Another image from the Geography of Hope Conference, as invoked in a closing “prayer” by West Marin resident Diane as she placed us in geographic historical context:
At 4:02 am PDST early this Wednesday morning March 20, all over the world everyone will experience a balance of equal amounts of daylight and dark hours. At that moment we are joined as one. Then the balance shifts until it occurs again September 22, 2013, the Fall Equinox. Twice a year everyone on earth experiences this oneness.
I am left wondering how this knowledge, once so central to collective rituals, has informed the formation of the psyche and how this knowledge might impact us now, even if we are not consciously aware of it.