Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Mythos Logos

Oss, the High Knoss of Mossmoosamos, pondered deeply and thinkingly upon the linguistic geometry of his own mythological mind. The geometry of consciousness was archetypical, he knew, and learning from these mythological archetypes ultimately revealed the story of man's descent from dreaming into thinking. The history of myth reveals the myth of history, and indeed the chonology of myth reveals the myth of chronology, for is not chronology the Logos of Chronos? The Logos of Chronos tells us that Time is a number. Or, as the Pythagoreans taught, God is Geometry, and Geometry God. This is the chronic of logic: we're always running out of time.

Before Chronos, time was not numerical, or linear, or external, but eternally present. There was no time, for experience was eternally present: can we imagine what that's like? Specifically - and note the slight deviation in linguistic geometry, the nuance of definition - eternity was experienced without being understood: We did not stand under time, observing it, but we were time, we were within time and time was within us. We were change, and truth.

So. Chronos, in giving the universe a numerical value and calling it time, invented both past and future, and in so doing separated time from space. Before there was chronological time, it all happened now, and here: with the creation of a perceived then, so was created the perception of there. All experience once transcended interpretation, yet through the geometry of language - the Logos of Chronos - interpretation ultimately learned to define, and thus imprison, experience.

 Look:  the words you're reading only make sense if you already know the geometric patterns.  If you don't already know the geometric patterns, then you don't even perceive words.  Ever hear people speak in a foreign language that you don't know?  Words are there, you just don't perceive them because you do not recognize the pattern.  This pattern - whether spoken or written - is ultimately defined by shape.  Geometry.  

Through the geometry of language, the dreamtime of space-time defined itself to itself  - explaining in re-cognizable language that which is language's cause.  With words, numbers, digits, values, integers, geometric symbols, written language, blogsites, and linguistically patterned linear thoughts, the Breath of Life, the Living God, was replaced with the Word of God, divine law, immutable, objective truth that existed outside of the experiencer. Words separated from sound, and lost their spirit by losing the breath they once rode on.

The numerical valuation of time segmented the infinite wave of the eternal now just as calculus approximates finite values on a sine wave. Yet time isn't a number, but cyclical, seasonal, mythological, embodied, experienced, flowing, changing, and ultimately maya, or illusion.

So. Chronos, in his pursuit of the geometry of God, gave the universe a numerical value, calling it time. Do you see the chronic of logic? Without chronology - the Logos of Chronos - there would be no numerical time, and instead we would live within the eternal present. It is within the framework of numerical time that myth has become separate from history, that the Logos of the thinking mind has transcended the Logos of the feeling body.  Within the framework of linear time, the meaning of words has hijacked the meaning of sound.  We don't even notice it's happening: we think we get upset at what somebody says, when really we're upset with how they said it!   It is not the words that matter; it is the sound of the breath they ride on that shapes history.  Our forgetting of sound as meaning's cause is a relatively recent event, soon to be remedied via the galactic realignment taking place 12/21/2012, a written, linguistic, geometric pattern that refers to the resetting of the Nomos Logos, the eternal calendar, the cosmic clock of the very long now, the beginning of Chronos' Peace.

Myth itself tells the story of the mythmakers, the storytellers, the empire builders, rulers of galaxies and descendants of the architects of the archetypes, the story of the planets inhabited, planets conquered, and planets destroyed, the story of Galactic Empire's fall and the rise of Dark Age, the story of the Seraphim, the Annunaki, the story of history and chronology and language, and thought and personality and ego, the beginning of the Fourth Age and the rise of Man. Power and conflict, confusion and dissonance, these are all part of the ancient story told within the framework of the mythological mind, which cannot be revealed using the rational logos of linguistic thought and must be revealed through symbol and archetype, through storytelling, telling the strange and wonderful story of the collapse of the dreamtime and the birth of thought.  The story of Chronos, father of Posidon, father of Oss, the High Knoss of Mossmoosamos, who contemplated his own ancestry and discovered it to lie within his own subconscious...

We must live the experience of life mythologically, metaphorically, and archetypically,
without taking it personally. The truth - the eternity of time and the infinity of space - is always being experienced through breath and posture; thought just keeps telling us to look somewhere else. Chronos weeps, confined to the dungeon of the subconscious by the very ego he created and named...

Chronos' grandson, Posidon's Son, the High Knoss Oss of Mossmoosamos understood that how words sound creates what words mean. What we say never conveys the truth, but how we sound always conveys the truth. Very curious. The body, after all, is a sonic temple, a dynamically vibrating cavity that both creates and receives sound, giving and receiving, within and without, 360 degrees along three axes, perpetually. The body is an oscillator, and the study of the body's oscillations is the science of sound, the science of breath and posture.

Oss was a yogi, like his father before him, and his father before him. They studied the science of the oscillating body cavity, the living, embodied, eternally ever-present geometry of sound in space. They wryly observed themselves as their own living geometry of sound evolved into the living geometry of speech, which in turn evolved into biophysical geometry of writing, which in turn evolved into the abstract, disembodied, visual and imagined geometry of linguistic reading, or re-cognitive thought.  They observed their own minds learning to read, and consequently losing their innate ability to see.

We can see all we want to, but when reading, we must re-cognize what we see. As we learn to read, we learn to depend upon recognition - matching what we see with what we remember.  Memory is born out of literacy - if you didn't remember what all these letters meant, you wouldn't spend time reading, would you?  We must memorize the geometry of written language in order to re-cognize it when reading. In order to read, we must first memorize, which creates a linear memory, which creates a need for linear time.  All this took place within what is now called the subconscious, and it was from this foundation that the linear, conscious mind arose, and found itself trapped by its own linear process.  Linear memory births linear time - Chronos was born, and his mother was his own memory.  This is, of course, the story of the development of the Ego.

With mind manifesting matter at velocities approaching the speed of light, the Logos of geometric pattern recognition matters. Thoughts sometimes materialize, for that matter. The geometry of linguistics is the first law - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God, and the Word was with God.

As dynamic rules of speech evolved into static rules of writing, the spirit left the Word. Literally, for spirit means breath. The geometric laws of written language- these fixed, unbendable (and thus inexorably broken) rules by which we define what we see and distinguish it from ourselves - created understanding: standing under reality, rather than participating within it. Through understanding, we stand under the truth and gaze upon it from a distance; we no longer identify with feeling the truth and living as truth but seek instead to stand under truth, remaining separate from truth and objectively observing truth. Geometry invented memory, which invented reading, which invented thinking, which invented time, which invented birth, which invented death.  Chronos didn't understand, so he tried harder, poor guy. Oss felt for him.

When the Word is written down, the spirit leaves the Word, for the Word is no longer carried on the breath. Consequently, as mind perceives the written word, mind separates from breath, leaving the eternal presence of breath and posture to pursue an understanding of the eternal presence of breath and posture. This ultimately leads to frustration, of course, because in understanding the eternal presence of breath and posture, one stands under (and thus apart from) the eternal presence of breath and posture. To understand is to stand under, to be distinguished from, and subordinate to. We cannot both understand and identify with, for they are mutually exclusive. What we understand we cannot be; what we are we cannot understand.

This is the paradox of language: the closer we get in our linguistic, finite, geometric approximations of truth, the more difficult it becomes to see behind the veil of linguistic, finite, and geometric approximations. The better the map is, the more we depend upon it, yet the more we depend it, the more territory we miss, until finally the territory is alien, the map is dubious, and we all choose to be blind...

Right about this time (chronologically speaking), as we near the end of history, the science of Yoga sneakily makes its way into mainstream culture.  The study of breath and posture shows up just when we need it most:  co-incidence?  Or con-sequence?

It's not called absent-breath, it's called absent-mindedness. That's because the breath is still present - only the mind has wandered off, into the labyrinth of Chronos' Logos. The myth of past and future, the myth of here and there. Can we perceive the geometry of written language without standing under it? Can we comprehend, perhaps? The written language takes us out of the infinite possibility of the dreamtime and places us squarely(!) within the finite platitudes of Chronos' Logos - can we comprehend that only our thoughts bar the way to eternal life?

Within the oral tradition, thought itself took place within the dreamtime, and the dreamtime itself was composed purely of thought. Only with the advent of literacy - or numerology, actually - did thinking think to understand the dream, by standing under the dream as dreamer-within-dream. This pattern ultimately descends into the chronic geometry of the personality. As dreaming evolved into thought, mind turned itself to the quest of knowing the knower. The height of this solipsistic delusion was the ultimate acknowledgment of complete futility: The knower cannot know the knower. The knower can know only that it knows. I think. Therefore, I Am.

This is complete understanding. This is a complete standing-under-being, separation-from-being, subordination-to-being. The thinker who thinks, "I think, therefore I am" does not know that he exists and can only conclude so from evidence produced by thoughts.  The thinker who thinks this has not stopped thinking long enough to notice that he breathes, with or without thoughts.

Thus was the ego born, and thus did the Golden Age fade away, replaced by the Age of Man, the Age of Time, the Age of Machines.

Kali Yuga. Blood drinker. The Age of Death.

Imprisoned within the Logos, the cognitive geometry of our own making, immortals became finite, burdened with the mathematical probability of geometric impossibility, which began to look a lot like the mathematical impossibility of the geometrically improbable. Because they could not satisfactorily prove to themselves how they lived, they began to die. They dualized, perceiving good and evil where once there had only been life.  They chose the measurable approximation of calculus over the immeasurable truth of the sine wave, they chose law over the truth - they chose the Word of God over the living Sound of God's Word. This was a thoroughly illogical leap, yet a thoroughly probable one all the same. Indoctrinated into the law of linguistic geometry and cognitive thought, the immortals began to accept their own finite-ness; indeed, the prison of the Logos compelled them to see that only the finite could be named and labeled: the infinite, being unknowable, must be - according to the written Logos - unlivable.

We only think because we already are, Oss of Mossmoosamos knew. The infinite is unknowable, and yet living, for it is truth. Yet within this Dark Age a whole Empire grew out of the backwards assumption that we think, therefore we are - only that which could be explained in words or thoughts could have any reality, and within this prison, that which could not be named could not be lived. When we are stuck in our head, we crave knowledge more than life - we have the bad habit of preferring to think rather than breathe. Let us breathe without needing to understand, for within the peace of easy breathing lies the true understanding...

This is the story: Life itself precedes valuation. There was a Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden, yet Adam and Eve ate from the tree of Good and Evil against the wishes of YHWH, a linguistic, geometrical symbol representing the infinite divine masculine. This was the fall of man: rather than choosing the dynamic geometry of life, man chose the static geometry of law. Man chose the Word of God over the Sound of God's Word. Can you see the difference? Can you hear the difference?

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God, and the Word was with God. There were two trees in the Garden of Eden: The tree of Life represents the living God, and the Tree of Good and Evil represents the Word of God. Does God come from the Word, or does the Word come from God? Does Good and Evil come from Life, or does Life come from Good and Evil? Adam and Eve chose the Word, honoring the Word of God more than they honored the living God! Just like that poor fool Descartes, Adam and Eve had this thought: "we think, therefore we are!" Of course, the opposite was true: Because they were, they thought "we think therefore we are..." No wonder they got confused; they were thinking with linguistic geometry, otherwise known as words. They chose Logos, understanding, judgment, morality, the prison of the good and evil thoughts, and as soon as they descended into the confusion about the right way to live, they could no longer focus their energy on living. Logos does not and cannot create truth - Logos reveals truth.

It was a dark time, and Oss brooded appropriately. He did it mainly for show, however, since the Dark Age was almost gone, and the world had almost run out of History. The long dissonance was over - space and time were reuniting within the breath and posture of the living truth, and the chronic of logic was finally, at long last, coming full circle to embody the Logos of Chronos - Mythos Logos. Truth is, its gonna be a good party...

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Perpetually Shifting Paradigms are Fractals

In The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn introduces the phrase 'Paradigm Shift' to popular culture, a phrase that articulates the process by which cultural transformation takes place. Not as a linear, gradual process, he says, but as a dramatic turning inside-out and upside down of the status quo, a static equilibrium that loses its center of balance and is both creatively and destructively transformed, revealing a transcendent synthesis of polar opposites which ultimately stabilizes into a new state of equilibrium. Kuhn posits that paradigm shift takes place not only because the old paradigm is dangerously inadequate but also because a new, better paradigm has evolved to replace it. Kuhn stresses that the arrival of the workable new paradigm is the prerequisite to paradigm shift - people won't leave a sinking ship until a floating one comes to the rescue.

This is relevant to the present age, the present crisis of economy, ecology, psychology, policy, spirituality, and all the other -ologies and onomies, because we are imprisoned in an outdated, dangerously inadequate paradigm. Yet within this obsolete paradigm we remain, for as yet, we do not see a meaningful alternative to shift into. This is not because the new paradigm does not exist, but rather, because the new paradigm has not been publicly revealed. It remains bottled up and hidden, hiding in the shadow of the old paradigm, which refuses to acknowledge its failures, its inadequacies, and its inability to maintain order or meaning in this post-competition era.

This is the fundamental irony. The old paradigm is competitive, while the new paradigm is cooperative. The old paradigm is war, and the new paradigm is peace. do you see? As such, the new paradigm does not push and shove its way forward, but waits patiently until it is asked to join. Meanwhile, the old paradigm does everything it can to maintain its power, preventing the new paradigm from being discussed or even known. The old paradigm represses the new paradigm, and the new paradigm allows itself to be repressed.

Until now. We are witnessing a strange loop in cosmic history where cooperation is actually more competitive than competition. To put it another way: Competition is competing against cooperation, and losing. Strange, this.

The new paradigm of cooperation is here, available. Do you know about it? Perhaps it has not yet reached the publicly recognizable tipping point. Perhaps it has been growing silently, against the grain, invisible, not yet a flood flowing downhill but a trickle whose current is following the contours of the land. Yet this new peaceful paradigm has radically evolved, from passive acceptance of suffering (naive love) into fiercely engaging and sophisticated peaceful warriorhood, stepping into the arena of combat and fearlessly cooperating, out of compassion and the desire for a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world.

This is the trial by fire: the new paradigm reveals itself by being tested, and proving itself workable. As it becomes effective, so does it garner support. The new paradigm learns to be effective by entering the marketplace of competing ideas, and capturing the old paradigm's market share of public attention. This does not mean it competes against the old paradigm - the new paradigm, being cooperative, chooses not do so. But it can cooperate, so gracefully and so smoothly as to earn the admiration of the spectators, passers-by, and skeptics: it can yield and turn and move so gracefully and so engagingly with the old paradigm that the old paradigm soons reveals itself to be - old, stiff, clumsy, awkward, dangerous, ineffective, and terminally exhausted. By cooperating with the old paradigm's rules and harvesting attention within the old paradigm's acceptable parameters, the new paradigm succeeds in winning admirers and putting the old paradigm to rest. This is the Art of War - captivating attention, capturing market share. It can learn to be effective in no other way. The new paradigm must defeat the old paradigm in the arena of competition, yet because of its very nature, it must do so without opposing. The new paradigm does not engage in conflict - the new paradigm ends conflict, for the new paradigm is the end of conflict. In other words, the new paradigm will sell cooperation in the marketplace.  No army in the world can stop an idea whose time has come.

In very specific terms: the new paradigm will not be revealed in newspapers, talk shows, mainstream media, academia, or politics. No. For mainstream media, academia, and politics are all in themselves creations and defenders of the old paradigm, which is inherently competitive and heirarchical, and does not consent to the relinquishment of power. Therefore, the new paradigm, as it chooses to reveal itself, must actively attract attention by working outside of mainstream. It must begin by attracting countercultural, grassroots, fringe attention online.

Maybe this is you.

Ecological Infrastructure

The rebellion designs the overthrow of Empire by competing in the marketplace. The rebellion designs a sustainable economy by investing in ecological infrastructure, an idea which competes in the marketplace of ideas against a fossil-fuel economy that destroys ecological infrastructure. This is paradigm shift.

By attracting the fringe elements, this new paradigm will gain market share in the form of attention, and this is psychological investment. With this investment, the new paradigm will find itself with resources to be cooperatively enhanced, and like stone soup, what evolves will be built out of the contribution of the many, the whole far greater than the mere sum of its parts. Traveling beyond the tipping point, the attention it has harvested will reveal a fully equipped sailing ship lying ready, waiting to be boarded by a population with water lapping at their ankles. By the time mainstream media, academia, and politics recognize the validity of the new paradigm, it won't matter; they will be both influencers and influenced at this point. In so many ways, the powers that be are already the last to know.

Quite specifically - the new paradigm will be entrepreneurial. The new paradigm won't be a theory but a practice, and as such, it won't show up in politics, academia, or mainstream media but in the marketplace. It will exist as a business strategy, excelling at the Art of War, transcending conflict itself through the designed application of cooperative, and thus sustainable, instincts. It will market itself as a campaign strategy, and it will compete for your attention, and it will offer asylum for your battered heart and your battered soul, and it will offer you something you want - a believable future.

What is the vision of the human race? What are we meant to become; how are we meant to live? If we have the language to articulate this vision, and we have the skill sets to implement this vision, then we successfully transform culture merely by giving ourselves what we want. Only one obstacle remains in the way of giving ourselves what we want - revealing our true needs to one another.

The new paradigm competes for your attention by telling you the truth.

The new paradigm will plant itself inside your mind, and convince you to perceive reality in a different way. The campaign strategy recruits endorsements, intent on promoting an understanding of the truth, knowing that the best way to spread good news is by word-of-mouth. The campaign strategy builds a social network. Through the social network, the truth becomes revealed, and people invest themselves in the new paradigm. This truth is not a dogmatic absolute, but rather it evolves as it communicates and is communicated, and as the social network grows, the truth itself is discovered to be alive, growing, evolving, and in a state of perpetual change...

Within the context of the recent economic crisis, the new paradigm is reframing itself as an entrepreneurial opportunity worthy of investment, quite literally a new economy standing on solid ground as the old economy crumbles to dust.

What is this new economy? What is this new economic paradigm? What is this long-awaited truth?

The green economy is the hemp economy. The Declaration of Independence, the American flag, the Buffalo soldier, the medicine man, the music, the biggest cash crop in the U.S.A, the sacred plant prophecied to bring healing to all nations, providing food, fuel, clothing, shelter, and peace of mind. The hemp industry aligns the economy with the ecology, and the ancient ones knew it all along.
Aum Shiva Shankara Hare Hare Ganga

Market Research

Maybe we're only lazy because we're confused. The cynic is an idealist who's learned the hard way that trust requires discernment. We're all willing to help, we just don't want to be manipulated.

that's a pretty good start.

So. Would you:

1 - sign a petition that calls for unionization of debtors in order to address grievances using the power of collective bargaining?

2 - sign a petition that gives tax credits to those homeowners (and renters) who convert their lawns into gardens?

3 - sign a petition that provides subsidies for schools who teach children how to grow their own food?

4 - sign a petition to legalize hemp?

5 - sign a petition that bans nuclear weapons, heavy artillery, bombs, rockets, machine guns, and flagrant use of the Evil Eye?

6 - sign a petition that changes building code laws to subsidize natural building?

7 - sign a petition that changes waste-management codes in order to subsidize waste-to-fuel industries?

8 - sign a petition calling for investment in ecological rehabilitation?

9 - invest in a nonprofit dedicated to global ecological rehabilitation?

10 - receive email updates from a nonprofit dedicated to global ecological rehabilitation?

11 - receive email updates regarding long-distance overland and sea trade routes that are traveled without the use of petroleum?

12 - receive email updates regarding the creation of said trade routes, both domestic and abroad?

13 - be interested in traveling said trade routes, for kicks?

14 - be interested in documenting travel on said trade routes?

15 - be interested in visiting an ecovillage?

16 - be interested in volunteering at an ecovillage?

17 - be interested in having an ecovillage evolve around you, involving your participation?

18 - be interested in attending a school for yogis, shamans, and medicine men, that operates as an ecovillage?

19 - go to a peace rally, if it was a cool one?

19 - stay for a while and hunger dance, if necessary?

21 - call yourself an anarchist while looking in the mirror?

22 - leave behind everything you own, hit the road, and catch a lift into a brand new dimension?

Mitakoye Oyasin

The new economy invests in ecological infrastructure, with the understanding that a healthy ecology is the foundation of a healthy economy.

The new paradigm converts money into natural resources. The best investment there is, the only one that actually takes care of our little spaceship planet. Energy is neither created nor destroyed, it simply changes shape: The new economy is a global investment in ecological rehabilitation.

(Where is the money in ecological rehabilitation? How is this an investment? Sounds just like a spending habit. What's the profit motive? Who's going to pay for it, and what's the return? Good questions, reader, yet remember this simple truth: Of all the investment opportunities presently available, none will profit through imminent ecological collapse save ecological renewal. The solution to ecological collapse won't cost money - the solution will make money. In fact, the solution will convert money into resources; we'll end up spending all our money on nature, and our planet will continue to provide us with everything we need to survive and thrive.

  We cannot revive the economy without reviving the ecology. If we use up our natural resources without replacing them, there won't be an economy left to invest in. Our planet simply cannot provide for us, without reciprocity. We must invest in ecological infrastructure, simply to survive.

To state this in the most obvious way: Every possible alternative to ecological investment and rehabilitation leads to a dead-end.

The time has come to give our very best to the world that is our home. This is the paradigm shift:  building an economy to serve our ecology.  and the first step towards ecological rehabilitation is kids learning to garden.  Let's make gardening the centerpiece of public education and reap economic dividends from ecological rehabilitation.

We've got a lot to accomplish, relatives...

Monday, February 9, 2009

Tierra Sagrada


This is the long-awaited truth: a healthy ecology is the foundation for a healthy economy. A healthy relationship with and a deep understanding of our habitat is the bedrock of any mutually beneficial management or stewardship of our habitat. By fostering a healthy ecology, we foster a healthy economy. Through the manifestation of ecological abundance, we manifest economic wealth.

The new paradigm converts near-worthless money back into vital natural resources, giving us a world of abundance.

Investing in the ecology is the very best way to create and maintain a sustainable, healthy, vibrant economy.

Look: An economy is the management of a household or habitat. Planet earth, say. The management of our planet's resources, then, is economics. When we are contemplating how to manage our planet's resources, we are contemplating the global economy.

oikos = household, habitat
nomos = management of, ordering of

oikos = household, habitat
logos = study of, speech or discourse regarding

*it is important to note that logos is not merely the study of or the understanding of but - more importantly - both communication about and communication with*

an ecology is a pattern of relationships within a household or habitat. Specifically, an ecology exists as a pattern of relationships within a household or habitat. Planet Earth, say. If we understand the relationships between our planet's resources, then, we understand the planet's ecology. When we have a relationship with our planet's resources, we are ecologists. Or - when we communicate with our planet's resources, we are ecologists. When we are contemplating the relationships of our planet's resources, we are contemplating the global ecology.

What are we investing in? We are investing in relationship. Relationship with all life; with one another, with the land that provides us with our food and shelter, with the plants and the animals, with the farmers and the builders, with city dwellers and country folk, with politicians and businesspeople... there is no us and them. There is only us. And around the world, humanity is belatedly learning the obvious lesson that it's all of us or none of us. We must work together, and live as one family on this very small and out of balance planet...

As we learn to communicate, both laterally (amongst one another) and vertically (up the natural resource ladder and down the food chain - what we produce and what we consume) we cultivate relationship with our habitat, and out of this relationship evolves mutual appreciation, trust, and ultimately, interdependence.

Back to the real world: what is this new economic paradigm? What does it look like? How do we market it? What is its name? How does it work?

So. Take an ecology. Design it to be self-healing, optimizing output while minimizing input. Let it manage itself, and intervene minimally. This is the new economy - there's lots of work to be done, and turns out its a labor of love. It's all about intelligent design, and we're the ones meant to be doing it. Designing how we live in relationship with wind, rain, the contours of the land, the cycles of the seasons... designing how we live in relationship with the resources we depend upon to survive leaves very little management to be done.

This is the crux of the issue. An optimally designed ecology creates a healthy economy with very little management needed. Good design creates self-managing systems. (Conversely, highly managed systems reveal bad design.) These are adaptive systems, 'intelligent', systems that make their own corrections and adjustments and thus maintain an evolving equilibrium without oversight or management. These systems are the least labor intensive, the most cost effective, and have the greatest potential for optimization within limits, otherwise known as a sustainable rate of growth. In other words, the healthiest economy is one where people do less, allowing nature to do more...

The new paradigm is ecological design. By optimizing our ecology, we optimize our economy. Astonishingly simple, really. Every alternative that leaves us with too much money and not enough clean water is unsustainable, and ultimately a bad investment.

By relating to the land, we learn to appreciate that which keeps us alive. As we learn to appreciate, we begin to honor. Honoring the land, we heal the land, and in healing the land, the land prospers. When the land prospers, an abundance of natural resources is provided for human enjoyment.  Food, shelter, community, creativity, prosperity, celebration, and an awakening sense of the sacred are a natural consequence of intelligent ecological design.

it turns out that this new paradigm isn't so new after all. Guess who the experts in ecological design are? The ones who've studied it the longest. The time has come to honor our ancestors.

The Lakota knew all about this sacred way, as did the Cherokee, the Chumash, Aboriginals, Toltecs, the Navajo, the Dogon, the Maya, the Quechua,  Tibetans... all around the world, the vast majority of our planet's population (almost 95%) has been patiently - and not so patiently - waiting for Western culture to remember the simple truth that we are a part of nature, connected directly the Earth, and all of our abundance comes from her, and as we treat her, so do we treat ourselves.

These days, environmentalists call it permaculture. Religious fundamentalists call it intelligent design. Modern farmers call it agroecology, and big business calls it an existential threat. Meanwhile traditional indigenous peoples don't even name it, but sing it and dance in and act it out as sacred ceremony. Rather than talking the talk, they (we, actually) walk the walk. The poor victimized bourgeois, who, after generations of oppression now talk the talk and yearn to walk the walk, calling it Transition, or sustainability, and everything mainstream is talking about the green economy. Academia calls it ecological rehabilitation, which is pretty cool. Of course, children would call it common sense, if they had to name it at all. Naturally, the prophets of old called it the End of Days, and those ancient calendar keepers call it the Dawn of a New Age. We're talking about designed ecological rehabilitation, on a global scale. A rose by any other name...

Investors: Welcome to Tierra Sagrada. Welcome to the Sacred Earth.