Alchemy, Art, esoteric, Life, Philosophy, Photography, Psychology, spirituality, Stuart France



A nameless shadow flits across the face of Science.

The Theory of Evolution has not been proven.

The ‘missing links’ for each species have not come forth from the fossil record.

The constituent parts of our DNA have proven far older than the Earth itself.

They can only have come from deep, deep-space.


Yet, in one sense, we have always been here.

Each catastrophic cataclysm endured has been but a pruning.

A clarion call to new growth.

The ushering in of the previously overlooked.

Those ekers out of existence.

The unassuming, unsung, survivors.


But if our very make-up

forestalls the evolutionary leap,

then who, or what, makes it?


We must turn to Memory for our answer.

We all know how she works.

She, too, is a gardener.


She cuts, and she prunes, and she grafts.

She contracts, or shrinks, both time and space.

And has a mind only for the outstanding.


The memorable is, precisely, in this sense, a cut above.

And where there are gaps in the narrative of her mind?

She fills them in…

She creates… new species.


This is how ‘our’ planet…


20 thoughts on “Amnesia…”

  1. Amazing. Love the gardening metaphors, particularly Memory as gardener. Regardless of those gaps in the fossil record, here we are. Your words here reminded me of Edith Cobb’s “The Ecology of Imagination in Childhood”, her examination of the role of the interaction of play in nature and later “genius”. She said that
    ““evolution” must be taken literally- that is as a “true metaphor”, a description of an experiential continuation of nature’s own strivings toward a transcendence of biological levels through culturally elaborated relations with the environment.”
    You might find her work interesting. This link is too a comprehensive article that was published prior to the book.

    Click to access Edith-Cobb-The-Ecology-of-Imagination-in-Childhood-1959-1.pdf

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