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Boujeloud

As they play, “Boujeloud,” a naked man sewn into the skin of a slaughtered goat, dances wildly, vibrating and whirling among the crowd, beating them with two oleander branches as they run to get away. It is believed that women beaten with the sticks will become pregnant within the year. Boujeloud and the musicians feed […]

Canned chatter

To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worthwhile. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter. Aleister Crowley Nowadays AC would probably write: To read a blog is to refrain from reading something worthwhile. The first discipline of education must therefore be […]

Chuang Tzu

One day Chuang Tzu and a friend were walking by a river. “Look at the fish swimming about,” said Chuang Tzu, “They are really enjoying themselves.” “You are not a fish,” replied the friend, “So you can’t truly know that they are enjoying themselves.” “You are not me,” said Chuang Tzu. “So how do you […]

Two traveling monks

Two traveling monks reached a river where they met a young woman. Wary of the current, she asked if they could carry her across. One of the monks hesitated, but the other quickly picked her up onto his shoulders, transported her across the water, and put her down on the other bank. She thanked him […]

Quotes for today:

By imputing concepts of nastiness, dirt, shamefulnes, guilt, indecency, and obscenity to the entire sexual process, it has poisoned the life force at it”s source (JW Parsons) O read new meanings into old forms: “I must create a system, or be enslav’d by another man’s. I will not reason & compare: my business is to […]

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