Quoting "-IID42 Kandinskij @27+" <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On Wed, 5 Feb 2003, joseph (yes=no & yes<>no) wrote:
> > Our ultimate goal is to inspire our audience do this for themselves,
> > without shamans or intermediaries.
> Best of luck, but this is simply not a possibility.
> And if one understood what a shaman is, one wouldn't
> be so egotistically knee-jerking against them.
I admit that I don't understand what a shaman is on anything other than a
superficial level. I am trying to understand, but I assume it will take a long
time (if ever). There are plenty of faux shamans around who make claims that
should be examined critically, even by the asleep audience (and cast) members.
> A point that cannot be "proven".
> And you will invite the audience to do as you do.
We will only invite the audience to critically examine claims of shamanism, and
to search for answers themselves.
> As if you're any manner of authority, or even in the capacity
> to take responsibility what will happen to those humans
> (o, but for which a shaman would).
We are consciously expressing that we ARE NOT shamans, and only ask the
audience to engage in searching for answers with us. I take responsibility for
initiating the search, not out of knowledge that I have, but do not have.
> Be "open" my dearest.
> After all, there's always the opportunity to cleanse
> onself from any and all seeds of consciousness.
> It's not like there isn't anyone out there who'd
> just *love* to take advantage of such "open" humans.
We seek only to engage them such that they are entertained and wish to attend
(and purchase tickets to) more performances. If we can stimulate them to pursue
issues further, we will be happy but will be sure not to provide answers that
we do not have.
> After all, consciousness : the most expensive energie.
> It's so "cool" and "rebelious against authority" to play
> with "cultism" and take advantage of and exploit potential
> audience stupidity.
Cult is not Religion, nor are we rebelling. We are seeking authority and not
> That would be part of the ritual of self-cleansing,
> one assumes.
If one does not have someone to follow, one must do for themselves.
> Crass con-men.
I am on occassion very crass, in the past I have hidden my lack of confidence
with a sales pitch that one could call a con, but I no longer lack confidence.
If you have any suggestions upon how to prevent us from damaging people, I
would greatly appreciate them.
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joseph franklyn mcelroy
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