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Sunday, October 04, 2015

Viriditas is the ground of the soul's vegetative life

Read Thomas Moore's column, "The Veggie Soul" in the September-October 2015 issue of Spirituality & Health magazine. After describing the imprisonment of Rapunzel, Moore writes:
"It’s a short step to an ethical position associated with the vegetative soul: a desire to protect and help flourish this green world of plants and the colorful realm of blossoming flowers. Ethics is always a part of any substantial spiritual feeling. We love the green aspect of the planet because it has a soul that corresponds to a portion of our own soul. We love it, and want to care for it." 
He then touches on the importance of plants in different religious traditions.

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