The state of Gaia is of concern to us in the rainbow region. We have all been impacted the past few years particularly. It’s time to honour the ethos that we live here.
We were reminded of the cultural shift of 50 years ago at the recent Regeneration Festival. This is well recorded in the Brunswick Valley Historical Society’s documentaries of those times. I believe they are being rerun mid-April to celebrate their 40-year anniversary.
The ‘hippy’ era literally moved in and they have been an international icon since. We have a unique and caring community, ultimately proactive and looking for honesty.
Past ideas have become reality. At the risk of sounding like a cliche, it’s time we remembered why we live here. We need to set our own ideals and agenda for the future. All of us. The various events that occur in the area breathe local culture. Please infuse your life with our ideals.
The Aquarius Festival anniversary is an opportunity for us to gather and set our course. Who would have thought a bunch of hippies could have such a lasting effect, defining our path forward and setting our aspirations?
To me it’s a wonderful synchronicity that we also vote to give our Indigenous guardians a voice. It seems they have always known.
Gaia is a dirt god akin to the sky god you all rail against. Greta just got an Honorary Doctorate in Theology for her climate work. Let that sink in. Has religious zealotry ever avoided accomplishing the exact opposite to what it set out to do?
actually the Gaia concept has nothing to do with god or religion at all, its describing the entire planet as being ‘alive’ eg. evolution. Some may think of it as spiritual in nature too, but would you disagree that the earth is alive, compared to say the Moon or other planets in the solar system?
Yes I do disagree. The Earth is a lifeless rock. You could wipe out all life forms that squat on it and the Earth would be just fine. You have simply taken the Greek god Gaia, who was about agriculture related things, the god farmers would make animal sacrifices to, and used it to personify a ball of mostly molten rock that is basically identical to Venus. Venus is doing just fine by the way. Planets do not require hydrocarbon based chemistry on their surface to maintain their existence. It has very little effect on them either way.