Sep 30, 2009

Laguage and Speech (B)

Fossil Speech

Sounds from soft, red flesh;
Released with the breath of life,
Through the box of voice-sound,
Through the cave of mouth,
Sculpted to taste and send
meanings with tongue.

Sounds mating in flight with message of eyes,
Sounds flying into patterns, into transformations,
Into voice-waftings, as caresses of faces!
As landings on faces, of speech-formations!

Words so stubborn, so embedded,
As to be petrified, to be time-locked,
Into moving rythym and chanting beat,
Defying conquest-storms of culture-shock,

Speech sounds given as kisses defying death,
Mouth to mouth spirit resuscitation, an imortality.
Deep language carved into stone
And etched onto sheaths of wood.

Language buried, as scrolls in caves,
As bios and tales in tombs,
Carried, on culture's beasts and vessels,
As treasured pages of Ages.

Speech as human spirit's reach
To endure every breach
Of love-nurture by artifice-culture;
Love passed as birthright to all and each,
As soul-life sounds midst
Ruins of bones and abode-stones.

Sounds regathered not for science shelves,
But as forage, for the Soul
To speak again what is older,
What is stronger than constructed stone:
Speech calling from the fossil Soul.

(adapted from Ch. XI, "Ecopoetry," in The Last Human Spring

Sep 29, 2009

Language and Speech (A)

To Speak the Body of We

Language says to Life,
Give me your sounds of atrophy and pain,
Your sounds of growth and joy,
Your sounds of struggle to be--
Free of pretense and greed--
Sounds of your primal, pure identity.

Give me sounds of Life attaining to Being,
Echoing round, and on to speech;
As Life evolves its charted strife
With Soul into self-conscious being;
As the heart leaves the self of I
Joining the bond of We, in social life,
Searching to speak our needings' Why.

And the body of Life and Being,
Organismic-Earth, says to language,
You are not needed here,
But are welcome, if you come to speak
More deeply than, "Listen to me":
If you come to know
The condition of your being,
And to speak the body of We.

(from Ch XI, "Ecopoetry" The Last Human Spring

Sep 26, 2009

Wildness, Savagery, Disintegration Vs Order, Unity, Growth (B)

The questions, What is wildness and savagery? and What is beastly? call out for an ecological and ontological answer in our Age of Ecology and Sustainability. Look at Civilization's diverse, long-running menu of feasts: its enslavements, conquests, genocides, oppressions, hegemonies, exploitations; look at the violations of organic families, communities, and ecosystem-habitats and ask, "What is wildness and savagery? and What is the beast and where is it?

The answer, we are in denial of: it is Us, dear Readers. The beast, raging so savagely amidst Humanity and Earth-life is within us, savaging our humanity, spirit, soul and being. A beast wildly implanted there through accelerating, penetrating violations into our once pure, human being and soul! Natural, original, pure, human being was originally created through the natural selections from the matrix-medium-environment of natural culture, our nurturome, having order, balance, unity and sustainability.

Stopping on the hiking trail or beside the parked car, looking out upon the mountains and valleys; do not believe it is the Wild you see out there! For, what you behold it is the only form of meaningful order, rightness, goodness and beauty ever created in our lifeworld having unified purity, meaning and purpose. Organic human family and community once were there also, a part of Earth-life's natural purity, unity, growth and order.

Whichever human communities believe, in the center of their hearts, in this unity and purity, in this goodness and beauty, in this meaning and purpose; this natural order will be sustained till the end of human time and being in their home of Earth-place. This world of treasure called Life will shine on. This order of warmth and light will dispel the Wildness and the Darkness sustaining Earth's modest, humble humanity for eons to come. Seize and embrace, then, this faith in our Source, our Earth-life-world. Keep, then, this original human Faith; and practice this natural Faith.

The natural disasters we see in Earth's evolved ecosystems of life are intrinsic parts of both Earth-life's and Humanity's development, well-being and sustainability. In contrast, the destructivities long-witnessed in civilization's cities, states, nations and empires are intrinsic parts of the power-wealth-domination ethos and oppression of the masses of humanity by small elites, within which "might makes right."

No construct or entity, human or nonhuman, of civilization past or present, could exist for a month, nor one day, without the savageries it disguises, through trickery, false hopes and shams, as necessary and rightful rule of the 'strong' few over the masses; unto which, it systematically administers and sustains the conditions of chronic, diverse human debilitations.

The various arts of civilization, likewise, could not exist without sustaining the lie, hoax and sham that art is worth the taxes, retail prices, corporate welfare, art grants, tax breaks and loopholes: all the illegitimate weight strapped onto the oppressed shoulders of the masses of humanity. The living refutation of this false art of oppression is the natural, pure art and crafts of Earth-life's organic, human families and communities.

This has always been so, and largely still is, free for the taking as the un-polluted nurturings and culture manifested through the universal, human commons, found in Earth's whole, natural, human being, spirit and soul.

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Sep 24, 2009

Wildness, Savagery, Disintegration Vs Order, Unity, Growth (A)

The natural condition, order and unity of Earth's life is the process called Earth's evolution of life. Civilization runs wild outside this orderly, united process, in many artificial directions and forms, in violations Earth-life.

The only ecological, natural order of Earth-life, as well as her humanity within this natural process of life,
is Earth's evolution of her species of life, including natural humanity, preceeding our violation by civilization.

The Modern Age continues to deepen the dichotomization of Life on Earth into (a) the "wild" of living Earth's natural order, and (b) the "civil" order, the domesticated, the tame, of Civilization's socioculture.

The dichotomy is there. But false in it's depicted nature. The truth lies deeper, buried by convenient and foundational lies. The pure, natural order of Earth-life, it's evolution and sustained condition, is the natural order, patterns, boundaries, identities, characteristics, and selections, forming the orderliness and cohesiveness of Her species, genuses and families. Earth-life forms this as one unified system of Evolutionary Life. Civilization, on the other hand, and contrary to programmed, educated belief, is the original, emergence of wildness, in conflict with both our orderly, 250 year-old species of humanity and our humanity encradled wihtin Earth-life.

Civilization breaks away from the gradual careful, timings, sequences and ingredientials of evolved Earth-life's balance, blueprints, distinct identities, selections and orderliness composing evolved, orderly forms of life. This is Human Life's matrix-medium-blueprint of organismicity, via natural selections and mutations. Penetrating this natural order of Life, civilization is the emergence of wildness, disorder, violation and savagery within Humanity, spreading outward into Earth-life, her ecosystems and habitats.

After all, what is the central characteristic and phenomenon of human life and being, and all Earth-life? It is, respectively, two million years of humanity's, and four billion years of Life's, accumulated order, balance, unity and organismicity -- the wholeness and oneness of the system of Life on Earth. It is Life's organismicity. It's Life's natural order with proven sustainabilty.

Do not believe the Modern myth and lie that Living Nature is the Wild! It is civilization that breaks out of Life's natural order balance and unity, and departs into the wildness, chaos, savagery, disintegration and destruction of both humanity's and Earth-life's orderliness, balance, unities, blueprints, and ecologies providing growth and sustainability through the eons.

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Sep 22, 2009

Readers and Books

There are two kinds of readers. One is traveler looking for scenes on the scenic terrain provided; attention and pace deployed toward the reader's enjoyment. The other Reader is hunter-gatherer, stopping to forage upon ideas and feast on reflections.

The first Reader values how many travels are made. The second never really finishes the journey the book has provided. The ideas and reflections attain to a meal of absorbtion and digestion, to a togetherness of Author with Reader, of idea and vision with reality,

The true Author and Reader are a recoming together; have some sharings of porch; stand at, and walk along some fences together; refire the forgotton torch; make some campings together; travel the roads less traveled by, re-blaze the trails now freeway-passed by;  answer the soul's needings why.

Sentence or paragraph of literature utter, between the lines: "ponder this and partake for truest need." They weave assimilations of knowledge, beauty and enlightenment for the Reader's life. The great book's passages clear a truer trail, blaze a more bountiful passage through Earth's time, being and place.

Oh, how the treasure left behind contests the treasure ahead! With such sweet sorrow, each paragraph is departed from; each page reluctantly turned. Trail-strewn passages still chant their deeper and wider nourishments hidden in herb-like leaves and brick-like stones. Nurturings and nutrients too numerous to backpack along the trails of human mind, through the storms and climate changes of language, into the Earth-dwellings of human being.

These deep Readers read writing that has fruited into Literature, beyond the mere stems and flowers of prose or poetry. These readers may, at last, reach the end of the trail of pages. But literature--of any length-- is never finished with readers; nor readers with literature. A great book provides no ending at its end. And no ending of their reading. True literature runs deep; its depths run deeper than any reader; deeper than the author that created it.

A great book is greater than the Author. Authentic human idea and vision outlive the mortal Author; they are remembered more widely than a human's name, escaping the confines of their creater. Their roots run wide and deep across Earth's conscious and subconscious fields of being. They do not stop with the Author's absence or death. Just one Reader, adding some water to one idea, to one shoot of compassion, pushes the root a little farther, adding to humanity's deeper grasping into life, it's rooting into all living being, its retappings into Earth's Human Soul.

A great book grows into the life and soul of the Reader as a linguistic organ or ontological gland. Understanding, imagination and vision are enhanced by the seeds of wisdom thus implanted. The book, its rootings and sproutings, are with the Reader till the end of his days.

The great book leaves a kind of "literary prayer" or "reverence" within the Reader. It leaves something like this: "Yea, though I walk through this valley of the fallen; I fear evil less. For, my books are with me."

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Sep 19, 2009

The Ontological Pollution of Humanity

"The destruction of the natural world [ecosystems-habitats] eminates from what we are as alienized human beings--from the kind of beings we have become. The environmental destruction is primarily within the environs of our human being-- the destruction of living nature's natural human being, her human nurtureculture, nurturome, and selflifeworld precedes and effects the destruction of the natural world enveloping us. When we come to realize that the pollution of our human being and soul-- material, biological, social, cultural, spiritual-ontological-- is primary to, and the source of, environmental pollution; we will have broken through our illusion, and can begin the real fight to preserve human nature, all living nature, and their home, Earthlifeworld (ecosphere)."

(from Ch. IX, The Last Human Spring)

Sep 18, 2009

Ecological Intelligence

"Our acquisitioin of a great quantity of scientific knowledge of Earth-life-world(ecosphere) and the universe cannot be vindicated; because it cannot be seperated from our lack of ecological, social-spiritual-ontological intelligence, nor from the resulting, accelerating destruction of Earth's human self-life-world and Earthlifeworld, which made this arrogant, destructive knowledge possible. Modern 'civilization' wants to have the cake of mind, while devouring the grains of being that make such extravagance (of intellect-egoism) possible. Such is the modern cannibalism, devouring our human being, soul and Earth-life [ecosystem-habitats]."

(from CH. IX, The Last Human Spring)

Sep 17, 2009

Perceptions Storm

There is not much coming in
Through the poet's adulterated mind,
Through the brave new world's scientific fabrication,
Through the storm-tossed sea of information,
Through the gloss of image and sensation,
Through the view of novelty as creation.

There is not much coming in,
As this infidel, in this hurricane of time,
Batters senses, once kept pure, for perception;
As artists surf waves of brash imagination,
As their 'second nature' takes formation,
As souls fight tides of alienation.

What sea reclaims this species' nations?

(from Ch. XI, "Ecopoetry" The Last Human Spring)

Sep 16, 2009

Origins of Humanity

Human life and being is identification of it's natural ingredients,

Hunting and gathering them into human nature's unity and balance within Nature's unity and balance,

Nurturing them into growth and fulfillment of species' human being, nature, spirit, reality and culture,

Protecting and defending them against invasive, alien ingredients,

Reproducing and bequeathing them through successive generations.

Copyright 7/09

Oh, Children of Literature!

Oh, Readers, children of literature, suckle from Earth-life's and Her natural humanity's manifold breasts and nurturings;

Release again her human voice-sounds, speech, dances and songs;

Relearn her language, thoughts, relationships, passages, flora, fauna, labors of love and rituals of play;

Restore the child and parents unto Earth's playgrounds, folklore, crafts, gatherings and huntings.

Decode her blueprint for our manifold nurturings: for our lovings and bonding relationships;

Restore this human nurturome's unity and marriage with the brain-body's blueprint, our genome.

Restore this marriage that created your human species and each generations bequeathment.

Decode, re-read, rebirth, re-love, re-seize this natural, human treasure!

Decode, rebirth, re-love Earth-life's organic, human families, communities and ecosystem-habitats!

100 nurturome villages emerging here, 1000 restored there, one million in a re-won future on Earth;

In a someday, somehow, in this treasure, sprung through human, natural selections, this Earth's natural humanity.

Reseize the vision! And never, never, never, let it die in this gathering, artificial Dark Age!

This coming, global empire of artificial socioculture: Natural Earth-life will not let it stand!

She shouts out: "How much of my human species will embrace me as their Mother and producer-director of their only future role in my Play of Life?"

Sep 15, 2009

The Land as Freedom

The Land as Birth-Mother of Human Freedom

Human freedom sprouts forth from the living land: from the manifold forms of love released through nurturings of children-parents-family-community amidst themselves and nurturings through interactions with wholesome, human ecosystem-habitat cradled in Earth-life's land, air and water. This matrix-medium, our human nurturome, generates for succeeding generations freedom, development, fulfillment, love, joy, and sustainability. Our nurturome carries our heart, spirit, being, and soul through Earth's time, being, and place. Even the brain-body's growth to puberty and reproduction of our human organisms and genomes is inextricably bonded in partnership with our human nurturome.

How can human beings be free to grow, develop, sustain and reproduce this matrix-complex-medium of natural human culture if much of their time for the manifesting and fruiting of human essences is taken by struggling to defend dying species essential to humanity; struggling against invasive, alien species; against invasive, alien, artificial behavioral and cultural phenomena; and struggling toward the cleansing of polluted water, air and soil into a sustainable condition? Human freedom requires a bequeathed, unadulterated human nurturome to receive, nurture, sustain, and reproduce us, as full natural, human, ecosystem-habitat-family-community selves: as full, natural human beings and human souls.

No real intelligence nor real wisdom can hold that we have been created by Earth-life to be assigned to these occupations. These preoccupations, professions and industries result from a deep, long-running violation of humanity's evolved, constitutional nature, realty, spirit and identity; namely, from our arrogant pollution, diminishment and destruction of our evolved, nurturome's blueprint for developing, reproducing and sustaining the human species in harmony with Earth-life and its ecosystem-habitats. Humanity is in denial of the addictive, pathogenesis from which it suffers its debilitation, spreading outward to an increasing number of species.

Sep 14, 2009

Scales of Humanity and History

Scales of Humanity and History

An ounce of insight outweighs a pound of erudition.
A Time of true heart outflanks an Age of oppression.
An experience of oneness routes a chaos of disintegration.

The surgings of natural love dispel alienation.
The rooted vision outshines the beacons of theory and sermon.
All right and vital spirit outlives forged rule, order and learning.

Copyright 2008 L.S. Heatherly

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The Roots of Humanity

Deeply rooted truths, realities, compassions, playings and labors of loves: these commonalities are the universal rootstock perrennially lying buried in all civilizations. They are the source of all Human Revolutions against oppression. Not to be aware of them is easy. These primordial roots and tubers of Earth's ecological, organic, family-community humanness, are covered over by the roadways of personal, expedient career and institutional selves. They lie underneath, national, commercial and ethnocentric selves-- underneath the intellect-egoself's materialistic, diverse empires of domination.

Not to join in the archaeological dig for the organic essences of humanity, not to yearn for the watering and cultivation of natural, whole self and whole, human being, is to accept the on-going sufferings and inequities of the bulk of humanity.

Human life (and being) is not a case of "to be or not to be." It is a case of what to be and why to be that whatness, and how to be that whatness of being, called human beings. It is a case of the becoming of and sustainment of humans beings --beyond the case of our mere human organisms remaining alive. It is beyond our brains and bodies' growth; and beyond the health and life-span of our brain-body organisms. The human condition, the experience of, the passage through, human beingness, is a case of what to love, how to love and why to love.

Copyright 2006 L. S. Heatherly

Sep 12, 2009

Human Freedom

Human Freedom

In the late 1950's, a mountain lion was killed on farmland adjacent to SW Phoenix. Encounters of wild animals with 'civilized' humans were destined to become more common. The fresh kill was strung up on a tree branch enabling the full length to be easily photographed by news reporters and all.

Mountain lions, have been known to cross through a city on their way to better hunting grounds. They have no ability to distinguish an artifice, a contraption, [[ n [perh. blend of contrivance, trap, and invention ] (ca. 1825) : DEVICE, GADGET ]] the city, from the natural environment. To the pure and wild lion, the automobiles, and people of the city, are beheld as merely strange, natural creatures never encountered before. The city itself is perceived as merely a strange, natural region of the Earth having large, sometimes towering, square trees, assorted other vegetation, rock and terrestrial formations, not previously encountered. All animals, including humans, being products of Earth-life's natural evolution, lack any naturally evolved ( via Earth-life's evolution ) perception, recognition and understanding of the artificial objects and phenomena of civilization.

Such illusions are entailed by the nature of Life's evolution, by Mother Nature. She is, simply, incapable of evolving non-nature or un-nature, or artificial, anti-living nature; and incapable, as well, of evolving the perception of something not created by her, and her mate the Sun. (The firmament has created only a few meteors obstructing our 300,000 year-old species.) This non-natural, non-evolved knowledge-- awareness of the existence of artificial, alien objects and phenomena -- has to discovered as a human, nonreligious revelation on the part of humans, having naturally evolved self-consciousness intergrown with a rebellious human spirit.

Next to richly nurtured children and parents, such precious human rebels are humanity's natural treasure! A treasure generated by the oppressive, illegitimate nature of civilization as an artificialized, synthetic, and alien form of human socioculture. Without rebels inspired by the flashes of human revelations, the nature and existence of these alien, artificial aduterations remains unknown to humans living within, coercively adapted to, and programmed by history's hoaxful pen -- the written word (and now videotapes) -- of civilization socioculture.

These moments of human revelation, if sufficiently frequent or large, are transformational, life-changing, mind-spirit flashes of natural, original, human comprehension. They, however, are rarely deemed worthy of cultivation into achieving even a modest rooting in any terrain of civilization. This revelation's new light illuminates alienism's (or alienity's or alienage's) existence here on Earth: not merely in outer space. It reveals alien, extraterrestrial objects/phenomena in the form of historical events and contempory sufferings and inequities on Earth, beyond meteorites. And, it reveals our original, natural humanity preceding this alienized realm of humanity called civilization. Lacking this light thrown upon our human self and lifeworld, the motorist driving to work, like the mountain lion walking to a new hunting ground, perceives the city as part of the normal, natural world, created by forces, agents and human-agents, acting as parts of Earth's natural creation, or processes thereof.

The Green Movement (or Environmental Movement), desperately requires this very human revelation so hard to come by: that the artificial, alien pollution of Earth-life's pure, natural, human nature, spirit, being, mind, culture and reality is the original, ultimate source of environmental pollution and global warming. Lacking this, we will remain in the reactive mode; rather than breaking through into the deep source of ecological destruction; and thereby, capturing the only mode effective against our Age's accelerating growth of diverse scurge: the preventive mode.

This discovery-revelation is startling and simple! Namely, it is naturally unperceivable to the lion and unperceivable and inconceivable to the human, that civilization is an alien, invasive, destructive creation, created by dominant, humans that have been penetrated, violated and infected with alien ideas, contraptions and enterprises. In the wild lion, it is, simply, its evolved nature blocking the perception of alienism. In the civilized human, it is both the evolved human nature (of human perception and understanding) and, as well, the artificial, alien perception and intelligence programmed into humans from birth through adulthood, that are blocking the revelations of natural, authentic perception and understanding of (what is) authentic, human truth, goodness and reality -- of what is natural, authentic, human development, well-being, and sustainability.

Ironically and perplexingly, to understand the true nature, reality, and meaning of this synthesis of naturals with artificials, constituting the city and civilization; humans have to momentarily escape from the imprisoned perception, intellect, mind, heart, soul, spirit, being, identity, culture and consciousness imposed by civilization. We achieve this, in moments of human revelation, by recapturing from within (if naturally developed and somewhat intact) early childhood's unadulterated, unpolluted, natural human developmental perception, intuition, vision and intelligence-- before they were penetrated, violated and transmuted by objects, phenomena and dominant elites of civilization.

We pull this buried treasure up from the buried child within. This eco-episteme-spiritual-ontologic-anthropologic-psychologic-sociocultural excavation, this recovery, constitutes a deep, human revelation to the adolescent or adult. It, thereby, forms the central root of any effective, authentically human counter movements and ideologies aimed at liberating conquered human freedoms. It represents the deep-rooted means of our human liberation from the diverse human oppressions, exploitations and subjugations, which characterize civilization's 5,000 year-old socioculture: its empires, states, nations, societies, institutions, and cultures.

Sep 5, 2009

Greetings to Earth-life and Humanity Within It

Greetings to all Humanity amidst the Earth-life which has created us. Our Ecological Age has only begun to address the diminishment and adulteration(pollution) of our Earth-life's ecosystem-habitats. The major work, The Last Human Spring, reveals and shows the way into rehabilitating the diminishment and adulteration of Earth's evolved, natural humanity.

Yes, that's the missing idea in the Green Movement! Namely, that both humanity and Earth's ecosystem-habitats are being destroyed via the pollutions of civilization. It's one assault on all life on Earth! A violation against all of Earth's species of life and their world (Earthlifeworld, our ecosphere, ); within which we are part; within which we have been carried and sustained through the eons!

We must rediscover our original, natural understanding. We must deepen our perception and intelligence down into this human revelation: we cannot effectively recover, restore, and conserve Earth's ecosystems; until we commence effectively recovering, restoring, and conserving natural humanity -- its organic, natural culture, communities, children, families, consciousness, and lifeway.