Abstract. This post is dedicated to the God of Gaia, in the pre-metal age without the viral metal-memes that infected it (Hindi warriors, Bantu iron invasions, Indian genocide by the train waves). As such Animism is the most fractal of all religions, as the oldest one extending likely to the paleolithic, which have in the historic age 3 extended cults, origin of the purest forms of Indonesia (cult to the rivers of water, giver of life), Africa (animist cults on the congo basin), and North-America (Indians of the plains), which can be considered its 3 ages in the youth of Africa, the maturity of Indonesia, and the final death where it was longer preserved in North-America. So we shall study those 3 ages in different texts. In the next graphs, the 3 forms of Gaia in its 3 fractal regions of the earth:
Animism was no doubt of it the dominant religion of all the Paleolithic and most of the Neolithic ages, of which man sub- cultures will survive further into the historic age. In Northern Asia the shaman cultures that will descend via Korea into Manchuria and mixed with taoist cults on the first neolithic; in America, from the same likely paleolithic cults, the longest lasting form on the cultures of the Indian Planes, as metal took much longer to arrive in the isolated continent away from the old continent, where we find however its highest expression in the pre-aryan purified cults of hinduism specially in its vishnu versions.
The God of Gaia, was common to all humans in the pre-metal age without the viral metal-memes that infected it (Hindi warriors, Bantu iron invasions, Indian genocide by the train waves). As such Animism is the most fractal of all religions, as the oldest one extending likely to the Paleolithic, which have in the historic age 3 extended cults, origin of the purest forms of Indonesia (cult to the rivers of water, giver of life), Africa (animist cults on the Congo basin), and North-America (Indians of the plains), which can be considered its 3 ages in the youth of Africa, the maturity of Indonesia, and the final death where it was longer preserved in North-America.
Animism was no doubt of it the dominant religion of all the Paleolithic and most of the Neolithic ages, of which man sub- cultures will survive further into the historic age. In Northern Asia the shaman cultures that will descend via Korea into Manchuria and mixed with Taoist cults on the first Neolithic; in America, from the same likely Paleolithic cults, the longest lasting form on the cultures of the Indian Planes, as metal took much longer to arrive in the isolated continent away from the old continent, where we find however its highest expression in the pre-Aryan purified cults of Hinduism specially in its Vishnu versions.
In the graphs, the 3 final ages of death of animism due to the invasion of animetals, which are unfortunately the best recorded – the death of Africa during the train colonial age, the Hindi iron age when the cultures of water-life of Indonesians were highly corrupted by Aryan warriors and its 3rd form in the Indian planes, which agonized and gave us in the words of the prophet Chief Seattle the final warnings of any prophet of the wor(l)d on the consequences of killing Gaia.
In the graph above and below, we can see the effect for animist religions of the hunter-gatherers of the first Paleolithic cultures of mankind in the youth of history: they have become massacred brutally by animetals who believe in scientific racism – the idol-ogy that makes of the machine the worshipped god of the future we must evolve, hence sacrifice in the altar of mechanical progress all forms of life and cultures that worshipped ‘lesser supœrganisms’. Thus both Amerindians and African animist life, Gaia-oriented culture suffered a holocaust:
The most evolved forms of Animism take place in African religions, which struggled to understand the ‘5D organic game of existence’ as ‘Organic ∆@st of space-time’, in the dawn of man both in verbal and artistic expressions; wrongly dimmed by European scientific racism as primitive forms, when in fact they were much more closer to the game of Exist¡ence and its immanent laws that latter animetal ‘cult(ure)s’ of racist supremacism.
It is in that sense remarkable the ‘washing’ of racist animetal biblical cult(ure)s by the so called ‘expert scholars’ of western thought, such as Hegel who confused the monotheism of ‘supremacist racist Yahweh’, in an age in which God in the Semite tradition meant the subconscious collective of a culture, hence a ‘nation’, who didn’t tolerate any other ‘god=nation’ and deemed all other humans, ‘animals’, as a superior state of ‘religion’, whereas Africans with multiple souls=Gods, the accurate depiction of a Universe of ∞ Monads in the Aristotelian->Leibnizian sense, were labeled as ‘primitive’; fully unaware as all scholars of the ‘lineal time apology’ of western animetal cultures, of the PARADOX OF HISTORY: MAX. METAL evolution = Min. Human Evolution.
So primitive cultures ARE our modern cultures, in all what is not concerned with data obtained through sensorial machines; as they reduce the Universe to the lowest possible status of intelligence to come on ‘top’.
In Animism man though is still entangled to the Universe and the web of Life, owned by the Earth, humble and manifest that real inferiority of man in the nested Universe through its animist culture. Even when considering the languages of ‘primitive people’ (analyzed on the 3rd paper on History in Mind), we find OVS languages, where human subjects come last.
How then those original cultures expressed the game of existence?
First they had not yet committed the simplifying aberration of lineal time. As most cultures prior to the metal age, they had the right understanding of time as cyclical. In most African religions, they perceived ach individual goes through 3±1 5 dimensional states; since the community extended from past, through present and future; as a continuum of ‘ancestors’, ‘living’, and ‘unborn’. So a sense of genetic, memetic and biological continuation enhanced survival; as in the famous quote of ‘acting for the 7th generation’ in the Amerindian tradition.
Moreover unlike our civilization based in entropy and the cult to the ‘young, emotional underdeveloped’ age proper of a dying ‘organism’ that returns to its youth; all those cultures worshipped the old, informative 3rd age, either as the elders that ran the tribe or through the cult to ancestors and in its art, often expressing the continuity. I.e. in Fang art, ancestors skulls were guarded by figurines with child proportions but developed sexual organs, to express that continuum.
Shamanism. A Universe of infinite souls.
The second element to notice on the ruling of animist societies was the power of men ‘who saw better and talked better’ (our definition of an ‘artist’ as the higher neuronal mind of a civilization). And so often in animist cultures the shaman ruled society.
Of all the animist similar cultures, the one best preserved due to the harsh climate is Siberian Shamanism. We can consider some common features of Shaman and animist practices related to that game:
– The Universe is broken in 3 ‘scales’ on the ‘dimension of informative height’, the ∆+1 upper celestial world where the minds=souls of all T.œs live; the human world, ∆º and the underworld, ∆-1; which is seen as the place of ‘entropy=evil=death’.
– Duality appears in the form of white and black shamans that exercise the evil power of death.
– Corruption of the leaders will then become generalized upon contact with ‘future animetal cultures’, from the brutal connivance of both verbal and military leaders with slave traffickers to the milder economic corruption of taxation among Siberian shamans.
Still the social structure of earlier animist societies was far more communal, equalitarian and entangled with a respected Nature that nothing that would come latter. This can be seen in the verbal structure, following the Whorfian (Humboldt’s) correct view of the wor(l)d as the temporal mind of cultures. African languages are ‘verby’, turning around the ‘balanced’ action component of sentences, with ‘multiple genres’, which apply to all entities of life, treated at the same level that man is.
Language though was not restricted as ‘scientific racism with its digital reductionism’ or latter ‘supremacist’ Gods who spoke a single language (God created naming in Hebrew, etc.), to a single mind language, but it was understood without need of stientific proof that all living beings had their own mind-languages; those of animals of verbal nature; those of plants who were often considered to be in the leaves (it is actually a chemical root brain). And those of afterlife, which could be in communication with its descendents on various ways (through the medium Shaman, through the cult to ancestors, even through the ingestions of its body parts).
The respect to Earth was paramount, so rivers and mountains, parts of Earth were residence of Gods and did have a soul. The earth within was rightly seen as a living being expressed in its weather and volcano activities. From this generalist but accurate understanding we moved today to a detail-oriented expression of all beings, with only a digital language and an absolute taboo against organicist and vital, mental properties for all but man.
The beauty and variety of the forms of cult to life and the living Earth among Paleolithic people are remarkable. For example, Nivkh animists believe the island of Sakhalin is a giant beast lying on its belly with the trees of the island as its hair. When the beast is upset, it awakens and trembles the earth causing earthquakes; when volcanoes erupt the bear roars.
Myths of creation
Compare this ‘solid’ view of the geological Supœrganism of Earth, with the ‘gibberish’ sci-fi myths of creation of Hubbard’s Scientology and his galactic emperor, who abducted to Earth in DC-8s billions of galactic humans, chained them to volcanos & liquidated them with H-bombs; studied latter on the age of wor(l)d entropy…
What makes any human religion real, as opposed to sects, Gods of death and anthropic fantasies proper of animetal cults is obvious: all humind’s cultures till the arrival of idol-ogies of metal try to represent the principles of the organic Universe and its social arrows of life and love through ‘beautiful’ images based in the natural homology of the organic, fractal principles of the Universe. Thus while obviously the island of Sakhalin is not a bear, it is curiously similar to a floating ‘dead’ fish; as indeed it is a ‘floating geological organism, slowly drifting on the magma or its tectonic plate following the same topological laws of the Universe – a theme we shall study in more detail in our future article on ‘Earth I age’ (Geology).
In that regard all those myths must be interpreted as a proof of the vital understanding of Nature in earlier human cultures. When this global view is reduced to ‘local’ human perception of its limited geographical Universe; God is also reduced to the island, the ‘people’ of the tribe who become the subconscious collective of Mankind (and the valley its body); which are ultimately models that reflect the metaphoric, fractal understanding that all living beings are essentially equal. So the perceived whole had to be born and live also as an organism. In the Nivkh ‘microlithic culture’, which spread from Baikhal to the Siberian and American North, the bear was considered a sacred earthly manifestation of Nivkh ancestors and the gods in bear form; entangling man, life an the Universe together in time (bears were displaced by man, the ‘next’ evolving top predator of life), scale (Bears were both the image for Earth’s geography in the Nivkh myth and for the Polar bear constellations of many earlier cultures) and in space (bears lived where Nivkh ancestors, hunted and ate all foods and this spatial entanglement was reproduced in the Bear Festival, a traditional holiday celebrated in winter – the death season. Bears were captured and raised in a corral for several years by local women, treating the bear like a child. During the Festival, the bear would be dressed in a specially made ceremonial costume. It would be offered a banquet to take back to the realm of gods to show benevolence upon the clans. After the banquet, the bear would be sacrificed and eaten in an elaborate religious ceremony. So the bear’s spirit could returne to the gods of the mountain ‘happy’ and reward the Nivkh with a prosperous hunt.
Selection of species based in the struggle for survival is the entropic end and last dimotion of the process of topological creation. Creation and extinction are more essential Dimotions and as such they feature in all religious explanations of the whole. Death indeed leaves the fittest ones, but ‘only entropy comes easy’ (Chekhov) – it is far more interesting to study how they were created in its variations in first place.
They are the main elements of reality and the game of existence that appear in those animist myths; which range from the Kono of Guinea who believed the original force was death=entropy; through all anthropic or animalistic processes of birth from ‘real’ lesser substances, from the Pangwa of Tanzania who saw creation from the excrement of ants to the Fulani herdsmen centered in the sacred substance of milk – for those who might smile, we remind them that the ‘Milky way’ was created by a sucking toddler in Greek Mythology.
As usual in all cultures the Genesian myths appear on animist Africa in nearly all cultures, where God first agreed to give man eternal life, but his message was perverted through the stupidity or malice of the species.