"North American's have never been more discontent with life."
"Clinical depression at highest levels ever in N.A."
"Mainstream religious belief on the decline in Canada."
| Part A
In it's simplest form, life is easy to understand. There appears to be no mystical "divine" intervention:
1. Pure celestial (solar radiation) energy (hydrogen generated heat & light) penetrates and feeds mother earth and from this, all life as we know it exists. The earth is the single cauldron in which all hydrocarbon based life is formed.
2. Beyond this there is a need for "magick". It is the mother who gives birth, and it is the Divine Mother who gives birth to all earthly life. All life is born from Her Womb, pours forth out of the terrestrial cauldron? In this cycle there must be a male "other"- her equal.
She is Above, transcending all, existing beyond and outside all things; He is Below, existing in, with, and through all things. In a sense, He, and we and the Universe, are all still within Her Womb, are all still in gestation and development.
3. All things on the planet ARE sacred. When we feel connected
to life, it is easy to accept that plants and animals are living
entities. We see them spawned, live and die. We see their life-cycle.
Streams, rivers and oceans are living ecosystems as well. We have seen
them get sick and die. Even rock "solid" mountains are living sacred
| Part B
It is human nature to take care of that and those which we revere and feel connected to.
Unless we put time aside regularly to appreciate and get close
to nature and planet earth, we will continue to neglect and abuse her
and all she has birthed.
We need not practice the formalities of paganism or wicca in order to do so. In it's simplest form, naturistic panthesim is the practice of maintaining a close relationship within nature. It is holding all life and creation sacred. It is the belief that every plant, animal, stream, acorn, stone and pile of rich dark compost is sacred.
One need only take a daily sentient walk, rain or shine, through a garden or along streets lined with plants & trees to maintain this important connection to the energy of life. Dynamic Energy
Jogging on grass/mud,
rain, wind, dark,
frosty wet evening,
panoply of sensuality.
Warm summer sun, naked,
Like-minded friends, "the Beach",
Waves lapping, crashing,
Gentle breezes, rugged wind,
Drums hum, seagulls cry,
Beach fires crackle, sun sets West,
Moon rise, starlit skies,
One with the divine Mother.