Laughter Keepers Exploring The Medicine Clown Tradition of the Wampanoag

Not my article, but re-posting from: here and here Update 24-09-2016: I’ve been in touch with the author, and he wants to me to share this, and edit the bits that need editing. Laughter Keepers Exploring The Medicine Clown Tradition of the Wampanoag By Mwalim If all attempts to destroy a people have been unsuccessful, […]

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Visions and Dreams

There was once a man, while was participating in a Sun Dance. While he was at the Tree of Life, on the last day, he received a vision. He saw a Thunderbird, at the top of the Tree. It had symbols on its body and wings. They were shaped like four-directions symbols, but all white, […]

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Feeling Good/Feeling Down

Feeling like crap. Partly because I’m out of work, and looking for it, and because I don’t feel like I’m being respected, either when I say something, and not really acknowledged, or when I do something. Being stuck in a situation where I don’t see a way out without cutting our throats — so to speak […]

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Highlights of Ellen Gabriel’s Intervention at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York

Source: Ellen Gabriel intervened this week at the 15th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York. She began by highlighting the ongoing threat to Indigenous identity and self-determination in Canada through assimilationist policies, chronic under funding, racism, climate change and unsustainable development. Speaking on the theme of Indigenous language […]

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A Zen Master’s Perspective on Sacred Clowns

from moshecohen.net The deeper I delve into clown from the teaching side, the greater the desire to put a finger on this word clown, what and all it represents. This has led me to explore the traditions of the sacred clowns amongst many of the indigenous tribes here in North America. Their function in their […]

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Thunderbird and Trickster

from here: by Steve Mizrach Introduction The Thunderbird is one of the few cross-cultural elements of Native North American mythology. He is found not just among Plains Indians, but also among Pacific Northwest and Northeastern tribes. He has also become quite a bit of an icon for non-Indians, since he has also had the honor […]

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Heyoka and Transformation

From: Heyoka and Transformation Talking/writing about the Heyoka way is always somewhat slippery; for Heyoka is hard to capture, both figuratively and literally. Heyoka is a force of nature. Heyoka is Sacred. Heyoka is profane. Heyoka is both, and neither, and in-between. Heyoka is of the Sacred Dreaming, inherent in the Sacred Fire of Life. […]

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“The Systems Busters – The Way of the Indigo Warrior”

Prelogue to Prologue A word of note to readers of this site. This article was pulled from the web, except for one link at www.bibliotecapleyades.net, which is where I got it from. Please take the New Age terminology with a small grain of salt, and be aware that it’s shared here for the information contained […]

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