[D-G] Resurrection of the Shaman Kai
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Wed Dec 8 16:26:23 PST 2010
In considering recent discourse on agency, we point to Pearson's Germinal Life,
'....crystallize in assemblages [agencements]....remains a multiplicity....'
p. 175: 'The 'advance' of ethology over ethnology risks reintroduction of
'souls' 'centres'....reorienting activity along the axis of spurious binaries.'
Thus, the shaman's 'soul-catcher' risks the same fate. Rather than the
north-south axis important to capitalism, we consider the east-west, the
traditional Phillistine Line, to grasp a view of modernist agency coming under
the sway of anti-multiplicitous forces:
'The Explanation of the Soul-Age Phenomenon. This addendum on 'Soul-Age' is
based on 'Michael Materials' that have appeared since the 1980s. There are
derived from three sources:
1) Joya Pope's, The World According to Michael, Fayetteville, Ar., Emerald Wave
Publishing Company .
2) Aaron Christeaan, JP Van Hulle, and MC Clark, ed. by Michael Friday, Michael
-- The Basic Teachings, Orinda, Ca. Michael Educational Foundation .
3) Two books by Jose Stevens: Tao to Earth -- Michael's Guide to Relationships
and Growth, Berkeley, Ca. , Earth to Tao -- Michael's Guide to Healing and
Spiritual Awakening, Orinda, Ca. Affinity Press  and Santa Fe: Bear and
Company Publishing .'
(Daulet S, Kazan and Moscow: Five Centuries of Crippling Existence Under Russian
Imperialism [1552-2002], Kase Press )
In Daulet's important historical work meant to analyze the complexities of
Russian policy with its neighbors, and apparently directed from 'centres' in
Arkansas, we see the 'Soul Age' Tatar youth cathecting a binary via Islamist
trajectories. Further on, Pearson, p. 204: '....moving desert....' and the
ritornello's crystal of space time.' These prompt desert trajectories (Mohave,
for example), whereby those wishing to do something anti-capitalist such as
writing, have some less-populated landscapes within which to work. This may
induce writings on such things as autocatalysis and proteins (mentioned in
Germinal Life), on wasp-orchid assemblages (the inroganic phenomenon, and
phenomenon of the desert micro- flora and fauna are vastly underpublished in
philosophical literature), crystal structures of a mechanosphere (with or
without helium-neon laser assistance), or discourse on the escape and/or capture
of multiplicities, however ephemeral. Proposed are trajectories in the desert
sans State-sponsored structures such as whale-watching in Australia. The desert
sports a difference that may generate new concepts and writing, resuurecting the
shaman in each of us.
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