‘I dreamed that I floated at will in the great Ether, and I saw this world floating also not far off, but diminished to the size of an apple. Then the angel took it in his hand & brought it to me and said “This must thou eat”. And I ate the world’ — Emerson
Of all the I have read on this topic, that which has most influenced me is a book by Martin Prechtel entitled The Unlikely Peace at Cuchumaquic: Keeping the Seeds Alive, the Parallel Lives of People as Plants. It is vast, wild, beautiful, noble, tragic — and I can feel in my bones how deeply it is true. It is utterly unlike anything else I know.
I’ve decided that the best way to share it with you is to read aloud, so I’ll upload the recording here soon.
On this topic, nothing else comes close, as it comes straight from the indigenous Imaginal — the place where the Imaginal is most powerfully preserved.