Picture of Tortoise beside Cymatic Sound Patterns.
The Tortoise, so often seen as supporting the World in Creation Myths, has a striking similarity to Cymatic Sound Pattern within its Shell. It was a Tortoise Shell that was used to Create the Ancient Chinese Divination System of the I-Ching. Marie Louise Von Franz suggests the I-Ching as a Perfect Mathematical Model of our DNA. Could this Creation Myth be an Explanation of how our very Existence is supported and made possible by DNA? [Von Franz, 1975]
Forest gardens are thought to be the world’s oldest and most resilient agro-ecosystem.They originated in prehistoric times.
Creation of animal habitat along side the production of foods, increases stability for the local birds and insects. Also, many of our folk no longer have any substantial direct contact with Nature and this has giving rise to a variety of negative physical, psychological and emotional influences, especially among our children.
A Food Forest Garden is a planned ecosystem which works the way Nature works. If you observe Nature and the natural evolution of a landscape you will notice that there is a natural succession it follows from a bare (and generally barren) field to a mature woodland forest. There are many stages in this succession and it can take anywhere from 50 to 100 years to reach the phase of a mature woodland forest.
By consciously designing and implementing a food forest garden that mimics the evolutionary stage of a natural young woodland forest when it is mature enough to provide top canopy benefits (such as windbreaks) and yet still allow enough open space and sunlight for the healthy development of the lower forest garden layers , the maximum amount of product yield can be delivered while maintaining the authentic sustainability of the ecosystem.
Daoism may advocate living spontaneously without rules and plans, but biblical faith is more inclined to agree with Aristotle: “man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but, when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all.” So it is that in biblical faith, when watery chaos gives way to God’s order, there are always rules.
We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.
William Ralph Inge, “The Idea of Progress,” Romanes Lecture