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Estrangement is Alienation

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“Our estrangement from nature and the unconscious became entrenched roughly two thousand years ago, during the shift from the Age of the Great God Pan to that of Pisces that occurred with the suppression of the pagan mysteries and the rise of Christianity. The psychological shift that ensued left European civilization staring into two millennia of religious mania and persecution, warfare, materialism, and rationalism.

The monstrous forces of scientific industrialism and global politics that have been born into modern times were conceived at the time of the shattering of the symbiotic relationships with the plants that had bound us to nature from our dim beginnings. This left each human being frightened, guilt-burdened, and alone. Existential man was born.”

― Terence McKenna, Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge

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Posted by on October 4, 2016 in Quotes

 

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If Nature Is Sacred, #Capitalism Is Wicked

It’s a familiar story: #Capitalism, we are often told, can be made green. Incentives can be established. The corporations previously leading the way in pollution, plunder, and exploitation can, with a few adjustments, become the world’s leaders in the development of clean energy and pave the way to a sustainable future.

Source: If Nature Is Sacred, Capitalism Is Wicked | Common Dreams

 
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Posted by on October 4, 2016 in Readings

 

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