Eco-communities as a social vision

Eco-communities as a social vision
Egalitarian and ecological communities, like the pictured East Wind (, are very close to our vision of an ecological society

06 August, 2007

Mother Nature's Son – The Beatles - 1968

Born a poor young country boy
Mother Nature's son

All day long I'm sitting singing
songs for everyone

Sit beside a mountain stream
see her waters rise

Listen to the pretty sound of music
as she flies

Find me in my field of grass
Mother Nature's son

Swaying daises sing a lazy song
beneath the sun

Mother Nature's son

Included also in the White Album, this song is reflecting a feeling of connection with nature, with a rather naive and lazy mood, which characterised the hippy movement. However, it is an indication of the "back to nature" movement, which will take more diverse forms (eg. agro-communes and intentional communities) that we may explore in later postings. According to Paul McCartney, the inspiration for writing this song came from a lecture of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, when the four Beatles were in India, following the Transcedental Meditation courses of Maharishi. Lennon wrote a song of a similar lyrical theme (not published then), which later would transform to take the form of the widely known "Jealous Guy".

you can hear this song in youtube with beautiful slide presentations:

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