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Walking Around Ideas

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The social practice of walkabout by the world's oldest indigenous culture serves many purposes, one of which is acquiring perspective through the literal travel through time and space at a pace that allows continuous connectivity to one's environs, dreams, ancestors, and sense of place. Traveling slow for those of us severed from our ancestral roots by time and space, is one technique for initiating access to storehouses of knowledge imprisoned by the imaginative taboos excluded by fast relocation -- providing a terrestrial means of getting one's mind around ideas new to us but old to others.

Walking around an idea or cosmology as an ancient practice has now merged with digital technology in the form of aboriginal knowledge centres where oral histories, visual landscapes, and three-D conceptual artistry combine the attributes of modern library and information science with the dreamtime culture. Learning houses that simultaneously nurture the intellect, the soul, as well as one's sense of identity are bridges to the future for us all.

Imagine that.

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  1. The walkabout among the Aboriginal peoples of Australia, the usamich of the Salish, and the fliers of Sakah in Siberia share with television and the internet access by individuals and groups to the whole of reality. television is an imperfect version of this, and I suppose the internet is also imperfect in the same sense, but they approach the powers of peoples to access whole knowledge. When Plato wrote about the Music of the Spheres and acquisition of knowledge by “remembering” he too approached what has long be the process of accessing pure knowledge.

    Thank you for bringing this nugget to the surface again It is well worth noticing.

  2. The walkabout among the Aboriginal peoples of Australia, the usamich of the Salish, and the fliers of Sakah in Siberia share with television and the internet access by individuals and groups to the whole of reality. television is an imperfect version of this, and I suppose the internet is also imperfect in the same sense, but they approach the powers of peoples to access whole knowledge. When Plato wrote about the Music of the Spheres and acquisition of knowledge by “remembering” he too approached what has long be the process of accessing pure knowledge.

    Thank you for bringing this nugget to the surface again It is well worth noticing.

  3. [...] Promoters of superficial education like to pride themselves on the practicality of career-oriented institutions of higher learning, but one look at the world they created should give one pause to think. [...]

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  1. By Fourth World Eye on November 5, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    [...] Promoters of superficial education like to pride themselves on the practicality of career-oriented institutions of higher learning, but one look at the world they created should give one pause to think. [...]

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