A lecture and discussion about Gaia, complemented with exercises, was held in New Acropolis Centre in Budapest under the title of Myth and Reality. The admission ticket to the programme was an in-kind contribution to a social fundraising event. The organizers welcomed donations of non-perishable foods, clothing, blankets and toiletries.
After the presenter outlined the Gaia theory of James Lovelock, who was the first modern scientist to consider the Earth as a living being, participants were introduced to a variety of symbols related to Earth and Nature, and to different myths from all around the world.
The world view of indigenous peoples, who considered Mother Earth as the source of life, inspired a discussion about the current ecological situation in the world. Practical suggestions were discussed about how to reconnect with Nature to help palliate the problems of the 21st century.