Our friends are demonstrating a form of African propriety by traveling to this very remote town to support Sheila’s clan in their grief, even though they couldn’t completely afford the trip. I assume they also paid for a feast and burial expenses to honor Sheila. In the past I could have easily paid the bill for their return but have been unable to take care of such emergencies in recent years, due to some successful suppression of our livelihood. I’m hoping that enough of our readers will either donate some money to Dancan or order more of their unique and useful protection orgonite, as I’ve been doing when I can afford to.
I haven’t spent enough time in Africa to fully understand the intricacies of the culture, of which there are many more than in my own, but I did notice that people in leadership positions are expected to look after the needs of a whole lot of people in certain ways. When I’ve returned and have learned Kiswahili I intend to more fully explore this. I’m mentioning this because many of our readers are a little confused about the apparent contrast between the kikundi’s vast accomplishments in the field, along sometimes gut-wrenching sacrifices and charity, on one hand, and their seemingly casual regard for material means on the other hand. I think we’ve all formed a new, de facto tribe in this forum but the only ones who operate on that literal assumption may be our African cohorts. In spite of effort that I’ve spent over many years to prove that the orgonite movement in the world is unorganized and is not based on personalities the kikundi, at least, treat me as the chief of this virtual tribe whether I like it or not. The main reason I don’t feel comfortable in the spotlight is that it puts me in the sewer rats’ crosshairs but I also just never felt comfortable within a hierarchy. On the other hand, I’ve always been deeply fascinated by Africans and my time on the dark continent confirmed my hunch that this is the most ancient and continuous of human societies. To learn more about them I’ve had to give up some of my intellectual comfort but it’s well worth it because these folks who post reports on our forum are absolutely the exemplars, in several important ways, of this global healing and restoration effort and they’ll be hard to beat.
I can offer some examples of peculiarly African propriety from what I observed in Uganda many years ago, at least. ‘Secret Supporter,’ a courageous tribal nobleman who sponsored much of our orgonite field work there (and presumably ran interference for us, politically and ‘spiritually’), typically started some of his days by loading up a vehicle with huge sacks of potatoes and distributing it all to certain poor families, who presumably distributed it further. Those were the tastiest potatoes I ever ate, by the way. Doc Kayiwa, who is apparently his maternal nephew and has since made sure that just about every influential leader in the country has a zapper, showed me the Buganda king’s palace with it’s vast plantation of black banana plants and told me that the purpose of the plantation is to supply a vast number of tribal members with this staple food. He later married into that family, by the way. He, too, spent part of his day delivering food to families who were part of some hierarchy that wasn’t explained to me. Uganda is probably the only country in the world, for now, where one can openly distribute zappers without risk of government suppression, no doubt thanks to Dr Kayiwa’s ceaseless efforts. In recent years he’s been doing this in Somalia, by the way, and has also distributed a lot of zappers and orgonite among influential people (including warlords), there. In terms of strategic skill and insight I consider him to be a sort of general but he prefers to work entirely outside of the spotlight. I was relieved a few years ago when he declined an ‘offer of help’ from the CIA.
I hope this helps. I’m away from home for a few days but as soon as I get back I’ll order some more Bilo from Dancan. I’m wildly enthusiastic about the possibility that this new product can capitalize their field efforts and pay for the occasional and unavoidable emergencies, eventually. It remains to be seen, though, whether our friends in Africa will feel comfortable with our western momentum away from tribal orientation. I joined a local men’s group this year in order to fill a need that tribal identity has always taken care of: to simply feel comfortable with other men, emotionally. Carol and I are traveling to California, today, to attend a similar weekend workshop that’s couples-oriented. We know several of the EW contributors personally through our and their travels and I think all of us who are committed to orgonite fieldwork feel a sort of tribal identity, whether we’ve articulated that or not. If there is an hierarchy among us in the West it’s certainly not formalized but non-urban Africans’ tribal identity is a whole lot better defined and is never even questioned. Whether we like it or not, they’ve included us in all that on a rather deep level. You and I have been thrust into school (or on a roller coaster?) on account of that and I hope you’ll just enjoy the ride with me and will continue to materially support them when they ask for it. I’ve got a white-knuckle grasp on the hope that you’ll do this by buying and sharing their peerless Bilo orgonite. Owen Marcus, who started the network of men’s groups that I mentioned, has three pieces of it.
I think my wife still sets the international standard for specialty orgonite and she astonished me again, recently, with her invention of a device that she’s decided to call, ‘The Creator Vortex.’ She expects that this will mainly be sold to professional healers who are also energy sensitives and we hope to show it to James Hughes in Ashland, Oregon later today in order to get his assessment. He was my mentor in the late 90s and helped me to restore my shattered ego in the years before Carol and I got together. He had been struck by etheric lightning in 1979 and became a phenomenally gifted psychic and healer in that instant. I think that Maji Mafuna of Tanzania, who developed the Bilo (protection) element that the kikundi have added to orgonite, is a skilled and gifted man in the way that Carol and James are and I look forward to meeting him before long. I’ve often claimed that African magic is the most powerful in the world. Judeo-Christian culture influences people to be afraid of magic but Dr Reich sort of set the stage for us to appreciate magic in an objective and practical way, which is to say that westerners are finally able to know magic in the way that Africans typically do