RE: virus: Re: shaman

Marc Swenson (
Fri, 15 Aug 1997 16:34:07 -0700

Yet I'd say that the effective shaman /is/ willing to eek out
information regarding their practice. It is up to the /receiver/ to
digest and understand the imparted knowledge.

Generally speaking, clients are not concerned with the method, but the
result. Again, this applies to physicians, shaman, diesel mechanics, of
software helpdesk folk.

The /true/ shaman will not be concerned by the spread of knowledge
(practices, methods, etc). It is the sham that you speak of that
_fears_ the spread of what s(he) has hidden.

- Marc

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wade T.Smith []
> Sent: Friday, August 15, 1997 3:43 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: virus: Re: shaman
> >Do you have any *evidence* (ain't science grand!?!) to support *your
> myth*
> >that Shaman don't relate to their patents/clients/employers/charges?
> Well, 'relate' is certainly not what I meant. They 'relate' very well.
> What I meant was, and there is evidence for this, that the shaman does
> not and will not allow the client in on his methods.
> That's all I meant.
> Really.
> When did a con man let any of his marks in on the game? The shaman can
> claim 'supernatural' powers and beg off in that way. He is keeping
> 'secrets', that is all I meant.
> No jargon-spouting professional is _unwilling_ to let you in on
> things,
> given the time, and he would certainly offer to show you where to find
> the information.
> Even Brodie shows us the Amazonian plateau where the levels are
> hidden....
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> Wade T. Smith
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> | shouldn't do to a god."
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