overcomes the hardest.
Having no form to maintain
it can go where there is no space.
Water wears down and splits rock with no intention
this is how I know the value of action that has no motivation.
Yet few people understand the value of
teaching without words
relationship without promise
being without doing
religion without god.
A shaman is a religious artist, practicing the oldest
A shaman is a person who learns about the balances of nature and of
the balances and imbalances of people within nature.
A shaman knows where things are, their places, their names.
A shaman is a servant to the people who are out of balance.
A shaman atheist plays in the fields of all religion, practicing the
primal experience, and challenging all god-comers.
S/he studies gods and goddesses and atheisms in all their varied shapes and
forms around the world.
S/he learns about the natural balances between theism and anti-theism,
between belief and unbelief, between experience and non-experience, between
deity and human.
S/he learns about the causes and effects of spiritual imbalances
among atheists, how to find them, how to name them, and how to set
things in balance again.
A shaman atheist serves atheists out of religious balance.