Life of the World

The Sequetus Series, in book six gets into the spiritual question of, is there a larger than life, life, that impacts the world, and somehow influences the rest of the life here?

This is not so far-fetched and religions and philosophers have danced with this idea before.

This concept is that within a given species there is also a joint mind, run by a life-force that runs the entire species, not just an individual body of that species. This concept is not new and finds itself in Shinto and other Asian religions. This concept even goes so far as to suggest there is one life-force over a planet, which has as its purpose the uniting of lower life-forces and higher life-forces for a self-regulating surviving planet.

There is a concept called Gaia, but this is not addressed in the NEW-EARTH SERIES. However, the term Life-force-of-the–world comes from the same observed phenomenon.

(The Gaia Hypothesis of scientists James Lovelock, is different to what is being used here.)

There is evidence that such a concept of one life-force running many smaller bodies could be true. For example, many lower life forms individually exhibit very low problem solving abilities. However, when the life forms are in a group, such as a shoal of fish, or a hive of bees, they solve problems of far greater magnitude.

Ant nests, insect swarms etc act as though under a group mind. In Australia the author has seen two-meter-high termite mounds, with perhaps a million termites living together. He has seen flocks of birds turn mid-flight in a second, one hundred birds turn instantly all at once. Under the water he has seen a hundred fish all turn instantly, as though all are under one mind and one instruction.

The author asked Australian aboriginals if a group of trees was a group of single-tree-life forces, or were they a group of trees run under a single command, one-life-force. He was ALWAYS told the group of trees was run as though they were one, and there is one spirit in charge, regardless of how many trees there were.

We have seen a swarm of wasps go after a single target as though they are one. We have seen pairs of birds attack a larger animal as though they had one mind working complex strategies and tactics, commanding both the male and female together.

In Japan the religion Shinto means the way of the gods. Nick lived in Japan for ten years and met many Shinto priests. The Japanese Kami, or god, can be one that looks after a whole mountain, or a river, or a valley or a forest. This is a one life-force – being big enough to call a god that oversees all life. The number of Kami in Japan is represented by a figure that means either very many, that cannot be counted, or six million Kami.

This concept is not to be confused with the concept of the hive-mind or group mind, which implies that the group of individuals have a collective consciousness when together, and through that consciousness are able to act. The concept used in the Sequetus Series is different. Here it means that there is one mind, or one life-force, makes decisions for all its separate parts.

For example, in the human body we say there is a spirit, and a body. But what there is really is a spirit, and a body made up of all these individual parts of smaller cells of life, and these smaller cells are capable of stimulus response actions, but the larger life force, you, is able to make complicated thought processes to make long term decisions, not just stimulus response. The concept used in the Sequetus Series is that there may be a hive of bees, and they are like the cells in the body. But they have one spiritual entity, like in a human. That entity instructs the cells what to do. So bees will attack a predator as one decision. A school of fish will turn as one. And so on.

So, is it possible that there is a life force out there that is big enough to care for a whole world, and thereby influence the lesser beings in its domain?

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