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  • hardie karges 3:58 pm on April 27, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    What kind of mother names their son Tamerlan? Why not something nice, like Attila, or Genghis? Oh right, that kind…

  • hardie karges 10:22 am on April 26, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Castaneda, , huichol, shamanism   

    Castaneda, Modern Shamanism, and the Huicholes 


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    “Shamans have unmasked self-importance and found that it is self-pity masquerading as something else”– Carlos Castaneda, ‘The Power of Silence’  

    I just finished reading my first Castaneda book in probably thirty years, ‘The Wheel of Time’–a collection of quotes from all the others–and find it surprisingly compelling.  I know it’s


    Huichol yarn art

    not real anthropology, much less real philosophy or even real shamanism… but still I find that it frequently resonates with me, just like it did long ago.  I read all of the first half of his ouevre way back when, dropping out sometime around the ‘Power of Silence’ or ‘The Art of Dreaming,’ can’t remember, but I’d never even heard of ‘Magical Passes’ or “The Active Side of Infinity’… until now.  I’d never heard of Amy Wallace or her expose’ of the Castaneda cult, either, nor would I care.  Where a guy parks his penis is none of my business, nor interest.  I do care care about enlightenment, though, and the possibilities for a better life on this earth in this dimension of biological reality.  (More …)

  • hardie karges 11:51 am on April 22, 2013 Permalink | Reply

    A moment of silence, please… and now we need to ask ourselves WHY. Why do so many people around the world hate Americans? Yes, they do; maybe not as many as in the Bush years, but still… I doubt that Dzokhar & Tamerlan did this just to piss off their jerk uncle…

  • hardie karges 1:00 pm on April 21, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    R.I.P. 3 victims of Boston bombing last week, others in aftermath; 14 victims of plant explosion in Texas; 30 dead in Mexican drug cartel violence; over 300 dead in Thailand’s New Year celebrations, only God knows how many in Syria; he ain’t tellin’…

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