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What is a SHAMAN?

MAYAN: "a technichian of the Holy, a lover of the Sacred." CELTIC: "Empower the people...by changing the way we think." MEXICAN APACHE: "Someone who has simply learned to give freely of themselves..." AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL: "...a teacher or healer, a wisdom keeper of knowledge... (who) takes people to a door and encourages them to enter." W. AFRICAN DIAGRA: "views every event in life within a spiritual context." HAWAIIAN: "...human bridges to the spiritual world and its laws and the material world and its trials..." QUECHUA INDIAN: "embodies all experience." AMAZON: "...willing to engage the forces of the Universe...in a beneficial end for self, people, and for life in general."

-- from Travelers, Magicians and Shamans (Danny Paradise)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Stealing Fire and Telling Stories

Here's a link to a James Bonnet interview I came across. But this youtube segment captures a much more interesting interview with NPR's Ira Glass on the craft of storytelling--He is the host of "This American Life". He says, "The whole shape of the story is that you're throwing out questions to keep people watching and listening, and answering them along the way."

1 comment:

Rainbow Warrior said...

He's a compelling storyteller himself. He really gives great insight into jumping into the creative procress and doing effective work at a deeper level.