Re: virus: shamanism (Was FW: JCS: Three and a half years of JC

Wade T.Smith (
Wed, 13 Aug 97 07:38:14 -0400

>The second answer is that of course it makes no sense to study shamanism
>academically because it is first and foremost an experiental practice.

My only comment would be to highlight this passage.

Interesting how 'scientifically' suddenly became 'academically'. And also
interesting in how it continues the mostly invalid idea that feelings are
somehow totally intangible to observation and instrumentation.

Wasn't there some correlation found between shamans and epileptics?
Ultimately, the fugue state today could be the brain seizure tomorrow....

Wade T. Smith | "There ain't nothin' you | shouldn't do to a god." |
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