In geomantic research into the environment, we have, in recent times, been confronted with the pathology of the â€˜environmental vacuumâ€™. This arises when local community stakeholders are too inactive in, or indeed absent from, the process of protecting and developing the heritage of their own environment as the root of living. Negative external global trends therefore enter this vacuum.
In spring 2015 Robi Lavin examined a map of the Mediterranean, diagnosed the state of that region of the world and identified the clear problem of environmental vacuum. In an application to the international MED tender, he wrote that the foundations of European culture were under threat and, within the project group, demanded that a substantially greater level of environmental responsibility be assumed and that heritage be regarded as an asset of protection. This was seen as radical. At that time, the dramatic migration-related events had not yet occurred and he did not know exactly what would arise in the field. Through an examination of the map, he identified, at the Mediterraneanâ€™s energy level, a serious spatial problem of wider dimensions, when he detected the entry of negative forces through the gap within the European organism in Greece, via the Balkans and up.
The memorised spatial points of heritage are passive when the memory of our ancestorsâ€™ wealth of knowledge is lost. Modern man has lost almost all its ability to engage in extrasensory perception. Feelings have been attenuated and our connection with nature has deteriorated. The artificial exclusion of intuition from consciousness has put a halt to societyâ€™s spiritual growth.
We are all, in a sense, local stakeholders. We may understand this sickness of modernity at the level of the ecology of the local community and personal ecology.