the primary revelation of the divine must be the basic concern of religion."-Thomas Berry

"And some of you have called me aloof, and drunk with my own aloneness, and you have said, "He holds council with trees of the forest but not with men. He sits alone on hill-tops and looks down upon the city". True it is that I have climbed the hills and walked in remote places. How could I have seen you save from a great height or a great distance? How can one be indeed near unless he be far? And others among you called unto me, not in words, and they said , " Stranger, stranger, lover of unreachable heights, why dwell uou among the summits where eagles build there nests? Why seek you the unattainable? What storms could you trap in your net, and what vaporous birds do you hunt in the sky? Come and be one of us. Descend and appease your hunger with our bread and quench your thirst with our wine". In the solitude of there souls they said these things; But were their solitude deeper they would have known that I sought but the secret of your joy and your pain, and I hunted only your larger selves that walk the sky." -Gibran

"We are diminishing, drastically, the synergistic creative ecstatic-powers of the Earth, that ascended from the great Cambrian explosion of life 600 million years ago by our accelerating environmental destruction. It will be--forever--the greatest and most deviating loss for the world-human-soul. Our cosmological direction, and ultimate intention, will have been lost, and a pervading pathology will be man's endless piercing norm (as already present: depression, anxiety, stress disorders, drug addiction, alcholism, suicide, obesity, diabetes etc). We will have lost our womb's umbilical connection, and intelligence, with the Universe. Our estatic-powers are only inherent with those of the Earth's."-mtc

“Why should we tolerate a diet of weak poisons, a home in insipid surroundings, a circle of acquaintances who are not quite our enemies, the noise of motors with just enough relief to prevent insanity? Who would want to live in a world which is just not quite fatal?”-Rachel Carson

"Anything else you are interested in is not going to happen if you cannot breathe the air and drink the water. Don't sit this one out! Do something! You are by accident of fate alive at an absolutely critical moment in the history of our planet."-Carl Sagan

"We're so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget that the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it's all about." —Joseph Campbell, The Power of Mythc

"We perceive the dark side of our present condition as our failure to adhere to the standards of "civilization". Crime, tyranny, psychopathology, addiction, poverty malnutrition, starvation, war, terrorism, and other forms of social disintegration seem to be the weakness and flaws in our ability to live up to the expectations of being civilized. Present disillusion with ideologies and goals of advance nations since the Enlightenment, and the decline in quality and experience of life it self, are matched by the degradation of world eco systems and the ratcheting scale of poverty and wide spread social turmoil. In the absence of some new synthesis that rejoins us to our natural heritage, the world of corporate organization pushes us towards the degenerating process of conformity, the frenzied outbreak of genetic engineering, and the pied pipers technological tootle leading down the "information highway" towards the "net worked" insanity that confuses electronic regurgitation with wisdom. This circuit-sedative turns us into entertainment junkies hooked without reprieve to the economic machine and its media, a new level of confusion between reality and virtual reality. Our image of ourselves-of humanity- is in question because ideology alone always fails. Species and cultures that have endured scores of thousand of years are subject to oblivion in the hands of this culture in which our faith has been upstage by growth."-Paul Shepard


"We seek a renewed stirring of love for the earth. We plead that what we are capable of doing to it is often what we ought not to do. We urge that all people now determine that an untrammeled wildness shall remain here to testify that this generation had love for the next. We would celebrate a new renaissance. The old one found a way to exploit. The new one has discovered the Earth's limits. Knowing them, we may learn anew what compassion and beauty are, and pause to listen to the Earth's music." -DAVID BROWER"
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...the roots of our trouble are so largely religious, the remedy must also be essentially religious...More science and more technology are not going to get us out of the present ecological crisis until we find a new religion, or rethink our old one." -LYNN WHITE

"...scientific analysis points, curiously, toward the need for a quasi-religious transformation of contemporary cultures."- PAUL EHRLICH

"The crises of modern man are to a large extent religious ones, insofar as they are an awakening of his awareness to an absence of meaning". -MERCEA ELIADE

"The global warming debate isn't really about science or economics at all. It's actually a question of theology.-RANDALL AMSTER, J.D, Ph.D.

“Change won’t come without religions because they are the touchstone of people’s deepest motivations,” - LAWRENCE SULLIVAN

[We are in a] "theological crisis...We have listened to a false gospel that we continue to live out in our daily habits—a gospel that proclaims that God cares for the salvation of humans only and that our human calling is to exploit Earth for our own ends alone. This false gospel still finds its proud preachers and continues to capture its adherents among emboldened political leaders and policy makers."--NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES Theological Statement on the Environment (2005) --Co-Signers and Drafters: BILL Mc KIBBEN, JOHN COBB, SALLIE Mc FAGUE...

"If we had a different feeling toward nature, we would have different feelings for the wholeness and holi-ness of life. Not having this contributes to our loss of everything sacramental--because if the whole universe is not seen sacramentally, the partial sacraments die off." -PAUL TILLICH

"If you put God outside and set him vis-a-vis his creation and if you have the idea that you are created in his image, you will logically and naturally see yourself as out side and against things around you. And as you arrogate all mind to yourself, you will see the world around you as mindless and therefor not entitled to moral or ethical consideration...The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between the way nature works and the way man thinks".-GREGORY BATESON

"This breakaway from the mythic life which linked our species to the natural world, began when the early Hebrews rejected the nature/process stories and rites of their pagan contemporaries for the myth of a single god who, outside the world, reached into his creation, willfully deranging its rhythms, acting arbitrarily, making life a kind of novel, a history". -PAUL SHEPARD

"European civilization's neglect of the natural world and its needs has clearly been encouraged by a style of awareness that disparages sensorial reality, denigrating the visible and tangible order of things on behalf of some absolute source assumed to exist beyond, or outside of, the bodily world- some historians and philosophers have concluded that the Jewish and Christian traditions with there other- worldly God are primarily responsible for civilizations negligent attitude towards the environing earth... Along line of recent philosophers, stretching from Friedrich Nietzche down to the present, have attempted to demonstrate that Plato's philosophical derogation of the sensible and changing forms of the world--his claim that these were mere simulacra *of the eternal and pure ideas existing in a nonsensorial realm beyond the apparent world-- contributed profoundly to civilizations distrust of bodily and sensorial experience, and to our consequent estrangement from earthly world around us". [*a shadowy likeness; deceptive substitute.] -David Abram

"There is a sense in which a pre-digested theory of god is an impertinence. It is an enterprise that has done far more harm than good— a kind of high-end, high-status tribalism. Strictly, primordial, consequent, willing, history-making, world crushing, and self-involuted gods do prevail in nature, but I suggest that they do so in ways that would disappoint many who seek some serious ontological thickness for these conceptions. Yet an aesthetic appreciation of, say, protean goddesses and gods can enhance the imaginative life, as Santayana reminds us. Who is to say? A more pervasive impertinence, as I have noted, is to aggressively state what can or cannot be in nature, or what is genuinely knowable and what not. Query and wonder serve us well and keep us from those power-driven concrescences that sadly continue to drive the many philosophical tribes. An ecstatic naturalist will, where humanly possible, move past and through any tribalism that blocks access to those uncountable prospects that open up endlessly throughout the infinite orders of the world and that can, sometimes, open out on a vista where one can even look down, yes, with fear and trembling, into the workshop of the potencies."-Richard S. Corrington's ecstatic naturalism

"If there is one truth more than any other, which life and thought have made us admit, against our prejudices, and even against our will, it is that there is little hope of saving civilization or religion except by the return of contemplatives to the land." -VINCIENT McNABB, O.P.

"A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself." -EDWARD ABBEY

"It is time to embrace the cosmic and planetary context within which our life story and the story of all life unfolds. We belong to a reality greater than ourselves, and it is within that enlarged context that we will rediscover the benign and generic mystery within which everything is endowed with purpose and meaning".-DIARMUID O' MURCHU

"The coming ecological disaster we worry about has already occurred, and goes on occurring. It takes place in the accounts of ourselves that separate ourselves from the world."-James Hilman

"We mostly are scribes maintaining the order of the day. We mostly are appreciated by and paid for by people who like it the way it is, who do not sense our exile and resist discerning it, who do not yearn for a home coming because we have fooled ourselves into thinking this present arrangement is our home". -WALTER BRUEGGEMANN

"Over one man necessity stands in the shape of his passions, over another as the habit of hearing and obeying, over a third as a logical conscience, over a fourth as caprice and a mischievous pleasure in escapades. These four will, however, seek the freedom of their will precisely where each of them is most firmly fettered: it is as if the silkworm sought the freedom of its will in spinning. How does this happen? Evidently because each considers himself most free where his feeling of living is greatest". - FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

“We live in a world structured by illegitimate hierarchies and based on a domination/subordination dynamic. For those of us with unearned privilege, the rewards for ignoring this conclusion are whatever status and money we can squeeze out of the system, while the cost of capitulation to power is a surrender of some essential part of our humanity...”-ROBERT JENSEN

"...[E]volution in the Paleolithic age meant the development of creativity—the distinctive trait of the human species...But during the Neolithic, the osmotic relationship to nature loosened progressively, as intensive agriculture became based on looting and the exploitation of natural resources. It was also then that religion surfaced as an institution, society stratified, the reign of patriarchy began, of contempt for women, and of priests and kings with their stream of wars, destitution, and violence. Creation gave way to work, life to survival, jouissance to the animal predation that the appropriation economy confiscates, transcends, and spiritualizes. In this sense market civilization is indeed a regression in which technical progress supersedes human progress"-RAOUL VANEIGEM

"Since every effort in our educational life seems to be directed toward making of the child a being foreign to itself, it must of necessity produce individuals foreign to one another, and in everlasting antagonism with each other".-EMMA GOLDMAN


"Perhaps a new revelatory experience is taking place, an experience wherein human consciousness awakens to the grandeur and sacred quality of the earth process. Humanity has not participated in such a vision since shamanic times, but in such a renewal lies our hope for the future for ourselves and for the entire planet...we must reach back to where our genetic coding connects with the species codings of the entire earth community. Only then can we overcome the limitations of the anthropocentrism that binds us".-THOMAS BERRY

"This scientific view [Gaia] is perfectly consistent with seeing nature as conscious and intelligent, in fact, suggests that strongly. Alternatively, we can choose to identify all of self-creating nature with the concept of Creator or God, thus ending the split between science and religion......a Hopi Elder, tells us that 'We are the Ones we have been waiting for.' We -- not some imagined rescuing Savior -- are the only ones who can turn disaster into opportunity; we are the ones who can understand our interconnectedness in the great web of life and our power to honor it, treat it as sacred, cease damaging it, restore it. Will we understand that in time?."-ELISABETH SAHTOURIS (Earthdance, p57)

"This is why I think animism doesn't appeal to most people. They want to be saved or enlightened. Religion is self centered, not relationship centered. In the Western world religion has come to mean personal growth. Not worshipping the Gods, not honoring the others we share the world with, not bowing in gratitude....When you know that you belong to the land - not some fantasy landscape but land you actually live within - alienation and isolation leave you. The world is no longer a trap of temptations to be punished in life after life till you "get it right" nor is it a battlefield of good versus evil, where you dodge landmines until you're saved and get to Heaven, never to return".-MARCUS R. McCOY (BIOREGIONAL ANIMISM)

"The break with patriarchal values is final. We are moving toward the end of the exploitation of nature, of work, of trade, of predation, of separation from the self, of sacrifice, of guilt, of the forsaking of happiness, of the fetishizing of money, of power, of hierarchy, of contempt for and fear of women, of the misleading of children, of intellectual dominion, of military and police despotism, of religions, of ideologies, of repression and the deadly resolutions of psychic tensions. This is not a fact I am describing, but an ongoing process that simply requires from us increased vigilance, awareness, and solidarity with life. We have to reground ourselves in order to rebuild—on human foundations—a world that has been ruined by the inhumanity of the cult of the commodity."-RAUOL VANEIGEM

"The divine prevails as an order within nature—the question always is, in what respects, in what ways, and in which modalities? Every discipline, should it have an interest, gets a crack at god. That being so, we can let go of Napoleonic ideas like: only cognitive psychology can get at the real so-called god; or only the self-disclosive history of religions can trace the (evolving?) contour of god; or only spirit-filled group ecstasies can, in a way, be god; or only an existential analytic can disclose the thrown-clearing of the anxious self as it passes from the shock of non-being into the elusive light of Being; or only a psychoanalytic analysis of primary and secondary narcissism, the childhood omnipotence of thought (Freud’s “explanation” for telepathy), and the oceanic feeling of the maternal (Freud via Kristeva but both surpassed by Otto Rank), or only a publicly verified born-again experience (James’s twice born) has any chance at getting at the majesty of god. Actually, there is nothing wrong with this tower of Babel, for how else could nature and the “divine” complex even “hope” to be rendered available to personal and communal query?"-Robert S. Corrington


THE DIVINE INTELLIGENCE OF NATURE AND IT'S COUNSEL OF WISDOM

"It is time to embrace the cosmic and planetary context within which our life story and the story of all life unfolds. We belong to a reality greater than ourselves, and it is within that enlarged context that we will rediscover the benign and generic mystery within which everything is endowed with purpose and meaning".-DIARMUID O' MURCHU

"Creation is not a hurdle on the road to God, it is the road itself."-MARTIN BUBER

"...every living creature is a word of God and a book about God."–MEISTER ECKHART

"It is not God who will save us, it is we who will save God--by battling by creating and by transmuting matter into spirit". -Nikos Kazantzakis

"By means of the Higher Knowledge the wise behold everywhere Brahman, which otherwise can not be seen or seized, which has no root or attributes, no eyes or ears, no hands or feet; which is eternal and omnipresent, all-prevading and extremely subtle; which is imperishable and the source of all beings."--Upanishad I.i.6 (From Introductory pages of: "A Semiotic Theory of Theology and Philosophy" by ROBERT S. CORRINGTON)

"I know as a living truth only that concrete world which is constantly, in every moment reached to me. I can separate it into its component parts, I can compare them and distribute them into groups of similar phenomena, I can derive them earlier and reduce them to similar phenomena; and when I have done all this I have not touched my concrete world reality. Inseparable, incomparable, irreducible, now, happening once only, it gazes upon me with a horrifying look.
- MARTIN BUBER

"This I may say is the first time I have been at church in California, led here at last, every door graciously opened up for the poor lonely worshiper. In our best times everything turns into religion, all the world seems a church and the mountains altars. And lo, here at last in front of the cathedral is blessed cassiope, ringing her thousand of sweet toned bells, the sweetest church music I ever enjoyed. Listening, admiring, until late in the afternoon I compelled myself to hasten away...I’m in the woods and they are in me ... I’ve taken the sacrament with the douglas squirrel, drunk Sequoia wine, Sequoia blood, and with it’s rosy purple drops I am writing [a] woody gospel letter". -John Muir


ECSTATIC NATURALISM:

"So what is ecstatic about ecstatic naturalism?
Following Heidegger in "Sein und Zeit" the initial notion of the ecstatic refers to the experience that at the core of the human process the self transcends itself ecstatically into the worldhood of the world, but this act/event of transcendence is fully worldly and doesen't transcend the world itself. In the language of ecstatic naturalism, the selving process transcends itself in and through the one nature that there is, but is always a finite and limited transcendence that lights up locatedness within certain horizons of meaning, but not others. Deeper down, nature "itself" is ecstatically self-transforming through what I call, following Shelling, its potencies, which are rooted in the perennial pulsations of nature naturing.

Nature naturing
is the seed bed for the momenta of the innumerable orders of the world, the sheer geniture of providingness, the provider allowing for the allowed, namely nature natured. As allowed, nature natured is in debt to nature naturing...Essentially nature naturing can be defined as nature's self-generative dynamic and creative ground, or more poetically as Corrington puts it, nature naturing is "the crucible of natures eternal abyss". Nature naturing represents potential, power, birthing ground, generativity, un-prethinkability, mystery, abyss, or "groundless ground"...As Corrington states, "nature naturing is composed of...momenta that...birth the orders of nature, immanetized by a transcendental origin that is "deeply natural" rather than supernatural. Nature naturing creates the products of nature...all things actual...there is no supercategory.

- L. Niemoczynski and N.T. Nguyen, (Introduction to) : A PHILOSOPHY OF SACRED NATURE, 2015.

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" THE ECSTATIC MOMENT: NATURE NATURING / BEING-BECOMING OTHER"


"Natura naturans are at once in these chaoses the self-fissuring, thus the rending. Differences crackle through them, like hghtenings through a night, quartering the darkness. Differences thus fissure (ceaselessly) natura naturans in all their magnitudes, and, thus fissured, constitute them as domains (as mappings constitute once "uncharted" lands into domains, realms); these same fissurings are as plowings, cultivating natura naturans by rending them (as the plough blades did the prairies), thus rend-erring them seed beds, seminaria." -Guy Woodward 1998

"Nature naturing" represents the vastness of nature which gives birth to "nature natured" (i.e. the multiple orders and complexes of the world). Nature naturing is not only the origin of everything else, but a destination as well, a “not-yet” (Heidegger). The ontological difference between the two dimensions of nature is, for ecstatic naturalism, held open by an abyss, which a person must confront in order to gain meaning of the world....[N]aturalism becomes ecstatic when it courageously and oftimes joyously becomes open to the self-othering potencies emergent from nature naturing (the underconscious of nature)...Robert S Corrington

*THE EMERGENCE OF SELF ONLY IN ITS NURTURING BY OTHERNESS: "...there is a movement from the unconscious/under-consciouss, which has its own highly precise form of consciousness, toward an arising of meaning/energy [* a biosemiotic potency / vital-force ] that has, at first, a shaded or masked contour. Almost like magnetism the two are drawn together, each ecstatic in its own way. So in classical Heideggerian terms we have a standing out of the self [*self-othering / "the ontological difference"] that is also the entrance point for a return ecstasy from nature."-Robert S.Corrington ECSTATIC NATURALISM [*bracket content/emphasis/color added- mtc]

“When the starry sky, a vista of open seas, or a stained-glass window shedding purple beams fascinate me, there is a cluster of meaning, of colors, of words, of caresses, there are light touches, scents, sighs, cadences that arise, shroud me, carry me away, and sweep me beyond the things I see, hear, or think, The "sublime" object dissolves in the raptures of a bottomless memory. It is such a memory, which, from stopping point to stopping point, remembrance to remembrance, love to love, transfers that object to the refulgent point of the dazzlement in which I stray in order to be.”-Julia Kristeva

"When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you."-Friedrich Nietzche

 

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IN MEMORY OF: Maureen Eve (1947-1980) and Emily Eva Cudak (1927-1968)-[Both Were Suicides]

[MY SHORT BIO/HISTORY/EDUCATION: My primary education began on fetal-alcoholism (FAE) in Brooklyn, NYC, 1949. My sister and I were eventually taken to an orphanage for 2 years. Then on to an immoral money-mortgaging molesting foster home (my sister) for 8 years. On the very day, of my 14th Birthday, I celebrated freedom and "ran away". My sister conspired giving me the only five-dollars she had. I stole a bicycle from the neighborhood and peddled from NYC to the Capitol steps and White House (D.C.) where someone stole it from me. I then hitchhiked throughout the South for a year, stealing food all along the way, sleeping in the woods and abandoned cars. I got picked up by the law in an oppressed section of Atlanta, Georgia. I was sent to Warwick and Otisville State Reform Schools for Boys (NY) for 2 years. I got released in 1965 to the Chelsea YMCA (Manhattan, NYC) to then become a taxicab driver. I lived a 20 minute walk to Greenwich Village--I walked into one of the most intense centers of social-political REVOLUTION of my lifetime, and joined it, finding so many others disappointed with the world too!

In 1968 My Mother Emily Commited Suicide (On "MOTHER'S DAY") ...

Then a Totalitarian Regime (1968) took me over: The US Army--a long nightmare--where I performed Military Burials as a flag folding pallbearer for Vietnam Casualties out of Ft. Dix, N.J...After discharge I returned to a lesser insanity back at my taxicab job in NYC. I then quit it ritually, on January 1st 1973, to hitchhike to California where the pathologies of civilization were eventually transposed into the beautiful celestial stars and wilderness of the TRINITY ALPS and MARBLE MOUNTAINS, working for the US Forest Service seasonally on a helicopter during school breaks. ..................

Then the Suicide of my sister Maureen stopped everything--another moment of the deepest pain I could ever have.

I fell deeper into my chronic depression and antagonism with the social-political institutions of history--where I positioned the blame--and droped out of society, becoming even more recluse from where I already was at. But Grace eventually turned my attention--at a campus book sale--to reveal a single used book by Paul Shepard: NATURE AND MADNESS . It changed the direction of my thinking and pessimism. I had been in the middle of this "quiet-desperation" (Thoreau) wandering through 11 college campuses ("formally" registered to 9) over a 15-year period and rummaging through every formal and sit-in graduate class looking for the foundations of a authentic humanistic morality--not from any otherworld revelation, aesthetic sedation, or dogma. Paul Shepard had returned me back to a thread of thinking that I received from Rousseau (that man is "born good," but civilization and religion corrupts him, 1749, the Academy of Dijon) but he (Paul Shepard) rooted it in a solid biology and anthropology: that morality is a natural organic genesis belonging to the community and it's relationship to the Creation (Epigenesis/"The Dance of Neoteny and Ontogeny", NATURE AND MADNESS, 1982).....Well, I left all my units un-matriculated and walked away with what amounts to be a prestigious green-anarchist degree.

I did eventually go on to "Three Wild-er Universe-ities", on the top of 3 different Wilderness fire-lookout towers, for over a decade (US Forest Service). I got to Read, Think, and "Live" my Graduate Dissertation at an elevation (6971 Ft.) where I could see and experience ..."being part of everything, not separate at all" (Shug-Alice Walker)]

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'Greetings:  I was pleasantly surprised to discover your excellent web site dealing, among other things, with my ecstatic naturalism.  The scope and range of your vision is impressive and your passion for saving the Earth comes through clearly.  Indeed, you have presented the best thinking on the philosophy of what I have called "deep pantheism."  I have much to learn from the array of thinkers and activists you have brought together under your banner of EarthHeart.  Thank you for your hard work in gathering these profound ideas in one vibrant place."
Robert S. Corrington
Professor of Philosophical Theology, Drew University

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