About me

Veel menselijke spanningen en conflicten in onze relaties en families, in Nederland en in de wereld kunnen beter begrepen worden vanuit een antropologische blik. Lees meer..
Ritueel werk (sjamanisme) is jezelf en anderen als gehelen-in-context te zien en daarin terugbrengen. Lees meer..
Dit is een vuistbijl circa 60.000 jaar oud. Zonder ambacht, creatief handwerk, is onze beschaving voorbij. Het mirakel van kunst en handwerk stijgt eindelijk weer in aanzien. Lees meer..
Rituelen zijn prima bruikbaar in westerse, medische, therapeu-tische en alledaagse contexten. Lees meer..

Welcome to an Anthropo-Gazing way of being-in-the-world.

I am Dirck van Bekkum & Squinted Hawk, part of many and still on my own. For Squinted Hawk watch this: 1987 2015 Squinted Hawk EYE OF HORUS

It is the humble account of my lifelong (1947) quest to stay within my life vision. I walked with her in my early childhood, lost her somewhere in Kindergarten at four and since then quested/longed for her until I was able to walk her for good in my early forties.

This path led me from retracing my mother’s and father’s family heritages to marrying (1969 and 1995) into post-colonial Eurasian migrant families. Professionally it took me from becoming an engineer to finding my dream in enveloping myself into being son / brother / man / father / sportsman / martial-shamanic artist / anthropologist / trickster.

Our Western civilization forces people to live ‘fragmented’ lives while recurrent whole/healing experiences are necessary/possible. For an artistic manifestation of this insight see my soulsearching ‘Squinted Hawk Lost Powers Returning 1996’ to get/stay on track to a holistic life.

In Anthropo-Gazing I bring together the treaures of my life long ‘Great Questing’. I offer what people, plants, trees, birds and fires, waters, winds, skies, stars and the earth blessed me with. After (field)working for three decades in and with mental health services/professionals I am an educator since 2007, as a clinical-systemic anthropologist, in close cooperation with the Collectief Transculturele Therapeuten in Amsterdam; The Netherlands.

At the Marjon Arends Instituut we co-educate, in a one-year course and a two-year course, groups of experienced mental health and youth care professionals to act cultural self-reflective in their clinical practices.

Below some other allies/helpers/relatives in my ongoing quest.


Old Better

Jared Diamond: There's an irony behind the latest efforts to extend human life: It's no picnic to be an old person in a youth-oriented society. Older people can become isolated, lacking meaningful work and low on funds. In this intriguing talk, Jared Diamond looks at how many different societies treat their elders — some better, some worse — and suggests we all take advantage of experience.

gender change?

Gender change!?

UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson, delivers her moving remarks during the HeForShe Special Event at United Nations Headquarters in New York on September 20, 2014. Take action, visit: HeForShe.org


We talk, you listen

Based on the text "We Talk, You Listen" written by Vine Deloria Jr, this 5-minute look at Deloria Jr.'s main ideas shows how the media has turned Native Americans into their own idealistic characters that everyone seems to believe and follow without question.