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

There are threshold moments in our lives when, for various reasons, virtually everything we think and hold dear, abruptly changes. 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 and inclusive than what had been impressed upon me by family and friends. Instinctively, I seized the moment and began what has become a life-long quest to understand what this broader identity entails.

Far more interesting and complex than anything I could have imagined at that stage of my life, my "Whole Earth" identity quest has taken me down a long and winding road of research and self-discovery.
A half-century later, and in complete gratitude to Mother Earth for sustaining me on what has surely been a deeply transformative magical mystery tour, 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 living, breathing Earth itself!

Dwayne Edward Rourke


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