Do you think you are “Indian at heart” or were an Indian in a past life? Do you admire native ways and want to incorporate them into your life and do your own version of a sweat lodge or a vision quest? Have you seen ads, books, and websites that offer to train you to be come a shaman in an easy number of steps, a few days on the weekend, or for a fee? Have you really thought this all the way through?
The following pamphlet can only serve as an introduction to the multi-faceted relationship between colonizer and colonized. It is addressed primarily to the so called “New Age” movement. There is nothing “healing” in stealing from an already dispossessed people and nothing “New” in finding new means and justifications to do so. If there is to be a “New Age” it will be without Empires, Colonies, and Markets which have done so much to destroy authentic human culture and spirit.