Now this is what I'm talking about. Part of it, anyway.
btw, I think that title is supposed to be spelled out in snow, not blow. But I dunno; it could go either way. If you want a more sophisticated version of much the same sort of thing, try this treatment by one of the genu-wine original-flavor Leary-era entheogeneticists.
|from Ralph Metzner's introduction to The Well of Remembrance...
“This book explores some of the mythic roots of the Western worldview, the worldview of the culture that, for better and worse, has come to dominate most of the rest of the world's peoples. This domination has involved not only economic and political systems but also values, basic attitudes, religious beliefs, language, scientific understanding, and technological applications. Many individuals, tribes, and nations are struggling to free themselves from the residues of the ideological oppression practiced by what they see as Eurocentric culture. They seek to define their own ethnic or national identities by referring to ancestral traditions and mythic patterns of knowledge. At this time, it seems appropriate for Europeans and Euro-Americans likewise to probe their own ancestral mythology for insight and self-understanding.”
Uh huh. See what I mean? More sophisticated. Or at least more sophist.
the unlikely story of how America slipped the surly bonds of earth & came to
believe in signs & portents that would make the middle ages blush
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New Age "Asiatic" thought ... is establishing itself as the
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Tuesday, October 17