Letter: Forest activities evidence of disconnect with nature

To the editor:

The late Joseph Campbell was recognized as a great scholar and teacher of world mythology. His numerous interviews with Bill Moyers reveal that the origin of religious beliefs began as pagan worship of nature and her cycles. Nowhere at first was our present religious dogmas centered on the struggle of good vs. evil.

With unjustified hubris, modern man believes himself to be the “crown of creation” that is endowed with supreme intellect, seeing nature not as an equal and spiritual inspiration, but as an opponent to be controlled, subjugated and exploited.

Koyaanisqatsi is the observant Hopi Indian word for “life out of balance.” Witness our present lack of respect for our forests and threatened environment.

Sincerely,

Clyde Irvine, Possum Trot Road

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