The Holy Ghost of Fire

What I learned eventually, is that to walk the gift of a shamanic illness – to turn your face towards your Ancestors and in all humility say yes to a dark and lonely road veiled in complete mystery and lined with thousands of many-colored fears – is a rite of passage, an initiation, a transformation, with the spicy twang of the possibility of death ever-present. So no, there is no one cure for cancer, or one shaman who can cure all cancers, because every illness is its own journey and therefore, its own story. To find the story of the illness is paramount, the story that wants to be told, carried, brought back from the land of those-who-did-not-die.

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Głosy Żywiołów, Listy Miłosne Wrzechświata

„Jeśli człowiek zachoruje i zgodzi się na wyzwanie swojej duszy, i idzie drogą uzdrowienia, i idzie do szamanów i do lekarzy, i chodzi na ceremonie, i się modli, i próbuje wszystkiego, i to wszystko nie działa – a on próbuje szczerze, absolutnie wszystkiego, i po prostu nie wychodzi – to ja bym takiemu człowiekowi poradził, aby znalazł sobie jakiekolwiek miejsce na świecie, i tam, codziennie, tworzył dla siebie lekarstwo. Bo jeśli nic innego nie działa, to znaczy, że lekarstwo jeszcze nie zostało stworzone – i to właśnie jest zadanie tego człowieka. To jest twoje zadanie.”

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The Art of Prayer (in Zimbabwe)

Where the melodies of so-academically-titled “Western Art Music” invented an external precision master called the metronome in order to finesse sound quality itself, African instruments teach internal rhythm. Above all, the correctness of a rhythm is not determined by the exact measurements between notes – a rhythm is correct when it feels correct, and it is always subject to change.

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Klara Wojtkowska
Kohelet Odwiedza Cmentarz św. Kazimierza w Connecticut

Bóg przyjął dziękczynienia – anioły odnotowały modlitwę,

profesjonalnie, bez emocji, wiedząc, że

nie należy się zanadto przywiązywać do ludzi i ich boleści, że

wyroki Boskie są niezmienne, nieuchronne

Bóg za leniwy, żeby wszystko przepisywać

pozwala sobie na parę błędów, modlitw nie słucha

łyka jedynie każdego ranka

mechanicznie od niechcenia, z nawyku, jak witaminy.

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Zimbabwe, A History

“If Africans had never existed, world history would be almost exactly the same as it is today”, white-supremacist Richard Spencer told Guardian reporter Gary Younge just this year.[1] Spencer was clearly a diligent student and learned well in school, because that is how history is taught. Africa does not feature in the linear cause and effects of dates, names, and numbers spouted by teachers and gargled by students. History is taught as an order of political events, a story of bloodshed. African history is hard for the Western world to comprehend.

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Aborcja: Wymiar Duchowy

Aborcja jak najbardziej jest sprawą fizio-bio-energio-psycho-duchową, i dlatego wszyscy duchowni – od kościoła katolickiego po szamanów każdego kroju – powinni wspierać łatwy i darmowy dostęp do niej, aby móc skupić się na procesie uzdrawiania.

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Nie Potrzebujemy Egzorcystów

Rozmawiają w radiu, Racjonalny z Wierzącym. Racjonalny kwestionuje: co to za złe duchy, z którego powodu ściąga się egzorcystów? Wierzący tłumaczy: No, złe duchy. Złe, bo duchy.

Nie usłyszy słuchacz, pytania, którego nie ma: Skąd wiadomo, że te duchy są złe?

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The Bridge: Cynical Public Health Campaigns in Africa

The Crazy Poets were cynical. The NGO man read from his sheet of people: “You are your own doctor. Health is 80 percent of what you do. Health is what you eat. Health is what you drink. Health is what you don’t drink.” The Poet rhapsodized: “My son Shakespeare do not just shake it, a hunter uses his spear in many ways.” Their voices were cynical and they read like cynical men. What do I mean by that? They read like men who were aware of their crimes against beauty, and so they distanced themselves from their actions in the moment of acting. Such men can never be caught red-handed, for their souls are always looking the other direction.

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Human Language in an In-Human World

Chiefly, we must understand that we live in an age of conscience and consciousness-testing. Our True-Human-Beingness is the Source from which will spring our ability to respond to people, institutions, stories, histories, violence, grief, hatred, and anger, with a freedom and love that will transform the ways that these interactions are conducted. Yes, conducted. These are grooves, you see – deep grooves in our history of being that conduct us to walk this or that direction, say these or other words, and live in this, particular way. These deep grooves have sliced themselves into the sad face of what is our humanity. We must tell different stories now. We must be more creative and more human than anything we have been taught or told of before.

We must redream ourselves into the very heart of the living Earth.

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