Tatcho Drom
Journeying Journals of a Jolly Journeyman

Phoenix – From Dust and Ashes

     Posted on Thu ,28/10/2010 by Sirius Joker

Recently the world has been glued to the news awaiting the rescue of the 33 miners trapped in a collapsed mine in the Atacama desert, Chile. The rescue ended today after “engineers deployed the escape capsule, dubbed “Phoenix” after the mythical bird that rose from the ashes” (source).

The Phoenix has long remained a symbol of rebirth and longevity. The Phoenix also embraces the old adage, “What ever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” Though recognised from ancient times, the Phoenix remains a symbol to be reckoned with. But the Phoenix has been believed to be more than a symbol. In fact, to ancient naturalists, the Phoenix was a real bird and there had even been some eye witnesses.

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Unveiling the Mysteries

     Posted on Mon ,11/10/2010 by Sirius Joker

I will open my mouth in a parable;
I will utter darksayings of old
Quote credited to God
~ Psalm 78:2 ~

For nothing is hidden that will not become evident,
nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light
Quote credited to Jesus Christ
~ Luke 8:17 ~

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     Posted on Sun ,03/10/2010 by Sirius Joker

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A Way of Protest

     Posted on Wed ,22/09/2010 by Sirius Joker

People have found many diverse, if not creative, ways to protest throughout the centuries. A few ways that readily come to mind are green-peace enthusiasts chaining themselves onto trees; individuals starving themselves; the devoted Buddhist setting himself on fire. And of course, we have protests that have literally changed the course of history! For example, the women’s rights protests by feminist movements from the 18th to 20th centuries. From this example we can clearly see that something positive may come forth from protests, to the point of changing society’s social structures, world view and traditions.

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Origins of Chilean Romani Gitanos

     Posted on Tue ,01/06/2010 by Sirius Joker

The academic world has been attempting to rationalise the origins of Roma for many decades. There is a general consensus, that is based on both linguistic and DNA sciences, that Roma originated from northern India. This, supposed, Indian origins for Romany people was seen as a breakthrough for anthropologists. Why? Because for hundreds of years the Roma people have been an extremely reclusive people, so much so that they have been considered as a group “that don’t want in… as far as traditional anthropological categories are concerned” (Macmillan Library Reference, 1999, s.v. “Peripatetics”).

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DNA Testing and Racism

     Posted on Tue ,01/06/2010 by Sirius Joker

It often goes without say that we all think differently and process information in our own unique way. As do scientists – the people who bring us the information that influence, and may even define, many of our realities.

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