Gaia Quotes

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Rick Riordan
“That is correct," Zeus said. "The blood of Olympus was spilled. She is fully conscious."
"Oh, come on!" Percy complained. "I get a little nosebleed and I wake up the entire earth? That's not fair!”
Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus

Rick Riordan
“Why would Gaia be back at camp?’ Leo asked. ‘Percy’s nosebleed was here.’

‘Dude,’ Percy said, ‘first off, you heard Athena – don’t blame my nose. Second, Gaia’s the earth. She can pop up anywhere she wants. Besides, she told us she was going to do this. She said the first thing on her to-do list was destroying our camp. Question is: how do we stop her?”
Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus

“A world where it is safe to love is a world where it is safe to live”
Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio

Terence McKenna
“Human history is a Gaian dream.”
Terence McKenna

James E. Lovelock
“We are the intelligent elite among animal life on earth and whatever our mistakes, [Earth] needs us. This may seem an odd statement after all that I have said about the way 20th century humans became almost a planetary disease organism. But it has taken [Earth] 2.5 billion years to evolve an animal that can think and communicate its thoughts. If we become extinct she has little chance of evolving another.”
James Lovelock, The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning

Rick Riordan
“The dead always outnumber the living. These spirits have waited centuries, unable to express their anger. Now I have given them bodies of earth.”
Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus
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Oliver Gaspirtz
“I believe, if there is some sort of higher power, the universe is it. Whenever religious people ask me where the universe came from, I tell them that it has always been here, and was never created. The Big Bang theory is based on the fact that the universe is expanding right now. And if you rewind the tape, the universe appears to be shrinking. If you rewind the tape far enough, eventually the universe must be just one singular point. Or so the theory goes. But what if the universe has not always been expanding? What if it's pulsating, and one pulse takes trillions of years, and right now the universe is inhaling, and before that, trillions of years ago, it was exhaling?”
Oliver Gaspirtz

William Golding
“Now we, if not in the spirit, have been caught up to see our earth, our mother, Gaia Mater, set like a jewel in space. We have no excuse now for supposing her riches inexhaustible nor the area we have to live on limitless because unbounded. We are the children of that great blue white jewel. Through our mother we are part of the solar system and part through that of the whole universe. In the blazing poetry of the fact we are children of the stars.”
William Golding

Tamara Rendell
“The forest rose like a dream
from the mind of Chaos’s lonely daughter
and the sun fell heavy and thick
to warm the blood of a world
not quite ready to live
but so tired of its own imagination”
Tamara Rendell, Mystical Tides

Riane Eisler
“Both the mythical and archaeological evidence indicate that perhaps the most notable quality of the pre-dominator mind was its recognition of our oneness with all of nature,which lies at the heart of both Neolithic and the Cretan worship of the Goddess. Increasingly, the work of modern ecologists indicates that this earlier quality of mind, in our time often associated with some types of Eastern spirituality, was far advanced beyond today's environmentally destructive ideology.”
Riane Eisler, The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future

Patricia Robin Woodruff
“The seeds of life inside my womb were present at my birth; a gift from mother's mother, on back to Mother Earth.”
Patricia Robin Woodruff

Steven Kotler
“In Lovelock's view the earth was a 'super-organism,' a cybernetic feedback system that 'seeks an optimal physical and chemical environment for life on this planet.' At the suggestion of his neighbor, author and screenwriter William Goldman, he called the system Gaia after the ancient Greek Earth goddess.”
Steven Kotler, A Small Furry Prayer: Dog Rescue and the Meaning of Life
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James E. Lovelock
“Le regard analytique et le regard intuitif sur la vie ne peuvent s'harmoniser dans un même être que dans la mesure où le premier est subordonné au second. C'est du second, et notamment du sentiment de beauté et de compassion qu'il enferme, que découle le sens de la totalité de même que celui des équilibres et de la limite. Le regard intuitif est la condition de la sagesse sans laquelle le regard analytique peut conduire à des excès suicidaires. L'analyse des phénomènes donne de la puissance sur eux, elle permet de dominer la nature, mais elle n'enferme aucune indication quant aux limites qu'il convient d'assigner à cette puissance.”
James Lovelock

Paul Kingsnorth

1. We live in a time of social, economic and ecological unravelling. All around us are signs that our whole way of living is already passing into history. We will face this reality honestly and learn how to live with it.

2. We reject the faith which holds that the converging crises of our times can be reduced to a set of ‘problems’ in need of technological or political ‘solutions’.

3. We believe that the roots of these crises lie in the stories we have been telling ourselves. We intend to challenge the stories which underpin our civilisation: the myth of progress, the myth of human centrality, and the myth of our separation from ‘nature’. These myths are more dangerous for the fact that we have forgotten they are myths.

4. We will reassert the role of storytelling as more than mere entertainment. It is through stories that we weave reality.

5. Humans are not the point and purpose of the planet. Our art will begin with the attempt to step outside the human bubble. By careful attention, we will reengage with the non-human world.

6. We will celebrate writing and art which is grounded in a sense of place and of time. Our literature has been dominated for too long by those who inhabit the cosmopolitan citadels.

7. We will not lose ourselves in the elaboration of theories or ideologies. Our words will be elemental. We write with dirt under our fingernails.

8. The end of the world as we know it is not the end of the world full stop. Together, we will find the hope beyond hope, the paths which lead to the unknown world ahead of us.”
Paul Kingsnorth, Uncivilisation: The Dark Mountain Manifesto

“It [realization of Oneness] means being constantly open to the possibility that we are like two flowers looking at each other from two different branches of the same tree, so that if we were to go deep enough inside to the trunk, we would realize that we are one. Just being open to this possibility will have a profound effect on your relationships and on your experience of the world.”
Francis Lucille, The Perfume of Silence

Tamara Rendell
“Drink in the heat of an ancient sun
held in the cold fire of water rising
from earth and rock
Spilling over your cupped hands
and drawn to lips and tongue
Pouring water’s memory
of the azure mist it fell from
into the chalice of your flesh
Turning your eyes skywards
with desire
for the freedom it was born of”
Tamara Rendell

“Dans les sociétés vernaculaires, l'éducation est homéotélique vis-à-vis de Gaïa”
Edouard Goldsmith

Michael  Grant
“Sam. Brianna is dead.”
He just stared at her. Then, in a soft, almost childlike voice, he said, “Breeze?”
“She stopped Gaia. It looked like Brianna almost killed her. The second time she . . . But this time . . .”
There were tears in Sam’s eyes. “My God. How is Dekka?”
“Like you’d expect. Destroyed. Roger’s dead, too, so Edilio . . . It’s been really bad, Sam. Really bad. It’s like we’re in a war.”
“We are.”
Michael Grant, Light

Michael  Grant
“She’s stronger than you are, Sam. It’s like fighting yourself and Caine and Jack and Dekka, all at once.”
“Talk to Astrid about it.”
“I already talked to Astrid.”
“And she’s okay with a suicide mission? Because I’m not. You go out there, go to win, huh? Don’t go out there thinking you’re doing us a favor by getting killed.”
Sam sighed. “It’s the endgame, my friend.”
“Sam . . .,” Edilio began, but that was all he had, that one word, that one-word plea for a different solution.
“Take care of Astrid for me. Try to keep her safe and don’t let her follow me.”
Michael Grant, Light

“We need to ensure we leave the planet in safer hands than ours and recent generations before us”
Dr Darius Singh

“It's not enough to simply learn about Nature anymore, we must learn from it”
Dr Darius Singh

Banani Ray
“God has created for us this green heaven, called the Earth. God has created the Earth as our playground, where through rights and wrongs, virtues and sins, rightful actions and mistakes, we can learn and evolve to rediscover our true nature of godliness.”
Banani Ray

Sol Luckman
“May the Luminous Child awaken in you.”
Sol Luckman, Cali the Destroyer

“Plant a seed of 'Peace' and let Gaia take care of herself don't try to fathom or comprehend her magnificence.”
Syed Sharukh

“Earth survived then; it will survive again.
The real question is "will we"?”
Dr Darius Singh

“A little "Gratitude" Can Occur a "LoveQuake" Magnitude Scale Enough to Shake You and Get You to a Peaceful Latitude and Longitude of Your Being." ~ Syed Sharukh”
Syed Sharukh

Linda Nagata
“Gaia spoke in a complex language of predator and prey, of growth and dormancy, of birth and migration, of seasonal change, of storms, of currents, and finally, of cruelty and death and necessity.”
Linda Nagata, The Bohr Maker

Laurence Galian
“Many people trapped in the Demiurge's imitation of the Earth think that they are realistic and practical, and that the people of love, the people of Gaia/Sophia, are desperately deceived. These trapped people take great pride in the fact that they think they are more sophisticated than people who follow a spiritual path. They believe that they are the ones who really understand reality, when in reality this is part of Yaldabaoth's decption; he caresses the egos of his followers telling them that they are special because they can know the facts about reality. However, these are not facts, these 'facts' are just lies. The only 'reality' they know is Yaldabaoth's false invention.”
Laurence Galian, Alien Parasites: 40 Gnostic Truths to Defeat the Archon Invasion!

“I eventually realized that to make a difference I had to step outside, into creation, and refocus on the roots of my passion. If an ounce of soil, a sparrow, or an acre of forest is to remain then we must all push things forward. To save wildlife and wild places the traction has to come not from the regurgitation of bad-news data but from the poets, prophets, preachers, professors, and presidents who have always dared to inspire. Heart and mind cannot be exclusive of one another in the fight to save anything. To help others understand nature is to make it breathe like some giant: a revolving, evolving, celestial being with ecosystems acting as organs and the living things within those places -- humans included -- as cells vital to its survival.”
J. Drew Lanham, The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature

“It is impossible to negate mother nature, for it is the ultimate truth. One can suppress it for a while, but the truth always comes out on top. Oddly enough, it is also in the human nature to deny & subvert the truth. Contradiction, or is it just nature evolving?”
Mamur Mustapha

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