reply to post by AthlonSavage
and we are the creatures who inhabit the surface are minute bacteria embedded in her pores
Originally posted by AthlonSavage
The earth is sometimes referred to by Newagers as Mother earth, and shes alive and we need to treat her well. Are these the whimiscal words of vacuum headed new age hippys, or do they have something here which by inadvertant chance, or otherwise have picked up on something that is completely true. I must admit I am divided, as i am not sure what to believe.
I am willing however for the sake of launching a thread to suspend disbelief and chew on seal pup lential and ponder the possibility.
If the earth is truely alive then of course we would expect it to be a system constructed of sub systems that each work collectively to sustain the thinking and conscious core areas. The analogy of course is with the human biological sub systems and organs to sustain the brain and physical senses.
Heres my postulation on how the earth as a living being would be constructed:
- the earths oceans hold the memorys of the earth
- the circulating winds in the southern and northern geographical hemispheres are the two lobes of the earth cerebrum.
- The electrical charges in the atmosphere are the earths thoughts
- the magnetic field is the etheral/astral body
- the inner circuting molten core its heart
- the streams of molten chutes leading upwards to volcanic aperatures its veins and arteries
- the earth land surface its skin
- and we are the creatures who inhabit the surface are minute bacteria embedded in her pores
So what do you reckon, or should i go back to eating raw steaks?
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In a way the Maya were victims of their success. The Maya region, according to Michael D. Coe's estimate, may have supported a population of some ten million people during the height of the classic period of the southern region, or about a third again as many as inhabit the area today. Such a large population was probably insupportable in the long run because of the difficulties of ensuring a steady water supply and because of the limits of the region's agricultural capacity. The Maya mainly depended on collected water, as the region has a paucity of rivers and lakes. Such water was stored in natural caves, or cenotes, as well as in manmade reservoirs known as chultunob (singular: "chultun"). Supporting a population of millions with such a limited source of water would be challenging in any circumstance, but in a condition of lengthy drought it becomes unthinkable. Tropical soils quickly become leached of their nutrients when exposed to the sun. Lowland Maya today practice slash-and-burn agriculture in which a plot (milpa) is cleared for growing corn or other crops for a short time (usually two years) and then allowed to return to its forested state over a period of years or decades. This system requires a delicate balance of population and resources. As the Maya population grew, it is almost inevitable that more and more land would be cleared, with an obvious strain on the region's ecosystem; this strain may itself have contributed to climate change.
The Earth is alive. But has it got consciousness. We are conscious and part of the earth.