Gaia, The Planetary Religion:

The Sacred Marriage of Art and Science

 
 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

"Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind."Einstein

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
ABSTRACT

CHAPTER 1. THE PURPOSE OF EDUCATION

Introduction
Background to the Study
Aim of the Study

Guiding Questions 2. A NEUTOPIAN ALTERNATIVE:
TRANSFORMING THE GLOBAL SHOPPING MALL

Introduction
The Need for a Long-term Vision
The Good City
Slavery to the House
A New Communal Architecture
Planet Metropolis
Lust for Isolation
The Alienation of the Built Environment
An Ecological Revolution
The Neutopian Vision
A Holistic World View
Where are the Social Healers?
Neutopia vs. the Global Corporations
Time for Millenarian Activity
The Role of the Prophetess/Prophet
Summary


3. NEUTOPIA: A FEMINIST THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE

Introduction
The Division of Space
Making History
Creating a Balanced System of Child-Rearing
The Wall Around Paradise
Ancient Totalitarianism: Chinese Architecture
The Industrial Revolution and the Home
The Connection-Separation Question
Women and the Architectural Profession Summary

4. ARCHITECTURAL ARCHETYPES

Introduction
Our Earliest Dwellings
The Primitive Hut
The Trap
The Structures of Power
The Goddess Civilization
The First Temples
Archetypal Theory
Megalithic Architecture
The Column
Summary

5. THE FAILURE OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE
AND THE VISION OF ECOCITIES

Introduction
The Rule of Symmetry
Slaves to Market Forces
Visions of Ecocities
Intelligent Architecture
The Need for a Lovolution
World of Arcologies
Summary

6. HOW CHILDREN VISUALIZE HOME:
A STUDY OF AN ARCHETYPE

Introduction
The American Dream
Universal Patterns
The Image of Home
The Changing Laws of Art
Drawing Development
Logos and Mythos
Mythos and Love
The Origins of Art
Primitive and Modern Artists
The Collective Wisdom
Summary

7. THE FUNCTION OF EVOLUTIONARY LOVE

Introduction
The Ways of Aphrodite and Eros
A World of Juno and Genius
The Metaphysics of Sex
Poetry as Leader
The One World Mind
Summary

8. THE VIRGIN MOTHER AND THE DIVINE CRONE

Introduction
Breaking the Incest Barrier
The Divine Role of the Crone
The Relationship Between the Hera and the Hero
Returning to the Garden
Men's Part in Reproduction
Mother Mary and Mary Magdalene
The Secret Sexual Knowledge
Christian Clones
The Brain Cells of Gaia
Power of Ideas
Gaia is the Supreme Being(s)
Summary

9. WORLD-ARRANGING BEAUTY

Introduction
The Organic World
The Steady-State Vs
The Ever-Growing Model of Development
Will We Have a Metamorphosis?
A Call for a Love Magician
A Royal Marriage of True Minds
The Position of the Philosopheress/Philosopher
The End of History
Summary

10. THE INFORMATION LOVOLUTION

Introduction
The Oral Defense
The Internet Connection
The Global Network Academy
The Architectural Plan of UU-GNA
The Suppressive Regime of UU-GNA
An Alternative: Neutopian Transversity
Student-Teacher Relationship
The Mission of Neutopian Transversity
The Neutopian Administration
Architectural Plan of the Neutopian Transversity
The Neutopian Rituals
Summary

11. THE TROUBLE WITH AUTOCRATIC ARCHITECTURE:
A COCREATIVE LOOK AT PAOLO SOLERI’S ARCOSANTI PROJECT

Introduction
Being the Change
Social Architecture as part of the Arcology Equation
Needed Dialogues
Politics of Arcology
The Oppression of Synergic Power at Arcosanti
Collective Unconsciousness
Memes and the Poetics of Love
Lessons Learned
Sexual Architecture within an Arcology

12. CONCLUSION

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