Our theme at HP for the month of September is Gaia philosophy and the Earth. This month in 1965, James Lovelock, the author of the Gaia Hypothesis, started defining the idea of a self-regulating Earth while working on methods of detecting life on Mars. Lovelock did not publish the hypothesis until 1972, and the theory was not popularized until 1979. In the meantime, also in September (September 6) in 1970, one of the fathers of Neo-Paganism, Tim (Oberon) Zell had his a vision which inspired him to articulate vision of the earth as a single living organism. In honor of the vision of these two individuals, our theme for the month of September will be Gaia philosophy and the Earth. We’re also looking for articles about peak oil, climate change, environmental degradation and the coming collapse.
Send your submissions to humanisticpaganism [at] gmail [dot] com.
Looking forward to this one.
James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis! Let’s not leave her out. Her work was important to developing the theory.