How literally can we refer to the earth as our “mother?” Very literally. Scientific evidence points to the possibility that planet earth is actually a living organism.
This is a lot different than stating the obvious fact that the earth supports many life forms. It is even different from stating that the whole earth is alive. What it is suggesting is that Mother Earth functions as a whole, automatically working to correct any life threatening imbalances.
This is good news for us human beings because we have done a pretty good job of creating these imbalances. For example, the pollution of our air by human made carbons is undeniable, except by those in denial. Ditto for global warming. Our big hope is that the earth will try to readjust to maintain the proper balance that we need to live.
The theory that the earth is a living being is called the Gaia hypothesis. Gaia was the Greek goddess of the earth. Apparently, from ancient times, our ancestors believed that the earth was a living organism with its own intelligence.
The formal study of the earth as a living being is called geomancy. At one time, geomancy was the master science that encompassed ecology, architecture, sacred geometry, astronomy, dowsing, music, dance ritual and cosmology.
Geomancers were people especially sensitive to the energies of the earth. They would get a “feel” about what activities should be conducted at what places. The sites of the great cathedrals of Europe, for example, were all selected by geomancers.
How would something like this be done? Geomancers have always claimed that there were certain “power spots” on the earth. At these spots, sensitive individuals could sense a greater closeness to God and feel tuned into the Divine presence. The great cathedrals of Europe were all built on these “power spots.” If one were to draw a line with a ruler from one cathedral to another, they almost seem to be lined up in a straight line.
These cathedrals were all built along “ley lines”, six to eight feet beams of biomagnetic energy. These “ley lines” all contain veins of quartz or other pyzoelectric minerals. Quartz, in particular, was known for its ability to channel energy. Does anyone remember quartz being used in radio sets?
These “ley lines” are thought to function almost as the arteries of the earth. The life force of Mother Earth is energy and these arteries serve to conduct that energy. The power spots along the arteries of the earth were set aside as sacred places. Every major shrine in Europe for Stonehenge to Chartres was built on a sacred spot.
The higher electrical fields and magnetic anomalies of these sacred spots often led to changes in consciousness. People would find themselves more apt to have visions and other spiritual experiences when they spent time at these power spots.
For this reason, it was not recommended for people to actually live at these power spots. It was thought that too much bio-magnetic energy was not helpful for the needs of everyday consciousness. But, for a few hours a week, the mind-expanding possibilities were thought to be beneficial.
As we reap the whirlwind of fractured psyches and a fractured earth, perhaps it is not too late for Mother Earth, who has her own wisdom and power, to bring us back into harmony.
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