Archive | May, 2015

Helen Dziadulewicz | Inspiration from the animal spirits

I have always felt most comfortable in nature, whether on top of a mountain, under the sea or anywhere in between.  In nature I found the sacred and stumbled across a spiritual path that felt good. Having an innate respect and love for our planet, I had been attracted to the Earth-based wisdom teachings of indigenous cultures for many years before stepping onto the path in the Laika tradition of […]

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Benjamin Franklin | Remarks concerning the savages of North America

SAVAGES WE CALL THEM, because their Manners differ from ours, which we think the Perfection of Civility. They think the same of theirs. Perhaps if we could examine the Manners of different Nations with Impartiality, we should find no People so rude as to be without Rules of Politeness, nor any so polite as not to have some Remains of Rudeness The Indian Men when young are Hunters and Warriors; […]

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Stephen Corry | Do indigenous peoples benefit from ‘development’?

WHAT’S ‘DEVELOPMENT’ FOR? That may be straightforward to people who don’t have water or food, or sewerage in urban areas (faecal contamination is the biggest, easily preventable, manmade killer). But, although millions still lack such basics, they form only a tiny part of what passes for development these days. The duplicity of politics and business ensures much else – arms, for example – is shoehorned into the same category. What […]

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MOON Shine | Preserving the wild humans

“We need wilderness because we are wild animals. Every man needs a place where he can go crazy in peace once in a while.” – Edward Abbey “The old Lakota were wise…They could despise no creature for all were of one blood, made by the same hand and filled with the essence of the Great Mystery. They knew that man’s heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack […]

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