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=A Book of Days for Gaia's People=
=A Book of Days for Gaia's People=
==Introduction==
==Introduction==
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A Book of Days is a book which lists a different version of the same activity for each dayThis creates both variety and sameness of practice in your life which brings you a deeper connection and stronger practice to your religious experienceThis 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 religionFeel free to use this book for whatever period you find useful, pick a day here and there to follow or follow it for multiple yearsThis is a wiki so feel free to add new options to existing days and to make additions to existing contemplationsEach day will include a quote from a text that SolSeed members have found meaningful and then a discussion of that quoteFollowing this there will be a suggestion for a contemplative practiceThe calendar will start just after the Winter Solstice which is the beginning of the SolSeed symbolic year.
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[[Metaphorium]] is a meta-metaphor.  It is a metaphor for metaphor itselfThe stories of the Metaphoriuminomicon are metaphorical fablesThe characters are personifications (metaphors in the form of persons), the settings are often metaphors, the plots are metaphorsThe reader is asked to suspend disbelief but never to believeThe 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 fictionThe purpose of the stories to help you develop personal relationships with abstract concepts, or at least, the personifications of abstract conceptsYou may care more about Earth's biosphere if you have a personal relationship with a fictional GaiaYou may care more about the fate of the universe if you have a personal relationship with Thea Me Plokamia.
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==[[Genesis]]==
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[[File:Metaphoriuminomicon.jpg|thumb|left|200px|Young Gaia Theory Illustration by Genevieve Townsend]]
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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. 
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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.
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==[[Genesis]] (Currently 14 stories)==
===Week One: Contemplation on the Shape of Space-Time===
===Week One: Contemplation on the Shape of Space-Time===
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===Week Two: The Origin of Multicellularity===
===Week Two: The Origin of Multicellularity===
*February 14th : [[Gaia and the Protozoan Alliance]]
*February 14th : [[Gaia and the Protozoan Alliance]]
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*February 15th : [[Young Gaia Theory]]
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===Week Three: Multicellular Organization ===
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*February 21st : [[Sophia Explores Symmetry]]
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===Week Four: Macroscopic Sense Organs===
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*February 28th : [[Sensing Nothing]]
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===Week Five: Secretion of Carbonates ===
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*March 7th: [[Pisces and the Tooth Race]]
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===Week Six: MultiOrganism Structures ===
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*March 14th: [[Gaia and the First Forest]]
==[[Viriditas de Terra]]==
==[[Viriditas de Terra]]==
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*March 22nd : [[Gaia on the Beach]]
*March 22nd : [[Gaia on the Beach]]
*March 23rd : [[Gaia and the First Plant]]
*March 23rd : [[Gaia and the First Plant]]
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===Week Two: Lifting Water===
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*March 29th : [[Gaia and the Mycorrhizal Pipeline]]
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=== Week Three: Finding Our Roots===
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*April 5th : [[Gaia Massages Terra for Minerals]]
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=== Week Four: Wood: the Organic Building Material ===
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*April 12th: [[The Positive Sum Game]]
==[[Diversitas]]==
==[[Diversitas]]==
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*June 24th: [[Sophia and the Two Value Instability]]
*June 24th: [[Sophia and the Two Value Instability]]
*June 25th: [[Jesus and the Submersible Tesla]]
*June 25th: [[Jesus and the Submersible Tesla]]
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*June 26th: [[Sophia and the Ruby Fish]]
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*June 27th: [[A Martini of Mixed Mental Metaphors]]
===Week Two: The Advantages of Homeothermy===
===Week Two: The Advantages of Homeothermy===
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*July 8th: [[Sophia and the Holy Spirit]]
*July 8th: [[Sophia and the Holy Spirit]]
*July 9th: [[Sophia and Jesus]]
*July 9th: [[Sophia and Jesus]]
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*July 10th: [[Sophia and El]]
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*July 11th: [[Sophia, Angels and Demons]]
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*July 12th: [[Sophia and Abraham's Legacy]]
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===Week Four: Prayers for the Gods of the Bible ===
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*July 14th: [[A Prayer for Yahweh]]
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*July 15th: [[A Prayer for Ruach]]
==[[Civis]]==
==[[Civis]]==
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* August 21st: [[Gaia Attends Her Own Painting]]
* August 21st: [[Gaia Attends Her Own Painting]]
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* August 22nd: [[Civis and Anne]]
=== Week Four: Gaia and Peace ===
=== Week Four: Gaia and Peace ===
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* September 4th: [[Sophia and the Dimensions of Human Thought]]
* September 4th: [[Sophia and the Dimensions of Human Thought]]
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=== Week Six: Gaia Gives Birth ===
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=== Week Six: Practice ===
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* September 12th: [[Three Personifications Walk into a Bar]]
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* September 12th: [[Gaia and the Hospital for Inanimate Celestial Bodies]]
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==[[Repartum]]==
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==[[Viventibus Mundos]]==
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=== Week One: Gaia and evolution ===
=== Week One: Gaia and evolution ===
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* September 30th: [[Ares Demands a Contribution]]
* September 30th: [[Ares Demands a Contribution]]
* October 1st: [[Kiv Meets Neptune]]
* October 1st: [[Kiv Meets Neptune]]
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* October 2nd: [[Gaia and the Steppingstones]]
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* October 3rd: [[Gaia and the Hospital for Inanimate Celestial Bodies]]
=== Week Six: SolSeed Through the Future ===
=== Week Six: SolSeed Through the Future ===
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* November 22nd: [[Gaia and the Biospheric Imperialist Tavern]]
* November 22nd: [[Gaia and the Biospheric Imperialist Tavern]]
* November 23rd: [[Gaia and the Thin Place]]
* November 23rd: [[Gaia and the Thin Place]]
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* November 24th: [[Jesus, Stochasm and the Adjacent Possible]]
===Week Four: Thea Me Plokamia and the Fate of the Universe ===
===Week Four: Thea Me Plokamia and the Fate of the Universe ===
* November 28th: [[Thea Me Plokamia and the Dark Energy Storm]]
* November 28th: [[Thea Me Plokamia and the Dark Energy Storm]]
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==Support the Metaphoriuminomicon==
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[[https://www.patreon.com/Metaphoriuminomicon Become a Patron!]]
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Latest revision as of 01:54, 18 January 2021

Contents

A Book of Days for Gaia's People

Introduction

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.

Genesis (Currently 14 stories)

Week One: Contemplation on the Shape of Space-Time

Week Two: Contemplations on Galaxies and Stars

Week Three: Contemplations on Sol

Week Four: Contemplations on the Earth

Week Five: Contemplations on Water

Week Six: Contemplations on Air

Conflatorium

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

Diversitas

Week One: Life is Precious

Week Two: The Mechanisms of Diversity

Week Six: Gaia through the ages

Sophos

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

Civis

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

Repartum

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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