Hic Est Arcana Divina Anima Mundi by Mondwin ()
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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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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
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:)
I embrace this concept wholeheartedly and am on board my dear friend I love the image and everything that it symbolises I agree with you in every way it is so cool when you meet a kindred spirit for the first time, I have met many and am certainly happy to live in the same time and space continuum with such a genererous hearted soul as yourself!! I made you one of my favs the minute I saw your work but I am overjoyed at this wonderous piece with all its simplicity and forthrightness. Much Applause indeed! If all the world thought as you do my friend I doubt we would need a police force ,prisons or any kind of army or nuclear weaponry, Thanx for this beautiful incite to your personality!
this is too complex to comment in a few words lots of substance here and yes we need the planet but the planet dont needs us .the way we are going now is highly dangerous.the power and the greed are such potent aphrodisiakums,hard to resist maybe in todays time. i am content that i dont have to grin into the face of people just to make my money.i am in the lucky position to be able to call an ass an ass whatever position he has i dont care. i cash in my monthly cheque and go back into my own world. i cannot go around as preacherman ,the last good one has been crucified for revealing his thinkings, so mostly i keep mine to myself and invent my own 3d world. i avoid humans as much as possible hehehehehehehe. sorry i got a bit carried away........................