Health & Healing: An Anthropological Approach

   Introduction & Methods:             This ethnographic study is based on the research concerning Allopathic, biomedicine and the immergence of pluralistic healing practices in company with, or counter to what some may term, Western-medicine. It explores the history and practice of various healing professionals and the meanings they ascribe to their particular praxis. The research…

What’s Your Meaning of This?

Deyoung, describes Mystic-activist as a person of faith-inspired, generative action within shifting sociopolitical spheres of human interaction, particularly concerning the oppression of a community or individual. These actors pursue a “direct experience of ultimate reality” or “the experience of some form of union with God” to elevate the collective we (2007 pp7). The ineffable qualities…

Fearless

“There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky, and you ask, ‘what if I fall?’ oh but my darling, what if you fly?”- Erin Hanson The cliff she stood on was of red clay and greenish-brown earth, below her the crash of blue and white waves whispered ocean into her curly locks…

Be hear, meow.

You tell me this town ain’t got no heart (Well, well, well, you can never tell) The sunny side of the street is dark (Well, well, well, you can never tell) A young man woke up to an irritating itching sensation in the middle of his head; I think some may refer to it as…

Funny things we does.

The following statements are purely my interpretation of the ineffable qualities of that which cannot be named and should not be taken as eternal, irreversible effigies of existence in its various vibrational degrees.This is an essay I wrote for the Magic, Religion, and Witchcraft class. Religion contains within the practice mental constructs, paradigms that influence…

Law of Mentalism

The Kybalion: “All is Mind” The ALL is the substantial reality underlying all the outward manifestations and appearances which are recognized by the terms ‘The Mental Universe’, ‘Phenomena of Life’, ‘Matter’, ‘Energy’. All that is apparent to our material senses is spirit, which in of itself is unknowable and ineffable, but which can be considered…