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Recieved: 1999/11/16 16:38
Subject: Re: [K-list] Black magic and misuse of Power?
From: Mystress Angelique Serpent

On 1999/11/16 16:38, Mystress Angelique Serpent posted thus to the K-list:

At 08:27 PM 11/14/99 , CKRESSATnospamaol.com wrote:
>Reading your post was like watching a chameleon standing on its head
riding a
>super-powered roller coaster while simultaneously reciting French surrealist
>poetry to the accompaniment of 1000 kazoo-playing ballerinas. Coming from a
>weirdo like me, take that as a compliment, LOL. Lady, you personify passion!
     LOL!! Thanks, I think..:) Sorry to overwhelm you.. I was writing to
sort out my own head.

>Since I'm still trying to catch my breath, all I can reply to here is the
>Alpha wolf archetype. At its highest expression, Alpha is the
>who takes responsibility for the survival and wellbeing of the pack.
    A Leader is in service to the needs of those she leads..:)

> Bonobos monkeys don't. They have no identified leader but
>are bonded through group affection, expressed instinctually through frequent
>orgiastic sex. No power hierarchy, no deal where the biggest, baddest,
>smartest monkey rules.
   There is a tendency to follow a wise old Matriarch monkey coz she knows
where the food is.. but it is voluntary, not enforced.
   I was watching a show last night about African Elephants. Normally a
herd will follow the oldest Matriarch, who would be about 70 years old, and
learn from her.. but because of poaching there are none older than 30..
Elephants are losing their culture.

  Hierarchy systems seem to be connected to the need for teamwork.. many
coming together to organize themselves to create something larger than one
can build alone... bees, wolves and humans.. This is a slightly different
motive than banding together for safety in numbers like many herd
creatures, like deer do. Geese trade off, on who leads the V flight
formation because it is hard work.. the rest of them are arranged to take
advantage of the slipstream of the leader.
   Humans are hierarchical, every attempt by humans to create an
egalitarian system has created another lovingly ritualized herarchy.. USSR
and USA equally. The exception to this would be the North American Native
systems that the ideas of democracy were built on. They had a lot of
specialized short-term leaders, for functional purposes, and following was
voluntary. Someone who was a great Warrior, for example, might become a War
Chief for the duration of the war, and some braves might decide to follow
them, and then cease to lead when the war is over.

>I've got more bonobos than wolf in my blood.
   Most people are like that.. not strongly polarized in either direction.

> I don't want to be top dog --
>it's too damn lonely.
    That's funny, a lot of people say that, but I have not found it to be
lonely. Being an Alpha wolf misfit was lonely.. having a pack to care for,
is social.

>And I don't relish having to look constantly over my
>shoulder to see if some wannabe-alpha is creeping up on me for a takeover.
>My life is really stressed enough already.
      LOL!! Well, I had not really considered that possibility.. most of
the people who come to me for leadership are doing so because they want me
and no-body else. They follow out of love and respect. If they wanted
somebody else, they would be following them. A leader is the creation of
followers.. the devotion of my beloveds is not something that I own, that
can be stolen from me. It is a gift of thier own hearts freedom.

> As for the friends, they find their way to me and I to
>them much faster if I don't worry about trying to win their love.
Instead, I
>just do the best I can to keep my own heart true.
     It is good to have found you.. your true heart is of great beauty.


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