The World and the Shaman

Banish listening, and teachings end.
Between “Yes!” and “No!”
How much spectral difference is there?
Between “good” and “evil”
Is the difference not normally 50-50?
That which we fear
Is indeed to be feared;
That which we love
Is indeed to be beloved;
But, alas, distant, yet also at hand, is this dawn of awakening
toward loving to be loved as
fearlessly unafraid of Beloved Climax Community!

We merry-make today,
self-congratulate while sub-optimizing,
As if consistently absorbing redemptive nutrients,
As if playing Mountain Ruler in Springs redolent climax;
I alone am mildly wild with harvesting unemployment,
Like a new-born babe that cannot yet smile,
neither grasping at joy nor averting lost identity,
contention with dissonance is like one without a home.

History’s prevailing culture has enough and to spare,
But I am like one left out,
behind marginal invisible boundary,
my heart and mind must be that of comedy,
Being as muddled,
ambivalently equivalent,
nebulously coincident!

Left-brain dominator cultures are knowing, luminous,
strength self-fulfilling and prophesying futures;
I alone am dull, confused, equivalent.

Egocentric culture is clever, self-assured;
I alone, depressed, repressed, suppressed,
impressed, pressed, pressing, birthing.
Patient as the sea,
Adrift, seemingly aimless tipping points.

We all have purposed meaning,
teleological ecological faith;
I alone appear stubborn and irrelevantly uncouth.
I appear to differ from SuperEgo Culture,
In optimally valuing succulent sustenance from Mother Earth,
universal natural systemic P=NP in-formation.


Note: This is a paraphrase of an ancient Eastern shamanic psalm as written by Laotse, translated by Lin Yutang (Modern Library, 1948, pp. 128-9). While the “I” identity refers traditionally to the “Sage,” and functions within this piece as an effort to describe the shaman’s ambivalent role and responsibility, perhaps even authority, within the Beloved Community, my own word choices are at least partially the result of my own marginalized “outsider” and “observer” experience. At the same time, I am not claiming to have any more or less wisdom than those I actively listen to; which takes us back to the premise in the very first sentence of this piece..

P=NP is in partial response to a Clay Math challenge to resolve the issue as to whether rational and predictable Polynomial information trends either are, or are not, equivalent with Not-Polynomial irrational, chaotic irresolution of problems not resonantly resolved through any language algorithm, bionic pattern of rhythms, iconic symbols of linguistic reason and thought. I believe the answer is evolving toward P is equivalent to NP for the same reason of linguistic logic that a double negative contains equivalent information to its appositional positive icon/polarity/nomial. If so, the negative correlational equivalance may also be the subject and object of David Bohm’s Explicate v. Implicate Order, Fuller’s Convex-Positive v. Concave-Negative geometric place/space, and Taoism’s Yang OVER Yin as essential universal binomiality.


Timeless Mystics

The true mystic respects the value of time
and never puts anything off till tomorrow.
Rumi, M. Mafi translation

Truth Sages respect value
by always living fully in the present;
“tomorrow” incarnates a projection of time’s memory.
He who knows the Eternal Law is tolerant;
Being tolerant, he is impartial;
Laotse, Lin Yutang translation

Eco-logicians tolerate non-primal dissonance
and confusion and dismay and pathology;
while primally confluent, centered, content,
in this eternally present (0)-centric Moment.
Eco-redeemers remain prime relationship balanced
with multisystemic ecotherapeutic practice
climaxing and sustaining
Polyparadigmatic = Polycultural
Beloved Ecological Economic Communities,

Within this Ecologian’s soul
holonically shared without
throughout each EarthTribe event

Life is what happens:
while you are planning other things, (J. Lennon?)
while taking those endless photo opps,
while racing future and clutching memories,
while following our Orthodox map
without internally harmonious eisegetical freedom
of thought, feeling, expression, discovery, learning.

Now-absorbing life hunts Ecotherapists with overwhelming ubiquity,
while permaculture designers hunt synergetic peace
with abundantly ambivalent compassion;

The passionate strength of loving full Climax Community life,
while listening to mindful double-binding flexibilities
within potential Paradise
mutually bowing from past events
toward each moment’s not-not future promise.

Timely death,
and fear thereof,
coincidentally and mutually resolve
this paradox of fearing fear,
knotting not,
redeems next generation’s spacetime opportunity
to regenerate our cooperative Tribe,
while listening for Elder permacultural wisdom.

If your future were mine, could my future not be yours?
If you were mine, then could I be yours?
If you were me, then would I be you?
If I am yours, then could you be mine?
If I were you, then would you be me?
If we are each other then
maybe you can see
there is no sense in “coincidence”
unless we speak truth to
our prime relationship together.

If I am part of you, and you are part of me,
If you are my reflection, and I am your reflection,
then maybe we can each rehabilitate
growing free essentially

and even binomially and globally coincidental forever.

Ecologians respect value
by always living in the Tipping Point of Presence;
“tomorrow” incarnating our full-flow function
of time’s beloved memory.

Note to STEM readers:

In ecological paradigms, love (aka “synergy”, B. Fuller) “therapy” is dipolar related (negatively correlated with) toward/away-from fear and dissonance, toxins, pathology.


In economic-transactional paradigms, optimally live-trending Win-Win systems and cooperative logistics are dipolar related (as positive to negative, as Yang to Yin) to decay, evil, loss, monocultural trending systems, monochromatic, monopolistic, competitive Win-Lose Game Theory logistics and strategies.

In both cases it can be helpful to recall that one double-negative is equivalently balanced with one positive, in any P=NP (0) sum metric and thermodynamically balanced 4-dimensional prime system.


Great-Horned Owl

I remember that walk

with my Great Horned Owl

lying on wilting green bed of grass

next to her severed left wing,

her eyes so Open Sesame

in a cardboard box

my arms were graced to carry

to her grave.


I remember billowing ribbons of vapored breath

sweeping out toward yellow brown hay stubble fields,

our red barn and fake-brick farmhouse,

carrying messianic wonder and hope,

worry and fear and unworthy sobs

for this Earth,

so richly endowed with ionic wisdom,

to choose us for her

Permaculturing Opera.


But, I was eight

with much to unlearn,

and this may be why Sage Owl

had come to vaccinate me,

to show me through her dying

that Permaculture Tribe

mentors me to ask for water

cupped in my young right hand,

open to her infinite swelling eyes

leaking thirsty freedom justice,

tipping sea salty balance

toward all Earth’s shamanic polycultured Tribes.


I buried her for far too long,

apparently justice flies with older wisdom.

We are each ecologically programmed shamans

blindly dodging barbed wire fences.