Sunday, November 30, 2008

Chlorophyll Consecration

"Arguably the most important molecule of the biosphere, chlorophyll would be the perfect icon for a science-based, earth-centered religion. In the form of a molecular model, its head and tail might easily replace, for example, the Catholic chalice [or, as illustrated here, the Catholic monstrance]. A nature priestess could hold the iconic molecule by its tail and lift its illuminated golden head, truly the bringer of light to life, glittering high in the air before a reverent congregation, That might even lure me back to the church."
Tyler Volk in "Gaia's Body" Copernicus Press (1998)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chlorophyll qua Antichrist - the only way the monstrous monstrance can be negated ...

nick herbert said...

More likely, Jesus "My kingdom is not of this world" Christ is the Antichlorophyll--one of many.