SCIENCE AND NATURE IN THE NEW AGE: THE AMBIGUITY OF ORACLES
Friends in the Wild: Various open-minded people - new-agers, impressionable agnostics, the curious passer-by.
Enemies in the Wild: Well-educated, dogmatic atheists.
Food: Most modern oracles are fairly harmless; the carnivores live off of human hearts left on tie-dye sleeves.
Those who look seriously to any sort of oracle, especially astrology, palmistry and such, are largely pathetic not because every oracle is vague and buttery, but because the desire for a reading so often comes from a lack of being, leading to a want of ex planations and a desire for structure, however sketchy and brittle the structure may be.
But the readings themselves are not necessarily hollow; on the contrary I think that they are rich precisely because they ask for an abandonment of one very ordinary structure (which may have nothing to do with a search for meaning, and which may serve as a debilitating attachment to it) in favor of another. This in itself is a gift!
Snarling skeptics of mysticism are as doomed to sink into disappointment as are such flowery believers unless active perception comes into play; perception is not the dismissal of what is known, nor is it the dismissal of what is unknown.
THE TROUBLE WITH POLICE OFFICERS (FB, AEP)
Police officers are human beings employed by a city or state to uphold the law for the benefit of its good citizens. According to each situation - and the dependable judgement of a particular officer - this may be done in several ways, most of which youÕ ve become familiar with through personal experience or by watching T.V. The trouble with police officers is that they are often so preoccupied with their very important duties that they have little or no regard for what a terrific evening they might be s poiling by ticketing you, arresting you, shooting you dead, or hitting you many times with the sticks they carry. You should avoid police officers when you are doing anything illegal or anything that looks illegal in the two and one half seconds it takes for a police officer to empty three hydrostatic rounds into you (e.g.: donÕt walk around carrying a bottle of cologne, a three inch steak knife, paint gun, what-have-you).
THE PROPER CARE AND FEEDING OF THE FEMINIST (AEP, FB)
Always, no matter what, at any cost: seem passive.