- Prince Harry: Mother Nature Is Punishing Humanity
This article actually quotes and links to the Gaianism website — unfortunately only to disagree (this is a publication of the Philadelphia Church of God) but still the attention is welcome!
- Gaia on Main, new to Park City, is a holistic art gallery
New venue in Utah takes its name from Mother Earth.
- The Earth on Fire
The author name-checks Gaia (and Demeter!) in a brief history of the planet, which ten turns into a review of Larry Schweiger’s new-ish book, Climate Crisis and Corrupt Politics.
For the beauty of the earth,
this spinning blue-green ball, yes!
Gaia, mother of everything,
we walk gently across your back,
to come together again
in this place,
to remember how we can live
to remember who we are
to create how we will be.
Gaia, our home,
the lap in which we live –
The only way to reunite mankind is to reunite mankind with nature. Man will become humane toward man only when he becomes humane toward all nature. The inner nature of man has been disastrously severed from the all-enveloping nature of wilderness.
Fredrick Adams, first Feraferia newspaper, 1967
We are all thankful to our Mother, the Earth, for she gives us all that we need for life. She supports our feet as we walk about upon her. It gives us joy that she continues to care for us as she has from the beginning of time. To our mother, we send greetings and thanks. Now our minds are one.
This recognition that the Earth system is lawful and ordered remains an integral part of indigenous understanding and governance in Africa. Moreover, whereas the dominant, human-centred legal paradigm objectifies the natural world as “property,” “resource” or “commodity,” identifying humans as sole subjects of law, the cosmologies of traditional peoples de-centre and re-situate the human as part of a “communion of subjects” within Nature. Humans are understood to be one constituent member among many others in a vibrant web of interdependent relationships that collectively compose Gaia, our living Earth.
Carlotta Byrne, “The Emergence of Earth Jurisprudence in Africa,” from The Conscious Lawyer #5, page 54
Footnote: “communion of subjects” is from Thomas Berry
Perhaps it is time to counter our dangerously outdated mechanistic worldview with a more fruitful, more soulful, science-based idea in tune with the wisdom of our ancestors that inspires us to uncover our deep indigenous connection with the earthly community of rocks, atmosphere, water and living beings — with the animate Earth that enfolds us.
Stephan Harding, “Animate Earth” in Earthy Realism: The Meaning of Gaia
Perhaps the single most important thing that we can do to undo the harm we have done is to fix firmly in our minds the thought: the Earth is alive.
James Lovelock, Foreword to Earthy Realism: The Meaning of Gaia
- How the Nigerian Designer Behind ‘Kai Collective’ Made 2020 the Year of the Gaia Dress
- COVID-19: Let’s Not Sharpen the Wolf’s Teeth
- Extinction Rebellion demand climate emergency declaration
- New Trailer for Sci-Fi Epic “Dune” Released, Showing Ecological Themes
- Critical Zones: The Science & Politics of Landing on Earth
- Hearing Gaia’s Call
Some crazy human named Bart Everson explicates Gaianism for The Wild Hunt, part of the “Spotlight on Tradition” series.
- Pelosi: Mother Earth Is Angry and She’s Telling Us
“Mother Earth is angry… She’s telling us with hurricanes on the Gulf Coast, fires in the West, whatever it is, that the climate crisis is real and has an impact.” This remark by Nancy Pelosi drew the predictable ire of conservative PJ Media who accused her of being anti-science and “going full Gaia” — a familiar smear to those who have been paying attention.
- Therme Art’s Wellbeing Culture Forum: Growing Gaia
(Talk 1 & Talk 2)
Architects and designers discuss the “challenges of the Anthropocene” and how Gaia theory informs their work. A couple hours of video here.
- Gaia & Dubos debuts a sustainable fall clothing collection
A number of fashion lines use the name Gaia for purposes that are not always clear. In this case, at least, it represents an explicit claim to sustainability.
If we see the Earth as just a block of matter lying outside of us, then we have not yet truly seen the Earth. We need to be able to see that we are part of the Earth, and to see that the entire Earth is in us. The Earth is also alive; it has intelligence and creativity. If the Earth were inert matter, it could not give birth to countless great beings, including the Buddha, Jesus Christ, Muhammad, and Moses. The Earth is also mother to our parents and to us. Looking with the eyes of non-discrimination, we can establish a very close relationship with the Earth. We look at the Earth with our heart and not with the eyes of cold reasoning. You are the planet, and the planet is you.