Crossing the Rainbow Bridge
You are not separate from me, though you may think that you are. Your mind and mine, the mind of the Earth, are one and the same mind. This one mind is called the Noosphere “ wrapped like an invisible mantle over the whole of my body, it penetrates every living thing, endowing each with a ray from the spectrum of living consciousness that spreads from the center of the galaxy to our sun, to me and to all of you who dwell on my surface. For those who have eyes to see, ears to hear, and hearts that know from within, the time has come for you to hear my manifesto for the Noosphere. Listen, and recite with me: I am one with the Earth. The Earth and my self are one mind.”
José Arguelles – Valum Votan – “Manifesto for the Noosphere” “Each year, Earth Day—April 22 [Planetary Moon ~ Day 19]—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. “
Since then “Earth Day had reached into its current status as the largest secular observance in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year, and a day of action that changes human behavior and provokes policy changes. Today, the fight for a clean environment continues with increasing urgency, as the ravages of climate change become more manifest every day.” (Source: http://www.earthday.org/about/the-history-of-earth-day)
José Argüelles was one of the originators of the Earth Day concept, and is also recognized as the “Father of the Whole Earth Festival,” that began in 1969 as a small art class project at the University of California Davis. The students used art to teach visitors about the realms of activism, wellness, and environmental sustainability in an interactive and creative way. Following the United Nations’ recognition of Earth Day in 1970, the event was renamed to “Whole Earth Festival” and has since evolved into an enormous student-run event.
The essence of Dr Arguelles vision to restore Planet Earth as a Living Work of Art throughout his life was condensed in his last book “Manifesto for the Noosphere”: What is the Noosphere? “
The noosphere is the planetary sphere of mind or thinking layer of planet Earth. To grasp the idea of the noosphere we must elevate our consciousness and open ourselves to the most general, elemental and cosmic principles of life on Earth. As the mental sheathe of the planet, the noosphere characterizes mind and consciousness as a unitary phenomenon. This means that the quality and nature of our individual and collective thoughts directly effects the noosphere and creates the quality of our environment—the biosphere.
The noosphere represents the breakthrough to a new consciousness, a new time and a new reality arising from the biospheric crisis. This is known as the biosphere-noosphere transition.
Just as the biosphere is the unity of all of life and its support system, the noosphere is the unity of all mind and its thinking layers. In this way the noosphere can be understood as the sum of the mental interactions of all life. Within the noosphere exists the evolutionary control panels, known as the psi bank, the storage and retrieval system for all the mental programs.
As the next stage of evolution of the terrestrial biosphere, the noosphere signifies the advent of a qualitative/dimensional shift – the passage from one state to another. This perspective of the noosphere,as an evolutionary event, has been scientifically anticipated by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, the noted French paleontologist, as well as his colleague (with whom he jointly coined the word noosphere in 1926), Russian geochemist, Vladimir Vernadsky (see The Theory and History of the Noosphere). The Internet is the third-dimensional reflection of the noosphere, a form of proto-telepathy. When the noosphere is fully activated, then the human species will experience telepathy as a collective norm.”
José Arguelles – Valum Votan May we celebrate Earth Day today and every day!