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The Mask of Wetiko

Our native Algonquin brothers and sisters speak of Wetiko, a psycho-spiritual disease of the soul, what Paul Levy describes as “a self-devouring operating system, a living death sentence that, if left unchecked, destroys everything within its dominion, including itself.” The Ojibwa called it Windego. Every indigenous culture may have a word for it.

The origin of Wetiko, it is said, is in the human psyche but “as above, so below.”…

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Howard Switzer

Howard Switzer

Howard Switzer is an ecological architect and monetary reformer in rural Tennessee.