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Kami are more than just the divinities of place. The word means something like "kami-nature," or "the sacred in things." The life force in humans are kami , as are the spirits of ancestors, the organization of social groups, the forces that bring health, disease, longevity, and death, the gods themselves, geographical places, and the stars and planets. The whole of the universe for the early Japanese was suffused with the sacred, from one end to the other, and all partook of kami nature. Anything, then, could potentially become the object of worship.

Cool. The whole of the universe is infused with the sacred. But we knew that, right?

What Crow Would Say to the Dalai Lama Print E-mail
Written by Stephen Raskin   


Do you come to this bloated madhouse,
this bedlam
to offer us palliatives
or do you come here
to help us
break out of the asylum


So become a crow, Your Holiness
that's right, become a crow

Make noise,
make noise and wake the inmates of this
vast corporate paradise

Flap your wings,
flap your wings and startle
the warden

Strike with your beak,
for sure, strike with your beak,
and warn of danger
warn of danger

That's what I have to say 


"What Crow Would Say To The Dalai Lama" first appeared in ADBUSTERS, March-April 2006, and appears here by permission of the author.
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