Creative Wordshops Newletter October 2023
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Although we seem to be separate individuals, in reality we are all
expressions of one primal imagination (Timothy Freke)
One or Two or One-Two?
Living in Pringle Bay in a biosphere brings many blessings. Baboons live
here too and often forage fynbos berries in the village. The odd rogue
can be a food snatcher. A long-lived controversy. Are the baboons
welcome or not? How do we keep our houses safe from rogue baboon
There are those openly hostile. There are those who welcome and name
these creatures though don’t wish to offer hospitality. So, how does
this difference manifest? It seems the one side might emerge from the
Biblical injunction, that we are lords of creation. Gen. 1 26-31. ‘And
God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let
them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the
air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every
creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.’
The wider view perhaps links us to First Nations such as the Bushman
where we are all one, part of something bigger and that the human
being does not have any elevated status in relation to all the other
fauna and flora. That spirit of life is in everything. We are ecosystem