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Sunday, November 09, 2003
Ramenism
exploitative, incoherent, contradictory, nonsensical

I was looking up something else when I found this site. Serendipity or synchronicity? You decide.

(btw, I'm over at my sister's place wrting this in NotePad (!!!) and about to attempt posting it into a thoroughly hosed BloggerPro interface. Jesus Christ. Ya gotta love these full moon's in Scorpio. )

"'Shamanism' as a term used by anthropologists means any tribal or earth-based religion, or any that are not part of the world's "major" religions. But shamanism as used by the New Age is a troubling mix of marketing angles, cultural biases, and outright fraud. That's why anyone calling himself a 'shaman' is commonly referred to as a Shame-on by American Indians.

The modern movement of would-be 'shamans' got their start in 1980 when Michael Harner published The Way of the Shaman. Harner was seeking to avoid many of the pitfalls the New Age movement had fallen into such as exploitative leaders, unclear and unrealistic goals, incoherent, contradictory, or nonsensical beliefs that were widely mocked by most of the public, blatant abuse and exploitation of tribal peoples and beliefs, and a complete lack of credibility with either academia or the public. In all of these goals, Harner and the rest of the 'shamanism' movement have utterly failed. Many of the most disreputable New Age leaders such as Lynn Andrews and Ed McGaa sensed the marketing potential and simply adopted the 'shaman' pose."

So that, huh?

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