Ancestor Grove: Theirs is the Vision
By Peg Elliott Mayo
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Published: Oct. 08, 2012
Words: 86,071 (approximate)
The book challenges its readers to participate in an unfolding archetypal story of the fate of an ancient forest and the complex personalities engaged in the decisions that determine its future. Ancestor Grove is not only an educational read whose instruction ranges from the genius of nature to the intricacies of politics. It is a parable for a world whose survival is in humanity's unsure hands.
Entering the Forest
No one knows all the animate and inanimate forms in any forest.
No one knows the whole of the complex effects the seasons create.
No one knows the permutations of organisms' individual. competitive, genetic, symbiotic and random actions. Or the results.
The complexity of a forest approaches chaos in terms of humankind's ability to understand. We know parts of parts That is all. It is the same issue in defining or understanding humankind. Uncountable research papers, social and family memories and incalculable experience offer tempting possibilities for speculation.
The lust to know more, control more, anticipate more absorbs lives and produces an infinity of factual measurements that define humankind. Or, perhaps, it is imagination that defines our species. Science is concerned with facts. Measureable truth, of course, is subject to modification with new data. There are no scientific absolutes. Let's not even go into the eternal question, "What is truth?"
, forest fire
, forest protection
, forest people
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