(PhD) African literature, continental philosophy and what I term intellectual shamanism (voluntary madness)If you are fortunate, you go to the limits of your being. This resonates with a warrior mentality: facing death. I'm from Africa, child of colonial civilisation and its emotionally repressive mores, now living in Australia. I've spent my adult life contemplating the issues I raise in my videos, which have to do with war, altered states of consciousness and social status. I'm interested in how gender is constructed through political violence. Contrasts between nature and civilisation preoccupy me. I've also spent a lot of time recovering elements of my shattered mind from the historical past. Join me and discuss philosophy from the perspective of historical immersion.
You don’t need to be completely hostile or put your foot down to stop negative behaviors. The key is understanding energy systems. A person with a negative state of being wants to discharge their energy into you, to relieve themselves of their pain. You just have to quietly say “no”. That “no” can be very silent indeed. It does not have to be verbalised. But once you say it, they are forced to deal with their problems, rather than make you deal with them. You can still be completely open-minded and uncombative and employ an understanding of energy systems.