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 off of one another–the music gets louder and more frenzied, while Boujeloud madly gyrates and hurls himself through the bonfire. Later, “Crazy Aisha” enters the circle, danced by a group of little boys dressed as women. Later, more dancers join the circle and are possessed by the music, becoming entranced by its erratic rhythms.
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.
Nowadays AC would probably write: To read a blog 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.
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 know that I do not know that the fish are enjoying themselves?”
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 and departed.
As the monks continued on their way, the one was brooding and preoccupied. Unable to hold his silence, he spoke out. “Brother, our spiritual training teaches us to avoid any contact with women, but you picked that one up on your shoulders and carried her!”
“Brother,” the second monk replied, “I set her down on the other side, while you are still carrying her.“
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
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 create”
The mysteries were organized for the purpose of assisting the
struggling creature to re awaken the spiritual powers which, surrounded by the
flaming ring of lust and degeneracy, lay asleep within the soul