Posts Categorized: Philosophy of Tracking

  • Philosophy of Tracking

    Towards an Animal Tracker’s Celebration of Mystery

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    For a Tracker, no answers exist. Only questions, suspicions, hypotheses, patterns, tendencies. Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. – Einstein To see a barefoot track upon the earth, does not mean the maker didn’t wear shoes. What if they had cut the bottoms out? To see seven black crows in a… Read more »

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    Sacred Means Survival

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    We split the atom to release unimagined destruction. We also split story away from wisdom, and thus gave birth to entertainment. And the radiation burns still glint in our eyes and upon our souls. What if every rattle, every pictograph, every myth, every ritual, did not attempt to answer questions about the meaning of life,… Read more »

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    Baskets Containing Emptiness

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    Did an answer create the universe? Or did a question? If one can describe religion as a system of answers and certainties about the cosmos, taken on and held in faith, has modern science become just another religion? What does honest inquiry into the natural world look like? What does the natural world itself look… Read more »

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    Offerings at the Grave of Right and Wrong

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    Out beyond ideas of Right-doing and Wrong-doing, there is a field…I’ll meet you there. -Rumi What if at long last, we arrived at an unexpected place, in time for a funeral. Seeing sad yet familiar faces, we decided to stay and listen, to pay our respect to the unknown one finding rest in the earth…. Read more »