Monthly Archives: August 2010

Brief Notes on David Abram’s “Becoming Animal”

image from the film Baraka I‘ve just finished Abram’s follow-up to his Spell of the Sensuous. The earlier book is one of the most important I have ever read, and didn’t feel the new book, Becoming Animal, added a lot … Continue reading

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Consent vs Coercion

I recently had the pleasure of attending a presentation by Betty Martin on how we often allow ourselves to be coerced into something in the mistaken assumption it is consensual, and how we often misconstrue something we do to another … Continue reading

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Dream for Generations

In my dream, there are forty of us, gathered together, holding hands in a large circle. As a noted guest of the group, I am asked to say a few words before… I am not sure what — a meal, … Continue reading

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Colonization, from Without and from Within

“And where will we hide, when it comes from inside?” — James Taylor Colonization is a loaded word, depending on whether you are the colonizer or the colonized. Throughout the history of our civilization, colonizers (imperialists, conquistadors, missionaries and, most … Continue reading

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