Looking, looking, breathlessly

Shaman in Tuva“For me there is only the traveling on paths

that have hear, on any path that may have

heart.  There I travel, and the only worthwhile

challenge is to traverse its full length.

And there I travel looking, looking, breathlessly.”

—Don Juan, Yaqui Shaman

“The worlds of different peoples have different shapes.  The very metaphysical presuppositions differ: space does not conform to Euclidean geometry, time does not form a continuous unidirectional flow, causation does not conform to Aristotelian logic, man is not differentiated from non-man or life from death, as in our [Western] world.  We know something of the shape of these other worlds from the logic of native languages and from myths and ceremonies. . .”

–Walter Goldschmidt


About Lightning Heart (Vikara)

Nomad. Poet. Philosopher. Teacher. View all posts by Lightning Heart (Vikara)

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