"The Compost Pile Prayer - A Modern Symbol for Community, Cosmic Christ, and Eternity" - "Permaculture Myth #103" by Mythologist Willi Paul / Planetshifter.com
"Permaculture Myth #103" by Mythologist Willi Paul / Planetshifter.com

[ I. ] Eternity

Eternity in common parlance is either an infinite or an indeterminately long period of time. In classical philosophy, however, eternity is defined as what exists outside time....

[ II. ] Compost - The Key to Living Soil

Composting is the process by which raw organic materials are transformed, primarily by bacteria and fungi, into a stable, nutrient-rich substance known as humus. Humus is chemically complex, spongy, porous, and retains a high concentration of essential nutrients that are readily accessible to the roots of plants. Humus occurs naturally when plant and animal remains in marshes, forests, and grasslands break down over the span of centuries. Humans can hasten this process by constructing piles of various organic materials, and providing adequate moisture and aeration. Replenishing our soils with mature compost (i.e. humus) is the best way of building long-term soil fertility and ensuring an abundant harvest.

Compost improves virtually all physical, chemical, and biological conditions of the soil. High-quality compost helps create healthy, living soil teeming with earthworms, microbes and a vast array of available nutrients that produce robust plants resistant to pests and diseases. Compost-created humus provides plant roots with the proper combination of nutrients without overwhelming them with any particular one; something that frequently occurs with soluble chemical fertilizers. Compost also contains essential trace minerals that plants need. And it is an excellent way of recycling organic materials.

[ III. ] The Cosmic Christ

The Essence of the Cosmic Christ is simply the REGENERATIVE and RECONCILING aspect of the force of pure Being and the Soul Essence within each one of us. Hence in itself, it represents the unfolding energy of wholeness in human nature. What do we mean by an individualized expression of the Cosmic Christ? The answer is simply that it represents an enlightened and self-realized expression of pure Being. However, such a level of enlightenment can only manifest in a purified and well-prepared vehicle, in which consciousness is awakened fully.

By purified vehicle, we mean the purified physical, psychic and spiritual bodies in which the energy and characteristics of the Force of the Cosmic Christ become apparent. This Christic Force is an active and universal power house that functions through "human vehicles" forever. Hence, nothing gets lost, and the vehicle and characteristics of Master Jesus still continue functioning through all enlightened and realized human beings. The same principle is applied to all enlightened beings.

[ IV. ] "The Compost Pile Prayer"

( i )

the eternal pile
soil in meta-cycle
deleted then replenished
piled then spread
soul nutrients cooked - pulled and extended
re-birthed in seeds
consumed by humans and animals
in One Nature Spirit forever


Go South: Hands in the dirt
Look East: Face in the rain
Move North: Shovel in the Snow
Run West: Crops in the Sun

( ii )

we are the soil
we are the seeds
we are the teeth and bones
we are the compost
we are the harvest end and beginning