Monthly Archives: September 29, 2008

  • Philosophy of Tracking

    Walking the New Underground Railroad

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    Some exciting news from the folks from Pulling For Wildflowers; the camps have budded off into a group of overlapping traveling bands, each walking their own hoop. Planning and networking to commence at next year’s root camp! In their own words: To my Indian Brothers and Sisters, to those who dance the Dance of all… Read more »

  • Philosophy of Tracking, Podcasts

    EPISODE 21: The Original Language

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    I’ve just blogged on this, but I felt the need to expand further on what it means to attain fluency in our birthright, The Original Language, and also talk about the consequences of such fluency. Dream, Story, Myth, Riddles, Land, Ecology, Animism and Language all come together to mean the exact same thing in the… Read more »

  • Philosophy of Tracking

    Returning to the Original Language

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    The Language of Dream, whose vocabulary and grammar comes from the Land as a gift to us Humans, the youngest of all the family members in the living world, teaches us how to speak it, by speaking it to us. Every night we dip into that world of speech, which we mistake solely for another… Read more »

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    Culture Means the Game We Play Together

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    Our language, our etiquette, our songs and ceremonies, all constitute the game we play together. As many players do, like children trying to fit in at a new school, we probably haven’t questioned the rules of the game, but rather perservered to make them second-nature as quickly as possible so that we can fit in… Read more »

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    The Grinding Sound of Human Language-Thought

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    I have a metaphor for you. For me, this goes back to my childhood, when I had a computer with a tape-cassette drive. I would put normal audio-cassettes into the drive (which looked just like a tape player), and type commands into the computer. The computer would then silently roll the tape and either record… Read more »

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    Begin at the Beginning

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    I think I may have acquired some new regular readers of late; I’ve also resumed working on an initial book that I hope will encapsulate the fundamental purpose and methods of the College of Mythic Cartography (I hope to expand on them later in other books). These two things taken together suggest to me that… Read more »

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    The Difference

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    I’d like to provide yet another example of the profound woundedness and intellectual dishonesty of the modern world. To do this I will do Richard Dawkins the disservice of having him wear the dunce cap for today. One of Foreign Policy Magazine’s Top 20 public intellectuals, no less! Richard Dawkin’s book, “the Selfish Gene”, made… Read more »