|Why are you here?|
I feel the need to be here but can't explain it. I am a Kwakwakwa'wakw Chief and have been reading and re-reading DQ's work for sometime now. His ideas on tribalism and animism fit with what I was brought up with, but none of my family or people were able to articulate it as well as he does in his books. Our traditional economic system which was based on the natural laws was smashed by the Canadian Govt and Church from 1885 to 1952. I have been piecing together a lot of what my people lost by studying history (my undergrad), anthropology, Jungian psychology, and hypnosis and trance. There is still a lot to learn which is why I am here--to learn more.
|Any other personal information/resources/advice/ideas to share?|
Over the past year I took a course on hypnosis. Might sound odd with DQ's work I know. Hypnosis is based a lot on slowing down someones brainwaves from beta (the fastest) to alpha (deeply relaxed) to Theta (close to dream state) to Delta (the slowest and rejuvenating mode). I bring this up because I believe a human being can only EXPERIENCE animism or the web DQ mentions by slowing down his brainwaves. This is why my people did their "cleansing rituals" because it naturally slows down their brainwaves and they can experience the web more clearly. Since completing my hypnosis course, I have been a lot more in tune and able to understand our rituals. So, I share that here hoping it may help others.