“All of the categories and sub-categories of life are defined by the natural chains of support that create living community. The science of ecology has mapped the network of ecosystems in vivid detail. These ecosystems are natural communities of life. Often the network of one system will overlap that of another and many may combine into a larger integrated community.
“Once, very long ago, human communities were intimately tied to the land through the biological family and the ecosystems providing their sustenance. In the beginning, this was the only basis for unity. But, Divine Consciousness ordained that man would also develop communities of thought, spirituality, purpose, industry, and conscious caring.” Chapter 17, “The Human Context” P. 212