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Tanya Tagaq - Indigenous Arts Festival, Toronto

Just before dusk on Saturday night, Tanya Tagaq began her performance with the help of a volunteer from the crowd. Together they demonstrated traditional Inuk throat singing for the audience at the Indigenous Arts Festival, held at Fort York. 117 more words


To Honor the Land is to Deal with the Dead

Some friends were having a discussion with Sannion last night and as I was passing through (swamped with preparations for my upcoming trip), he mentioned one of the things they were discussing and it just blew me away. 642 more words


Blog-Narrative: Animism

The smell of the fire came up on the forth day, or was it the fifth? We had walked down Mojave Road, passed the almost electronic rhythm of some bird gawking, sometime before noon. 723 more words


An Ocean ceremony with a taste of Animism.

Religion in Bali is ever-present, but unlike the majority of Indonesia this island is strongly Hinduistic. Local Architecture, culture, daily rituals, attires and attitudes change significantly compared to other predominantly Muslim islands. 225 more words

Three Times a Lady

I’d love you to meet my friend Katni. She’s our local guide in the tiny traditional village of Senaru, Lombok Indonesia. Katni is a practicer of the traditional religion of… 1,674 more words


Beginning at the Beginning

Why am I starting a blog?  Well, why does anyone start a blog?  Attention?  A sounding board?  Community?  Those are all reasons, I suppose.  For me, the reason is much simpler, and it’s two-fold: A) I have arthritis and I’m using this blog to replace my handwritten journal because I can type more/better than I can hand write, and B) because sometimes I get trapped in my own thoughts and/or stop writing for long periods in my paper blog (see: A and also procrastination).   764 more words