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Patch Adams Clowning in Afghanistan

This video I saw some years ago.  I really loved the bravey of Patch and clowns going to Kabul in Afghanistan.  He is a medical doctor and his visit to hospitals would have been very helpful to the Afghan people.  I loved the brave female clowns going there as well.  They… Continue reading

The Sacred Clown Fools Itself

 

The Path of the Sacred Clown: Where Trickster and Shaman Converge GARY Z MCGEE MARCH 12, 2014

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“If the fool would persist in his folly, he would become wise.” –William Blake

Most of us are familiar with the prototypical clowns: red-nosed clowns, court jesters, and Tarot fools. But sacred clowns take clowning… Continue reading

Clowning Around in Syria

 

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/clowning-around-syrian-kids-begin-heal-through-laughter-n136401

 

Clowning Around: Syrian Kids Begin to Heal Through Laughter

 


Chilean clown Claudio, right, and American clown David Clay, left, members of “Clowns Without Borders,” perform for children at a Syrian refugee camp in the eastern town of Chtoura, in Bekaa valley, Lebanon on  June 6, 2014. Bilal Hussein / AP… Continue reading

Iraq: Why Not Send In The Clowns?

I remember Patch Adams saying that he had this fantasy of sending 30,000 clowns to war zones.  I’ve always loved that idea.

One crazy clown did decide to go to Iraq and ended up in Fallujah kidnapped.  This is the story of Jo Wilding, a peace protestor, who was kidnapped by rebels in… Continue reading

Patch Adams: Ending Violence, Child Slavery and Equality

This is a wonderful film of Patch connecting with the Peruvian people. His organisation gesundheit institute supports the Belen Project in Peru.

Patch didn’t say that Laughter is the Best Medicine he felt Friendship was clearly the best medicine, it is the most important thing in life, relationships with those we love. He doesn’t think… Continue reading

Patch Adams: The Power of the Loving Feminine

Patch Adams is a famous clown doctor. In the film below he is interviewed by a hispanic speaker about his work and rationale. He speaks of his reasons for clowning and owes his insight to his mother, he saw the love, colour and compassion of women. I thought of Gandhi here who also learned about… Continue reading

Mohandas Gandhi

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”

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