This tribal group, Yanomami, lives in the Serra Parima in an area known as
Roraima in the Amazon rain forest. In 1985 there were about 20,000 of them;
but their numbers have decreased to between 5,000 and 9,000 today. Diseases
such as malaria are bringing them to the brink of extinction. There are
about 45,000 miners living on the Yanomami's land looking for gold. They
use high-pressure water jets to blast away the riverbeds in their search for
the precious ore. This silts up the rivers and kills the fish the Yanomami
--Steve Pollock, The Atlas of Endangered Peoples
Insect destruction of crops in the United States ranges from 4
billion to 15 billion dollars annually... Insect damage cancels out
the total year's efforts of about one million workers..
With a slight tilt of his forehead he rejects
everything that hems in and obliges;
for the wide circles of the eternal Coming
move hugely erected through his heart.
The deep heavens stand before him full of shapes,
to you, to test you with a fiercer grip,
When after the long drought at lastThe heroic ego literalizes the imaginal. Because it lacks the metaphorical understanding that comes with image-work, it makes wrong moves, and these violently. Without imaginal understanding, we may expect killing.
--James Hillman, The Dream and the Underworld
Mother said to call her if the H bomb exploded