by Patricia Anne Davis, MA
Manifesting Co-Creative Solution: Pure Democracy – Indigenous
6 Nations of Iroquois Confederacy:
Affirmative thinking system: powerwithin from creator to have powerwith others
1. Male gender life-task: Protector-Providers in healthy helping partnership with
Female gender life-task: Live-givers and Nurturers
2. Initiative by group consensus
3. Referendum by group consensus
4. Recall leader for taking people into hunger, poverty, sickness & premature death
Eurocentric Dualistic thinking system: conquest is powerover
1. Hierarchy/Patriarchy – Aristocracy; Oligarchy; Plutocracy
2. Initiative by majority vote is powerover
3. Referendum by majority vote is powerover
4. No Recall for taking people into hunger, poverty, sickness & premature death: Accidents, Suicide, Homicide, Genocide, Infanticide
The Out-of-balance Condition: Killer Power
“…patriarchy and masculinity are not synonymous. Female patriarchs can be just as domineering as males. Like their counterparts, they live in a patriarchal ethos that operates through control over others, over themselves, over nature. We need to recognize also that many men have a more finely honed femininity than many women. We all are the children of patriarchy and, therefore, we all have to take responsibility for a killer power shadow that would massacre the feminine and the masculine in whatever form they manifest. [This] is not a defense of the feminine at the expense of the masculine. The one without the other leads to suicide or tyranny.”#1
Core Issue: root cause is killer power – conquest and powerover
Colonialists do not know how to take care of mother earth, thus her capacity for caring for us is diminishing. The air that is father sky is also being polluted, yet we continue on a path of self destruction and destroying nature. “Environmental problems… are mostly the result of a miscalibration between human intention and ecological results, which is to say that they are a kind of design failure.”#2
Pamela Colorado and a Dineh medicine person Hanson Ashley in “Wayfinding and the New Sun” concluded that “…people did not learn the most important lessons within the world – but between the world cycles.” “Between the worlds was the time when humanity had to do things to put itself in accord again – in accord with life, or with the natural world, however you want to say it.”#3
[Hanson knew me and my late father. They were both Dineh medicine people].
Woodman, Marion, Dickson, Elenor, DANCING IN THE FLAMES, The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness, Shambala, Boston, MA, 1997 (pp 1-11).
Orr, David, THE NATURE OF DESIGN, “Human Ecology as a Problem of Ecological Design”, Oxford University Press, Inc. 2002 (pp 4, 20).
Colorado, Pamela, “WAYFINDING AND THE NEW SUN: Indigenous Science in the Modern World”, Noetic Science Review: No. 22, Summer 1992, (pp 5).