"The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." attributed to Plato

"Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing." attributed to Edmund Burke

Let's between us make the world a better place.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Sacred Geography

How do we value our natural environment? - I asked in my last post.
However we do, one thing of which I am certain is that we must recognise the sacredness of nature, of our environment of which we are an inextricably linked part. Only then, as we view the living Gaia around us with awe and wonder, and with a sense of that sacredness, will be find ourselves forced to respect it, to nurture and protect those fragile interconnections.
The sacred geographies of ancient cultures, Paul Devereux tells us in his latest book, Sacred Geography contain a fundamental wisdom, a lesson we would be wise to heed.

How a culture maps its world says much about its way of thinking about its environment, "how its soul and the soul of the world...interact." Make our environment sacred once again, he tells us, and the right environmental behaviour will come naturally; the mapping of the physical world will be integrated with the geography of the soul.
We have little time to waste in making this essential connection again.

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