“In nature no animal will purposefully foul its own nest unless it’s sick. Humanity has purposefully fouled its own nest, both because of money as well as since we began using money. Money is a poison that has made us sick.”       – A.S.

The Law of Life Story

By Adam Soul

Explanations

Even though this story refers to the life of our hunter-gatherer ancestors, I’m not suggesting that we return to their lives. I don’t think we could even if we wanted, but we can use their mindset as an example of how we will need to think in order to have a sustainable future.

The reason I’ve chosen to capitalize words like Earth, Mother, Mother Earth, Sun, Father Sun, and Universe is because I want to maintain the perception that these entities are living beings. Perceptions are essentially pretending that something is true. I capitalize because it shows respect, which reminds me and helps me pretend even better.   

Forward

This website says that the reason our lives are unsustainable is because we’ve been under the influence of a poison (money) and didn’t know it. If this is true, or if we allow the perception, or even just see it as hypothetically true, then we can see that this poison has changed the way we think. It’s given us false perceptions and fear we shouldn’t have. It’s caused us to confine our searches for solutions to within the boundaries of civilization. Confining our searches means less area to search in. If we don’t find the solution, then we will say that there isn’t one. These words will define our death. Death is the signature of a poison. If, however, we look in areas outside of the boundaries, then our search will have more area to search in and if I’m right, like every bone, corpuscle and molecule in my body, mind and soul tells me, then when we look outside of civilization, we will find the solutions we seek.

The Plan of AWWM is the overall solution because it tells how we can put the many solutions together and cause them to work. It tells how we can begin with a few people, grow, and how our solutions can then be implemented. The perception that money is a poison is the wisdom civilization needs to find the road to life. The secret is to plan first and plan without including the concept of any form of money. Not including money is the key because it simplifies the planning so much that it makes planning doable. We figure out another way. When we figure out other ways, we will be using wisdom. When we put our minds to the task of thinking of how we can live in a world without money then the solutions and right mindset will come. The mindset we want should be able to last a million years or more.

The Plan of AWWM is the antidote to the poison of money. It addresses the physical side of the infliction, and This Law of Life Story addresses the mental side. Overall, this is how we find the road to life.

The reason I know these things is because about thirty years ago the perception that money is a poison began to grow inside me. To make a long story short, this website is the culmination of things I’ve learned from this perception since then.

The way to know if the Plan of AWWM or this Law of Life Story is true is to learn what it says and then see if it rings true inside of your own soul. If it does ring true, then your heart will hear it and it will resonate in your soul. When the poison talks, even if we follow it (which it forces us to do), even if it speaks with a pleasing voice, the truth it carries will have a different signature.  What will give us a sustainable future is our complete and total change.  We have to. Our change begins in our hearts.

This Law of Life Story is not really a story in the way that we would normally think. In that way it’s more like an essay. The Law of Life Story describes the picture of life in a way that reveals the kind of mindset humanity will want when the time comes. I call this a story because it essentially shows the picture of life, but the picture of life has so many missing pieces that we can’t see what the picture of life is. I call this a story because I’ve filled in those missing pieces with the perceptions that ring true to my soul.  

Our Mother Earth is waiting for us to awaken. If you get nothing else from this story, I hope you do get this.

The Law of Life Story

There’s an unwritten law that all life on Earth lives by. Life either lives by this law or it doesn’t live. At least not for long. I call this unwritten law the Law of Life. The Law of Life says that life adapts to nature, nature doesn’t adapt to life. Imagine what would happen if one species of life made nature adapt to it. Human life is the most intelligent on Earth. If we decided to use our intelligence to make Nature adapt to us the results could be catastrophic. We could cause another mass extinction. Today scientists claim that our world is currently in the throes of the 6th mass extinction (Holocene extinction), which is primarily being caused by human activities.

 

Why the Law of Life cannot be broken

Our Mother Earth and nature are essentially the same being. Nature is both the womb and the skin. Nature is the sum of all life, including our own.  She makes the air fresh and the water taste good. She gives our Mother Earth her beauty.

When our Mother Earth gets hit by an asteroid, she must be free to absorb the energy in whatever way she needs. Otherwise she could get knocked out of orbit or something else could happen. Our Mother Earth and nature work together as if in a boxing match. If a punch breaks the skin, then nature responds with healing powers. If a punch knocks the body off kilter, then the skin has to move with the body to regain balance. The ways our Mother Earth absorbs the energy are sometimes felt as ice ages, storms, earthquakes, volcanic activity, tsunamis, changes in sea levels, shifts in the Earth’s crust and even magnetic pole reversals. In short, our Mother Earth has to roll with the punches. This is why the Law of Life cannot be broken.

The perception of Mother Earth

How should we treat our planet? What should our attitude towards life be? What should be our mindset? What is our purpose? Why are we here? How are we to know?

The truth is that we don’t respond according to the truth, we respond according to our perception of the truth.

It’s not what we say, it’s what we do.

A perception doesn’t have to be true, it just has to cause the correct response.

A Doni Figure

James Lovelocks Gaia Hypothesis proposes that biological life interacts with the geological earth in a self-regulating synergistic system that helps life grow. One example is a network of mycelia that covers the ground and lets trees talk to each other. There are synergies in the soil and synergies in the seas. There’s light and darkness, hot and cold, and reflections from the magnetosphere. In the Gaia Hypothesis, all these things combine.

The birth of Mother Earth

Cluster nebulea

In this photo we see that our Mother Earth was essentially born over 4.5 billion years ago from a cluster nebulae that exploded in the heavens.

Simple 4.5 billion year graph

She began to accumulate her pool of genes

Science tells us that our Mother Earth landed in orbit about 4.5 billion years ago. Then about 3.5 billion years ago she fills with primordial ooze, which were the beginnings of life. Some of that life was then fertilized by the spectrum of solar rays that the Sun beamed down. Eventually, about two billion years ago, this life began to breathe and thus our atmosphere was essentially made. 

Our Mother Earth continued growing the beginnings of life until she began making plant types of life about a billion years ago. She doesn’t start making creature type of life, however, until about 600 million years ago.

Earth atmosphere

Emergence of life – Left

About 600 million years ago she begins to make creature types of life

Then about 540 million years ago she begins making creatures.

The first and second mass extinctions

She’s well into making small forms of life when suddenly, about 438 million years ago she gets hit by her first mass extinction. This extinction destroyed 85 percent of all life on Earth. This first mass extinction was named the Ordovician and the cause of it could have come from biological causes or a number of things. We don’t know for sure.

Mass Extinctions

After the first extinction, our Mother Earth essentially starts making life over again. Only this time she seems a little better at it, because the creatures she makes are a little larger and a little more sophisticated. She also begins forming plants on the ground. She does this for about 71 million years until about 367 million years ago she’s hit with a second mass extinction, that we’ve called the Devonian. That extinction destroyed 70 percent of life and may have come from an asteroid. Then, 367 million years ago, she begins from 30 percent this time, in making life over again.

Emergence of life – Right

The third, and fourth mass extinctions

For 119 million years she makes mostly more creatures in the sea, some a little bit larger, some that flew like insects, a few amphibious and perhaps a few that even walked on land, until about 248 million years ago something else causes a third mass extinction, which we’ve named the Permian. The Permian mass extinction destroyed 95 percent of all life and was likely caused by volcanic activity. So for a third time our Mother Earth begins making life over again, only this time she begins from five percent and her time of making life lasts only 40 million more years. During this 40 million years she makes even larger creatures, including flying reptiles, sea turtles and lots of green vegetation on land. Then, about 208 million years ago, yet another unknown force causes a fourth mass extinction. We’ve called this fourth extinction the Triassic. The Triassic extinction destroyed about 76 percent of all life on Earth. So she begins to make life again for the fourth time, only this time she begins from 24 percent.

The fifth mass extinction

The period of time between the fourth and fifth mass extinctions lasts the longest as it continues 143 million years. During this longer period, our Mother Earth’s life making skills grow more as she adds insects, plants that flower, makes the age of reptiles and also perhaps a few mammals, but primarily she focuses on reptiles. This was the age of dinosaurs. She makes dinosaurs that fly, walk on land, swim in the ocean and some that do all three. Many of them were giant indeed.

The dinosaurs were terrifying

I don’t think we would have lasted long

The K-T asteroid

One day 65 million years ago, while dinosaurs were basking in the sun and our Earth teamed with creatures and plants of all sizes, suddenly a 10 kilometer wide white-hot asteroid flashes across the sky and pummels into Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The asteroid impacted with a force greater than a billion times the amount of energy released by the atomic explosions of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. The asteroid caused a nuclear winter that eventually destroyed 80 percent of all life on Earth including the dinosaurs. The asteroid was called the K-T.

Why we’re here.

The perception of our planet as the living mother of all life, lets us imagine the sense of loss she must have felt when the fifth mass extinction suddenly whisked eighty percent of life away from her. We can assume that she would never want to feel that loss again.

But how could she prevent these random onslaughts from space? Mass extinctions were not within her power to prevent. Defense wise, she is essentially defenseless. She’s not much more than an orb in space. She has no arms nor legs. Her only real defense is her atmosphere, but it can only prevent intrusions of smaller objects. Defense is not where her skills are. After four previous extinctions, however, with each one improving her life making skills, she then realizes that she’s better at making life than defending it. So one evening after the fifth mass extinction she walks alone through the smoking rubble, and in deep sorrow thinks about making a life that could protect life on Earth.

What kind of life could protect life?

Until this fifth mass extinction the highest level of intelligence our Mother Earth had ever made was instinctual intelligence, or perhaps the intelligence of cephalopods. Neither of those intelligences, however, would suit her needs. Preventing mass extinctions would require an intelligence that could clear her way through space. It would need to be powerful enough to monitor and manage the physical stirrings that came from within her own body, as well as monitor nature for the sign of a biological or viral outbreak and be ready to respond effectively to a number of other potential threats as well. A life that could do all of these things would need to have the power of an intelligence that was similar to her own. It would need the power of a cognitive intelligence.

A cognitive intelligence could be a risk

A cognitive intelligence could protect life, but an intelligence that can protect can also destroy. If she’d given the intelligence an amount of knowledge that was even close to the amount required to prevent extinctions, and something went wrong, then that intelligence could break the Law of Life, and the consequences could reach catastrophic proportions. Then Our Mother Earth would have to invoke her powers and end the life of that intelligence. Ending that life would be something she’d do only if there was no other choice.

We could someday reach the stars

As long as the cognitive intelligence and Mother Earth worked together the cognitive intelligence could potentially live as long as she could support life. This would give the cognitive intelligence eons of time. Which could then allow the intelligence to spread the seed of life to other planets and perhaps even beyond.

Our intelligence was made

The dance of life

Our Mother Earth decides that she will bare our cognitive intelligence. She reaches into the depths of her primordial ooze and selects out a single zygotic form. She then walks out into space and lifts up our form, and with her chest swelled and her heart overflowing she begins to twirl around our Father Sun. While she twirls our Father Sun beats down with his penetrating rays blazing into the pack of our zygotic form, and with a magic turn of his powerful scepter our DNA is changed, and our human life is conceived. Our Father Sun’s exact amount of change would reveal itself 60 million years after this moment of conception, when our Homo sapiens cognitive intelligence species emerges from the womb of nature.  

Making a cognitive intelligence could have taken longer

If we were writing a computer program for instincts, even though birds instinctually know where to fly, salmon instinctually know where to swim, a frog knows to flick it’s tongue for a bug to eat, or a deer knows to flee from a lion, all of these instincts would essentially be simple changes of variables in the computer program. Making a cognitive intelligence, however, would be a far more sophisticated challenge. Making a cognitive intelligence would better be compared to the method of making a Samurai Sword. Samurai Swords are made by folding and hammering red-hot steel so that each fold compounds layers. By the time the sword is complete, even though it may have only been folded and hammered less than ten times, it may consist of several hundred layers of steel. Which enables it to receive a razor sharp edge.

In the evolutionary tree we see the folds of at least 10 species. Notice that the body of the human is not really any more complicated than the body of an animal. The organs, tissues and such are essentially the same. The difference between animals and humans is not in our bodies, it’s in our intelligence. Notice the folds. The hammering would have been like the gestation periods during each fold.

If I saw a reptile in the middle of the progression, I would be surprised. Seeing that our intelligence gestated through a line of similar characteristics, however, doesn’t surprise me at all. 

Evolutionary tree

Our cognitive intelligence could have incubated through the gestations of many similar mammalian species

Notice “Ida” on the blue line with the question mark. The question mark would be there because looking into the past is like looking through marbled stained glass. It’s difficult to know what’s on the other side. Technology, however, is improving exponentially. So our pictures of the past are getting better. 

Few creatures have the ability to use their hands and walk upright like we do. In fact, I’m pretty sure that humans are the only animals that can. These things add to our intelligent capabilities. We not only have intelligence, but hands and legs it can use.

 49 million years ago

In this picture we see the Notharctus tenebrosus, which is a close relative of the Darwinius Masillae. Notice the fingers. Now notice that the Notharctus tenebrosus is 49 million years old and Ida the Darwinius Masillae species went extinct about 47million years ago. I’ve not yet been able to find when these species emerged on Earth, but I suspect it was shortly after the fifth mass extinction, when our Mother Earth began making life with the age of mammals. At any rate, this evidence tells me that our Mother Earth could have begun to develop our cognitive intelligence around sixty million years ago.

A pictorial progression

Here in this pictorial progression we see that our intelligence could have incubated through the gestations of even more species than are shown on the evolutionary tree. Recent finds even suggest that portions of our intelligence could have emerged as far back as with Australopithecus.

We could have been conceived during the age of reptiles

It’s also possible that our Mother Earth could have thought about preparing for mass extinctions even before the fifth mass extinction happened. The earliest finds of primates go back as far as 85 million years. This could be true. The thought of preventing mass extinctions could have come to her before the fifth extinction and it’s possible that our species began its gestation then. It’s also possible that she didn’t make the early primates for the purpose of carrying our intelligent gene. It could be that when she was looking for a way to make our intelligence the physical structure of the primate happened to turn out to be the animal best suited to carry our gestating gene. This latter is how I see it as happening. And I remind the viewer that I am not an expert on this subject. Regardless, the perception that our Mother Earth conceived our intelligence for the purpose of becoming the protectors of life is the point that counts. Not so much the exact date or era that we were first conceived. So for now anyway, I’m going to settle on the perception that our cognitive intelligence conception took place around 60 million years ago, after the fifth mass extinction.

Neanderthals

There are anthropologists today who say that if a Neanderthal were to dress up in a business suit, he or she could not be differentiated from a regular person. I myself know people today who have Neanderthal types of builds. Both of those who I’m thinking about have high degrees of intelligence. How are we to know which of our species is the most intelligent? Anthropologists say that they don’t know. Cranial size is not necessarily the measure. If it were, then Neanderthals would be considered more intelligent than us because their brain capacities were larger. Apparently, Hitler thought that the Scandinavian blond haired, blue eyed white species was the most superior, but when we look around at human intelligence all over the world, then should we wonder if his notion was indeed true or not? Perhaps it wasn’t. And perhaps also, the gene of our intelligence was gestated through the lineage of a similar mammalian species.

It makes sense that our species would develop over time from animal to human. Animals came first. There’s a long way, however, between their intelligence and ours. Some animals might be able to see the sky better, but we can go there.

How we learned

Recent anthropological finds report that our Homo sapiens species emerged on Earth in Northern Africa about 315,000 years ago. 315,000 years is not a very long time for a species of our size to have lived on Earth. Compared to many animal species ours could be considered as relatively young. Young life makes mistakes. Our Mother Earth must have planned a safe place for us. A place where we could make mistakes, learn from them, and grow in wisdom and knowledge. So what did she do?

She put us in a garden

Our Mother Earth set us up in a beautiful bountiful garden, where we could grow, make mistakes, and learn wisdom and knowledge.

She made us caretakers of the garden

The caretaker position was perfect because it would give us the opportunity to work with the animals, grow in love and respect for each other, and give humans the ability to grow in wisdom. .

She gave us animals to learn from

Animals can take a lot of abuse

It’s like your dog. You have to be pretty mean to your dog to make it not want to be your friend. Animals have a similar kind of tolerance. The combination of our position as caretakers and animal’s capacity for abuse meant that if we wanted to, we could turn them into slaves, torture them, eat them, sacrifice them, or treat them as part of the sacred chain of life. In other words, we could treat them in almost any way we wanted, and they would not retaliate. There would be a point, however, (coming in this story soon) when we’d gone too far.

One of our mistakes

Humanity could have been wrong

History indicates some of the mistakes we’ve made.

Sacrificing animals could have been a mistake

The concept of animal sacrifice would be one of the indicators we’d want to look at. We were certainly not right to sacrifice them. It could have been one of the mistakes we made. Sacrificing animals to our thought of who or what God is would certainly not have been a sacrifice that animals would have wanted to make. Sacrificing animals seems more like an attempt to sacrifice one’s wealth. In my opinion, the sacrifice God would want, would not be the sacrifice of one of our animals but the sacrifice of some of our wealth.

I want to point out that the practice of animal sacrifice didn’t begin until about 6,400 years ago. Before then I don’t think the practice existed. This little fact will become more important soon.

Eating animals could have been a mistake

One thing that’s perplexed me is why we eat meat today while ignoring the very first commandment in the Bible. Verse 1:29 of Genesis says (KJV):

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

I’m not a complete vegetarian now and haven’t been for most of my life. So I’m not throwing stones.  That we should be vegetarian, however, makes sense because if our ultimate purpose is to become the protectors of life then eating those that we protect doesn’t make sense. Eating the fruits of nature makes more sense by far. My understanding is that, if eaten properly, a vegetarian diet is healthier. Eating the fruits of nature doesn’t require the spirit of life to be taken either because the fruit is given. Our positions are to watch over and protect life. We weren’t given positions as predators to control the size of life.

Taking the spirits of animals could quite easily have changed our relationship with them. Animals fear us. Before we put them on our menu, they may not have feared us, or may not have feared us as much. We think that humans have always ate animals but that may not be true. It could very well be that two hundred thousand years ago our wisdom was further progressed than it was a hundred thousand years ago. There may well have been a time when we didn’t eat animals at all. Eating animals could have changed our relationship to them from one of the safe caretaker to one of the predator.

She gave us the way to wisdom

We passed wisdom through stories

315,000 years means that our species is still relatively young and therefore, expected to make mistakes. Learning from our mistakes is how we would grow in maturity and wisdom. The best way to learn is from making a mistake and the next best way is to learn from a mistake that someone else has already made. Before written language, people told stories. They told stories that entertained, stories that passed down history, stories that told of mistakes, stories that elicited appropriate response, and stories that simply passed on wise advice for how to get along. Learning from stories means that future generations wouldn’t have to make the same mistakes. Telling stories would have been a good way for the human race to grow in wisdom.

Stories of entertainment might have been entertaining, and entertainment would have been needed and wanted, but entertaining stories might not have been as important as stories that passed history, mistakes, or advice. Remembering names of people wouldn’t have been as important as remembering the wisdom that the people had learned. Our ancestors told many stories.

It is well known among anthropology that the best storytellers among hunter-gatherer tribes were often the most sought after for friends and mates.

 

The perception of our Mother Earth

If our ancestors had not known that our ultimate purpose was to be the protectors of life on Earth, then why would they pass down stories that kept them from making the same mistakes again? Why not just let young people make their own mistakes and learn for themselves? Why care about our species growing in wisdom? The answer is that they held the perception that our planet was the mother of all life, and that perception told them that their ultimate purpose was to be the protectors of life, but that they would not be given that position until they had grown with enough wisdom to treat the position right. So, in order to grow in wisdom, they told stories of wisdom so that following generations would not have to repeat the same mistakes again, and the wisdom of humanity would continue to grow in this way.

The way we were

We lived among giant and ferocious animals

Our Homo sapiens species walked naked among many giant and ferocious animals. Most of these megafauna went extinct around ten to 13,000 years ago. I’ll come to the explanation of why they went extinct later but, in this chapter, I’ll show some of the animals that we used to live with. Most people don’t have any idea of the size of the animals that lived among us, nor of the way we lived.

I’ve listed a few of these animals to show how big they were to our proportions. Grizzly bears, for example, are one of our largest carnivores today. A grizzly can stand up to nine feet tall and weigh 800 to a 1000 pounds, but the Short-faced bear that our ancestors used to live with was about five feet wide at the shoulders, stood as tall as 12 feet, and weighed over 1,500 pounds. The tallest animal our ancestors lived with inhabited South America. We gave it the name of Megatherium (Giant Ground Sloth). The Megatherium grew to 7 meters tall (23 ft) and weighed 6,300 kg (14,000 lbs). Jefferson’s Ground Sloth, a North American dweller, was a bear like herbivore that stood 10 feet tall and weighed 2200 – 2450 pounds. Another western world animal was the Camelops that stood 2.2 meters, or 7 feet high at the shoulders and whose weight was estimated up to 800 kg (1764 lbs). The Smilodon sabretooth cat weighed up to 900 lbs. The Giant Bison stood 231 cm (8 ft) at the shoulders and had a head and body length of 475 cm (15.6 ft) and weighed an estimated 1024 kg (2,250 lbs). These are just some of the giant and ferocious animals we lived among.

Others included the Columbian Mammoth, which stood 4 meters (13 ft) tall and weighed 900 kg (20,000 lbs) with tusks 2 meters long. Then, of course there was the Mastodon and many other megafauna that lived all over the world. The Woolly Rhinoceros weighed around 1,800–2,700 kg (4,000–6,000 lb), Armored Glyptodonts backs would reach 60 inches high. Giant beaver sometimes weighed 150 pounds (that’s a big rodent). Australia had marsupial giants like the 200-kilogram kangaroo Procoptodon, and the marsupial lion Thylacoleo with its flesh slicing premolars and retractable thumb claws. There were also giant lizards such as the four-to five-meter long Megalania.

We were peaceful and natural

Anthropological studies have shown that we were not savages like many of us think we were. They show that there was little, if any, fighting among each other, or with other tribes, not even with Neanderthals living nearby. Reports of fighting and cruelty come later on, like after humans entered the agricultural age about 11,500 years ago. Before then, we lived in a world where there was plenty of room for everyone. Where we didn’t force each other and had no concept of work. We lived naked and did not think about it. We lived in a land of abundance, where we adapted to nature and followed the Law of Life. If someone from today could have asked us back then, what was most important to us, we would have told them that it was nature. It was the garden that we were the caretakers of.

https://www.quora.com/topic/Hunter-Gatherer-Culture

“My reading about life in many different hunter-gatherer cultures has led me to conclude that their work is play for four main reasons: (1) It is varied and requires much skill and intelligence. (2) There is not too much of it. (3) It is done in a social context, with friends. And (4) (most significantly) it is, for any given person at any given time, optional.” – Peter Gray PhD, Research Professor at Boston College.”

Their intelligence was not significantly different than our own.

Our mindsets were of equality

There’s a unique position for every different form of life. In a herd of whales, for example, its biggest and strongest is the defender of the herd. In a clan of hunter-gatherers the strongest person might be able to carry the biggest load, muscle out the biggest root, or become the single most powerful defender of the clan. But the smallest person might have been able to weave the tightest basket or suture the finest wound. Strength, therefore, wouldn’t necessarily dictate who would lead the clan, or make its final decisions. Neither would strength demand more than others. Strength would have been admired by the clan the same as other attributes because everyone would have been needed for survival. If someone was big and strong, then that person would have a greater share of food, not because he or she deserved a greater share, but because their metabolic makeup would have been recognized by the clan to need a greater share.

Our lives weren’t broken

Why pack a sleeping bag when a bed is waiting? Why carry food when you can eat along the way? Why carry a tent when in five minutes you can be in a warm shelter, telling stories and watching the rain? And why fix something that isn’t broken?

 

We were the kings and queens

We had named all the animals. And there were many of them. Some were giant and some were deadly, and some were both giant and deadly. Yet we generally lived in the 50 to 70 year range. We lived because the animals let us live. The animals were tolerant. They let us hunt them, yet also live among them. Caretakers held the highest position in the garden. The garden was an animal kingdom and we were the kings and queens.

Their intelligence was not significantly different than our own.

Our mindsets were of equality

There’s a unique position for every different form of life. In a herd of whales, for example, its biggest and strongest is the defender of the herd. In a clan of hunter-gatherers the strongest person might be able to carry the biggest load, muscle out the biggest root, or become the single most powerful defender of the clan. But the smallest person might have been able to weave the tightest basket or suture the finest wound. Strength, therefore, wouldn’t necessarily dictate who would lead the clan, or make its final decisions. Neither would strength demand more than others. Strength would have been admired by the clan the same as other attributes because everyone would have been needed for survival. If someone was big and strong, then that person would have a greater share of food, not because he or she deserved a greater share, but because their metabolic makeup would have been recognized by the clan to need a greater share.

Our lives weren’t broken

Why pack a sleeping bag when a bed is waiting? Why carry food when you can eat along the way? Why carry a tent when in five minutes you can be in a warm shelter, telling stories and watching the rain? And why fix something that isn’t broken?

 

We were the kings and queens

We had named all the animals. And there were many of them. Some were giant and some were deadly, and some were both giant and deadly. Yet we generally lived in the 50 to 70 year range. We lived because the animals let us live. The animals were tolerant. They let us hunt them, yet also live among them. Caretakers held the highest position in the garden. The garden was an animal kingdom and we were the kings and queens.

Pummeled again

The fragmented comet

It must have been a perfect day

It must have been a glorious, nearly perfect life living among all the megafauna animals. We would have been caretakers of a garden that was inside an animal kingdom, and our humble position would have essentially made us the kings and queens. For about 300,000 years we had grown in wisdom, until one day we suddenly hear a roar like we’d never heard before. We look up and see the hand of God filling the sky with fiery missiles raining down. Some exploding in midair, others hurtling to the ground, or bursting trees into flames. Animals are scorched. Herds stampede. People are pulverized. Smoke bellows from the burning wilderness. Everything happens in moments. Suddenly our world is on fire and those of us who’re left stand dumbfounded with our mouths open. One moment we’re on our journey to infinity and the next we’ve gone into a paradigm shift that changes our lives forever.

Assaults from space come more often than we think

In1908, for example, an asteroid hit Siberia that was large enough to wipeout 2000 square kilometers of Siberian Forest. That’s not like half the United States but it is a little more than half of the state of Rhode Island. In fact, over the last 10,000 years, our Mother Earth has been hit 350 times with asteroids as large as the one in1908. A car sized asteroid hits our Earth every year and a football field size asteroid hits Earth every 2000 years. The asteroid that detonated over Siberia in 1908 was over a third the size of a football field. And impacts from space large enough to wipeout one quarter of humanity happen on an average of every 330,000 years.

The Younger Dryas Hypothesis

The Younger Dryas Hypothesis proposes that about 12,800 years ago a fragmented comet approximately 64 kilometers in diameter disintegrated somewhere in space and parts of it plunged into our atmosphere causing airbursts and impacts in many places around the world. Science says that ten percent of Earth’s land was set on fire and that the smoke darkened the skies and set in a kind of nuclear winter with freezing temperatures, class 5 hurricanes, storms with lightening, thunder, tornadoes, hail as big as a fist, flash floods and death all around. Some sources say that this winter changed air currents, ocean currents, caused coincidental earthquakes and volcanic activity and that this time could have lasted months or even centuries.

We were sent into an ice age

The result of the comet sent much of the world into a 1300 year-long ice age that’s been named the Younger Dryas (Younger dryas).

Here we see finds of the tell-tail concentrations of platinum from the fragmented meteor impacts across North America, Mexico, South America, South Africa, Australia, Western Asia, and Greenland.

Some sources say that this fragmented comet caused the end of the Clovis People of North America. The Clovis population at that time possibly numbered in the millions, and stretched across the USA, down into Mexico, and even down to the southern end of South America. Other sources say that some of our ancestor hunter-gatherers had become advanced civilizations that lived along coastal areas around the Atlantic Ocean, and that the fires initially melted so much ice that they caused sea levels to rise and thus submerged these civilizations. Other sources indicate that a suspected mile wide impact from one of the comet fragments caused the Hiawatha crater in Western Greenland.

Extinction of the megafauna

Impacts from the comet, the fires, the resultant Younger dryas ice age, and other residual effects resulted in the extinction of some 35 different species of the megafauna that our ancestors used to live with. Some of these animals included the Woolley Mammoth, the Columbian Mammoth, the Woolley Rhinoceros, the Mastodon, Giant Bison, Giant Beaver, Sabretooth cats, Armored Glyptodonts, the Short-faced bear, the Camelops, Cave Lions, the Giant Ground Sloth, the Jefferson’s Ground Sloth, Giant Kangaroos, and many others.

The area that suffered the most

My studies of the fragmented comet and the Younger dryas ice age have revealed that the area from Western Europe to the Eastern end of the Mediterranean appears to have suffered the most. The suffering was caused from severe cold, heat, drought, lowering of groundwater, loss of food and a host of other effects that ultimately originated from the comet. My understanding is that other places around the world also suffered but less dramatically, depending on where the impacts occurred, how much vegetation was burned, and many other factors. In general the Southern Hemisphere appears to have suffered less than the Northern and North America less than the European/Eastern Mediterranean area.

A time unexplained

There appears to be, however, a time that’s relatively unexplained. This is the 1,300 year long time of the Younger dryas ice age. What happened during this time? In particular, what happened to the people living around Europe and this general vicinity? I’ve heard experts say that the Younger dryas ice age may have driven hunter-gatherers in this European area into caves and cave types of dwellings. There are a number of massive ancient cave complexes in Turkey and places around this area of the world that indicate that a cave dwelling life existed around the time of the Younger dryas. 12,800 years ago, however, the caves probably wouldn’t have been much more than a few holes in the ground. This cave type of life is where I intend to focus my examples of what I think possibly caused us to go wrong.

Driven into caves

Effects from the fragmented comet decimated our human populations and would have set the stage for a somber state of morale. The sudden and dramatic change from our old hunter-gatherer life that was full of good to a new life where food was suddenly not abundant anymore, where the animal kingdom was gone, and the world was essentially turned upside down would have been a painful and sobering affair. Joining with other clans in caves would have been a likely outcome and the coldness would have caused us to seek shelter.

Cave life

Cave life would have been hard

Cave life would have been dramatically different compared to life before. Darkness and dampness would have prevailed. Smoke from fires and torches in poorly ventilated areas would have caused respiratory illnesses. Going outside would have meant excursions into a frigid cold. No longer would people be able to run naked the same as all the other animals. The good life would have been left to only dreams. Life would have been changed forever.

Depression would have haunted them

If I had been an old man at that time, I would rather have died. The only reason I would have stayed alive might have been for the few children who remained. Otherwise, all I would have wanted to do is sit in my corner alone. My spirit would have been gone. Others around me would likely have felt the same. In this state of mind I would have been reluctant to tell the stories of wisdom from the past.

They had to store food

Within a few days hunter-gatherer life in caves would have realized that in order to survive they would have to store food. Anthropologists say that the single biggest cultural change that has ever happened to our Homo sapiens species is when we changed from our simple hunter-gatherer way of life to enter the life of civilization. Storing food would have been the beginning of that change.

Ancient figures with range estimates

Storing food means change from the nomadic, following herds type of lifestyle, to a lifestyle that’s more stationary. This small amount of change equates to a whole new mindset for hunter-gatherers. For once a clan settles down, a hierarchy of order is soon established. No one wants too many cooks in the kitchen and therefore someone has to decide. Storing food in a climate of starvation would mean that someone had to guard the food. Guarding food would not have been a characteristic in the simple hunter-gatherer life. Storing food would have gone against the stories of wisdom as well.

They would have felt the guilt of breaking the Law of Life

When our hunter-gatherer ancestors began storing food, they could have felt like they were breaking the Law of Life. But they really had no choice. It was either store food or die, and because of their perception of Mother Earth, which let them know why they were here on Earth, they also knew that they weren’t supposed to die. Their minds could have been placed in a quandary. Storing food could have been one of those grey areas. The whole scene of living a new life in caves would have been one of dissolution and confusion. No one could have anticipated that a comet would come and cause them to break the Law of Life. Whether they wanted to or not, they had no choice, they had to either adapt or die. Weak and downtrodden, with starving children looking up at them they would have done what they had to do.

 

They would have been warned

This story is very close to the story of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. Adam and Eve succumbed to the temptation to eat from the tree of knowledge and were then cast out of the garden to till the cursed ground. Our hunter-gatherer ancestors were the best botanists the world has ever known. They knew that they could plant if they wanted to, but they hadn’t planted because a warning story had told them it was wiser to not.

Today, modern hunter-gatherer tribes have been asked why they didn’t want to change to the comforts of civilization. Their answers say that they’ve had a story passed down that warns them to not give in to this temptation. The story tells of past hunter-gatherer tribes who decide to begin planting. Then their population begins to grow. Then one day some elders of a planting tribe come back to their old hunter-gatherer friends and ask them if they can return to their old hunter-gatherer way of life. The hunter-gatherers asked the planters why they wanted to come back and the planting tribes answer was because the life of the hunter-gatherer was easier. Then the hunter-gatherers sadly told their old friends that they couldn’t return to their old lives as hunter-gatherers because their populations had become too large. Then the elders of the planting tribes solemnly return to their people.

The stories continue to say that the planting tribes populations would continue to rise until something happened that would cause them to end. The stories say that some of those tribes would grow into mighty civilizations.

 

Lost the wisdom of stories

Life apparently did continue, however. But that first generation in the caves would have been filled with sorrow. In hunter-gatherer tribes those who could tell stories the best were the most sought after. Many of the best storytellers would have been elders. And like I said, if I had been an elder living then, I would not have even wanted to live anymore. I wouldn’t have had the desire to tell the stories.

Stories would also have been harder to tell under those conditions because storing food would have made some of the stories not make sense anymore. Not making sense combined with depressed and bewildered minds, would have made it easier to not tell the stories. It’s not that the stories wouldn’t have been told but the quantity of them would certainly have diminished. This lack of storytelling could have created a starvation of wisdom. The student doesn’t learn what the teacher doesn’t teach. Not learning wisdom means that they would make mistakes and possibly divert themselves away from the road to life.

When later generations picked up the storytelling again much would have been lost. To some degree new generations would have to learn wisdom over again. Of course, this would have varied all over the world, but for life in caves the absence of passing down wisdom is the reason I see for the developments that later came from this area of the world. Loss of wisdom may not have only come from the lack of telling the stories, it could also have come simply from the different life they were forced to live in the caves. Either way, or even some other way, lack of wisdom left these people vulnerable to things in the future that they would not see because of their loss of wisdom.

10 to 40 thousand years ago people went deep into caves to paint pictures of animals. My perception is that they were sending us a message that said “Our way of life is good, we’re happy and hope you are too and also hope that you have the wisdom to pull through.”

But not intelligence

The Younger dryas ice age lasted around 1,300 years, or roughly 50 generations. Imagine 50 generations of life in caves. After the first few the time when their grandparents were caretakers of the garden would have become old ways and old stories that would not be familiar. New generations would come compelled with their own exuberance for life. In the caves there wouldn’t have necessarily been a loss of intelligence but there would have been a loss of wisdom. Technological skills would have continued to grow. Logic might tell someone to expect that people in caves would become keen on the ways of working with stone. The signature of intelligence is evident in the sprawling networks of underground tunnels, rooms and ventilation shafts that makeup the Darinkuyu and similar caves in Turkey, as well as Göbekli Tepe and many of the other sites around the world where megalithic structures exist and seem to date from around, or after this time. Of course this is all speculation, but if you were held up in caves for a thousand years, would relating stars to fixed objects and learning how to work with stone not have been in the curriculum of your education?

Animals kept us alive

Probably the most profound thing that could have happened during life in caves and also other places around the world is that animals could have sacrificed themselves to keep humans alive.

They gave us their lives

Some of the megafauna did not become extinct immediately. It’s possible that some of those animals, as well as others we ate that didn’t go extinct, may have purposefully hung around the caves so that our ancestors could have them for food to survive. The Woolley Mammoth, for example, didn’t go extinct until 11,500 years ago, which was the end of the Younger dryas ice age. Animals could have given themselves because of an instinct that told them it was more important that humanity lived than even their own species.

The animals may have instinctually known to help us

Before the comet, our ancestors lived in an animal kingdom. It could have been that the animals knew of our intelligence and sensed our importance. Our Mother Earth made us the same as she made them. We’re all connected on the tree of life. If human life is meant to become the protectors of life on Earth, then if animals gave themselves to our ancestors so that our ancestors would not die, then humans could live on to become the protectors of life. That our Mother Earth would instill this instinct in animals, therefore, makes sense.

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The ice age meant that we needed their help

The ice age would have meant that food would have been scarce, and excursions outside of the caves would have been into a cold that was impossible to live in long. Our excursions would have to be short and bountiful. If animals stayed close by and didn’t make it hard for us to find them, if they stood there, and cleared areas we could gather from, then our excursions would not need great lengths of time. Animals can remove snow and ice from places where people gather food. They can also stand nearby and not run. I’ve heard of stories of animals giving their own lives to humans before. If the ice age were bad and people could barely come out of their caves, then how else would they have been able to live?

The first hardening

In our beginning life in caves we may have appreciated that the animals gave us their lives, but after a few generations our countenance towards the animals could have changed. Our lack of wisdom could have caused us to think of the animals as dumb for standing there waiting for us to kill them. Killing the dumb animals could have become a regular thing. Killing the dumb animals could have become the new mindset of man.

The age of fierceness

The age of agriculture

Archeology tells us that approximately 11,500 years ago our ancestors began entering the age of agriculture. 11,500 years ago was approximately when the 1,300 year-long Younger dryas ice age came to its end. 1,300 years after the fragmented comet.

All over the world people turned to agriculture

Archeology has found that hunter-gatherer societies all over the world began changing to agriculture around 11,500 years ago. Turning to agriculture seems logical since the animals that gave their own lives wouldn’t have stayed around to give us their lives anymore, and the species of animals that we’d hunted before the comet had since gone extinct.  

12,800 years ago, when the fragmented comet exploded all over the world. Did it effect other places as much as it affected Eastern Europe? It may have sent people in North America into dugout dwellings or caves as well. Was is as bad on the North American continent as it was in Eastern Europe? Did animals sacrifice their lives for these people as well? Did the natives of America have to store food? Apparently, the fragmented comet caused the extinction of the Clovis People. The American peoples, however, don’t appear to have lost as much wisdom. When Columbus came to America in 1492 there were apparently around 60 million native Americans living on the continent. They had entered the age of agriculture, had planted orchards and crops and consequently their populations had grown, and the stories of their Indian wars show that they had acquired the competitive mindset. But they had not yet entered the age of money. There has always been something about the native Americans that’s told me that they were still living in the ways of wisdom. One reason why people in the America’s were still living a life of wisdom may be because they didn’t herd animals. The stories I’ve heard is that their mindset of respect for the animals carried on. There’s a big difference between killing an animal with respect and yanking one out of the herd for dinner. The mind that’s able to yank an animal from a herd is not in tune with nature.

Planting breeds competition and fierceness

Planting leads to population overshoot. When populations grow too large, the land becomes too small and competition then sets in. It’s the same as the old rats in a cage experiment. When people entered the age of agriculture their populations began to rise. When the Younger dryas ice age was over people all around the world began to plant. But a few thousand years later there was one area of the world that did more than just plant. This area of the world also began to herd animals. 

Eastern Europe begins to herd

By the time the ice age ended our Eastern European ancestors could have already had the mindset that saw the animals as dumb because they would stand there and let us club them to death. After we began living outside of the caves, however, the animals wouldn’t need to give themselves to us anymore. And indeed this is about the time when many of them did go extinct. It could have been that when the ice age ended the decimated animal populations took a while to come back. This would have led these people into planting like other people around the world. And apparently, it did. But if these ancestors had kept callous attitudes toward the animals they ate, then it would almost seem natural for them to begin herding animals as well. And, about seven to nine thousand years ago they began to herd animals.

Joseph Campbell said:

One of the world’s greatest writers of anthropology, Joseph Campbell said in a video of him talking with Bill Moyers:

 “There were two different developments out of the early agricultural and domestication of animal base. In the river lands and in the high mountain valleys where it was possible to raise crops the accent would be on agriculture. In the broad grazing lands the accent was on animal domestication – and so you have herding people. And there is a distinct separation, as early as let’s say the eight and seventh centuries – uh seventh millenniums, 8,000 and 7,000 BC, between the simple agriculturalist and the still nomadic herding people. Where you have herders the male is the important person. He’s the one that is rounding up the animals, that is killing them, and protecting this herd against another. So you have a warrior accent. Whereas when the toiling is that of agriculture the relationship is to the Earth, which is the Mother, she brings forth life and nourishes life, and so the female principal is the dominant one there.”[1]

In the same video Campbell goes on to talk about how herding people became warrior tribes and how planting people’s would build walls around their cities to protect them from the warrior people.  

Herding hardened our hearts

Children may have caused more hardening of the heart

Back in those times populations were still small. A herding village might not see other people for days at a time. Children would have become friends with animals in the herds. Even the shepherd would have bonded with his animals. But when the children saw their daddy grabbing one of their friends out of the flock and killing it, they would have cried. In order to sustain their cries and remove the guilt, parents would have had to tell their children that this was the way of life. That they had to eat animals in order to survive and that this is the way they did. 

Our hardened hearts permeated life

A heart that’s hardened against animals, is also a heart that can harden against other life.

Animals became the first form of money

Civilization began around 7,000 years ago. Before the age of agriculture humanity lived as hunter gatherers for at least 300,000 years. Civilization began at the same time when humans first consumed the poison of money. What probably happened is that the age of agriculture increased the population, which caused competition and fierceness to grow. Then people begin herding animals which made them more fierce. Then there would be occasional raids of other people’s camps.

The burdened shephard

The raiders return with two captured men. They plan to torture them. But there’s a shepherd about who’s burdened with too many animals and doesn’t agree with the concept of torturing. The shepherd hears about the prisoners and gets the idea of saving them by having them help him. The first time the shepherd approaches the raiders refuse. So the shepherd returns home thinking about it, and a couple hours later returns with an offer to trade a couple of his animals for the prisoners. The raiders agree this time and soon the shepherd is pleased with the amount of work his prisoners are doing. The shepherd has just been the first human being to trade animals for slaves.

Then he begins to gain friends who want to hear about his good fortune. His new friends tell him that he’s right in everything he does. Then the power begins to move inside of him. He trades animals for prisoners again and when he’s returning home, he’s thinking about how his burden has been lifted. Then he begins to feel the euphoria power coming into him and subconsciously agrees within himself that from then on he would alter his life around obtaining that euphoria. From this moment on all of his decisions are based on his need for money.

The people don’t realize that the shepherd’s mindset has changed so that what he wants now more than anything is to feel the power of the euphoria again. His euphoria began to grow when he unknowingly turned animals into the first form of money. The decisions he makes from then on are not made for the betterment of his people, they’re made for the betterment of gaining him more of the euphoria. His wealth grows and soon he builds his kingdom and civilization begins.

Imagine how animals must have felt

Giving one’s life for another is the highest act of love that can ever be shown. Imagine after sacrificing their own lives for 1,300 years how they would have felt when we began to trade them for slaves. Animals have a high tolerance for abuse. They can withstand many things but trading them for slaves after they’d given their lives for so long could have pushed them beyond their ability to give. No one really knows. But then again, few people think in this way.

 

Animals can transfer disease

Animals can transfer disease. Whether they gave us the poison of money or not, however, today’s demise of nature is not their fault. Neither is it ours. The fault lies in a fragmented comet that hit our planet about 12,800 years ago. The comet was unexpected and changed our lives forever. If our planet had not been hit, then we would likely have remained on the course we were on. I don’t know about you, but I would rather be on that course than the course we’re on today. That course was leading to life.

The age of money

Today we think money is good

Civilization has been taught that money is good and necessary. This belief is so deeply engrained that the suggestion of a world without money is dismissed before it’s even understood. Even though money induces irrational behaviors similar to known poisons, and even though the American Psychiatric Association says that money is the number one cause of stress and stress related illnesses in the US today, and even though modern brain-scan studies reveal that money incites nearly the same neuro-pathways in the human brain as heavy drugs, neither psychiatry nor humanity makes the connection that money could be a literal poison. Even though we sell all of nature and throw away our own children’s lives we don’t consider the possibility that money could be a poison. I therefore sincerely doubt that any study has ever been done.

The fruit of money is artificial

The fruit that money bares is artificial. None of it is real. The concrete jungle, the TV’s, and smart phones, all of it is artificial. We have the valentine effect of thinking that we can someday surf the Universe, but the truth is that we cannot even live successfully on our own planet. Money has destroyed everything.

Money is not a living thing

Money is not a living thing, and yet it is. It makes decisions and rules the world though it has no body and no mind. And money infects only the Homo sapiens. No other species on our planet can be infected by this poison.

The great wall that blocks humanity’s passage to life is an artificial wall; it is a figment of our imaginations. It makes us think that we must live under the system in which it rules and that there is no other choice.

Money bore civilization

When we look back through history, we see that civilization arose from the area around Mesopotamia. This was the area where people had lived in caves. It was where humans began herding animals, hardened their hearts against them, and animals were first traded for slaves. Civilization was born from money.  and then spread it’s fruits of money around the parts of the world that were nearest and most vulnerable, such as England, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, etc. These powers exhibited the ferocious mindset that does not promote life.

Money flourished the concepts of slavery, torture, beggars and thieves. This was where we saw the Roman conquests, the Spanish Conquistador invasions, the invasions of Alexander the Great, of Genghis Kahn, and many others. During this time we also saw the establishment of governments, the main educational systems, and all of the religions. We see also that the East invaded the West (Europe invaded the Americas). The civilization that began money spread all over the world and has destroyed the world all along the way.

Money bore the concrete jungle

The concrete jungle that’s now spread all over the world originated from this area around Mesopotamia as well. The concrete jungle is a picture of the annihilation of nature. During the day it looks like a cancer and during the night it looks like our world is on fire. The main purpose of this concrete jungle is to make money.

Each generation adds to the concrete jungle

Each generation that grows up in the world of money learns that their survival depends on money. This perception causes each new generation to do whatever’s necessary in order to survive. Each generation looks for its own gold mine. In the environment of money, money is the most important thing in the environment. By the time a person has seen the truth of the effect of money, the system has washed them to the side and replaced them with a zealous new generation whose perception is that their survival depends on money. This sets up a vicious self-reinforcing cycle that perpetuates itself and then adds to the growth of the concrete jungle.

Money caused the east to invade the west

When Columbus came to America in 1492 there were apparently around 60 million Native Americans living on the continent. They had entered the age of agriculture, which created population growth, competition, and fierceness. But the Native Americans were not yet under the influence of money, whereas the Europeans were. The Native Americans saw nature as valuable, whereas the Europeans saw nature as money. By this time, the east had already been using money over 5,000 years. The east invaded the west, and then saturated the west and changed it into the artificial concrete jungle.

It blinds us

We make money to survive

We celebrate our own destruction

Money causes euphoria

Money causes a euphoria so strong that it changes our mindsets. Think of the adrenaline rush one gets when winning a jackpot or finding a goldmine. In my mind I can see the image of a fat old king sitting in a room full of treasure, higher than a kite, yet without having had one drop of any intoxicant. People will rob, murder and even torture other people for money.

Money creates artificial mindsets

The effects of money are not natural either. The effects only produce symptoms associated with money. Money cannot replace love for long. It cannot replace friendship, nor loyalty without guilt. It cannot produce a clean heart.

Money causes us to take risks with life

The child born in wealth must grow up making money like its parents did. It’s parents may say things like “You’ve been given all the tools, now go out and do something! Be someone!” Then the child goes out and seeks its own gold mine. When it finds the opportunity to lay claim on a bonanza such as a nuclear power plant then that’s where the claim is made. So it uses its power to sway the votes, cast the contractor, and levy the bonds. The gold mine rewards the labor. It’s the gold that’s desired of course. Whether the mine is subject to danger or not makes no matter, especially if the danger may not exist. To the seeker the gold is worth the risk. To life the risk is waited out. In less than ten years, the risk begins to reveal.

We think poisons can only be delivered physically

Have we ever heard of wifi? What about microwaves? Gamma rays? Does a poison really have to be delivered physically? Need I say more?