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"Anima Mundi: Soul-Filled World" ~ Iona Miller

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“Absolut redeems humanity, but Nature needs to be redeemed by human alchemists, who are able to induce the process of transformation, which alone is capable of liberating the light imprisoned in physical creation.” ~ Stephan Hoeller (Sufi Journal, Issue 67, Autumn 2005)
"Let us imagine the Anima Mundi neither above the world encircling it as a divine and remote emanation of spirit, a world of powers, archetypes, and principles transcendent to things, nor within the material world as its unifying panpsychic life-principle. Rather let us imagine the Anima Mundi as that particular soul-spark, the seminal image, which offers itself through each thing in its visible form. Then Anima Mundi indicates the animated possibilities presented by each event, as it is, its sensuous presentation as face bespeaking its interior image -- in short, its availability to imagination, its presence as a psychic reality. Not only animals and plants ensouled as in the Romantic vision, but sou…

# Lately in Science, not Fiction. Part 2

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1.Human Gene Editing: International Summit Statement

"Gene editing might also be used, in principle, to make genetic alterations in gametes or embryos, which will be carried by all of the cells of a resulting child and will be passed on to subsequent generations as part of the human gene pool." ~ For three days, some of the world’s leading geneticists and bioethicists have locked themselves in a room in Washington DC to determine whether humans should use genome editing tools on themselves. Yesterday, they released a statement that could help guide the genetically modified future of our species. B.S. Motto: If you can imagine something, it means that someone is working on that already!

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2.  New material forges the way for “stem cell factories”

"Experts at The Univ. of Nottingham have discovered the first fully synthetic substrate with potential to grow billions of stem cells. The research, published in Advanced Materials, could …