Thursday, May 16, 2013


The Sioux idea of living creatures is that trees, buffalo and men are temporary energy swirls, turbulence patterns...that's an early intuitive recognition of energy as a quality of nature. But that's an old insight, you know,  extremely old, probably a Paleolithic shaman's insight. You find that perception register so many ways in archaic and primitive lore. I would say that it is probably the most basic insight into the nature of things, and that our more common, recent Occidental view of the universe as consisting of fixed things is out of the main stream, a deviation from basic human perception.
Gary Snyder quoted in  The Spiral Dance

Imagine if we could see the world around us as the energy patterns we really are. We would truly understand the unity/diversity of Creation.

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