The Hierarchy of Heaven and Earth
make sure you read all the links under "hierarchy."
be well, be love.
the hierarchy of heaven and earth
commentary by richard lang
the ideas in the hierarchy pages are drawn from the hierarchy of heaven and earth by douglas harding. this work of philosophy is a contemporary view of our place in the cosmos. it brings back into the picture of who we are the implications of the presence and range of the observer. it is a deep book. (any errors in terms of the understanding and presentation of the ideas of this book in these pages are all credited to richard lang! for the way harding himself presents these ideas, read his book…)
below are some of the main ideas in these pages. they may take some time to get your head around, so to speak! if you prefer, go directly to the different levels, starting with "person". (see menu at right.) you don't need to have understood this introduction before exploring the different levels there.
its interesting to contemplate the hierarchy of humanity as metaphor to hierarchys on other abstract levels. if one were to introspect upon one's relationships (i.e. to other people, animals, and technologies) one might discover some principle at play which reveals universal truths metaphorically applicable to other realms of existence.