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This Blog is named after an ancient gnoseological riddle which hints hidden, disseminated, omnipresent wisdom.
I invite you to search, listen and observe with me for "the word of tree, whisper of stone, and humming together of the abyss and stars."

2017/10/04

Animated world

This Summer we received a surprise visit. Several tomato plants sprung from our balcony earthworm composter. It was a delight to observe them growing, blooming and finally bringing forth little delightful tomatoes. All what they needed was a little bit of water now and then. An old friend commented that she calls them “volunteer plants.” I started to call them “companions”. They gave us so much joy!
      This experience opens my mind to perceiving even plants as living creatures even with souls, just like animals. Our English word for “animal” is derived from the Latin name for a soul - ANIMA. And a biblical testimony also hints to the presence of soul in other creatures. Psalm 104 speaks primarily about humans and animals but in a broader context includes also plants. This is how the psalmist speaks to God about living nature:
   When you take away their spirit,
   they die and return to dust.
   When you sent out your spirit again,
   they are created anew,
   thus you renew face of the earth. 

And there are other biblical instances of animated (having anima, having soul) nature.
      This weekend we will welcome our 2017 autumn speaker Dr. David Abram. He is an interesting author, thinker, philosopher and environmentalist. He will share with us his insight on how respecting other creatures’ souls can lead to a healthier, happier and more spiritual living for us and entire planet.
                   
Saturday: Lecture at 10 am, and Seminar at 1:30 pm
Sunday Worship at 11 am

1 comment:

Marvin Cain said...

You are very corrects...Like all other living beaing plants also have many qualities.
I appreciate your love with nature.
Its great to cultivate such veggies ourself.
here we will their to check your amazing posts!!


Regards,
Marvin
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