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-:- chjine -:-

:: a meditation on the mazatec word ::

For the Mazatecs,
A curandero is one
Who places tobacco,
One who does.

But the xuta chjine
Does not merely do.
She is, she embodies.

She is not merely wise
Or a knower of great things;
More than this, more still.

She is the prepared one,
she is the bridge
between the knowing
and the doing,
she is the one ready
for any situation,
to offer aid,
to put in skin.

She is the one alive,
and the bridge between
the alive and not-alive.

 

to slip into strangeness,
and covered in energy waves...

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