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Hic Est Arcana Divina Anima Mundi

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First of all be understanding, drawing quality is not great because of reduced size and quality to be within the limits of Renderosity.

Anima Mundi. It's a very difficult concept. Many people know the Gaia Hypothesis - but for those who do not know, I briefly summarize from Wikipedia:

The Gaia hypothesis, also known as Gaia theory or Gaia principle, proposes that all organisms and their inorganic surroundings on Earth are closely integrated to form a single and self-regulating complex system, maintaining the conditions for life on the planet.

This is a modern theory, also considered by some a little risky. In many ancient peoples and civilizations, another idea was considered: the Anima Mundi. Again a litte resume from Wikipedia:

The world soul (in Latin Anima mundi) is, according to several systems of thought, an intrinsic connection between all living things on the planet, which relates to our world in much the same way as the soul is connected to the human body. The idea originated with Plato and was an important component of most Neoplatonic systems.

It is immediately obvious the similarity between the two concepts.
Although the definition is the original Greek civilization, its actual origins are older than history. Although with minor variations, this idea has been present throughout history, civilizations and people, at least until the expansion of the monotheistic religions. These, however, did not deny the idea itself, rather it has been subject to the divinity.
Even today many important religious and theologians, as well as scientists, rediscover and reaffirm this idea in its entirety.
Thousands of years to become aware of something that the ancient peoples knew already. But despite this, we all see what we are doing wrong and evil to the Earth, to people, to life ... to the soul of the world.
Some even consider the human race as a disease of the world and fear the consequences of this. Maybe it's an extreme idea, maybe not.
If there is a soul in the world, it certainly suffer. It took a lot of patience. But I think the man has always been too evil to deserve the patience in the world. Today, our ever-present cruelty, though masked by the complexity of a modern civilization, we add the abuse of every available resource. And we are all guilty, all of us. So, how much patience will yet the world?
Today, we all know, is a difficult time. But still there are people, many people, who continue to abuse everything and everyone. How long can we tolerate? How much more our world, our home, can tolerate?
I'm not interested in stories and theories about the End of the World, 2012, and other such things. The world is alive, it grows, it changes, it has its good times and difficult ones. But we have gone beyond the laws of nature. Any time, we can pass the no return point. We can disappear in a short time, the world will go on, though. It has a future, we may not.
In my picture there are men who prays, they ask for forgiveness and help, but really we believe that this is enough?
Each of us, honestly, knows or should know the answer.
Maybe it's time to follow the heart, to use the reason, not the cruelty and abuse. It is time to think about, it is time to build our future not to destroy it.
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Aug 17, 2012 9:11:42 am
So beautifully stated and illustrated. Beautiful my friend, perfect.

by barryjeffer Homepage »

Aug 17, 2012 9:11:50 am
Very fantastic idea, story and concept. The picture is very, very nice. Great work!!!
Have a good day.

by byteline Homepage »

Aug 17, 2012 9:16:22 am
This is so interesting and thought provoking. Lovely job, I love all of your images and concepts in your gallery

by Amarillis Homepage »

Aug 17, 2012 9:19:43 am
she is beatiful great image :d

by angelbearzs Online Now!   Homepage »

Aug 17, 2012 9:22:30 am
supeb work! beautifuly crafted. love the info.

by eekdog Homepage »

Aug 17, 2012 9:27:13 am
Great composition!

by VDH Homepage »

Aug 17, 2012 9:31:16 am
Very beauty!!!!!!!

by zaigodou Homepage »

Aug 17, 2012 9:35:29 am
Lovely image! DO keep up the good work!!

by dphoadley Homepage »

Aug 17, 2012 9:45:04 am
Amazing work here! Fantastic image and very interesting read!

by Razor42 Homepage »

Aug 17, 2012 9:46:28 am
Another year has come and gone and we are finally blessed by you wonderous work again. I an a firm believer in Gaia Theory, everything and everyone is connected, we can not survive either as a planet or species unless we treat each other as equals and that includes the ground we walk on and the air we breathe. Gaia is not happy lately, unless we heed her warnings we are Done.
**Peace**

by Lenord Homepage »

Aug 17, 2012 9:49:05 am
love the beautiful symbolism and the whole idea expressed and shown, here.
thanks so much for the info.

by bakapo Homepage »

Aug 17, 2012 9:50:04 am
great image
erland

by erlandpil Homepage »

Aug 17, 2012 9:51:19 am
Great work and statements at this critical time.

by Jay-el-Jay Homepage »

Aug 17, 2012 9:55:11 am
Whylma, this is a fantastic image and I enjoyed the story also

by magnus073 Homepage »

Aug 17, 2012 9:57:07 am
Cool.

by mila_s Homepage »

Aug 17, 2012 10:12:12 am
Bella!

by MistyLaraPrincess Homepage »

Aug 17, 2012 10:30:22 am
WOW!!! This is incredible !

by rayag Homepage »

Aug 17, 2012 10:49:32 am
Fantastic idea and splendid image to illustrate, great work!

by Jean_C Online Now!   Homepage »

Aug 17, 2012 10:58:32 am
very beautiful I like your message, because I believe that the univers is a conscious being which is the sum of all life in creation. We have to wake up and stop hurting each other and make this planet a place of peace and harmony. We are all connected and the same in essence, brothers and sisters of the Light:)

by spiritmind Homepage »

Aug 17, 2012 11:00:02 am
Your work is beautiful, outstanding. Aloha

by sharky_ Homepage »

Aug 17, 2012 11:00:22 am
Incredible symbolism and concept.

by 1010 Homepage »

Aug 17, 2012 11:09:58 am
great work.

by helderres Homepage »

Aug 17, 2012 11:12:41 am
marvelous image!

by flavia49 Homepage »

Aug 17, 2012 11:17:11 am
Totally awesome, outstanding work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by ontar1 Homepage »

Aug 17, 2012 11:22:48 am
very nice picture

by StarGazer9 Homepage »

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