(Series of what? Of Extinctions? But isn’t that impossible? Once you’re dead you’re dead? Aaahh… you mean possible reflections on, contemplations upon, extinction. Yes, many perspectives there, they keep kaleidoscoping in and around and spin me into the vastness. . .)
Following on the heels of Guy McPherson’s visit here, I can’t seem to shed my preoccupation with alternative extinction scenarios and/or avoiding them, if possible — and if not? Well, to me that’s even more interesting. For in that case, how are we to approach our possible impending collective death? With, or without awareness? And if with awareness, might that alter the outcome? In any case, here are a few posts relating to this kind of concern that invites us to expand peripheral awareness to infinity — if we let it, if we don’t. just. shut. down. tight. in fear.
• From Arctic News: A RUNAWAY GREENHOUSE EVENT
• From Activist Post: Yellowstone: Supervolcano Alert: The most Dangerous Volcano in America is Roaring to Life
Then, of course, there’s Fukushima. You might consider skimming wikipedia’s enormous list of nuclear reactors across the globe. Then, with that list in mind, check this out:
• Washington’s Blog: 2 Weeks Ago, a Huge Solar Flare Almost Knocked Out Power Nationwide … Which Could Have Caused Nuclear Meltdowns from Coast-to-Coast
How much of this is “disaster programming,” and how much “real”? And who’s to know the difference? That’s Zen Gardner’s question, and I share it.
At the very least, I feel that contemplating the (possible) End of the World can serve much like Carlos Castanedas’ instruction from his teacher Don Juan, to live as if Death walks by your left shoulder. That the continous awareness of our own Death surges our full aliveness to the surface, that it moves us into conscious action on a path with heart — or it can.
I end with a few quotes from Carlos Castanedas.