Spirit is not separate from Matter. I don't believe with some people of faith that Spirit was inserted into Matter at some point in Creation. Neither do I believe with some Buddhists that Spirit is ultimately the important thing.
Spirit and Matter are co-dependent. They are so inextricably intertwined in one another that not even death completely separates them. Spirit suffuses every atom of Matter, and Matter interpenetrates Spirit from each and every one of those atoms. Spirit Matters, and Matter is en Spirited.
Thus the conclusion that Earth is Primary is inescapable. Our landbase is what makes our consciousness of Spirit possible....
Life does indeed teach Life, and toxified and sickly Life can only inform pathologically.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Spirit is not separate from Matter
Terri writes this incisive bit of thealogy at her blog: