Winnipeg

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Winnipeg

Sotirios Kotoulas

University of Manitoba

In Aboriginal philosophy, existence consists of energy. All things are animate, imbued with spirit, and in constant motion. In this realm of energy and spirit, interrelationships between all entities are of paramount importance, and space is a more important referent than time.

The idea of all things being in constant motion or flux leads to a holistic and cyclical view of the world. If everything is constantly moving and changing, then one has to look at the whole to begin to see patterns.

Constant motion, as manifested in cyclical or repetitive patterns, emphasizes the process as opposed to product. It results in a concept of time that is dynamic but without motion. Time is part of the constant flux but goes nowhere. Time just is.

Leroy Little Bear, Jagged Worldviews Colliding, p 227