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 (gā′ə, gī′ə)
Variant of Gaea.


(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
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In short, we need to recognise the planet as a working metabolising and value-making body as it pumps nutrients to our bodies and maintains the now Gaian capacity to do so.
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.
We can guess that at less than (ten billion people) we should still be in a Gaian world.
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.
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
Indeed, an anthropologist rejecting all distinctions between nature and culture may even describe vitalistic modes of thinking as biocultural Gaian adaptions.
Likening the Hegelian dialectic to an ecological succession, he argues that Gaian science can provide the basis for a new natural religion, and by recovering 'the connection with nature lost when we ceased to be savages, humanity will complete an evolutionary journey from the unconscious identification with nature, to a wilful separation from nature, and finally, to a conscious reidentification with nature enriched [by the experience of civilisation]' (2011: 177)