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Re: [Shamanic Ways] Typo

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  • Nick Noble Wolf
    Where s the Like button :-) Blessings, ~Nick ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 10 , Jun 1, 2011
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      Where's the "Like" button :-)

      Blessings,
      ~Nick

      On 5/25/2011 5:44 PM, Kenn Day wrote:
      > FM,
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      > I have already stated that I do understand his discomfort. Though I am not aware that he is a member of the Buryat community or a shaman himself. What he wrote to me was that a group of these folks heard that he held similar views and was active on the internet so they asked him to promote their perspective on the forums. I could be wrong, but that's my understanding.
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      > What I am attempting is to find some common ground between traditional practitioners of the shamanic arts and post-tribal practitioners, such as myself. One thing I find interesting is that, out of the dozens of native practitioners I've met, including a Buryat transgender shaman, none have had any problem with me once we have had a chance to get to know each other. We usually wind up swapping techniques and hugs. The only people I've run into with a beef are avid politicos, who have little or no connection with their own native heritage, or caucasian folks who feel that they have to take the role of defending the traditional people. While I don't have a problem with either of these groups, I do find that my life goes better when I follow where spirit leads me - and so I try to make bridges rather than walls.
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      > namaste,
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      > Kenn
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      > On May 25, 2011, at 7:15 PM, Forestmage wrote:
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      >>> Steve,
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      >>> In a world that provides very little context for shamanic
      >>> work, we have to use high tech means to do what was once
      >>> accomplished by word of mouth in the village or tribal
      >>> setting. For instance, we have no certification for
      >>> shamanism. What we do have is reputation and testimonials.
      >>> So - one reason I add my website to my signature is that.
      >>> Another reason is that I see many people choosing to
      >>> be less than completely transparent in their communication;
      >>> using nicknames or pseudonyms rather than their true name.
      >>> Mind you, i am not speaking of those who are using their
      >>> spirit names. Personally, I choose to be very upfront with
      >>> who I am and what my agenda is.
      >>>
      >>> I answer your question, even though you direct it
      >>> derisively, because I want to further clear communication.
      >>> If you are interested in sincere conversation and have an
      >>> open mind, I'm happy to explore this further. If you have
      >>> already made up your mind about who I am and what I do, I
      >>> have no need or interest in trying to convince you
      >>> otherwise.
      >> Kenn, if I am not mistaken, Steve ("yzermongol") is a practitioner of the religion to which "shaman" is a sacred title and from which it has been appropriated and diluted. A Buryat shaman is his teacher. If he therefore seems less-than-thrilled at you awarding yourself that title, perhaps you will be understanding.
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