These are the knowledges that were understood as sacred knowledges.
Knowledges of the interdependencies of our life with all other organisms and creatures on earth have been silo-d and available only with effort to find them.
This has happened in both subtle increments and increasingly obvious ways.
One idea about the land has dominated many of the driving forces of actions that take place in the ecosystem. This reductionist view has influenced the human-centric idea that humans have rights, dominion over the earth and all that lives on earth.
Since the Industrial Revolution, we have become embedded in the Industrial development story. These two parts of the story along with the belief that materialism, consumerism is a sign of progress have contributed to the increased disconnection with the land and the other living beings that inhabit the Earth with us.
Now we find that this dominant view has become our“collective social story” and has led us to believe that the land is an Economic Resource that exists to serve our needs.
These collective beleifs have led to the objectification of humans, plants and animals. We now exist as customers, workers and commodities, measured only for our collective worth in economic terms.
We live in a world dominated by the belief that humans and all living systems exist to serve the sole purpose of the Economy.