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  1. Going From the ME to the WE: A Long Journey to Where You Are.David G. Blumenkrantz - 2017 - Anthropology of Consciousness 28 (2):193-205.
    What if individual psychology took another path than the one guided by the idea of the “Sturm und Drang” of adolescence? What if this path less-traveled led to community-oriented rites of passage that satisfied youth's deep craving for the ancestral wisdom of the Universe … and simultaneously affirmed that parents, too, would continue to grow and contribute as they transited mid-life? This article brings the reader down the path less-traveled to explore navigational aids for future travelers and provides an example (...)
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    Symmetry in the Charlie Brown Christmas.Pamela Booker - 2017 - Anthropology of Consciousness 28 (2):187-192.
    The televised Charlie Brown Christmas tale and its bawdy Peanuts characters taught me important lessons while growing up as the awkwardly drawn, “blockhead” sibling. This essay explores the down and dirty deities that reside in each of us, including Brown and Pig Pen, at once seen as contemporary symbols of the globally inter challenged-being and surprising instruments of sacred expression. Ruminations on the Bhagavad Gita, Immanuel Kant, Jessye Norman, bell hooks, and Thich Nhat Hahn encourage us to reimagine contexts for (...)
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    A Celtic Knot.Diane Hirabayashi Carter - 2017 - Anthropology of Consciousness 28 (2):167-172.
    Throughout her life Diane Hirabayashi Carter has seen a flow, or interconnection, that has led to self-awareness. It is the awareness of the intertwining of families and life experience that can offer peace of mind and purpose.
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  4. A New Look at Gaia's Relationship with Water.Peter Champoux - 2017 - Anthropology of Consciousness 28 (2):143-151.
    An exploration of the interconnectedness of the geometries of a water molecule, the geologic and geographic regions of our planet, and the universe as a whole. Water is shown as a crucial “bridge” passing from the microscopic to the stellar and interstellar.
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    Who Is the Green Man?Tom Goodridge - 2017 - Anthropology of Consciousness 28 (2):121-127.
    The author engages the enigmatic Green Man, a mythical figure of uncertain and even independent global arisings, to connect postindustrial people with their evolutionary origin and their kinship with all life. He traces the stream of ecologically oriented cultural critiques from Lynn White, Thomas Berry, Paul Shepard, and on through the school of Deep Ecologists, as they explore how modern humanity has alienated itself from the Earth. Green Man's spiritual path of sensory integration with our earthly habitat can help disenfranchised (...)
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  6. Introduction to the Special Issue: Way Out Voices: A Phenomenology of Interbeing.Bethe Hagens - 2017 - Anthropology of Consciousness 28 (2):107-116.
    Interbeing is a foundational teaching of Thiền Sư Thích Nhất Hạnh, beloved Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist who has worked closely with Chân Không, an expatriate Vietnamese Buddhist nun. Together they founded Plum Village retreat center in the Dordogne region of France. This volume of invited essays – taken as a whole – reveals the inspirational power of the word interbeing as a focus for creating common ground within scholarship for voices not so often heard. Metaphorically, this phenomenology is (...)
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  7. Coming Home: Compassionate Presence in Prison.David Haskin - 2017 - Anthropology of Consciousness 28 (2):152-155.
    The Coming Home Project of the Snowflower Sangha in Madison, Wisconsin is an active member of MOSES, a nonpartisan interfaith organization that works to promote systemic change for social justice issues with a focus on mass incarceration and ending the use of solitary confinement in the state's prisons and jails. To support these efforts, and to restore dignity and safety to the entire community, CHP members work to make Wisconsin's sentencing rules and laws more just and humane, increase treatment alternatives (...)
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  8. Learning the Grammar of Animacy.Kimmerer Robin Wall - 2017 - Anthropology of Consciousness 28 (2):128-134.
    Puhpowee translates as the force that causes mushrooms to push up from the earth overnight. Biologist Robin Kimmerer was stunned that such a word existed. For all its technical vocabulary, Western science has no such term, no word to hold this mystery. You would think that biologists, of all people, would have words for life. But in Western scientific language, terminology is used to define the boundaries of our knowing. What lies beyond our grasp remains unnamed. A citizen member of (...)
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    … and the Leg Bone's Connected to the Toxic Waste Dump Bone.Morton Timothy - 2017 - Anthropology of Consciousness 28 (2):135-142.
    Ecological images—the fragile web of life, NASA's “blue marble” Earth, everything being connected—appeal to our love for the planet's being and our faith that there is still hope, if we can just care enough. But this imagery is neither true nor false. In other words, when we visualize these sorts of things, we don't know what we're talking about! We think we do. But what is this wholeness really, are we actually parts of it, and what kind of part? A (...)
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  10. Suffering and the Human Terroir.Rick Muller - 2017 - Anthropology of Consciousness 28 (2):156-164.
    Fully embracing one's embodied suffering, rather than denying it or mentally explaining it away, can open an individual to a broader sense of interbeing, to the ability to endure, survive, and move through pain and toward a deeper sense of compassion, peace, joy, and liberation. The self benefits from exploring interbeing using an environmental metaphor to consider the human body: the body as terroir. Terroir is analogous to the specific microclimate and natural environment in which quality wine is produced. Appreciation (...)
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    Becoming Selfless: The Evolving Not‐Self.Tahn Pamutto - 2017 - Anthropology of Consciousness 28 (2):173-177.
    Venerable “Than” Pamutto was ordained in 2010 in the austere forest tradition of Theravada Buddhism. He lives as a mendicant monk traveling among the towns and forests of rural New England. The Buddha's teaching to avoid identification with the “five aggregates subject to clinging” promises disenchantment with the outward manifestations of a person and an opening to seeing and appreciating the being right in front of us.
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  12. Why Sasquatch and Other Crypto‐Beasts Haunt Our Imaginations.Edward Simon - 2017 - Anthropology of Consciousness 28 (2):117-120.
    The Sasquatch pastoral attempts to define the parameters of why mythic accounts of wild-men are so common. As a concept, it is a critically useful way of understanding how Sasquatch, Bigfoot, the Yeti, and other cryptozoological accounts fulfill a deep-seated and seemingly universal desire to understand humanity's own mythic origins. Whether such accounts have any veracity or not, the Sasquatch pastoral provides a theoretical vocabulary for conceptualizing the archetypal attractions of such accounts.
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    Ubuntu and Defining Community in America: A 21st Century Viewpoint.Sr James L. Miles - 2017 - Anthropology of Consciousness 28 (2):178-186.
    The Southern African concept of Ubuntu offers a promising framework for envisioning and promoting a level of interdependence and resilience that can help Americans overcome the divisive and hostile nature of public interactions in communities across the country.
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    Spirit Poem.Michael Tarabilda - 2017 - Anthropology of Consciousness 28 (2):165-166.
    Wine is realized as both sacred and profane in spiritual awareness, especially in its ability to intoxicate in both dimensions. In prayer, the profane is always reaching out to the sacred. Knowing the profane, sometimes to our discouragement, we yearn for the sacred, even to accepting the slight coloring on the tongue that splits the grape without crushing it, allowing the taste a freshness allied with prayer's ability to reintoxicate the soul, after life has come to feel stale and habitual (...)
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    Fertile Disorder: Spirit Possession and Its Provocation of the Modern. Ram, Kalpana. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2013. 276 Pp. ISBN: 978‐0824836306, $57. [REVIEW]Nadia Augustyniak - 2017 - Anthropology of Consciousness 28 (1):99-101.
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  16. Fatalism, the Self, Intentionality, and Signs of Ill Portent in Quintana Roo, Mexico.Robey Callahan - 2017 - Anthropology of Consciousness 28 (1):69-95.
    Severe illnesses and sudden deaths are all too common occurrences in the lives of the Maya of the Yucatán Peninsula, so it is perhaps no surprise that, as a people, they tend to be rather fatalistic. Maya fatalism finds one of its most prominent expressions in the tamax chi'—a type of omen that speaks of impending suffering, usually of a terminal nature, for a member of one's close family. In terms of components and mechanics, however, a tamax chi' is actually (...)
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    Fly Fishing as Religion: Literature as a Form of Public Consciousness.Wayne Fife - 2017 - Anthropology of Consciousness 28 (1):7-30.
    Focusing on the question of how to be in the world, ontological religion often comes in forms that look very little like our standard expectations for religious institutions. Intuitive, experiential, and often taking a mystical bent, this direct kind of religious practice nevertheless needs guideposts for its participants. The literature of fly fishing serves as one such guidepost, offering a forum for a kind of spiritual public consciousness that can be drawn upon at will by those who seek it. This (...)
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    Conceptual Systems Theory: A Neglected Perspective for the Anthropology of Consciousness.Charles D. Laughlin - 2017 - Anthropology of Consciousness 28 (1):31-68.
    As anthropology becomes more interested in consciousness and its numerous states, and with a slowly increasing appeal to neuroscience for insights and explanations of consciousness, there is an understandable interest in the components of consciousness and how they combine into alternative states in different sociocultural settings. One of those components should be the complexity of information processing producing the knowing aspect of consciousness. The author introduces an approach to this aspect in the form of conceptual systems theory, a neo-Piagetian model (...)
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    Prohibition, Religious Freedom, and Human Rights: Regulating Traditional Drug Use. Caiuby Labate, Beatriz, and Cavnar, Clancy. Berlin: Springer, 2014. 257pp. ISBN 978‐3642409561, $129. [REVIEW]Rodriguez Leonardo - 2017 - Anthropology of Consciousness 28 (1):96-98.
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  20. Introduction: From the Editors.Nicole I. Torres & Gary Moore - 2017 - Anthropology of Consciousness 28 (1):5-6.
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