Greek word for the Earth Mother Goddess.
This is the theory that planet Earth is a self-regulating organism, it was put forward by the British biologist James E. Lovelock in the early 1970's. Lovelock accepts that he was not the first to come up with this theory as in 1958 Alfred Redfield also offered the idea of the planet controlling a homeostasis. His main hypothesis was that the whole planet is biologically controlled by self regulation of all living things on planet Earth.
The belief is that humans along with all other life forms contribute too and are affected by all other life forms, this in turn creates a homeostasis. Those that do not support this theory believe instead that the Earth was created and is maintained by serendipity ? (happy coincidence), it is for the Gaia theory that our Ecology section is put under this heading along with recommended sites. The whole team at Mystical World Wide Web support any organisation that is attempting to correct some of the destructive nature of "Man and Commerce".
"This we know, all things are connected,
like the blood that unites one family.
All things are connected,
whatever befalls the Earth,
befalls the sons of the Earth.
Man did not weave the web of life he is merely a strand,
what ever he does to the Web he does to himself.
This we know".
Introduction to the 1990 album"ONE WORLD
The quote is attributed to "One World" (introduction), but is in fact from Chief Seattle
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