Key to the emergence
of the Earthfolk vision of dwelling peacefully and comfortably at-home
on the Living Earth is what happened on
—December 24, 1968—
when the first picture of Earth from outer
was snapped by the Apollo 8 astronauts and for the
first time ever humans saw their
Mother, the Living Earth, in the picture of
had any person ever seen this picture
of our home!
The Blue Marble
The image stirred the core depth of our imagination
and set our hearts beating. Instinctively we uttered a primal, "Mother!"
Imaginatively we were happily present at home. We knew
ourselves as one Family. We felt ourselves embraced
as beloveds within a Earthwide parental presence
intimately precious. We delighted in being Earthfolk.
(See, Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot")
Yet the Earthfolk were
not then a "we" in
the sense of being a conscious and organized group.
Rather in the twenty-three years between August 6th
and December 24th, the movement to militarize
dominated global consciousness and exerted a paralyzing grip on the
political agendas of the major powers. The endless war continued to
be waged as a "Cold
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