The Something Monologues

TSM150 : Shamanism in Ordinary Life

Hey folks, this is the monologue I stuffed up a while back. Sorry for the delay. 

In this walky talky, I explore the concept of shamanism in ordinary life, as opposed to shamanism in traditional indigenous life or plastic shamanism. This view of shamanism might differ from others that you're familiar with but I think you see that it overlaps with some of the ideas inherent in traditional shamanism, except that I've given them a modern twist - without the need for entheogens, pain, music, ritual or rights of passage experiences. I do however talk a little about some initiatory experiences (including a few of my own) and the purpose behind some of these. I also explore the relationship of dreams to shamanism and dream symbolism and describe a simple method for interpreting dream symbols and for interacting with the external world through symbols that we can see in our minds. 

Don't listen to this if you're after a comprehensive overview of shamanism. The purpose of this monologue is merely to highlight that it is possible to integrate a shamanic world view and shamanic type methods into the experiences of ordinary life. This is really just a very basic primer in working with mind and body as an interface between inner and outer worlds, to demonstrate that there really only is one indivisible whole. Kosmos.

Enjoy ! ;-)

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TSM148 : The Joy of Walking

In this walky talky, I explore the notion that we can actually walk without distraction or the desire to label. I've been an avid walker for 37 years and it's my desire to encourage you to share in the joy of walking.

WARNING : Sony Walkman, Michael Jackson and Motley Crue make an appearance in this monologue ! 

 

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TSM78 : Perfumery, permutations and combinations in the 5 senses and the material world

Tonight's monologue involves a short discussion about the subject of perfumery, as a result of a scene I wrote today in one of my novels; and an exploration of the idea that the perceptions that we have, which are informed by the 5 senses - arise from different permutations and combinations which occur in our sensory information. The same permutations and combinations fill the material world. I also wonder at how an increase in the number of senses might increase the permutations and combinations that fill our perception of the material world. 
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