What is Planet Water?
Planet Water is an environmental awareness project. Furthermore, Planet Water explores the cultural roots of American indigenous and Australian aborigines in order to see and recreate our perception of the world. Today’s environmental crisis has its origin in a cultural problem rooted in the way we see the world and the way we have established our relationship with it. Contrary to indigenous peoples we have created a global narrative which endows us with right to use the planet as we please. Our world is based upon a materialistic society which sees nature merely as a provider of natural resources with an infinite capacity to absorb all sorts of pollutants.
Planet Water makes a path through the American continent and Australia, showing in 244 full colored pictures the most iconic indigenous landscapes, capturing not only their sacred water sources, but exploring in their cultural traditions the wisdom of creation myths which gives explanation to the World. Indigenous people have long believed both fresh and oceanic water to be sacred. The American indigenous cultures considered themselves to be an extension of Water itself. In the Australian Aborigines mythology, water streams are created by the slithering movement of the Rainbow Serpent.
Moreover, it is a scientific fact that life originated in water. Despite our cross cultural understanding of the importance of water, during the twentieth century we have destroyed half of the planet’s fresh water sources. Today, those that have survived are contaminated, threatened by deforestation and the devastating effects of global warming.
Planet Water puts you in contact with sacred places, energy portals, which are here to increase our conciseness and the cultivation of a global creative dialogue. Through this blog we will create a community that utilizes various artistic mediums (literature, photography, film, music, dance, etc) in order to increase awareness, promote accountability and make change.
This website was hacked around the 22th of March 2017 during World’s Water Day celebration and the internal browsing links are broken. If you like to read ‘Planet Water Vol 1 – The Murmur of Water“, is available on Amazon.