Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Eco-Sensual Knowledge

Photo by Steve McCurry

“The ancients did not gain their knowledge from books; instead they observed nature and felts its pulse, they felt the vibration of the earth and stars, the rhythm of day and night. They did not view themselves as separate from their environment but as functional parts of a whole. They were able to learn about themselves in what they saw and felt. Through rituals based on nature, especially the season, animals, and elements, people were able to enter into the spirit of what they saw. In this way they achieved inner knowledge.

"..…No separation was made between wo/man and God, between people and nature.
Oneness was recognized in all things.”
—Caroline Arewa, Opening to Spirit

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