What if…what we imagine as the soul is just mammal ego using words? Then do we still have a soul? What are the spiritual implications of having no soul; does it matter?
Most of our forest landscape has become one giant densely-packed single-age tinderbox. Who’s at fault for the precarious situation? The timber industry is at fault; the government is at fault; and ultimately, we are all at fault.
Civilization, reinforced by modern religion, lends humans to believe we can break the laws of Nature and God. Breaking a law of Nature or Life is like trying to break the laws of physics: we can’t without breaking something or killing someone. I am not generally a religious writer, but if I were a prophet, I would write something like this.
Humans did not get sick in the way we understand before civilization. So where are all of these diseases coming from?
It is slowly disappearing. Civilization will wind down without it. Hint: It is not oil.
The Agricultural Revolution will be renamed to the Control Revolution. Today, the Control System binds people to civilization. Once gone, a fecundity of new human social organizational systems would bloom.
The invasion of the Americas began in 1492 when the slave-trader Columbus was found lost at sea by the friendly Arawak peoples. Waves of indifferent invaders brought disease, invasive species and toxic memes. So much of wild America has been destroyed that the Arawak could not recognize it today. It is time to honor the Indigenous peoples who tended the wildlands we enjoy today.
The larger our population and, ironically, the more information we have, the further the democracy seems to degenerate. Social media echo chambers are polarizing and dumbing-down our electorate. News has become propaganda. Being right at the expense of public benefit has become the norm. What is the state of American democracy?
All animals, from humans to Pavlov’s Dogs, download an operating system. The key is which operating system to you run. Understanding this programming is key to what it will take to improving society and literally saving the world. The most dangerous thing in the universe is a sentient mind on civilization.
Almost everyone accepts forest clear-cutting as a given, while the economic damage from smoke alone exceeds the forestry income and it is a root cause of climate change. Let’s see how it is all connected.