GAIA the goddess of Earth, was the primordial mother of all the Gods to the ancient Greeks.
In the beginning there was only Chaos, out of which there appeared Gaia they taught, and she gave birth to more than fifty symbolic deities.
In Gaia’s role as mother to the Gods, and employing many fathers, she gave birth to numerous entities.
Python, Antaeus, Ceto, Charybdis, Echidna, Creusa, Erichthonius, Eurybia, Typhon were the main attractions.
Ancient mythology may well have personified the titanic formative and creative forces of Earth’s early history, forces well known to their seers and mystics.
The old sages were fond of personifying the natural forces in nature and man, and for good reason.
For them, nature was conscious, as she was in reality “an aggregate of forces manipulated by semi-intelligent beings guided by High Planetary Spirits,” a teaching the fundamental axiom of The Secret Doctrine.
“‘Entity’ may be thought a strange term to use in the case of a globe,” wrote H. P. Blavatsky in The Secret Doctrine.
“But the ancient philosophers, who saw in the earth a huge ‘animal,'” she writes, “were wiser in their generation than our modern geologists are in theirs.”
“How admirably the occult philosophy fits everything in Nature,” Blavatsky wrote (SD 1:154), “and how much more logical are its tenets than the lifeless hypothetical speculations of physical science.”
“The mystic,” she said, “will be better prepared to understand the occult teaching, though every formal student of modern science may, and probably will, regard it as preposterous nonsense.”
“Pliny, called the Earth our kind nurse and mother,” (Secret Doctrine 1:154), “the only element which is not inimical to man.” On the flip side we ask just how “inimical” have humans in fact become to Gaia? The bottom line, Occult philosophy insists, is that
“Everything in the Universe, throughout all its kingdoms, is conscious…”
And since “there is no such thing as either ‘dead’ or ‘blind’ matter, as there is no ‘Blind’ or ‘Unconscious’ Law,” our ruthless destruction of Earth’s precious resources, and mounting pollution, must be heart wrenching to our helpless all-suffering Mother.
Prominent among intuitive ecothinkers today is British climate scientist James Lovelock, famous for his Gaia theory of the Earth being a living organism.
In a sequel by Lovelock that came out in 2009 “Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth,” he asserts the earth and all its species constitute one interactive, living super-organism.
“This only shows how admirably the occult philosophy fits everything in Nature,” Blavatsky said, “and how much more logical are its tenets than the lifeless hypothetical speculations of physical science.”
“The mystic will be better prepared to understand the occult teaching,” she wrote hopefully, “though every formal student of modern science may, and probably will, regard it as preposterous nonsense.
“The student of occultism, however, holds [it] far more philosophical and probable than any other.”
Separation syndrome creates disposability consciousness — we are “throwing our planet and our people away.” We’ve lost our “connection to the sacred,” Julia Butterfly Hill says. She warns that unless we make peace with the Earth, there can be no peace with ourselves – they are inseparable.
“How do we get from ‘our lifestyle is not negotiable,’ asks environmentalist Chuck Burr, “to living a mutually beneficial lifestyle for us and our ecosystem?”
“The first step to solving a problem is admitting to it,” he insists. “To change, use different thinking than what created the problem.”
“The mother of all long-term problems is that our culture has become an ‘anti-ecosystem,'” Burr writes in “Rejoining Gaia: Restore Our Ecosystem Symbiosis.”
“Humans lived in symbiosis with all life for three million years before the agricultural revolution.”
Delivering The Secret Doctrine‘s monumental “Esoteric Geological Chronology” (SD 2:275), H. P. Blavatsky paints a revolutionary portrait of Gaia’s past cataclysmic changes, and her perpetual reincarnations:
“That worlds (also Races) are periodically destroyed by fire (volcanoes and earthquakes) and water, in turn, and renewed, is a doctrine as old as man.
“Manu, Hermes, the Chaldees, all antiquity believed in this. Twice already has the face of the globe been changed by fire, and twice by water, since man appeared on it.”
“Thence arises a periodical redistribution of land and water, change of climates, etc., all brought on by geological revolution, and ending in a final change in the axis.”
James Lovelock believes that global warming is now irreversible, and that nothing can prevent large parts of the planet becoming too hot to inhabit, or sinking underwater, resulting in mass migration, famine and epidemics.
Humanity’s former home, Atlantis, flourished for thousands of years, according to The Secret Doctrine. The Atlantic ocean is burial ground of a once brilliant, but in the end self-destructive civilization — and it gradually it sank beneath the waves, perishing before its natural time.
According to Blavatsky, black magic, or the misuse of spiritual powers, led to loss of spiritual vision by the end of Atlantis, as well as the gradual disappearance of the third eye, until “its functions
owing to the materiality and depraved condition of mankind, died out altogether before the submersion of the bulk of the Atlantean continent.”
√ Paul Johnson: The Mysteries of Carnac and Atlantis
√ David Pratt: Atlantis and American Antiquity
For the Record
Edgar Cayce the “sleeping prophet” predicted the discovery of an Atlantean “Hall of Records” between the Sphinx and the Nile with a connecting entrance under the right, front paw of the Sphinx.
Cayce correctly predicted the stock market crash and Depression of 1929, the beginning of World War II, and many Earth Changes of modern times—and that Japan will eventually go into the sea.
What would it be like? Water is coming from below, three Tectonic plates are on the move and no indication of stopping. If Japan sinks everything on the planet goes out of balance.
Plato immortalized the destruction of the last remnant of the great continent, which existed where the Atlantic ocean is now, describing the sinking of the island of Poseidonis. Timaeus and Critias, two of Plato’s dialogues, are the only existing written records which specifically refer to Atlantis.
“Blavatsky refers to a deluge in Central Asia 10-12,000 BP, which changed the whole face of Central Asia,” David Pratt writes in The Zodiac and Cataclysms, and transformed the present Gobi Desert into a sea for the last time.
“Poseidonis, an island about the size of Ireland situated in the mid-Atlantic (one of the last major remnants of Atlantis), sank ‘in a single day and night’ in 9565 BC, when the equinox was at about 9° Leo.”
In a related post, Diane Beeler, in her blog It Dawned on Me muses: “The human body has over 50 trillion cells. The world population today is 6.8 billion.”
“Our bodies have more than seven thousand times as many cells as there are people in the whole world!
“What can science teach us about how to survive, thrive, and co-exist and what spiritual implications can be found?”
Annie Leonard has worked on international environmental health and sustainability issues for more than two decades.
She has worked with GAIA, Health Care without Harm, Essential Action, and Greenpeace International — has traveled to over 30 countries to investigate the factories where our stuff is produced and the dumps where it is disposed.
Annie is the writer and host of the acclaimed internet film, The Story of Stuff, viewed by over 6 million people around the world since its launch in December 2007.
Vision for Change
Perhaps not a minute too soon, Annie’s new book, “The Story of Stuff – How our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health — and a Vision for Change,” went on sale March 9 last year in bookstores all around the country.
“I was raised by a single mom,” Annie writes, “who-partly out of worldview and partly out of necessity, followed the World War II saying:
“Use it up, wear it out,
make it do, or do without.”
“In college,” she continues, “I developed a fascination about the garbage on the streets of New York. Where did it all come from? Where did it all go?”
“After graduation I went to work for Greenpeace, investigating the international waste trade. My work took me around the world, and I learned firsthand about the way we distribute, consume, and dispose of our Stuff-what I call the take-make-waste model. What I learned is that everything is part of a larger system
and nothing can be understood without looking at all the other parts of the system. Everything is connected.”
“When you try to trace the source and the true cost of your Stuff, whether it’s your T-shirt or your cellphone, you find that it takes a whole system to make anything.”