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Why I Hate Clowns by Sue Morrison

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September 04, 2012

Why I Hate Clowns by Sue Morrison

A presentation about clowns and the Pochinko technique that combines native american and european traditions.

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Sue Morrison

September 04, 2012
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  5. How? • Present yourself • Take me into your world • Transform me

    • Bring me back with a new awareness
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  16. North American Clown • Clowns define the concepts at the root

    of tribal cosmologies, guidelines for moral and ethical behaviour, and theories of balance and imbalance
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  18. Native American Clown

  19. Ritual • The Church has actively suppressed native rituals; replaced them

    with its own • Example: Potlach law
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  22. Native American Clown • When a vision comes from thunder beings

    of the West, it comes with a terror like a thunder storm; but when the storm of the vision has passed, the world is greener and happier; for where ever the truth of vision comes up on the world, it is like a rain. The world, you see, is happier after the terror of the storm.
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  26. Native American Clown • A clown in our language is called

    a heyoka. He is upsidedown, backward-forward, yes-and-no man, a contrary-wise. Everybody can be made into a clown, from one day to another, whether he likes it or not. It is very simple to become a heyoka. All you have to do is dream about the lightning, the thunder-birds. You do this, and when you wake up in the morning you are a heyoka. There is nothing you can do about it.
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  32. Pochinko clown • Fused European clown and North American Indian clown

    • Based on six masks • Innocence and experience
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  40. If we ever faced all directions of ourselves at once,

    we could only laugh at the beauty of our own ridiculousness.
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