The Moon Temple: the colonisation of celestial bodies

Thursday 29 November 2018

Next to take to our stage is Jorge Mañes Rubio, who looks at human's need to aggressively colonise land as our own. We delve into his work with the European Space Agency, which explores a more anthropological approach when considering future human presence... on the moon.

“I’ve always been looking up in the sky, reaching for the Moon. But we don’t look up anymore, we’re actually looking down on our phones all the time.”

There are many examples of human connections to the celestial; from 34,000 year old reindeer antlers with the lunar calendar carved into them; temples and pyramids celebrating the moon, and traditions all over the world teaching compassion and spiritual balance. 

Some of these are fading in our modern societies:

“Not so long ago, we had a special connection with the cosmos, a deeper relationship with nature and our environment. Can we get this connection back?”
Image Credit: Chiel Eijt / Flickfeeder

A year ago, Jorge proposed the idea of building a temple on the moon. A temple to celebrate the moon and promote a more sustainable, responsible and spiritual approach to the future colonisation of the moon. As the structure will need to be built from local resources it will be very close to adobe structures found all over the earth. But with gravity on the Moon at 1/6 of the Earth’s gravity, the architectural possibilities are endless.

As we journey through the Moon Temple and the opportunities to redefine our future civilisation one thing is clear:

“…when we dare to break the boundaries between what’s possible and what’s not, only then the real journey will begin.”


Journey to the Moon with Jorge here soon!

- written by Emily Bingham

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