MS#55. Orphism: The Ancient Roots of Green Buddhism, 1990
Dharma Gaia, ed. by Allan Hunt Badiner, Parallax, Berkeley, CA, 1990; pp. 39-49.
Subjects: Mythology
Written: 30 January 1990
Abstract: Here we conjecture a creation scenario for Orphism, the Cretan religion which gave rise to the classical Greek and Hindu religious traditions, and thus, provides a common origin for Christianity and Buddhism. The archaic trinity appears in Orphism under the names Chaos, Gaia, and Eros. Thus, these cosmic principles link current developments in both Eastern and Western traditions, and may be an unconscious force behind the current growth of Green Buddhism in Europe and the Americas.
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