GUEST POST: words from occasional commenter "JD":
[linked in Tuesday's post this week] the thing that leapt out at me was this -
"America is experiencing a health crisis on an enormous scale — a crisis that is simultaneously physical, psychological and spiritual and is hardly ever understood in holistic terms."That is more or less a summary of what John Michell wrote in "The New View Over Atlantis" where he spoke about how the first and all subsequent European immigrants destroyed or ignored the sacred places of the Native Americans without learning any of the 'secrets' of the land -
"The catastrophic results of the North Americans' failure to inherit the geomantic lore of their predecesors is now becoming apparent in the endemic restlessness and unease of the present inhabitants and in the approach of sterility to both land and livestock through the application of naive agricultural theories, together with the disregard on the part of politicians, generals and industrialists for the living, and therefore vulnerable, nature of the country they inhabit."
The result was and still is that same psychological and spiritual dis-ease which O'Hehir speaks about. It will never be healed until there is an acknowledgement by the Powers That Be of their disastrous error.
The idea of the land being sacred is very old and deep rooted all over the world. From ancient Greece via the various Holy Wells in Britain and Ireland up to and including the location of the burial place of Crazy Horse which the Lakota Sioux, to this day, will not reveal to anyone.
Sacred spaces and places are very real.
(In South America the invaders did what Christian missionaries had always done; they built their churches on those sacred spaces and co-opted the local traditions and forms of worship into a new blend of Christianity effectively taking possession of the old religion)
Alan Watts said the same thing years ago, this is a nation dedicated to the destruction of life.
Hillary or Trump: what a dismal prospect for the future! Is it too late to hand the country back to the Crown and apologise for the mess you have made? (Says he with tongue stuck firmly in cheek)