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the emergence of the awakening of our species denial, to the fact

that ALL is in NATURE and WE are ALL a circumstance of  NATURE -

I cannot help but consider the experience of Linnie and I’s

relationship over the last 50 years, since we both left grammar

school - in the context of the modern quantum scientific and

spiritual proposal that life consists of a metaphysical roundabout

which relives the same turn of the wheel, from an ever more

emergent, experiential perspective, as we continue to edge our way

up the Spiral of LIFE - and how the curious case of being British

has had so much influence on the overall process.


Just consider ... that almost 10% of the population of the USA today

are descendants of the 50 odd survivors of the first group of 102

Pilgrims which set off from Plymouth Hoe - and that had it not been

for the English speaking native north americans, who taught them

how to use fish to plant corn, as they had been doing for centuries

before, in the otherwise unproductive sandy soil of New England -

those early settlers might have all died from starvation.  

... that those Pilgrims were not just seeking religious freedom but

the opportunity to establish a new life, free of the dependence on

gold and silver and the greed of the speculative European mindset  

of the day - which had in turn arisen from the creation of the

Spanish Dollar as a result of the ransacking of the silver resources

of the South American continent, further complicated by the pirating

of silver by Sir Francis Drake, under authority of Queen Elizabeth

the First of England, to shore up the 'British Economy' - that had

been using, pardon the pun, LSD ... Librae, Solidi and Dinari, since

the Romans landed here 2 millennia ago - an extremely efficient

and common-sensical system of 240 Dinari to the Librae, which

lasted until decimalisation in 1971, which was as Stephen Bayley 

reported in his 40th Anniversary Telegraph article ...


a politically motivated purge of the old order with a spurious logic.

A pound could be divided in 19 different ways and required higher cerebral functions

  

Never forgetting that it was... Bartolomeu Dias who was the first

to have had the courage to set off westwards in the Atlantic Ocean,

to avoid African coastal storms, which resulted in him being the first

European to discover the Cape of Good Hope - as a result of the

quest for an alternative route to the East following the fall of

Constantinople and Istanbul's subsequent control over the long

standing trade routes to the Indian sub-continent, China and Japan

which had led to Columbus discovering the Bahamas and 

subsequently the New World in the first instance.

... and that the Taj Mahal was built to commemorate the LOVE

above ALL RICHES - felt by the single individual who established

so much more, so-called wealth, than any other of our species

around the globe at the time, as a result of trade based on silver

pieces of eight.

THE entirety of ALL thisI would conclude, IS 

where the ICELAND financial collapse started.  

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Comment by Michael Grove on March 7, 2014 at 9:20

We all carry within us an ancient, ancestral awareness of matter as the womb of all things,

a sense that matter is alive through and through. But to speak of matter as inanimate is to think

of mother as inanimate, to imply that the female, earthly side of things is inert, is just an object.

If we want to really throw a monkeywrench into the workings of the patriarchy, then we

should stop speaking as though matter is in any way, at any depth, inanimate or inert.

Every indigenous, oral culture that we know of - every culture that has managed to

sustain itself over the course of many centuries without destroying the land that

supports it - simply refuses to draw such a distinction between animate and inanimate matter. 



                                             David Abram during an interview with Derrick Jensen  entitled ...
                                            Alliance for Wild Ethics || The Perceptual Implications of GAIA

 

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