Ecology of Magic

| April 28, 2012

For most oral cultures, the enveloping and sensuous Earth remains the dwelling place of both the living and the dead. The “body”–human or otherwise–is not yet a mechanical object. It is a magical entity, the mind’s own sensuous aspect, and at death the body’s decomposition into soil, worms, and dust can only signify the gradual reintegration of one’s elders and ancestors into the living landscape, from which all, too, are born.

via The Ecology of Magic–David Abram.