Earth religion or spirituality is a term used mostly in the context of nature worship which is a system of religion based on the veneration of natural phenomena. It existed everywhere, in Europe, Asia, etc and in America it is still in existence through the Aboriginal Culture. When it was taken over by Christianity, Judaism and the other more modern religions, we lost our respect for our environment and earth and started viewing it as subservient to us, as no longer a living, breathing, organic entity.
This has been the start of our exploitation and abuse of Nature, our total lack of regard. And as we continued in this trend, money and technology became more important and relevant in our lives, until today we value machines, robots and concrete more than trees.
The result of devaluing our earth is a devaluation of ourselves as living breathing, organic humans, thus violence against women and children and elderly is rampant.
What comes next? Our demise? We can only hope to to limit and reverse the path we are torpedoing along. Technology and science will NOT save us, despite our fervent wishes. Because they belong in the hands of the people in power who have the same sociopathic beliefs as the presidents. So science is being used to genetically modify race horses so they can make more money for them.
Art will also not save us because it no longer reminds of our beauty and transcendent values but is used to decorate walls and titillate our more basic senses. Art needs to sell, so it is a slave to the marketplace.
Can we go back to worshipping nature as the earth religion people did? I think not. We know too much, it wouldn't be real, probably just play-acting. Do we hide in our own religions, and become fanatics and limited in our view. That is a danger worse than play-acting. Instead of emulating the prophets of those religions we made them into killer heroes.If Christ was alive he would probably shut down most churches and that goes for Temples and Mosques if their prophets lived now.
All organized belief systems have become usurped by the powers at be and pursuit of money.
Yet in Nature, in the Woods or even a Park, when we immerse ourselves, we begin to get an experience of what being alive really means, a gladness over takes us and deep relaxation and we start to feel a little grateful for the trees that give us the air we breathe. But soon the weekend jaunt is over and we are back in the rat race....