From his reading and research of the Gnostic/Telestai texts, John Lash (metahistory.org) puts forward the proposition that the goddess Sophia/Gaia attempted, as a divine experiment, to introduce or bring to manifestation the anthropos - archetype of man - nine times previous to this creation. Each of the nine cases resulted in self-destruction of the species, and possibly the planetary environment-matrix (including accompanying species) in which they were imbedded.
Strangely [coincidence-theory!], this corresponds to the Hindu (Vaishnava) cosmology of 9 previous worlds threatened with (self/demonic)-destruction, and 'saved/preserved' by an entity called an 'avatar'. In both systems, our world is the 10th creation, and the Hindus await the coming Kalki avatar. The gnostic story is quite different, however.
Lash, of course, considers the Earth to be a living, conscious, sentient being - our Planetary Animal Mother, and is appalled at the predominant references in our contemporary languages to a 'dead rock floating in space'. My own direct experiences and studies tend to agree with that assessment. As far as both the Gnostic and Hindu stories go, I have to say, still, I don't know shit. But I'm open to these facets of our mysterious creation, being that humans know but a miniscule portion of the living world surrounding us, let alone the true history of this world. Vedic and aboriginal oral histories and natural sciences are about the best we got to go on, nevertheless.
I'm actually writing this because many will not check Lash's latest posts, or find them hard to follow (with all the digressions). They are HERE. And because he has posed a question, perhaps not for answering but for examination, which I find both interesting and possibly crucial. I will get back to that after a digression.
An article published in the British Independent, titled Animal Extinction - The Greatest Threat to Mankind states the following: "We now understand that the majority of life on Earth has never been -
and will never be - known to us. In a staggering forecast, [biologist Edward] Wilson
predicts that our present course will lead to the extinction of half of
all plant and animal species by 2100."
"A poll by the American Museum of Natural History finds that seven in 10
biologists believe that mass extinction poses a colossal threat to human
existence, a more serious environmental problem than even its
contributor, global warming; and that the dangers of mass extinction are
woefully underestimated by almost everyone outside science."
Oh, hey, it's probably just another one of those commie pinko Illuminati disinfo psy-ops, like anthropogenic climate change, overpopulation, vegetarianism, imagined chemtrails, imagined rapes, psychopathy, false memories, and the like...go back to choosing your favorite political party/candidate (and don't forget to vote).
"All these disappearing species are part of a fragile membrane of
organisms wrapped around the Earth so thinly, writes Wilson, that it 'cannot be seen edgewise from a space shuttle, yet so internally complex
that most species composing it remain undiscovered'. We owe everything
to this membrane of life. Literally everything. The air we breathe. The
food we eat. The materials of our homes, clothes, books, computers,
medicines. Goods and services that we can't even imagine we'll someday
need will come from species we have yet to identify....The
living membrane we so recklessly destroy is existence itself."
As we daily read the wildlife/biodiversity blogs, we see who the politicians and 'outdoorsmen' are making war on, with every bit of determination as the blood-for-oil freaks.
"...the big, scary animals that frightened us in childhood, and still do,
are the fierce guardians of biodiversity. Without wolves, wolverines,
grizzlies, black bears, mountain lions and jaguars, wild populations
shift toward the herbivores, who proceed to eat plants into extinction,
taking birds, bees, reptiles, amphibians and rodents with them. A tenet
of ecology states that the world is green because carnivores eat
herbivores. Yet the big carnivores continue to die out because we fear
and hunt them and because they need more room than we preserve and
connect. Male wolverines, for instance, can possess home ranges of 600
sq miles. Translated, Greater London would have room for only one."
Re: this "6th Great Extinction" - "an analysis published in Nature showed that it takes 10 million years
before biological diversity even begins to approach what existed before a
Factoids: The World Conservation Union's Red List is a database measuring the
global status of Earth's 1.5 million scientifically named species. Of the 40,168 species that the 10,000 scientists in the World
Conservation Union have assessed, one in four mammals, one in eight
birds, one in three amphibians, one in three conifers and other
gymnosperms are at risk of extinction. The peril faced by other classes
of organisms is less thoroughly analysed, but fully 40 per cent of the
examined species of planet earth are in danger, including perhaps 51 per
cent of reptiles, 52 per cent of insects, and 73 per cent of flowering
I know that's unquestionably too much information, especially before turning in for the night (or before breakfast). But I have lately been reflecting deeply on two things. One, the depth of obliviousness of the nature of our human-animalness, and, two, how inconceivably different/other is each species (and, equally, each individual of a species). Even with all the new 'scientific' papers emerging about animal sentience and emotionality, we (as a species) are light years away from having a clue about the reality of the inner lives of 'the others'. They are like inhabitants of different planets to us at this point in time, and we have no agreed-upon facility or technology to communicate. The point of this that we are f**king ANIMALS, for f**ks sake! So, it could not possibly be that this has always been the case in our past. I know this by long-term observing of various wild and domestic animals, and their interactions both within and without their species. And I also trust the word of indigenous historians and griots.
Back to the Lash question/examination. The story goes that Sophia, with the 10th attempt, (unintentionally?) transformed into the material body of Gaia herself, which was a different feature this time around. In any case, the intention was to mitigate, or prevent, the self-destructive tendency of evil/Wetiko-disease to grow to predominate over the peace-loving, empathetic, natural-balancing qualities of the embodied anthropos - the humans. The way this was envisioned to work was to be through the intimate, conscious interactions with the other species. So Lash is asking for reflection on the question/idea of WHY this didn't come about. What went 'wrong'? I guess, in other words, what happened to effect the disconnect from the rest of the animal nations, and when, where? This, I think, is the essence of what Lash is calling the ongoing, necessary "divine correction" that we are called upon to participate in. How can we access that crucial piece which surely is in our DNA?
There are other discussions in those "navigator briefings", including what's termed "moral anarchy" - 'anarchy' being defined as 'without-Archons' - that made me grin. But that and other interesting subjects can be explored if one is interested on the website.
Here's maybe something relevant, and ridiculously cute:
Belarus Soldier and Squirrel
Ok, while I'm doing 'cute', check this photo taken by one of Visible's readers -
Not sure if I posted this before. I think not, though I have posted other vids of Abida Parveen. This one is worth seeing, both for the exquisite music, but especially for the footage of the audience. They are Pakistani humans of all ages showing up in the hundreds to hear this magnificent spiritual music/poetry. They are another group we are supposed to hate and fear. See what you think.
I Saw My Beloved in All I Saw
The link has the lyrics in English.