Tuesday, October 04, 2005

healing ways

healing ways
oct 10 2005

interview - Janet Hill, Traditional Healing Coordinator, De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Center
book - "The Shaman's Apprentice: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest" by Lynne Cherry and Mark J. Plotkin, read by Evelyna Kay
essay - Ivan Illich, Health as One's Own Responsibility: No Thank You, read by Beatrice Ekoko.
music - Sherrilyn Blakey-Smith, Yhanaway Hay Yowna, The Planet Sleeps.
- Robbie Robertson, Peyote Healing, Contact From the Underworld of Redboy.
tech - editing: Beatrice, production: Randy

The thing most necessary, is to remove all those restraints which prevent the human mind from attainting its genuine strength. Implicit faith, blind submission to authority, timid fear, a distrust of our powers, an inattention to our own importance and the good purposes we are able to effect, these are the chief obstacles to human improvement. Democracy restores to man a consciousness of his value, teaches him, by the removal of authority and oppression, to listen only to the suggestions of reason, gives him confidence to treat all other men with frankness and simplicity, and induces him to regard them no longer, as enemies against whom to be upon his guard, but as brethren whom it becomes him to assist.

William Godwin, General Features of Democracy (203)

The Indians, apparently have no idea of correcting or restraining their children; personal chastisement is unheard of. They say that before a child has any understanding there is no use in correcting it; and when old enough to understand, no one has a right to correct it. Thus the fixed, inherent sentiment of personal independence grows up with the Indians from earliest infancy. The will of an Indian child is not forced; he has nothing to learn but what he sees done around him, and he learns by imitation. I hear no scolding, no tones of command or reproof; but I see no evil results from this mild system, for the general reverence and affection of children for parents is delightful; where there is no obedience exacted, there can be no rebellion; they dream not of either, and all live in peace under the same wigwam.

Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada, Vol. III, By Mrs. Jameson, 1838.

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