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 (gā′ə, gī′ə)
Variant of Gaea.
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(ˈɡeɪə) ,




(Classical Myth & Legend) the goddess of the earth, who bore Uranus and by him Oceanus, Cronus, and the Titans
[from Greek gaia earth]
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Noun1.Gaia - (Greek mythology) goddess of the earth and mother of Cronus and the Titans in ancient mythologyGaia - (Greek mythology) goddess of the earth and mother of Cronus and the Titans in ancient mythology
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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The Gaian system, that is, which he defines as "a complex entity involving the Earth's biosphere, atmosphere, oceans, and soil; the totality constituting a feedback or cybernetic system which seeks an optimal physical and chemical environment for life on this planet."
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If America is going to survive as an economy, as a culture, as a nation, it is indeed time to slash green "regulations" that cripple our economy for little or no net additional gain in cleaner air or water--enforcing the bizarre anti-Christian Gaian religion under the guise of making sure that not one more obscure weed or bug or slime mold is ever allowed to go extinct (when God's plan obviously involves millions of species and sub-species going extinct and being replaced by other creatures better suited to that evolving ecological niche, a process that was going on long before mankind came on the scene.)
Be that as it may, a Gaian or Mother Earth archetype is an even more common component of journeys on ayahuasca or yage, an orally-active plant brew employed by many indigenous peoples in the Amazon, and which usually contains DMT as its primary visionary component.
Gen 1:26; 5:1-3; 9:6-7) as revealing the more-than-human world of nature, he shines by interpolating Gaian consciousness within obtuse kabbalistic concepts, such as "Primordial Adam" (Adam Qadmon) returning to the moment of creation continually unfolding.
We are the result of creation from a single point; the universe is absurdly ordered; Gaian processes support our every breath, Science itself requires a more elaborate ontology, with sharp distinctions between the quantum classical, and biological to start with.
A plausible solution to Fermi's paradox, say the researchers, is near universal early extinction, which they have named the Gaian Bottleneck.
"Natural Treatments for Lyme Coinfections: Anaplasma, Babesia, and Ehrlichia" by Stephen Harrod Buhner (Senior Researcher for the Foundation for Gaian Studies) is a 448 page guide to the natural treatment of three coinfections of Lyme disease and includes reviews the latest scientific research on Babesia, Ehrlichia, and Anaplasma; reveals how these three conditions often go undiagnosed, complicate the treatment of Lyme disease, and cause symptoms from headache to seizures; and outlines effective natural treatments with herbs and supplements for specific symptoms and to combat overreactions of the immune system and the inflammation response.
Among the topics: the Darwinian, Gaian, cybernetic, Herculean, and collective minds; inclusive language; transformation science as a science of change; collaborative economy; life-long education; and the collective self.
From this perspective, the Anthropocene seems to reveal the terrible damage that anthropocentrism has created and also a reactive force in nature that recalls decades-old invocations of a vengeful Gaian ecocentrism.
Within a Gaian context, this otherwise anecdotal story became one of many powerful examples of how our natural and cultural heritage co-evolved; how they are two faces of the same story!