The United Nations decleared 1998 “The International Year of the ocean”. through this it is hoped tha tthe palnet’s inhabitants would reflect on the nurturing and sustaining role of our seas and oceans in keeping the planet alive. Our oceans and seas absorb and neutralize the agents of pollution, provide food, raw materials, medicine, recreation, transport and communications for millions of the planet’s inhabitants.
Many Old World societies recognized the importance of the seas and oceans and special propitiatory rites were performed each year to encourage the co-operation of the living force called sea or ocean. today, many are sceptical that the sea/ocean is home to sacred intelligences that communicate and co-operated with us in sustaining belance and equilibrium.