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Controlled folly is a concept introduced by anthropologist Carlos Castaneda (1971) as a procedure to follow your call to become a scorcerer.


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Posted in Complementary female-male worlds, Controlled Folly, Cultural Selfreflection, Gender Complementarity

Sport, Play and Loteries as As-If Communication Patterns

To stay in touch with our distant animal pasts we, humans,  frequently ‘need to eat humble pie‘ and get into ‘transitional (liminal/sacred/ritual) spaces‘ and experience ‘communitas‘. These are our aboriginal ways to keep our collective minds (souls/hearts/bodies) sane and whole.

Posted in Applied Mythology, Controlled Folly, Cosmic Jokes, Cultural Selfreflection, Organisms as Selfcorrective Systems, Recoding Songs/Poems, Rituals of Passage and Affliction, Transitional Spaces Tagged with: ,

The Art of Getting Lost

My teacher, and mental-spiritual-martial art mentor, dr. Ronald ‘Back Horse’ Chavers taught me, between 1980 and 1990, a lot of stuff. Among the most memorable were: ‘systematically getting lost’ (in order to discover new things) and ‘systematic improvization’ (all human

Posted in Applied Mythology, Controlled Folly, Improvising Systematically, Systematically Getting Lost, Vision Quest

Cosmic Jokes

Making and laughing about cosmic jokes is a form of ultimate wisom. If we are able te balance the pros and cons on our personal/collective human condition the only thing left is laugh about it while living it to the

Posted in Controlled Folly, Cosmic Jokes, Systematically Getting Lost

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