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Civilisation (1969) Part 11 of 13 - The Worship of Nature

I feel, therefore I am. Consciousness is a continuous conversation between the feeling body and the knowing mind. Yes, it's almost the perfect description of the human live force as we know it today. For near to one thousand years till the end of the 18th Century the real creative force in Western Europa was indeed Christianity. From then onwards something happened and its grip on the levers of the creative and intellectual world were diminished and almost disappeared. According to Kenneth Clark, in this highly important but sadly easily neglected episode, it left a void felt by almost everyone truly alive that needed to be filled by a belief in something else and that happened to be the thing that surrounds us all, nature at large, or rather that what hasn't been created by mankind but is still perceived by its senses. The described feeling of total immersion into the whole, shown by Clark at the end by means of Claude Monet's Waterlelies, stands at the very beginning of what we today experience as popular spirituality and new age thought. Nothing to be triffled with, don't you think?
Okay. But Americans put the planet to work.

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