The Gaian Conspiracy


All the sentient creatures as well as the interconnecting nerve fibers of the media and telecommunications networks comprise the Whole, or the noosphere. As we watch movies and documentaries about the animals, they also become a part of the network as we bring them into our consciousness. As the occipital nerve of our central nervous system influences our consciousness by bringing visual information to the brain, the international communications medium is a neural network that affects our global consciousness.

We are unaware of any visual input from the waking world when we're asleep. Instead, we dwell within archetypal realms. The process of awakening is reflected in an increasing ability, moment by moment, to connect quickly and directly with what is going on around us.

So, too, our planet is awakening through the noosphere's development. Once upon a time, war would occur in Europe without anyone in North America having any knowledge of it. Then, when the noosphere grew we could know, but with a time lag which buffered the reality of the war and our consciousness of it for a time. Now the planetary nervous system is awakening even more as information about significant events more quickly reachs a much larger body of consciousness. The experience is also a fuller one of sight and sound together. The noosphere is evolving, its body of consciousness self-organizing into an elaborate neural network.

When injured persons becomes unconscious, they aren't as aware of their wounds as they would be if they were conscious. As they come back towards consciousnes they first become aware of sensations and sounds, then they open their eyes to their surroundings, and try to sit up, only to find their body is racked with pain. They only then begin to remember who they are, where they are, and what happened. As they become aware of the situation as a whole, they begin connecting the sensory information of the outside world that impacts on their groggy consciousness.

Gaea is awakening now as Her various members realize they are part of the larger divine system. When the pictures of Earth from space were broadcast into the minds of Her children, She finally was able to see Her face in the mirror of our consciousness, and soon all the parts of Gaea will recognize each other as participants in a parallel growth heading for an Omega point> of 'coalescence and integrative harmony', which is when the global consciousness of this planet awakens to a realization of Her identity as a global being.

We humans who are aware of this process have a ringside seat, for we are Her eyes and ears and Her voice and hands. With our modern scientific instruments and global communication, we are in a unique position to understand the Change of the Quickening's direction, and to help or thwart it at our own liberation or peril. Asking and perhaps discovering the answers to the direction Her evolutionary thrust is moving we become partners in it.

Teilhard de Chardin observed, "Man is not the center of the universe, as once we thought in our simplicity, but something much more wonderful--that arrow pointing the way to the final unification of the world in terms of life."(iii)

But what expression is being carved on the face of the Goddess Gaea ? In our rush towards planetary realization, we are beginning to create the paralysis of "Greedlock" in earnest.(iv) Since everything on this planet is part of Gaea, what in the world is She doing to Herself? Is destruction or our own habitat part of Her plan? Is She trying to get rid of us because we are a failed experiment? Or are we an inoculation hurrying Her own awakening? If we are She, and we are also destroying the most living aspect of Her, does that mean She is involved in self-destruction? If so, WHY ?


I return to using a model based upon human beings. People come a pychologogist, a magician or a healer often to deal with self-destructive activities they are unable to stop like drinking, eating, scratching themselves raw, ruining their relationships, hurting their children. They don't want to be doing these things and they aren't fully conscious of why they do them. Our mainstream culture promotes this kind of addictive self-destruction, and it's ubiquitious.

The behaviors were, in every case, the result of one or more wounds that had been glossed over, forgotten, discounted or distorted by the patient. An unhealed wound of any magnitude thwarts the evolutionary progression of those so afflicted. Until the wound is healed, the organism cannot go on to become what it is meant to be.

Human addictive destruction of the biosphere is possibly a systemic reaction on the part of Gaea to escape Her wounds. It's a sign that alot has gone awry, and they are the symptoms of a a self sabotage reflex, a circuit breaker - a negative conspiracy against Ourselves. If this is so, then what are those wounds ?

The wounds Gaea sustained are a result of Her children turning away from Her. If her children were the arrow pointing the way to unification, then we are surely missing the mark. Which is one definition of sin. Instead of unity, we ahve sowed our separation from Nature, resulting in a fragmentation of Her energy. Culture has severed us from the planetary Soul, much as the mind was "severed" from planetary body, and the ongoing condition results from the wounds She suffered. As a result, we are living with a biospheric amnesia, and Gaea is living in a state of partial dissociation. The noosphere has become the neurosisphere of Theodore Roszak...

The forced imposition of patriarchal dominator values that destroyed the religions and cultural models that revered the Earth, was the original infliction of this wound. It has been a 6,000 year process of separation of human beings from Nature (long for us, but moments to Gaea). In this time we have moved away from biological models for our cultural structure by replacing them with mechanistic ones. Powerful technology was the result, but one that is out of step with Gaea. They take us away from Her and from ourselves as biological beings, by the culture that promotes them, and how we choose to use them. However, we are utterly dependent upon Gaea this so this separation is not actually possible. But in reality, our individualistic separations are an illusion that, unfortunately, has us firmly in its grip. Joanna Macy points out:

"Trying to escape from something that we are dependent on breeds a love-hate relationship with it. This love-hate relationship with matter permeates our culture and inflames a twofold desire--to destroy and to possess. These two impulses , craving and aversion inflame each other in a kind of vicious circle."(v)

So, our mainstream culture is compelled to compulsively seek to possess and destroy the very deity that gives us life. We are each part of Gaea. Her wound is our own wound. As we are separated from Mother Nature, we are simultaneously separated from our own nature. Our self-destruction is her destruction. As the face of our planet breaks out in biospheric acne, our social systems break down, our economic systems decline, our political systems wage war and our immune systems fail. Our despair is Her despair. Her pain is our Doom (Fate, Wyrd, Destiny). But as we are microcosmic reflection of Her, so is our visions and our hope. Herein lies the good news.


Get over the illusion of separateness between yourself and other parts of the planet -- "us and them" thinking. Look towards healing the wounds within yourself and others, for your enemies are of Gaea. Reconnect with Nature, walk in the wilderness, immerse your consciousness in places where She is still whole and healthy. Help others to recognize the vision of global consciousness. Help promote awareness of the Earth as being, in part, our own awareness of ourselves, and of our purpose in this amazing cosmic creation story.

Conduct rituals that strengthen the connections beteen human and Gaean consciousness. Recycle. Pray. Contribute environmental organizations. Write a Letter to the editor to your newspaper. Learn to love each other and appreciate the beauty and diversity She has created. Help to bring about the critical mass that can carry us on to global awakening.

* * * * * Wake up ! * * * * *

Ben Franklin said that his greatest invention was the word "American" to describe the melting pot of cultures forming this country. It erased the differences emphasized by such labels as "Dutch," "Italian," "French," "Virginian," "New Yorker," "Catholic," "Jewish," or "Protestant." Oberon Zell has suggested we begin thinking of ourselves as "Gaeans," a word that transcends our races, religions, nationalities,politics, etc. As Gaeans we join together in the global conspiracy to awaken our Mother and Thank her for the miraculous gift of life she gives us.

Humanity stands on the brink of the Quickening, a quantum leap in evolution. The effects of a global change in consciousness are truly cosmic . It will eclipse the fall of the Berlin Wall, the end of the Cold War, the advent of computers, and the Internet. We have an enormous opportunity if we can recognize it before we destroy our chance. The Gaean Conspiracy is a result of the belief that planetary awakening will occur through the mutual recognition and coordination of ALL our major systems; from individuals and families, to cities and continents; from politics and economics, to religion and science. As Al Gore stated at the Democratic Convention of 2000 CE, "The environment must be the central organizing principle for civilization."

As we balance our mechanistic models and integrate them with compatible spiritual and biological models, we make the first steps of the transformation. This process will certainly extend beyond our lifetime, and such projects are difficult for us to conceive and implement it, especially when many of our institutions rarely think past the next election. But if Homo Sapiens Sapiens [Ludens] is indeed the animal privileged to point the arrow, let us reflect deeply upon its direction, and not miss the mark.

i  Thealogical, spelled with an "a" refers to the Feminine aspect of Theology.

ii  Two days old was detrmined and derived by setting approxiately one million years ago as dawning of the noosphere by first use of fire. We have assumed for this analogy that Gaea may be about one third of the way through her life of 15 billion years, one million years is about two days in the Planetary Lifetime

iii  Teilhard de Chardin, Phenomenon of Man, translated by Bernard Wall, Harper Torch Books, 1959 pgs 154-157

iv  A term coined by Theodore Roszak, Voice of the Earth, Simon and Schuster, 1992

v  Joanna Macy, World as Lover, World as Self, Parallax Press, 1991 pg. 7.

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