I will say first that I am a pagan and I believe in gods and goddesses. But all lot of the stuff in this video IS bullshit. I do believe that herbs DO have medical properties. As for tarot I only do it for myself as a connection to the divine, but I am skeptical about people who do give tarot readings. I am cynical for a pagan. This video is funny and has some enlightening-ness to it to the dumb F***ery of the new age movement.
Note: what irked me was the woman who said that she may not be native american but she learned from a Cherokee Shaman. NO NO YOU DIDN'T YOU STUPID T**T! The Cherokee DON'T HAVE SHAMANS! I know I am part Cherokee (only a little but it counts though I don't flaunt it) and even I know that!. Hell I thought everyone knew that.
Penn and Teller are very good at amusing. They should be too, it is what they do for a living after all.
They are also insightful.
Comedy, especially satire, is sometimes the only way to shake loose the absurdity people believe.
Usually a Stoic delivers these gems of knowledge.
THANK YOU, I TOTALLY AGREE!
It is no fun, either, to see what people do with my cultural heritage, especially the ones who think that having some Germanic ancestry makes them more authorized. Blood =/= actual culture.
I wish all these people would just leech other culture than Germanic for their crave for glamour and uniqueness. I can not help but to satirize all the shit.
Nicely put Hell's Maire
One can pose as Russian as long as one avoids real Russians. Unless one is Sigourney Weaver in a movie.
I am a third generation american My great Grandmother did not teach her children German because of how she and her family was treated for being German and moving to America. She also taught us nothing of our heritage at all the only thing she left us was a cook book that was her grandmothers written in German.
So I can't speck German at all except for a few swearwords but I look German So people come up to me all the time specking German to me, and then get upset I can't understand them. So I don't pretend to be German but people think I do for some reason.
New Age Rackets vs Professional Debunkers – entertaining Bullshit it sure is.
(Funny, I was watching that just last night!)
I mostly hate that one lady tarot reader who points to one card saying "This card
is The Lovers...", IT'S THE FRICKEN TEN OF CUPS!!!, how can anybody be stupid?!
Unless that's the thing, making her a terrible liar, I really can't tell which is worse:
Stupid or Liar.
Also, Tantra is not sex.
Any sexual practices, if any, make up, more likely than not, only 10% of the whole of Tantra, the rest involve things like mantra, yantra, and even mudra, not to mention working with particular deities, such as Kali Ma. The Western Tantric Sex is a complete insult and defacing of such a beautiful culture!
Love Penn & Teller, btw! :-D
I tried to be culturally open minded about the hair thing, but the part with the dead guy?!
Finally something for the a little more extravagant among us, I say.