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Solstice Special Feature.
Gaea Earth: Author of 'Soul' Creation?
Prose & Artwork Crafted with Love.
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Stephanie Lynne Thorburn.
In text Citations included ...
This special feature forms Part II of my series of posts titled-
'Ecology of Soul'. The work is in celebration of the organic
beauty of Gaea, Solstice 2018!
In support of new websites-
Gaea Earth Webs / Humanitarian Healing Webs.
(Nb. 'Gaea'- original Greek spelling of Mother Earth 'Gaia'.)
In my last post, I considered the lifestyle of modern artists & writers. Indeed it would be unhealthy for creative spirits to be restrained to working from behind a desktop. We should aspire to create art and prose from within a natural, organic environment. My work is constantly themed on the majesty of Gaea- Mother Earth. Gaea's inspiration is inexhaustible as a raw source of constant creative inspiration.
Images in this collection celebrate Humanitarian Healing & the beauty of Mother Earth's soul. My work on the majesty of Gaea is a classic example of a writer's labour of love!
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Solstice Thanksgiving to...
All those who have supported my art/ prose;
especially Goldsmiths University Alumni,
'Labour of Love' Books- friends- Dr. David English, Bill Wyman,
my family and dear friends, (Gaynor Dore, Louie Andes). x
Primal Creative Spirit.
Gaia Earth continued......
Gaea is a Greek primordial goddess- she is an archetypal author and a profound orator of the human condition. The legend of Gaea stems from the rhetorical traditions of Greek culture, a polytheistic society. Personally, I am Pantheistic. Greek Gods may be perceived as essentially universal archetypal aspects of creation, integral to the human psyche. The spirit of divine quintessence is believed to emanate through the soul of humankind and of course through Mother Earth eternal. The mythological legend of Gaea suggests that she is in fact the author of creation- creating, scripting & crafting existence. Gaea is the Mother of human kind, she is an innate source of primal healing.
I actually consider like Jung, that the Earth does possess a soul- she is a live bio-resonant being who supports life. However, on reflection, Gaea may not be the sole author of creation or the human narrative, but the daughter of divine spirit! Gaea's organic core is suffused with a fecund, vibrant aura. In truth, science does not ultimately explain the perfect 'vraisemblance' of intelligently designed creation. Gaea defies all odds in her galvanising mesmeric beauty. She is an autonomous soul, with transcendental subjectivity in her own right. Gaea has great Gnostic insight- after all, she is considered to be circa 4.5 billion years old!
Citation: Live Science- Calculating Earth's Age.
Earth is a conscious entity; like divine spirit, it is difficult to 'know' the mind of Mother Earth. She is visceral, kinesthetic and nurturant. Ultimately, the Earth is somewhat fragile, yet remains cathartic. Mother Earth offers mercurial displays of what humans might consider primal elemental 'emotion' in form of spectacular electromagnetic storms, volcanoes, hurricanes and fires. Earth, air, fire and water are the fundamental basis to the Greek four human humors- Earth has given birth to our very existence, our sentience. Human kind has walked the Earth for a very brief amount of time in context of the 'evolutionary clock'; yet we have to this point taken more than we have given back to Mother Earth... I fear Earth may yet reject us, as though humankind were a stillborn child, unable to reach mature adult life, due to irrational environmental management equatable with modernity.
Like humanity, is there a fundamental mortal ecology to Gaea's very soul? How might her being reincarnate in the next realm of existence...
Earth & the sun are middle aged by definition and will exist with or without humanity's interjection. Gaea Earth blesses us all with her universal presence as a uniting force- she is the sole maternal patron of the human race. Let us celebrate her indulgent hospitality in words and images with Solstice. After all, we should remain mindful that in traditional Greek literature, such as the Iliad, Gaea was not considered the as the tranquil creation of divine essence, but the daughter of chaos. Black sheep were ceremoniously sacrificed in her honor- let humanity not represent the black sheep of Planet Earth!
Humanitarian Healing Webs: -
* Humanitarian Healing webs and Gaea Earth Webs are not political or financial organisations, they are a simple labour of love! These new web domains represent developing projects, as I develop outreach into the new-humanist community.
In the near future, I will be featuring some forthcoming Labour of Love titles via these nascent web domains as appropriate. Apt projects will include revisionist biographies of significant spiritual leaders. The work will be cast consistently in wider context of the consciousness of Gaia in relation to the human narrative. A plurality of solutions to the present ecological crisis will therefore be represented, including the politics of sustainability. More penetrating, critical technologically engaging approaches will also be evaluated in relation to my existing work via the 'Thought Matrix 'trilogy, as published on Kindle & via Journal of Space Philosophy.
Gaea Earth Webs is empathetic to the Taoist perspective, eco- feminism, Pantheism & has nurtured the nascent domain of 'Gaia Gnostic consciousness'.
Stephanie Lynne Thorburn, June 2018.
Gaea Earth/ Humanitarian Healing.
There are a multiplicity of environmental commentaries in the media- however,
National Geographic June 2018 special issue reciprocates the message of my own work on Gaea Earth. See "Planet or Plastic?"
I support diverse resolutions to environmental problems, not simply the precepts of recycling or regressive modernism in context of the seriousness of Gaea's distress. Modern technologies, including nanotechnology could enhance or improve the natural world.
*See my Kindle catalogue- "Progressive Etudes on Human Progress- Nanotechnology & Space S... 2013. Stephanie Lynne Thorburn.
Related: Kindle text-
"Thought Matrix" trilogy. 2014.
Especially worth reading: ‘The Elements of the Elements’ evaluating earth, air, fire, water and their relation to not only alchemy but Jungian archetypes and traditional cultural myths.
Timothy Hogan- Elements of the Elements. (2017)
Highly Recommended Reading:
CG Jung (2002 Edition). Earth Has a Soul- Writings on Nature, Technology & Modern Life.
North Atlantic Books. (Edited by M. Sabini).
Ecospychology- Restoring the Earth- Healing the Mind.
(1995) Counterpoint Books.
By: Theodore Roszak.
*James Lovelock. Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth.
Oxford Classics, 2016 Edition- The Gaia Hypothesis.
Gaia- Oxford Landmark Science.
Yogananda Institute- honouring the work of
Self-Realisation Fellowship & Paramhansa Yogananda.
Kriya meditation & spiritual development:
International Institute of Integral Human Sciences,
Montreal. International organisation dedicated to spiritual-science.
2018 International Conference-
Theme: Hope- The Divine Potential.
Ecological & Humanitarian Aid: -
Medecins Sans Frontieres (International)
'Doctors Without Borders':
Stephanie Lynne Thorburn's blog, Authors.com.
June 2018. Written as a labour of love. x