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Life Arts    H4'ed 9/17/15

Terra Nova: A Bottom-Up Manifesto Of Bottom-Up Governance in Local Community?

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Lets speak to the deep meaning of the vampire myth in relationship to modern day. How many people, especially many of us rationalized liberals, realize that myth speaks to reality. Our issue in not understanding is our lack of an intelligent understanding of metaphor, which epistemologist Gregory Baetson defines as "a language that connects."

Lets take Dracula, for instance. He sucks the Maiden dry by his seductive gleam, doesn't he. "Ah, take me," she cries. So, he does and he sucks her dry, he kills her and in his image, she too becomes the walking dead.

Is this a mere fantasy? Have you ever attended to the behavior of corporations? Who is the Maiden they are sucking the lifeblood out of? Gaia or Earth Herself? Does this including us as cells of Her being? Is our destruction of the environment a mirror to our being dead ourselves? Are WE the walking dead in our top-down western culture?

Take a drive and look around at all the cement and lifelessness to the planet. Yes, folks, we are the walking dead, and we are sucking the life of our Mother, the Earth Herself. Don't just point the finger at the Koch Brothers. In their seductive actions towards you, you too have become a vampire.

Sorry to anger you in this perception of humanity's pattern.

There is hope for tomorrow, and one such bright light towards that tomorrow is Tamera.

One of the co-founders of Tamera, Dieter Duhm, has written a book, Terra Nova: Global Revolution and the Healing of Love, that is just now being released in English translation. It's a goldmine of information about the ideas and values underlying the Tamera project and how they can help us, in practical, philosophical, and sociological terms, to create Terra Nova, the new Earth, even as the old patriarchal, globalized corporate-dominated culture is breaking down around us.

Tamera is a project that was founded in Germany in 1978. It is a school and research station for a realistic vision of future communities. At this point in time, the community has 170 people living and working on a property of 330 acres.

The project was founded in Germany in 1978. In 1995 it moved to Portugal. Today 170 people live and work on a property of 330 acres.

The founding thought of Tamera is to develop a non-violent life style fostering cooperation between human beings, animals and nature in general. Thus, they truly are fostering a culture, which in the language of Riane Eisler is a "Partnership Society" or what Rob Kall refers to as "Bottom Up."

Can we see the relationship between these two, partnership and bottom up?

Soon after the conception of Tamera, it became clear that the healing of love and of human community had to be placed at the center of their work. Sexuality, love and partnership needed to be freed of lying and fear, for they believed there could be no peace on Earth as long as there was war in their minds, bodies, hearts and souls.

Is Tamera a manifestation of such a peace? Is she a model for the future? Could it be such a community would function in a way that healthcare, education, and politics is a function of the community and the community is the government? Wait! That signifies communism. Was true community rule actually what happened in top-down Russia and China?

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