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Etcetera / Re: Kumaré - The True Story of a False Prophet
« Last post by Sparks on Today at 02:15:08 am »
Freely available on YouTube (1:21:40): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMXAhYRLBuQ

However, that version is dubbed into German, which might be a deterrent to many?

That video is no longer available. However, I found another full-length version (1:24:15) with original English soundtrack and Portuguese subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xu2z2CGVxQ

Also worth reading and watching: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumaré

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXUzG6YKuvo
[Kumare Official Trailer #1 (2012) - HD Movie] (2:04)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1EaNYbzMS0
[Kumaré: A True Film About A False Prophet | TIME] (4:55)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnYNTfEfRdc
[Vikram Gandhi: The Power of Believing in Something | WIRED 2012 | WIRED] (13:29)
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Frauds / Re: Daniel Foor
« Last post by Sparks on Today at 01:11:31 am »
Daniel Foor in new thread: http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=5605.0 [Animist Arts]:

… Dare Sohei (originally trained by Daniel Foor who is listed as Fraud on here) …

It should be noted that Sohei came out against Daniel Foor, yet has set up their own business that's clearly similar to Foor's Ancestral Medicine in it's focus on ancestor work and "animism" (a term of course originally coined as pejorative against indigenous people).

They seem to use a lot of social justice rhetoric. Daniel Foor does the same thing now, continuing his plastic shaman "animism" business with a social justice twist. It seems that if you sprinkle in buzzwords like "decolonization", then you get a pass. When Foor was outed on here for his plastic shaman lineage, he distanced himself from his original teacher.
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Research Needed / Re: Animist Arts
« Last post by Sparks on Today at 01:07:32 am »
… Dare Sohei (originally trained by Daniel Foor who is listed as Fraud on here) …

It should be noted that Sohei came out against Daniel Foor, yet has set up their own business that's clearly similar to Foor's Ancestral Medicine in it's focus on ancestor work and "animism" (a term of course originally coined as pejorative against indigenous people).

They seem to use a lot of social justice rhetoric. Daniel Foor does the same thing now, continuing his plastic shaman "animism" business with a social justice twist. It seems that if you sprinkle in buzzwords like "decolonization", then you get a pass. When Foor was outed on here for his plastic shaman lineage, he distanced himself from his original teacher.

Daniel Foor's thread in here: http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=2393.0 [Daniel Foor]
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Frauds / Re: Passing as Native Musicians
« Last post by milehighsalute on July 02, 2022, 01:47:53 am »
I am 8 years too late to this party....

Anyways i saw the booger dance video and read all the comments of people thinking it was real

I looked him up and he is selling hokey overpriced flutes

I was gonna make thread asking about him but ended up doing a search here first.....then found this thread

We do need a section on fake artists and musicians
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Serle Chapman has been mentioned once before in the forum, in this thread:

http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=858.0
[Arkansas Event: Sequoyah Research Center Symposium]

Serle Chapman (Cheyenne) “Whining Cheyenne Racists and Why Native People ‘Have No Understanding’ of their Noble Ancestors."
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Etcetera / Re: Arkansas Event: Sequoyah Research Center Symposium
« Last post by Sparks on July 02, 2022, 12:10:46 am »
Serle Chapman (Cheyenne) “Whining Cheyenne Racists and Why Native People ‘Have No Understanding’ of their Noble Ancestors."

Original site linked to gone by now. Serle Chapman got his own thread in 2022:

http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=5577.0
[Serle Lovell Chapman aka Rain Bear Stands Last, claims Romani, MMIW Filmmaker]
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"Our Ethics."

Lots of exploiters are smart enough to include these disclaimers in the fine print. Whereas on the first page, all the text about access to "secrets" and "authentic lifeways" is what is featured. The guy is a chronic liar. I believe what's on the front page. He's making a living misrepresenting himself. Though on the Yelp reviews it seems people who've signed up for tours have been ripped off and ghosted, so, I guess there's that.
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Research Needed / Re: Animist Arts
« Last post by fairbanks on June 30, 2022, 02:18:50 pm »
They seem to use a lot of social justice rhetoric. Daniel Foor does the same thing now, continuing his plastic shaman "animism" business with a social justice twist. It seems that if you sprinkle in buzzwords like "decolonization", then you get a pass. When Foor was outed on here for his plastic shaman lineage, he distanced himself from his original teacher. I assume if Sohei comes on here, he will do the same. Probably talking about how he came out in a letter against Foor and all his exploitative fraud. At the end of the day though, this is the lineage here: plastic shaman wannabe to plastic shaman wannabe. You can dress up in social justice rhetoric all you want, but at the end of the day it's still selling "animism" ceremony online. Call it decolonial play or whatever is catchy for the more politically savvy kids these days, but it's all in the same breath of plastic shamanism.

I confronted Sohei personally on facebook, which probably wasn't the smartest idea on my part admittedly. They got very defensive, which is always a big red flag with these kind of people. Reminded me of the thread on here called "NAFPS takes pride in being called "Enemy""

When a spiritual exploiter insults us, attacks us, spreads rumors, issues empty threats of lawsuits, or goes to elaborate and ultimately useless efforts to go after us, we take it as a compliment.

We take it as a sign of success, a mark of how worried they are about the loss of their income, power, or standing because of their fraudulent or disprespectful actvity being exposed and criticized.

The more they squawk, the more they show themselves to be panicked or paranoid.
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Research Needed / Re: Animist Arts
« Last post by fairbanks on June 29, 2022, 05:37:35 pm »
It should be noted that Sohei came out against Daniel Foor, yet has set up their own business that's clearly similar to Foor's Ancestral Medicine in it's focus on ancestor work and "animism" (a term of course originally coined as pejorative against indigenous people).
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Research Needed / Re: Animist Arts
« Last post by fairbanks on June 29, 2022, 04:04:08 pm »
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