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"THE NEW STORY"-THOMAS BERRY
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OUR PATRON SAINTS:
THOMAS BERRY / ALBERT SCHWEITZER /HENRY THOREAU
/ RACHEL CARSON /JOHN MUIR


-MICHAEL TELLURIS CUDAK-
(Site Author: Click Picture-Off)

"The thing about being dead is that you will never ever know it."

THE NEED FOR A NEW STORY AND EXPERIENCE
"Our marketplaces and education are so humiliating to our lives and consciousness. They leave us so small, take away our transendence, dignity, sacredness, turning us into a myopic, conforming, competing, deprived mass commodity." -mtc

--EARTHSPIRIT WISDOM RESOURCES--
CELEBRATING SACRED EARTH LIFE-FORCES

"Earth, isn't this what you want: rising up inside us invisibly once more?"- Rilke
[As the Numinous, Hallowed, Ecstatic, Ethereal, Mysterious, Magical, Miraculous,
Sacred, Life Force, Holy-Spirit]

THEMES IN CONFERENCE:
"THE NEW STORY" EMERGING
THE RESACRALIZATION OF THE WORLD
ECSTATIC NATURALISM
SCIENCE SAVED MY SOUL
*THE ORIGINS OF GOD AND RISE OF THE 'POLITICAL ANIMAL' (EGO)*
THE INTELLIGENCE OF THE FLESH
SACRED LIFE-FORCE RECIPROCITY
THE HUMAN CONUNDRUM: FROM PRAY TO PREDATOR
SPIRITUAL ECOLOGY: "THE CRY OF THE EARTH"
"THE CROSS OF THE MOMENT" !**:DISOBEDIENCE
WORLD PANTHEISM AND LIFE-FORCES RETURN

EXCURSIONS WITH THOREAU
HEIDEGGER: BOREDOM, MODERNITY AND WORLD
THE MATRIX AS ARCHETYPAL UMBILICAL SYMBOLISM OF SOCIETY

THE COMMODIFICATION OF HUMAN NATURE AND EVERYTHING SACRED

"I used to think that the 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

THE FIRST WORDS EVER SPOKEN:
“You might be thinking…are these the words? No! These are not the words. The first words, ever spoken, were spoken by the very mountains themselves. Though forgotten, they still lay out in your streams, meadows, fields, forest...
sing the brooks... springs. Can dazzle you in light and thunder, rise on wings, and forever spill out of the voices of laughter. They rush into you, through every membrane, orifice, in one glorious attempt to drag you to the very precipice of bliss. You can only feel them, and then, they will think you!”-mtc
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Ratchel Carson

ThoreauMuir

Henry Thoreau-Rachel Carson-John Muir


VIDEOS ON THE SACRED:
(1) Paul Kingsnorth
...Plus
THE MYTH OF PROGRESS

(2) Matthew Fox
(3) Charles Eisenstein
(4) Thomas Berry /OUR SACRED CALLING /The University

(1)We are going to Die
(2)Hitchens on Life
(3)Searle -On the Soul
(4)Science Saved My Soul
(5)Dust That Sings...


ABOUT PICTURE

"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

HUMANS AS A CANCER-YouTube
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

CANCER CELLS LOOSE INTELLIGENT CONNECTION with adjacent cells that usually make them stay "in-form-ationed" and cooperative, but go rogue and kill the host-body. All human populations appear to have also lost the intelligent exchange and information to be received by the host-environment and proceed to destroy it--NO LIFE-FORCE RECIPROCITY OF COEXISTENCE.


hitchens

CHRISTOPHER HITICHENS1949-2011
A TRIBUTE TO GOD: THE END: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, BEST ARGUMENTS #11



joni

'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


Havens
RICHIE HAVENS A MOST ACOMPLISHED SPIRIT: "What You Going To Do About Me"...
ALSO AT WOODSTOCK 1969
MEMORIAL PICTURES 1941-4/22/11
vanmorrisonagape
VAN MORRISON at Agape 5/7/17:
"Have I told you lately I love you"
THE KEY TO YOUR SOUL: "No Guru, No Method, No Teacher"

VAN MORRISON INTERVIEW ON HIS SONG WRITING LIFE !!!
sahtouris2"EARTHDANCE/CELEBRATING CRISIS (TEDx)"-COOPERATIVE RECIPROCITY FORCES-Shatuoris

australiagenocide

The Capitalist/Religious Attempt
at Australian Genocide


oursness
THE LAND OWNS US...

bobrandell
Kanyini Spirituality--oneness/connectedness/abundance with the land --of Australia


stories
Stories from the Stone Age Parts 1-15

wollen

Philip Wollen : Animals Should Be Off The Menu debate

cows

A DOCUMENTARY THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR HEART TO BECOME A VEGAN

RAINFOREST
Mark Plotkin: What the people of the Amazon know that you don’t


Yellowstone Wolf

How Wolves Change Rivers...


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

Riane Eisler

Building A Caring Economy: Riane Eisler-TEDx


"SING THE HEALING GAME"
Van Morrison-YouTube

"PHILOSOPHERS STONE"
Van Morrison-YouTube

dylanjapan

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

 


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

eileencrist

Confronting Anthropocentrism-Eileen Crist

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Heidegger's "Being & Time"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"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

"And behold I have found that which is greater than wisdom. It is a flame spirit in you ever gathering more of itself". -Gibran


"The ultimate goal of the Bantu is to possess as much vital force as possible...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"


"Through losing their awareness of spirit-force...human beings lost the sense of being ‘at home’ in the world...the world became a cold, mechanistic place...Fromm (1995) writes that ‘[Man’s] awareness of his aloneness and separateness makes his separate, disunited existence an unbearable prison’ (p. 7). This sense of aloneness also brings a sense of incompleteness. Individuals become isolated fragments, broken away from the whole, and as a result have a fundamental sense of unfulfillment...Theism was a psychological strategy these human beings used to deal with this new state of being."-Steve Taylor, THE ORIGINS OF GOD


"SACRED" AS THE UNIFYING, COLLECTIVE, AND EQUITABLE RECIPROCITY OF LIFE-FORCES:

"[I]n native society... anything communal or done for the public good is sacred, the prime meaning of sacred to them being that it is communal, as opposed to private actions which are considered as profane."-M.D. Magee..."Everything is interconnected in a vast web of sacredness"-Lynne Hume/Steve Taylor... [Archaeological evidence suggests, Riane Eisler]: "a view of the world in which everything is spiritual (inhabited by spirits) and the whole world is imbued with the sacred: plants, animals, the sun, the moon, our own human bodies."..."The awareness of the sacred reconnects our consciousness to the primal structure of life which was known to our ancestors. For them the world was sacred and whole....The sacred is a quality of spirit in which all is one. Once we recognize something as sacred we feel its unity—the whole of which it is a part—the sacred naturally draws us away from separation towards oneness."-Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

"Spiritual or transpersonal development does not help us by giving us a consolation for our ‘terrible’ human condition, but by enabling us to change the state of being – or psyche – which is responsible for our suffering. When we reach a certain level of transpersonal development, the need for consolations such as religion, drugs or materialism naturally falls away, simply because we have transcended the state of ego-isolation which created that need. We discover that our existence is not an ‘unbearable prison’ of separateness and aloneness after all, because the whole universe and everything in it, including our own being, is pervaded with the ‘invisible and subtle essence’ of spirit-force."-Steve Taylor, THE ORIGINS OF GOD

THE SUBLIMATING PATHOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE 'ENFRAMING' NEOLITHIC REVOLUTION:
(Agriculture: Sedentary / Fences / Domestication /Repetitious Labor / Time / Boredom-Heidegger) creates an ontological Life-Force deficit-inprisonment that Myth, Religion, Language (Story), Drama, must psychologically mitigate in Artificial Artifacts (make-believe, theatre, dance) to fill the Ontological Void of Life-Force Experiences:
"I am convinced that boredom is one of the greatest tortures. If I were to imagine Hell, it would be the place where you were continually bored" - Eric Fromm..."We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn." -Thoreau

"But under what would become the stress and insecurity of Neolithic life, what is a natural spiritual life--love of the world as it presents itself -- moves aside to make way for the shaman, for ecstasy, myth, charisma, and in general, vertical religious experience. The fear of death that is generated by that life, and the altered child-rearing practices that often accompany it, make transcendent solutions (and explanations) increasingly attractive. As British psychoanalyst Ernest Jones once put it, 'The religious life is a dramatization [Myth / Ritual /Story] projected onto the cosmos of fears and desires arising from child-parent relation'" [Life-Force Vacancy].-Morris Berman, Wandering God, Pg.46.

THE NEWLY PRACTICING VIOLENT ECONOMY OF SPEAR HUNTING [LATE PLEISTOCENE] IS CONSIDERED BY SOME PSYCHOLOGIST, PALEO-ANTHROPOLOGIST, AS BEGINNING THE DOMINATION, "FALL", AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CRISIS OF OUR HUMAN COUNTENANCE WITH NATURE, AND WHERE THE LOSS OF LIFE AS SACRED WAS TO HAVE ITS ORIGINS :
"...Matt Cartmill points out, hunting is not "intrinsically pleasurable" for most people: "There is no reason to think human beings have any innate fondness for bloodshed" and indeed "they seem to show an ingrained reluctance to kill", for it "is often entangled with something dark, violent, and irrational in the human psyche." This the Sapiens hunters learned to overcome, pressed by the urgency of survival in a changed world with the volcanic winter [71,000 BCE in Southern Africa] and after, but at what cost, with what feelings of remorse, or guilt, or anguish? And by what process of denial or transference or justification did they live, individually and tribally, with those feelings? [IS THIS THE ORIGINS OF ALL RELIGION: "NEEDING CONSCIOUS SELF-FORGIVENESS?"-mtc]...Where once we would have moved easily among other animals...drunk at the same water holes....[Now] those species learned to sense danger at the smell of our bodies and flee from our presence...Barbara Ehrenreich in her study of human violence*** has called [hunting] the single greatest advance in human evolution. If advance it be.-"AFTER EDEN", The Evolution of Human Domination, pg.20-21, Kirkpatric Sale

[***Man-the hunter no doubt invented war; at least he invented the weapons of war. But for the tendency to sacralize violence--to ritualize the slaughter of animals and bring "religious" feelings to war-- we must go back further, to a time when "man" was an object of prey.-Ehrenreich]]

"I think when "consciousness" picked up the bone, and reconceptualized it as a weapon, and developed a culture in which bones and stones were used as weapons, it was in a meaningful sense already “too late,” if you wanted to avoid human technological enhancement … I’m just trying to understand what’s out there, and what it says to me is that a) rapid and accelerating technological evolution across the entire technological frontier is here, and it’s already created psychological, social, and cultural changes we haven’t begun to understand; b) because these systems are powerful, and grant personal and cultural authority, and have significant military and security implications, they are going to be hard to modify or stop; and c) even if we could modify them, they are sufficiently complex so at this point, with our existing institutions and worldviews, we are clueless as to whether we are doing something ethical and rational, or not. Tough world. But I’m not saying that it’s good or bad. Just that it’s already here…" -Brad Allenby-Extracted from: Jessie I. Bailey, Enframing the Flesh...

THE ONTOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL CRISIS: HEIDEGGER'S CRITIQUE OF TECHNOLOGY
by Paul Nadal

The World [HEALTH/JOY/ALIVENESS] to the pre-technological paleolithic community was experienced as playful [The Hawk's Gene: Epigenetics], fully alive, supra-anamistic, ecstatic, numinous, alluring, astounding, hallowed and everywhere pervaded with a feeling of Living Spirits [ANAMISM]. Everything was an inviting possibility, surprising, an improvisation. Our life was richly amplified with the emblishments of endless animistic spirits visiting on every horizon. Every person in the nomadic-community was a unique part, and also a meta-poetic expression, of that same diverse Life-Force Energy everywhere--a mirror of its lively complexity and extension. It was completely Holographic. Where "I" started and "It" ended was completely diffused and vanished. It was trans-interpersonal. But, now we are proudly struggling individuals, victims of power and history, alone, empty, alienated from a free rewarding reciprocity of abundance.
Our now isolating historical-technological imprisonments have left us baren from this fluid holy experience and participation. Everything, including ourselves, has become a calculated commodity for profit and exchange. This is why we no longer feel the experience of the Sacred that evolution made us for. The masses now live in a totally material en-framed concrete hierarchal market place, not on a Living Earth. We are dying and deprived in our own unfulfilling art. This is why we needed to move the Sacred into the Platonic Insanity of a transcendent world after death. This loss of the Wild-Sacred in life is too painful for us. So we created religion to replace our lost Sacred connection we once had with "this world". We transferred and displaced this pain into the shortcomings of endless failing religious rituals--a broken lyre.
We will close the oportunity for Spiritual redemption, for eternity, when we have killed every last living thing upon the Earth. This is the enormous Spiritual Crisis presently before us. Without this lost Experience and Vision of the Evolutionary reciprocity of the Great Spirit we will be unable to feel our way out of the "6th great extinction" now accelerating upon us. -mtc-[See RELIGION IN EXILE -Diarmuid O'Murchu]

"The external structures of building and spoken word do not inspire or awaken religious sentiment in people of our age…" -Diarmuid O’ Murchu

THE EMPTINESS OF HUMAN-'BEING': "The Question Concerning Technology"-HEIDEGGER
"The consumption of all material, including the raw material man, is determined in a concealed way, by the complete emptiness in which beings are suspended. This emptiness has to be filled up by the unconditional possibility of production, the production of everything. But the emptiness of being can never be filled...The only way to escape this emptiness is to endlessly order and arrange beings so as to guarantee incessant aimless activity. "- Martin Heidegger, The Question Concerning Technology, 1954, Being and Time/ Hubert Dreyfus Lectures.


"In the mechanization and industrialization of everyday life, reality becomes technologically enframed as a standing-reserve, which for Heidegger denies man to “enter into a more original revealing…to experience the call of a more primal truth” (QT, 309).  ...As he says, what is dangerous about modern technology is that its ways of enframing reality “conceals a former way of revealing,” it “blocks the shining-forth and holding sway of truth” (QT, 309).  Under these conditions, man, in modern technology, becomes himself merely something technological."-Paul Nadal

RELIGIOUS ORIGINS: How Primeval Humans Turned 'Society into God'--M.D. Magee
"...It might be a mistake to assume any strong definition of what religion is a priori. If religion evolved as natural things do, then it evolved the characteristics we deem to be those of religion from something earlier that did not have these features. It was tribal society. Principally, religion began by conveying the significance of social life to the individuals in a primeval group of humans"-M.D.Magee...

"Often any public action in native society is mystical or sacred... The reason is that anything communal or done for the public good is sacred, the prime meaning of sacred to them being that it is communal, as opposed to private actions which are considered as profane
...Nor is the world divided clearly into the material and the spiritual or immaterial. Spirits are not other worldly because their importance is the effects they have in this world...Their thinking is mythological, not logical, or rather it is mythopoetic, for their “logic” was much more simply metaphorical than ours now is, though our thinking is itself entirely metaphorical...Primeval people must have used metaphors by way of descriptions which served also as explanations...We label witchcraft as supernatural but for primitive people it is a perfectly normal explanation of bad luck...
The primitive person looked out on to their personal world and it seemed to be directed entirely at them. What they looked upon seemed to be another entity, and was treated as if it could respond. They spoke to it...The primitive explanation was that people were not speaking to the animal but to its spirit...A force field, like a magnetic field or gravity, is immaterial, and we have no qualms about it, and have no reason now to think it is supernatural. Primitive people similarly had no reason to think a spirit was supernatural. Spirits were natural to them...
Primitive religion centered on the distinction between the sacred and the profane [communal-collective spirit], but Eliade can only see the word “supernatural” when he sees the word “sacred”. If this were extrapolated back into the primeval period, human beings emerged from the apes already having a concept of the supernatural. It is quite untenable...The Christian is keen to diminish any hypotheses put forward about the development of religion, mainly because it is a threat to the idea of revelation...Plainly the Judaeo-Christian creation myth expresses the nostalgia for ancient tribal society when everything was sacred and simple, but original sin and the city builder, Cain, spoilt it all...To them [The Primitive], the sacred simply meant those things that were held in common by the tribe, and so could not be used by profane hands, by individuals [Socialism/Capitalism]. They became supernatural [only] when they were considered the property of some personalized power beyond—a god."-.M.D. Magee


“Our nature lies in movement; complete calm is death.”(Pascal)..."Sedentary life [time/history/technology] spawns a host of illusions"-Morris Berman, WANDERING GOD, p15.

"Fixed abodes lend themselves to fixed perceptions, as well as a need for certainty, both religious and political [Law/Word of God/Vertical]. Given that the bulk of human experiences on this earth is ambulatory it seems likely that beneath our desperate need for certainty lies something much deeper, and that is our need for indeterminism, for the world to be unpredictable, surprising, alive. [World View/Biosemiotic/Somatic/Horizontal/"Self-Othernes"(Heidegger)/Paradoxl-Presence / "Ecstatic Naturalism" (Corrington)/ "A Difference that makes a Difference" (G. Bateson)]-Morris Berman, WANDERING GOD, p16.

 

LANGUAGE AS THE MOST UNNOTICEABLE TOOL THAT ESTRANGES US FROM EXISTENCE:
"Human speech conceals far more than it confides; it blurs much more than it defines; it distances more than it connects."-George Steiner...“…"as soon as a human spoke, he or she was separated.  This rupture is the moment of dissolution of the original unity between humanity and nature;”..."It is noteworthy that the much freer and sensuous hunter-gatherer cultures gave way to the Neolithic imposition of civilization, work and property at the same time that verbs declined to approximately half of all words of a language; in modern English, verbs account for less than 10% of words".-Zerzan
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"...Heidegger draws a distinction between “fallen” and “poetic” language. The former sense of language refers to an “inauthentic” mode of language that treats language as a tool, subsequently restricting the disclosure of Being and beings. The latter sense of language, the poetic, does not view language as a tool or instrument, but as something that can enable a less restricted disclosure of both Being and beings. More specifically, poetic language does not simply acknowledge the existence of beings in the world; rather it makes beings manifest by allowing them to come forth and linger of their own accord, drawing our attention not only to the way in which they are revealed, but to the ways in which they remain concealed and withdrawn. Modern Dasein remains entrapped within the use of fallen language; language today, according to Heidegger, “has been debased to a means of commerce and organization”. The deterioration of language within modernity facilitates the Gestell’s restrictive disclosure of beings by preventing language from disclosing beings in a more original or primordial sense. In contrast, poetic language—what we might think of as “authentic” or “primordial” language—resists the conceptual entrapment of Being in a world of words, allowing beings to come forth of their own accord.

In paying heed to our words in this manner, language becomes more a form of “listening” than a way of speaking. In light of this contrast between “fallen” and “poetic” language , it has been argued that this form of poetic language is one way in which "physis" ["the sense in which primordial nature emerges from out-of-itself...the dynamic or active presencing of itself] might be enabled to manifest itself...Growing plants to repeat Heidegger's example not only sprout, emerge and extend themselves into “the open”; they simultaneously, and necessarily, withdraw and return back into their roots, fixing themselves in “the closed” in such a way that they are able to stand. (Langer 114; Taylor 257; Zimmerman “Ethos”).-Andrew Peter Ross, pg 3-4


THE TRANSFORMATIVE SACRED: THE SOUL IS NOT TRANSCENDENT OR AN EXCLUSIVE QUALITY BUT ORGANICALLY PRESENT IN AND BETWEEN ALL SENTIENT THINGS:
The heights of the Sacred are all transforming points of alchemy, where all things meet and are transformed into something--in reciprocity--always new. These points are the crucible and maintenance of the "Over-Soul's larger continuous intention, which is its creative advancement and wellness, known and composed only by the intelligence of all the individual parts of the whole--it's teleology--embedded in the Creation itself/not transcendent.-mtc

SEAT OF THE OVER-SOUL
"The seat of the soul is where the inner world and the outer world meet... [THE EXISTENTIAL POSITION OF THE "OVER-SOUL": Where these contiguous--membranes-- vital life forces meet in Nature and creat something informatively new between themselves--a new moment (Sacred/Ecstatic/Crucible) of a mutual and exuberant Creation/ Transcendence/ Life-Force Reciprocity/Amplification existing only at the points created between themselves (The "Over-Soul", R.W. Emerson)...I use Sacred here to mean an authentic ( in a Heideggerian sense) meeting and equitable reciprocity of exchange that Creates Something New between themselves--it emphasizes A New Creation always ie. sex cell/thunder cells/social-cultural-creations.] ...Where they overlap, it is in 'every point' of the overlap." -Novalis

"The Supreme Critic on the errors of the past and the present, and the only prophet of that which must be, is that great nature in which we rest, as the earth lies in the soft arms of the atmosphere; that Unity, that Over-soul, within which every man's particular being is contained and made one with all other; that common heart"...-Emerson

PLAY AS THE 'SACRED' FOUNDATION OF HUNTER-GATHERER'S MORAL AND SOCIAL EXISTANCE
(pdf, Peter Gray --86 foot note bibliography)
I extend this principal of play [Hawk's Gene--Epigenetics], as a necessary activity of the Over-Soul (above), to all other adolescent animals and Life-Forces. It is here that Life-Forces discover the Evolutionary Moral Principals of the World by the Universal adapted behavior of playfulness (trial) in working out the pleasures of a cooperative evolution [A Natural Morality] with all other beings.
-mtc

SOME EXTENDED ELEMENTS/CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PROFANE AND SACRED UESD AT THIS WEBSITE
PROFANE: The Political Animal: Confrontational: Individualism: Isolation in the Self: Law: Ordinary/ Repetition/ Boredom/ TECHNE (confined in static human generated artifacts)
SACRED: The Ontological Animal: Cooperative: Integrating: Natural Morality: Re-Ligare: Meta-Ordinary/ Ecstatic/ Collective Consciousness/ Destiny/ Over-Soul Residency-Immersion/ Reciprocity/ PHUSIS (embodied in vitally self-generating changing natural objects)
THE EXTENDED PROFANE-VIEW OF 'WORLD' SEE: (Heidegger: Boredom, Instrumental-utility Thinking, Alieation, 'World-Picture', Techne vs Phusis, Poiesis- Paul Nadal)

THE "FIRST HUMANS" AND KNOWN LANGUAGE STILL EXISTING
IN AFRICA TODAY !! (CLICK/SAN BUSHMAN-youtube 5min)

hYoutube Video #2 --Youtube Video #3


[I want to use 'Sacred' here as all the Natural Forces of Physics, Universe, and Life-Forces of Evolution. These Ontological Forces have there own "Phusis" and is worked out in a collective self-transposing teleology between themselves, as Cosmos. The Profane World, to me, are all the "human artifacts" brought into the wold by a human creativity only, Poiesis, These human artifacts are political/confrontational/linear and have an evolution/dialectic derived from their own anthropomorphic force of History. I find all Natural Laws to be Sacred and the Artificial World --techne, language ("World Picture"/Vertical/Heidegger-Berman), except the World as expressed through the "Biosemiotic text ("World Viev"/Horizontal/Peripheral/Heidegger-Berman)"(*) as Profane. I want to add here that Sacred Forces have an immediate/collective/spontaneous and transposing complexity of reciprocity at every point they meet: from Super-Nova to sub-atomic valence exchanges and messages across cell membranes. (Novalis). There is an intelligence--even morality--functioning here between all these natural forces that I want to call Sacred, because these points of meeting are the crucibles of a Supra-Creation. To the degree I participate in an Authentic/Equitable Life-Force Recriprocity with the World is to the degree I participate in a Sacred existence with the World. I can be Enframed (Heidegger) in the Secular world but my "Activity" (Poiesis) with it can be of a Sacred Nature and in Harmony with the Soul of the World. My Existentialism here is very much in the shadow of Martin Buber ("I and THOU")-mtc.]


THE NATURAL MORAL LAW OF "EQUITABLE LIFE-FORCE RECIPROCITY" HAS PRECEDENT OVER ALL HISTORY (THE STATE)!


FROM
ECSTATIC NATURALISM (Life Force abundance/ reciprocity/ security/ freedom) TO MATERIAL DEPRIVATION (unsustainable/ inequitqble/ insecurity/ imprisonment): I am developing at this website the pre-historical existential anthropology and ecopsychology of a "Fall" from an Ecstatic Existance / A Nomadic Spirituality [A Must Read Book for this Site !! ], lived by affluent cooperative hunter-gatherers, with playful, and non-violent egalitarian ways, into an antagonistic Artificial Political Animal (Aristotle) by the new precedent of mass sedentary/hierichal agricultural-industrial arrangements of ineqitable social conflict.
The consequences of this now failed and "fallen"-desacralized self (Birth of Humans as Commodity/ Resources/ Labor/ Capitalization) has only reduced and sedated us for "other-world" religions, addictions, political infliction, endless artificial entertainments, poverty, malnutrition, crime, wars, pervasive distrust. This newly arrived (10-6K yrs) Anxious Political Animal has transferred the "Ecstatic Existence". (3.5B yrs of evolution) into a forlornness / melancholy / boredom / anxiety / pathology. We are not arguing a return to a hunter-gatherer existence here, only an indictment and critique of civilization's failure to institutionalize Equitability and a thorough Democracy, which clearely existed in all 1st economy cultures before our sedentary existance.
It is from this primary Anthropology that All Cultures-United Nations--can argue the immorality of Capitalism (and any historical precedent of institutional inequality) as a political violation of Natural Law everywhere on this Earth. It is the Natural Moral Right of every living organism in Nature to have abundant Life-Force shared access and resource equality--simply, because in Nature, you can not historically own/privatize land and resources. All you can ever own is the "Evolutionary biological moment" which is shared equitably between every living organisms. Nature is the only rightful and enduring precedent not History. (below: Sartre, Heidegger, Fromm, Jung, Laing. Abram, Berman, Sahlins, Diamond, Shepard, Rousseau, Ruskin, Zerzan.-mtc

"We have not grown up in a world that we could love as our own grounding. Therefore, we have not really grown up."-deerhooves

"Our alienation--from the earth--goes so deep that it is beyond our conscious mode of awareness." -Thomas Berry

Nature Connected Psychology: Creating Moments That Let Earth Teach.-Michael J. Cohen

"The problem of modern man isn't to escape from one idiology to another, nor to escape from one formulation to find another, our problem is to live in the presence and in the attributes of reality...Everything is shared by everything else; there are no discontinuities...Some speak of a return to nature. I wonder where they could have been.” -Federick Sommer

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"..." Men, incapable of liberty--who cannot stand the terror of the sacred that manifest itself before their open eyes--must turn to mystery". -Carlo Levi, "Fear and Freedom"

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

OVER POPULATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE IS UPON US: QUICKLY STOPPING POPULATION EXPONENTIAL/CARBON EMISSIONS, AND THE SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS OF LOCALLY DESIGNED ECO-VILLAGE COMMUNITIES, ARE THE ONLY THINGS THAT WILL SAVE US FROM THE QUICKLY ADVANCING ECOLOGICAL, ENERGY, RESOURCE, CLIMATE COLLAPSE!

Human Population Advancing Exponentially Through Time...
"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
newpioneers
NEW PIONEERS -Mark Henson-Paintings

SACRED ECOLOGY-Joanna Macy-YouTubee
Spiritual Ecology:
"THE CRY OF THE EARTH"-Geneen Haugen

"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

PLAY AS THE FOUNDATION FOR HUNTER-GATHERER SOCIAL EXISTANCE (pdf Peter Gray)

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."

CAN CIVILISATION SURVIVE REALLY EXISTING CAPITALISM-NOAM CHOMSKY

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
SOCIETY AGAINST THE STATE-Pierre Clastres
CHRIS HEDGES GREATEST SPEECH EVER MADE

"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

COLLAPSE MUST HAPPEN FOR OUR PATHOLOGICAL EMERGENCE?

(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
Chellis Glendinning: See also her review of Kirkpatrick Sale on psychic estrangement from Nature by the hunting of large megafauna in the Pleistocene.

(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 BIOSEMIOTIC FORCES OF INTELLIGENCE
*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
.

 

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



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

newpioneers
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"


" Men, incapable of liberty--who cannot stand the terror of the sacred that manifest itself before their open eyes- must turn to mystery". -Carlo Levi, Fear and Freedom

"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 pathologically destroy our everyday world."-mtc

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


"EARTHDANCE"
-
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
y

(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
"
"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.]


"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 lif

 

e, 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.

 

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

 

EarthHeart.org
Was Born on Christmas Eve 2009
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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David Abram
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**SACRED ACTIVISM**

-Andrew Harvey

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The Reality of Climate Change (**Urgent pre release 4-26-17)

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Doomsday is Already Here?-A Few Believe So

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SINGING ALIVE
Coming Aug. 25 – 28th, 2017
near Salem, OR

You Have the Power...
CASCADIA GATHERING 2016


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"CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE
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Richard D. Wolff - When and Why will Capitalism end?

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"I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!
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"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, hallowed, ecstatic, sacred, and we turned it into an institutional (mental-physical) prison.

LIFE FORCE WARRIOR ACTIVISM-Lierre Keith
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KARL MARX WAS A GENIOUS-Richard Wolff
The Immorality of Capitalism Simply Explained.

WHAT A WAY TO GO
(Movie 2hrs-A Must Watch)


"ONLY IN WILDNESS IS THE PRESERVATION OF THE WORLD."

"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-Thoreau

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/CELEBRATING CRISIS (TEDx)"- 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

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Sensing & Knowing: David Abram in conversation with Dougald Hine

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The power of animism: John Reid at TED

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The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey-Youtube


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The First Paintings in Human History!! (32k BCE, Chauvet Cave France)


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The Genetic Evolution of Skin Color-Youtube

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EXTREME ARTIFACTS OF HUMAN TRANSFORMATION-JABLONSKI
(From the Savanna to the Sofa.)

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THE REAL PALEO DIET-TEDx

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IN UTERO Documentary Explores Epigenetics & Unconscious Memories

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

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

#2-EPIGENETICS-David Shenk TEDx