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a tale of two tribes

Erik Erikson’s ┬ávision of a universal identity, the one all-human outlook that would somehow bind us together and sublimate violence into peaceful behaviour. Whether this was a universality attained by repressing peculiarity, a kind of synthetic layer built on a … Continue reading

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back to the roots: the mighty have fallen

The totem poles of the Pacific were designed to vanish into the earth. Its an art that knew how to live, and then it knew how to die….Quanah Parker was most notorious for his teachings about spirituality of the Native … Continue reading

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totem: tyranny of appearances

They were conceived to vanish into the earth. The totem poles of the Pacific, from Vancouver island to Alaska, standing on the edge of cedar forests staring out to the sea, were an art that knew how to live, and … Continue reading

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totem: live and let die

It is an art that knew how to live, and equally, and art that knows how to die. The totem poles of the Pacific are vanishing into the earth. The last totem poles stand on deserted beaches on the edge … Continue reading

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