The Spiritual Significance of Gaia Theory
A Talk by Dennis Rivers — March 1, 2018

A Vision of Gaia — Artist unknown but deeply appreciated

March 1, 2018

Gaia Theory is the proposal by scientists James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis that the Earth is like a giant organism, with many balancing factors (soil, atmosphere, ocean, web of life) acting together through complex feedback loops to keep an environment favorable to life. 

This talk about Gaia Theory was presented to the Word and Life Study Fellowship in Santa Barbara, California.  Over a period of ten weeks, The Fellowship asked a variety of speakers to expand on the themes explored in a recent book, Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth.

The chapter I was invited to expand on was about Gaia Theory and the soul of the world, written by Jungian analyst Jules Cashford.

Gaia Theory

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