by Stephen Harrod Buhner —
Buhner reveals that all life forms on earth possess intelligence, language, a sense of I and not I, and the capacity to dream.
He shows that by consciously opening the doors of perception we can reconnect with the living intelligences in nature as kindred beings and become wild scientists, nondomesticated explorers of a Gaian world just as Goethe, Barbara McClintock, James Lovelock and others have done.
Buhner explains how to use analogical thinking and imaginal perception to directly experience the inherent meanings flowing through the world that are expressed from each living form that surrounds us, and to directly initiate communication in return.
He delves deeply into the ecological function of invasive plants, bacterial resistance to antibiotics, psychotropic plants and fungi, and the human species. He shows that human beings are not a plague on the planet.
They have a specific ecological function as important to Gaia as that of plants and bacteria.
Buhner shows that the capacity for deep connections and meaningful communication with the living world is inherent in every human being.
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Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 33, Number 6, December 2014/January 2015.