Uttered formulas abound; yet they are not forms of address, but rather the self-sufficient pronouncements of the magician's fiat.
This would lead to the view of Leibnitz, that the world consists of monads, self-sufficient beings, leading an inner life.
The manor was indeed self-sufficient and independent in the sense that it could furnish everything required by the majority of the inhabitants, and that over the greater part of rural England production was not carried on with a view to a distant market.
And of course there are those who believe poor nations can and should be self-sufficient when it comes to food production for a variety of cultural, economic, and ecological reasons.
Thus on the face of it there is something like a return to the self-sufficient utterance of antique religion; but, in reality, there is all the difference in the world between a suggestion directed outwardly in the fruitless attempt to conjure nature without first obeying her, and one directed towards the inner man so as to establish the peace of God within the heart.