Re: virus: How does one pay for this?

Robin Faichney (
Fri, 8 Aug 1997 14:00:00 +0100

Wade T.Smith wrote:
>Well, he becomes wealthy as a result of his cultural importance. The
>point I obviously failed to make was that the shaman is a _false_
>And he knows it. The con _is_ his game. And within a culture his con
>Now, yes, the reason this sham continues and becomes wealthy... well, I
>don't know. That is a great mystery concerning all beliefs.
>And the 'medicine wheels' of the shaman are mere trappings. Their tools
>are actually fear and ignorance.

Would it be reasonable to generalise this, and say that
anyone who pontificates on that of which they are
entirely ignorant, using tools like fear and prejudice,
is a shaman of a sort?