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5 Degrees of Separation

A favorite student of mine, now deceased, was nephew of and apprentice to
A Crow medicine man who was blood brother of
A Swiss mystic who was mentor to
an Iranian Sufi scholar whom i greatly admire.

It is indeed a small world.

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reginaterrae
May. 6th, 2011 12:03 pm (UTC)
How did a Crow & a Swiss get to be blood brothers? Half-brothers, or both mixed heritage? One nationalized into the others tribe? Or some kind of pact of "blood-brotherhood" between men unrelated by birth?
bobby1933
May. 6th, 2011 04:26 pm (UTC)
Schuon, in his study of the religio perennis visited the Lakota and Crow, living with each for several years and being adopted into families in both nations. His Crow family was the Yellowtails to which my student belonged. Schuon also became a Sufi of note which led to his influence on Hossein Nasr. Like i said, its a small world.
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