Whirled Musings

Across the Universe with Cosmic Connie, aka Connie L. Schmidt...or maybe just through the dung-filled streets and murky swamps of pop culture -- more specifically, the New-Age/New-Wage crowd, pop spirituality & religion, pop psychology, self(ish)-help, business babble, media silliness, & related (or occasionally unrelated) matters of consequence. Hope you're wearing boots. (By the way, the "Cosmic" bit in my moniker is IRONIC.)

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

In the presence of holiness?

Today I'm taking the lazy way out, not only foisting another recycled gem from my BLP (book-like product), Cosmic Relief, on you, but also directing you to another blog for your day's enlightentainment. There's some interesting discussion over at the Guruphiliac blog about His Holiness The Dalai Lama, among other topics.

All of which has inspired me to copy and paste yet another crude vector-art ad parody from Cosmic Relief. At the time I did the cartoon in the mid-nineties, some of Houston's movers and shakers were really big into the Dalai Lama, and he was huge news in the society columns when he came to town. As with so many things in CR, not much has changed, although he has aged a bit since that Corel clip-art representation was created. Nevertheless the Dalai Lama is still the darling of the conspicuously enlightened crowd, and you're nobody in the spiritual/self-help industry these days if you haven't had at least one photo op with His Holiness. This, of course, says much more about the sucker-uppers than it does about the Tibetan, who actually seems like a pretty nice guy.

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