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When the Earth speaksWe interact with wind, with water – with soil and stone, with fire and sky and light. The Earth calls to us all in distinct ways, doesn’t it? Does the Earth call to you?We seek peaceful retreat on lofty and wind-swept mountains, or in dripping and thickly forested valleys. We sail on the wind and on the water; we float below the surface of the waves. We swelter in the thermal expanse of the desert; we huddle and shiver on vast white-capped plains. In a myriad of ways, humans spend reflective and sobering moments with the planet, but do we listen to the speech it portrays?In the late 1800’s it was discovered with earth minerals that we could listen to radio waves coursing through the atmosphere and beyond. In the early 1920’s it was realized that quartz oscillates with such regularity that supremely accurate time-keepers could be fashioned from it.
Earth minerals are the ultimate communicators of precision, reliability and fidelity.The crust of the Earth is crystalline. It is a massive transmissive layer standing between us and billions of square miles of melted rock and metal. Endless undulating waves of electromagnetic radiation pour from the Earth. Waves pass through the layer into the soles of our feet. We walk in these waves, we play in these waves, we sleep and love and laugh in these waves.
Our bodies are formed of earth minerals. Our bone mass is an antenna bristling with crystalline calcium, magnesium, phosphate and chlorides. Our massive, internal skeletons effortlessly receive waves of radiation from the crust of the Earth. Microscopic minerals are also found in our neural tissues – commonly known as ‘brain sand.’ Most adult mammals contain these crystalline brain deposits, yet they cause no pathology. Minerals for reception wire even our brains! Might this be our third-eye?
All life and death, all matter, and all energy – ever expended and used on the thin ribbon of the Earth’s surface is recycled. It is slowly and methodically plowed under the surface – deeply inward. All is enveloped and deconstructed. Every laugh, every word, every thought every parody is reduced to the elemental core. With might and beauty, and through the purification of heat and pressure, the diamonds of new life, new organisms, new experiences are borne on waves of seismic force to the surface, to brightly begin anew. Life starts again. The waves are sent and received and sent again to whence they came.These waves – these Crystal waves have bathed you since you were a single cell. They soaked you as you took your first wobbly step, they splashed you as you mouthed your first meaningful thought -they will rinse over you at your last breath – into the beyond.