Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Mass consciousness

Mass consciousness is not supernatural in origin: it is an experience of the body. Music and dance have their roots in the animal world, and these behaviors connect us to shared human origins. The history of our species is the journey of animal evolution; we need to be animals because we are animals. Our bodies are landlocked containers of seawater and a gathering of myriad cell types that have emerged over hundreds of millions of years, ancient components that do their part in every corner of the body. We are not single life forms, we are composite beings. It is contrary to common sense to believe that we are aliens on our home planet, doomed to estrangement from all life.