The earth is not a dead body, but is inhabited by a spirit that is its life and soul.
All created things, minerals included, draw their strength from the earth spirit.
This spirit is life, it is nourished by the stars, and it gives nourishment to all the living things it shelters in its womb.
15th Century Benedictine
monk and alchemist
All things in this creation exist within you, and all things in you exist in creation; there is no border between you and the closest things, and there is no distance between you and the farthest things, and all things, from the lowest to the loftiest, from the smallest to the greatest, are within you as equal things.
In one atom are found all the elements of the earth; in one motion of the mind are found the motions of all the laws of existence; in one drop of water are found the secrets of all the endless oceans; in one aspect of you are found all the aspects of existence.