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#38-22 Symbiosis vs Toxic Self-Sufficiency

Gage’s Sermon on Toxic Self-Sufficiency draws on the work of the late American evolutionary biologist Lynn Margulis, known as the primary modern proponent for the significance of symbiosis (as opposed to competition) in evolution. Margulis was an advisor to NASA. Her books include the title Symbiotic Planet. Gage applies the model that Margulis attributed to Gaia to human relations – especially, but not limited to, lesbian relationships to the world.

Credits: Recording used by permission of Carolyn Gage. Adaptation for WINGS by Frieda Werden.

Carolyn Gage is a prolific lesbian playwright, performer, and director, and a partly-comic and partly-serious preacher. Her works can be found at

Notes: Good to hear when you make your New Year’s Resolutions.
One mention of the word shit has been bleeped.