Gaian

Gaian may refer to:

  • the Gaian, Gaiist, Gaia-som (male), Gaia-sa (female), Gaia-se (two-or-neutral-gendered)
    • an adherent of Gaianism — an Earth-centered (sometimes referred to as neo-Pagan) spiritual inclination with diverse and evolving religious expression whose central reference is Gaia as personification of the Earth as Mother to all life upon the planet. A Gaian typically adheres to beliefs that the Cosmos is an organic system within systems and that the Earth is a divine expression of this "being within beings." As human beings, regardless of any extraterrestrial or other-worldly existence, Gaia is the first altar of Realization on the path of awakening to Planetary Life and then Cosmic Life. To a Gaian, the path of Planetary Life is life-altering to how one conducts one's self in behavior and lifestyle within an organic, planetary system. Gaia is the ancient source of conscious co-evolutionary creation who is given the utmost reverence to a Gaian. A Gaian is loyal to the Earth, but also knows to be loyal to any greater system s/he extends him/herself into, whether through future space travel, colonization of other worlds and also through the passing from physical, terrestrial form.
  • Gaian Greens — a branch of the Green movement whose tenants move them to austere environmentalism.
  • a person who adopts Technogaianism — a slant on Gaianism that embraces a symbiosis between the emergence of modern technology and ancient terrestrial evolutionary biology.

Gaian may also refer to:

  • one of the seven factions the player can choose to control in the computer game Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri; their philosophy in the game is similar to that described in Gaian Greens.
  • a term used when referring to a user of the popular forum Gaia Online, or spoken in reference to the Avatar character used to represent oneself in the forum.

Gaian, House Of

  • From the Anne Bishop Tir Alainn Trilogy. The House of Gaian are the Witches, known as the daughters (and sons) who rule the Mother's Hills. They are the "pillars" of the world.
  • A follower of the Gaian philosophy.

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