PLANETARY EMPOWERMENT


The deepest implications of the worldwide crisis humanity is now facing is that a new frame of reference is needed which can be experienced as a concrete reality. The term concrete, however, should be given a broader than physical meaning. The new frame of reference should not only be "planetary" in a geographical sense: it should refer to a being, the Earth-being.

Dane Rudhyar

There are threshold moments in a life when virtually everything we think and hold dear changes, almost instantaneously. That is how it was for me in the late sixties, when, as a young undergraduate at the University of Calgary, I saw photographs of the whole Earth for the first time.

Uplifted and inspired by the primordial majesty and beauty of what I witnessed in those photographs, I suddenly saw myself as an "Earth person," an identity far more expansive than those offered by my culture-of-birth. Instinctively, I seized the moment and began what has become a life-long quest to understand what this broader identity entailed.

Far more interesting and complex than anything I could have imagined, my quest has taken me down a long and winding road of self-discovery. Now, as I pass through
my sixty-first year, in gratitude to Mother Earth for sustaining me on what has surely been an adventure, I offer this website as a giveaway to the global community.

Included in this gesture is a harvest of insights, images and information I consider pertinent to the transformative times in which we dwell. My intention is to share these things in support of the manifestation of a public that honors and nurtures individual human sovereignty and creativity, a public that cares about what we as a people leave to our descendants, a public that acts on behalf of the Earth itself.


The old gods are dead or dying and people everywhere are searching, asking: What is the new mythology to be, the mythology of this unified earth as of one harmonious being? … The only myth that is going to be worth thinking about in the immediate future is one that is talking about the planet and everything on it.

Joseph Campbell

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