Monthly Archives: May 2014

Thoughts on ‘improper humility’ and all that

Often, when I sit in contemplation and think about things I found that I had difficulty.  It felt as it there was a wall before me, preventing me from doing anything.  I kept calling it “guilt”.  Over time, I wondered … Continue reading

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Thoughts on defining shamanism: an ‘active belief system’

Here’s some thoughts I had recently about how I view shamanism: Shamanism has been defined many different ways over the years.  In actuality, its hard to define exactly.  Generally, it is viewed in a number of ways such as: By … Continue reading

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Another ‘living image’/shamanistic journey experiment: the ‘fairy hunt’ – a manifestation of natural mythology – May 18, 2014

Here is an account of an interesting ‘living image’ and shamanistic journey dream experiment that happened: I was hiking and went into an area I have been before and noticed that the area was different in some way.  I felt this sense of a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on having to do things for oneself – the difficulty in detaching ourselves from society – the importance of the image of society

Here’s a thought I had: Over the years I have found that one does must do things for oneself.  In general, I have found that people don’t need you, nor does society, nor does society care what you think . . … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the education and qualification myths: the importance of conditions

The other day I was talking to someone.  They mentioned how, in a news report they heard, it was mentioned that the kids of other countries (China was mentioned) are more educated than ours in the U.S.  As a result, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on an observation of the older generation: the resignation of old ideals

Here’s an interesting observation I made: The other day, while waiting in a restaurant waiting room, I began to look at some of the older generation of guys.  In actuality, they were only about 10 or more years older than … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a Victorian cause for female low self-esteem in Western society: a failure of the Victorian mother???

Here’s a thought I had: While thinking one day I got on the subject of female low self-esteem, which I see examples of just about wherever I go.  I’ve known, for years, that a lot of it began with British … Continue reading

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