Freestyling on Mexico, Language, Relatedness, and Empire

0 votes Tzotzil Mayan Life-Giver, Chiapas, MexicoIn speaking of “Ancestry” the Elegance of this Woman’s Presence reflects that. So do the Shapes of all that Her Presence Honors; the Elevated Status offered to Her Ancestral Corn, the Basket of Tortillas … Continued

SNAFU Principle

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0 votesThe SNAFU priciple refers to a military acronym that points to how hierarchical structures lead to distorted communication and stands for “Situation Normal-All Fucked Up.”  Truth-full, trust-worthy communication is only possible between equals. Work out all the permutations of … Continued

Make Sense of Christmas, Using Your Senses

0 votesWe can make sense of Christmas with our senses. Sound surprising? Sense-ability has nothing to do with belief or disbelief. It’s an aspect of Sacred Stories that most of us ignore entirely because our own Ancestral Stories, and their … Continued

Grief and Praise

0 votesHere’s a Gem on the Medicine of Grief and Praise from the magnificent Martín Prechtel, a half Swiss-American, half Canadian Cree Gem of a Man who grew up with the Santo Domingo People of New Mexico before finding his … Continued

Genghis and the Grass Eaters

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1 voteAfter watching the movie Mongol,  about Genghis Khan’s life story, my curiosity was piqued. I discovered an amazing Tale of Wisdom, Humanity, Courage, Survival, Ancestry, Will-to-Live, Excellence, Learning, Conquest, and unfolding Consequences that informed much of what I have … Continued

Straight and Crooked-Heads: An Amazonian Journey Beyond Non-Sense

1 voteAmong many, rooted, local, indigenous people, all over the world, the norm is for people to speak 4 or 5 different languages. This may sound surprising to city folk, but living in long-rooted, rural communities anywhere in the world … Continued

Zen Road to Affluence

0 votesMarshall Sahlins, in his essay The Original Affluent Society about the nature of so-called “hunter-gatherer” societies, describes them as “taking the Zen road to affluence.” What he boils their success to is “limited necessities and a proliferation of means.” … Continued

Nuche – a People of Substance, the Ute Nation

0 votesSpending time with different peoples can not only reveal their Beauty, their Challenges, and their Wisdom, but also reveals aspects of our own way of being that we may take for granted. This is a Story about the Nuche, … Continued