ABOUT SPIRIT GUIDE
"You Indians are SO spiritual," they cry. Who are they? The heaving throng of well-meaning new-age devotees. They congregate at the Bodhi Tree in West Hollywood every weekend, elbowing each other out of the way in search of enlightenment. These activities aren't unique to Los Angeles -- it's a worldwide phenomena. The worst offenders are the people who were "Indian in a past life." It's really no good being an Indian today -- only those sage warriors from the past will do for these folks. Unless, of course, you're selling spirituality. Perhaps by leading a special three-day vision quest retreat weekend, complete with Sun Dance, massage and spa cuisine," said the Diva.
"Many suspect types have asked me if "Doo Doo Heya Heya" is a real chant. I always say, 'Sure! An Indian made it up!," laughed Arigon.
One of the cheesiest sites we've seen lately is a guy who "channels" Chief Joseph. Yes, that's right -- leader of the Wallowa band of Nez Perce Indians. After welcoming settlers to his beautiful valley, he was asked to vacate to another location to accommodate the newcomers. A skillful negotiator for his people, he bought the tribe a little time, but was eventually exiled to the Colville Reservation and reportedly died from a broken heart. And now....you can ask him questions and for words of wisdom from the great beyond! Yippee! Guess what -- he speaks real *goot* English. AAAY!
You will REALLY enjoy this page about cultural appropriation involving Native American Tarot decks. Hey, this stuff is real, man. We ain't making it up!