Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wondering

I was reading a book of Leslie Silko's ramblings (not a novel, not exactly essays) and could not help but wonder despite myself. I was reading that book Neurodiversity a couple of weeks ago, where the writer discussed how in some cultures, what we call psychosis would be a cherished and much exalted ability to speak with spirits and hear the voices of the earth. Native American culture is certainly among those cultures that value this ability. But where does one draw the line, or can one draw the line?
I am not an entirely rationalistic person. I certainly believe in worlds beyond this one, in God, in spirits both benign and malign. But to hear the voice of the Star Beings in the fan or the radio??? How do I think about that? Am I being narrow and small minded if I feel doubt about the sanity of this sort of assertion? Perhaps.

2 comments:

marlyat2 said...

Was that "The Turquoise Ledge"?

Robbi said...

Yes.