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  Gaia philosophy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gaia philosophy (named after Gaia, the Greek goddess of the Earth) is a broadly inclusive term for related concepts that living organisms on a planet will affect the nature of their environment – to make it more suitable for life.
The Gaia hypothesis deals with the concept of homeostasis, and claim the resident life forms of a host planet coupled with their environment have acted and act as a single, self-regulating system.
Gaia theory is a spectrum of hypotheses, ranging from the undeniable to radical.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gaia_philosophy   (1924 words)

 Gaia - Crystalinks
Gaia theory is a class of scientific models of the biosphere in which life fosters and maintains suitable conditions for itself by affecting Earth's environment.
Gaia theory is about the evolution of a tightly coupled systems whose constituents are the biota and their material environment, which comprises the atmosphere, the oceans, and the surface rocks.
To me the energies of Gaia - represent the heart chakra - the feminine - the higher frequencies - the blue ray - blue frequency - that which is shifting us into higher conscious awareness at this time in her history.
www.crystalinks.com /gaia.html   (1707 words)

 Gaia - Wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With Uranus, Gaia had three sets of children: one-hundred armed giants called Hecatonchires and one-eyed giants called Cyclopes were the youngest, and significantly later, the Titans.
This caused pain to Gaia (Tartarus was her bowels) so she created grey flint (or adamantine[?]) and shaped a great sickle and gathered together Cronus and his brothers to ask them to obey her.
Gaia was the original deity behind the Oracle at Delphi.
wikipedia.findthelinks.com /ga/Gaea.html   (514 words)

 Gaia theory (science) - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lovelock presented a new version of the Gaia Hypothesis, which was abandoning any attempt to argue that Gaia intentionally or consciously maintained the complex balance in her environment that life needed to survive.
During the Gaia conference, James Kirchner, a physicist and philosopher took the opportunity of the meeting to explain that there are not one Gaia hypothesis, but several ones.
After initial criticism, Gaia hypothesis is now considered an essential part of ecological science, essentially proposing the planet to be the encompassing object of ecological study.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Gaia_theory_(science)   (2722 words)

 Gaia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gaia theory (science), a group of scientific theories about how life on Earth may regulate the planet's biosphere to make it more hospitable to life.
Gaia philosophy, a set of philosophical views based on Gaia theory and the concept of a "living planet"
Gaia (Asimov), a fictional planet in Isaac Asimov's Foundation Series and where all animals, plants, and even inanimate matter are telepathically connected, forming a single sentient planet-wide entity
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gaia   (424 words)

 Gaia - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
This caused pain to Gaia (Tartarus was her bowels) so she created grey flint (or adamantine) and shaped a great flint sickle, gathering together Cronus and his brothers to ask them to obey her.
By Pontus, Gaia birthed the sea-deities Nereus, Thaumas, Phorcys, Ceto and Eurybia.
Gaia is believed by some sources (Joseph Fontenrose 1959 and others) to be the original deity behind the Oracle at Delphi.
www.egnu.org /thelema/index.php/Gaia   (920 words)

 What is Gaia?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"Gaia is a theory of the atmosphere and surface sediments of the planet Earth taken as a whole.
The Gaia hypothesis in its most general form states that the temperature and composition of the Earth's atmosphere are actively regulated by the sum of life on the planet -- the biota...
We now have Gaia theory, which sees the evolution of organisms as so closely coupled with the evolution of their physical and chemical environment that together they constitute a single evolutionary process, which is self-regulating....
www.prototista.org /E-Zine/whatisgaia.htm   (538 words)

 Pagan News - Pagan News & Information
Gaia saved Zeus, her grandson, from being swallowed by Cronus, who had been informed that one of his children would depose him, and so to get rid of his children he had swallowed them.
Gaia is the name of a proposed space probe, set to launch in 2010 by the European Space Agency.
Gaia is a fictional alien mutant in the Marvel UniverseMarvel comics universe.
www.pagannews.com /cgi-bin/gods3.pl?Gaia/Tellus   (474 words)

 About by Gaia
Gaia's success can be attributed to a very strong focus on quality, not only in terms of the products that are produced but more importantly the focussed attention to service and support for the customer.
Gaia's philosophy revolves around strong customer relationships, and many of Gaia's long-standing customers are made to feel that they are an integral part of the business.
Gaia's commitment to the Quality process has been recognized through the award of ISO 9001-2000, but customers can be assured that the efforts do not stop there.
www.gaia-tech.com /about   (327 words)

Gaia is significant because it fuses scientific insight and religious imagination in a potentially energizing and transformative way, challenging persons across a broad spectrum of disciplines to deal in an integrative fashion with the ecological crisis.
Though a scientific theory, the Gaia hypothesis has, since its initial articulation in 1969, sparked a swirl of religious, New Age, and philosophical reflection, and challenged certain long-held assumptions about evolution, the importance of the human in determining environmental change, and the relationship between life and the environment.
For Thomas Berry, a Passionist priest and "geologian," the wellsprings of the Gaia theory are part of a continuum through which a new sense of the sacredness of the cosmos is emanating from modern science.
www.crosscurrents.org /Gaia.htm   (5505 words)

 Philosophy - Metaweb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Natural Philosophy was the term used for the first stirrings of modern science, since the philosophical policy of thorough and logical study was being turned to the physical world rather than to theology, for example.
Philosophy as it is studied in today's educational institutions is split into, for instance, metaphysics, ethics, philosophies of mathematics and physics, aesthetics, epistemology, social, legal, political, environmental, and so on.
Philosophy is clearly not a pie-in-the-sky pure arts subject.
www.metaweb.com /wiki/wiki.phtml?title=Philosophy&redirect=no   (134 words)

 Metaphysics of Gaia. Philosophy Discussion on One Cosmos: Gaia Nature Evolution. Gaia Hypothesis
Gladly we accepted his suggestion and Gaia is also the name of the hypothesis of science which postulates that the climate and the composition of the Earth always are close to an optimum for whatever life inhabits it.
The evidence gathered in support of Gaia is now considerable but as is often the way of science, this is less important than is its use as a kind of looking glass for seeing the world differently, and which makes us ask new questions about the nature of Earth.
I am of course prejudiced in favour of Gaia and have filled my life for the past twenty-five years with the thought that Earth may be alive: not as the ancients saw her—a sentient Goddess with a purpose and foresight—but alive like a tree.
www.spaceandmotion.com /Evolution-Nature-One-Gaia-Cosmos.htm   (4501 words)

 The Gaia Hypothesis - Philosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Gaia hypothesis was formulated by the British atmospheric scientist James Lovelock in collaboration with Lynn Margulisis, an American microbiologist.
The delicate balance of life-supporting conditions on earth as viewed by the Gaia theory are in sum the life-supporting of one super-organism, Gaia.
Our life is dependent upon the health of this super-organism Gaia and as humans, as conscious, sentient beings we must become aware of Gaia as an extension of our bodies and tend to her as such.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art33457.asp   (505 words)

 Holistic Science
The Gaia hypothesis proposed by James Lovelock considers the Earth as a planet sized entity with properties that could not be predicted from the sum of its parts.
Gaia is a holistic science in that it considers the whole of the planet as an interconnected system and not just the individual components separately.
Gaia, for example, has provided some edges, or boundaries, to the puzzle that can be easily recognised and used as a reference when looking to place a single piece in the whole picture.
www.btinternet.com /~webnb/course11.htm   (3633 words)

 Sign On San Diego . com > San Diego Shopping - Guide to shopping in and around San Diego.
Gaia was the Greek goddess personifying the Earth, and the Gaia hypothesis states that the Earth is a living organism, with life processes analogous to humans.
According to the Gaia philosophy, harmony with our living Earth is a vital part of health and happiness.
Gaia owner Rhana Pytell, who traveled to Tucson to learn the art of stone therapy, believes that this method, already popular with Hollywood celebrities, has a promising future.
entertainment.signonsandiego.com /profile/90222   (458 words)

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Gaia is a spiritual philosophy that prefers simple nature-integrated buildings, with no emphasis on awesome architecture.
Gaia is a near-infinite set of living inter-relationships, of which we are a part.
Gaia theory also originated from an interpretation of nature, but from a scientific observation of nature, the acceptance of it as an ideal, and the desirability of basic human nature.
www.geocities.com /~gaiachurch/basic2.html   (2427 words)

 97.07.02: The Gaia Hypothesis: an approach to problem solving in the environment.
This teaching unit begins with a conceptual sketch of the Gaia Hypothesis, followed by a way of thinking about teaching found in John Dewey’s philosophy of education that meets the challenge of Gaia in the classroom.
True in ancient Greece, Gaia was worshipped as the Goddess of the earth and pantheistic tribes had comparable deities of the earth that magically controlled their lives.
The levels of Gaia may be represented in powers of 10 from 4.5 billion years ago to the present generation born 45 years ago.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1997/7/97.07.02.x.html   (4585 words)

 Gaia Theory & Mother Earth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Gaia hypothesis, now Gaia theory, was invented by British atmospheric chemist James Lovelock and US microbiologist Lynn Margulis.
An evolving overview of Gaia theory, including what it is, evidence for existence of Gaia, scientific and philosophical implications, and a bibliography, is here.
That is, Gaia theory cannot even be discussed, let alone understood, without knowledge of complexity, especially the concept of autopoiesis.
www.prototista.org /E-Zine/GaiaTheoryMotherEarth.htm   (1586 words)

By contrast, the philosophy of Gaia holds that nature is God, and that by experiencing or even worshipping nature, humans can attain oneness with God.
But although adherents of the Gaia philosophy exhibit some of the characteristics of those who join cults, there are certain striking differences.
Gaia, with the wisdom of all the ages, is saying that the time has come to change our ways.
www.usasurvival.org /cultofgaia.html   (5687 words)

 On the Origins of the Universe, Gaia, and Our Magnetic Universe
Gaia theory (science) Much more speculative versions of Gaia theory, including all versions in which it is held that the Earth is actually conscious or part of some universe-wide evolution, are currently held to be outside the bounds of science.
Gaia theory is a class of scientific models of the geo-biosphere in which life as as a whole fosters and maintains suitable conditions for itself by helping to create Earthan environment on suitable for its continuity...
Gaia theory today is a spectrum of hypotheses, ranging from the undeniable (Weak Gaia) to the radical (Strong Gaia)...
www.awitness.org /column/origins_universe.html   (1905 words)

 Eden: Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Gaia hypothesis postulates that Planet Earth is a living organism that adjusts and regulates itself like any other organism and that for 3.5 billion years, microbes, plants and animals have co-evolved with the environment as one globally integrated superorganism.
And ahimsa or nonviolence, which is fundamental to Jain philosophy, teaches not harming even the basic forms of life.
Lynn Margulis, co-author of the Gaia theory along with James Lovelock, believes strongly that the biological microcosm provides a key controlling influence in the global environment and argues that the role of these tiny organisms has been underestimated because they are invisible.
www.lifepositive.com /Mind/philosophy/eden.asp   (1770 words)

Gaia ("land" or "earth", from the Greek Γαία; variant spelling Gaea—see also also Ge from Γη) is a Greek goddess personifying the Earth.
She brought forth Uranus (or Ouranos), the starry sky, her equal, to cover her, the hills, and the fruitless deep of the Sea, Pontus, "without sweet union of love," out of her own self.
And from the drops of blood and semen, Gaia brought forth still more progeny, the strong Erinyes and the armoured Gigantes and the ash-tree Nymphs called the Meliae.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Mythology/Gaia.html   (1062 words)

 Gaia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Gaia philosophy (named after Gaia, the Greek goddess of the Earth) is a broadly inclusive term for related concepts that living organisms on a planet will affect the nature of their environment – to make it more suitable for life.
It relates to the emerging episteme wherein Humanity is viewed as inherently part of the Ecosphere - a self-regulating, living system, not a "resource" that we can be exploited with impunity.
The Gaia movement seeks, quite simply, to save us from ourselves by expanding our identification -- our sense of "self" -- beyond community and nation-state, beyond even humanity -- to the whole biosphere -- to Gaia.
greendeism.org /gaia.htm   (249 words)

 The Lycaeum Forums : Knowing Gaia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
My main intent in knowing Gaia is to understand the status of the human species in Her experience.
Through this faculty we can know Gaia and other Aeons of the Pleroma who are differently situated relative to the earth, and indeed the faculty has been endowed in us primarily, but not exclusively for the purpose of that knowing.
Some of the questions raised around the subject of knowing Gaia can be treated discursively, or provisionally answered (all these revelations are constantly evolving)by recovery of Gnostic instruction or through HIndu and Tibetan Tantric teachings that parallel Gnosis, but ultimately the best of these questions can only be answered by Her.
forums.lycaeum.org /cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=7&t=000463   (8872 words)

 Freddy G's mad site (Gaia-philosophy)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dr. James Lovelock gave me the idea, because Gaia is one of his theories and I just thaught about it and tried to find what this means for us.
Gaia is Earth with all its inhabitants and should be treatened as such.
Well, Nature is the only place where Gaia can act in the way she wishes, there are no Cells(humans) who think they're better than others(FloraandFauna).
www.geocities.com /freddy2084/Gaia.html   (361 words)

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