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A Book of Days for Gaia's People


Metaphorium is a meta-metaphor. It is a metaphor for metaphor itself. The stories of the Metaphoriuminomicon are metaphorical fables. The characters are personifications (metaphors in the form of persons), the settings are often metaphors, the plots are metaphors. The reader is asked to suspend disbelief but never to believe. The ideas presented are speculative but science-based. I have strived to be scientifically accurate in the underlying concepts which the metaphors describe but metaphor necessarily clouds the boundary between fact and fiction. The purpose of the stories to help you develop personal relationships with abstract concepts, or at least, the personifications of abstract concepts. You may care more about Earth's biosphere if you have a personal relationship with a fictional Gaia. You may care more about the fate of the universe if you have a personal relationship with Thea Me Plokamia.

Young Gaia Theory Illustration by Genevieve Townsend

The book is organized as A Book of Days. It is a book which lists a different version of the same activity for each day. This creates both variety and sameness of practice in your life which brings you a deeper connection and stronger practice to your religious experience. This Book of Days draws upon the SolSeed symbolic year and the SolSeed practice of daily contemplation to give a practitioner a deeper understanding of the SolSeed religion. Feel free to use this book for whatever period you find useful, pick a day here and there to follow or follow it for multiple years. Each day will include one or more quotes from texts that SolSeed members have found meaningful and then a metaphorical story.

The calendar "starts" just after the Winter Solstice which is the beginning of the SolSeed symbolic year. But the year is a cycle and the stories form an unbroken cycle. Characters will "remember" stories that happened later in the year because perhaps they happened in an earlier year. You may need to read round the cycle of the book a few times in order for everything to come together into a sensible whole. But also, each story more or less, stands on its own and can be read independently of the book.


Week One: Contemplation on the Shape of Space-Time

Week Two: Explorations of Space-Time

Week Three: Contemplations on Galaxies and Stars

Week Four: Contemplations on Sol

Week Five: Contemplations on the Earth

Week Six: Contemplations on Water

Week Seven: Contemplations on Air


Week One: Snowball Earth

Week Two: The Origin of Multicellularity

Week Three: Multicellular Organization

Week Four: Macroscopic Sense Organs

Week Five: Secretion of Carbonates

Week Six: MultiOrganism Structures

Viriditas de Terra

Week One: Plants and Sunlight

Week Two: Lifting Water

Week Three: Finding Our Roots

Week Four: Wood: the Organic Building Material


Week One: Life is Precious

Week Two: The Mechanisms of Diversity

Week Three: Legs to Explore Dry Land

Week Four: Air Breathing Eggs

Week Five: Gaia and flight

Week Six: Gaia through the ages


Week One: Understanding The Mind

Week Two: The Advantages of Homeothermy

Week Three: Sophia and the Gods of the Bible

Week Four: Prayers for the Gods of the Bible

Week Five: Sophia and Mathematics


Week One: Gaia's guidance in our Lives

Week Two: Gaia and the Contributor Story

Week Three: Gaia and Community

Week Four: Gaia and Peace

Week Five: Goddesses and Human Endeavor

Week Six: Practice


Week One: Gaia and evolution

Week Two: Goddesses and Planets

Week Six: SolSeed Through the Future

Viventibus Galaxia

Week One: Gaia in the far future

Week Two: The Nature and Purpose of Life

Week Three: LifeSeed

Week Four: Thea Me Plokamia and the Fate of the Universe

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Young Gaia Theory Illustration by Genevieve Townsend

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