Friday, April 17, 2009


Unbelievable! This May 2009 NatGeo article about China's Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces mentions zip & nada about that region's most totally amazing people: the Moso (Mosuo) of Mother Lake.

Not only do the Moso center their lives around goddesses, they're also the only known culture in the world giving the old heave-ho to the institution of marriage.

Although the article's subtitled "Searching for Shangri-La," the author says he didn't find it.

Of course the poor dude didn't! He didn't visit the Moso!

For the real story on the real Shangri-La, get your hands on a copy of Switching to Goddess: Humanity's Ticket to the Future, 2008. In it you'll find an entire up-to-date chapter on the marriageless Moso and their magnificent goddesses.

thnx to Dirk Borchers for the foto of the Moso girl.


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Athana said...

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