Gays: Vibrating Gatekeepers to Another World
February 10, 2009 11:21 AM Subscribe
"You take the gatekeeper and you confuse his mind
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. You threaten him and you throw him in the middle of nowhere. Then nobody knows where the gate is. As soon as you lose the whereabouts of the gate, then you have a culture going downhill. What keeps a village together is a handful of "gays and lesbians," as they call them in the modern world. In my village, lesbians are called witches, and gay men are known as the gatekeepers." The Dagara people
of Burkina Faso.
"Christianity has separated spirit from body and spirit from Earth. And earlier you talked to us about Christianity suppressing your culture. So there’s a suggestion here that suppression of homosexuality would be the way for the Christians to shut down the gateways, shut down the spirit, and shut down our connection with the Earth."
Unsurprisingly, the Dagara are popular with Christian missionaries
As well as NGOs
The Dagara Cosmology
Shamanism in the gay community.