What happens when nature, autism and nomadic cultures collide?
Amongst my many interests is Mentalism, which is the study of the mind. Situations like brain injury and autism offers an insight into the human mind.
Autism is a result of a different wiring of the brain, when the brain was being created the wires were connected in the wrong way. No autistic is the same, but all have a different way of seeing and relating to world from “normal” people. Autism cannot be cured, but you have to apply out of the box thinking and different rules to autistic people than “normal” people.
Sadly, civilisation sees autism as a problem, a curse, and refuses to accept that it is a mere different way of looking at the world. In the world of indigenous peoples the rules are different, this is the world of animism and shamans with a heavy focus on healing and connectivity with nature. The following video illustrates an outcome when nature, autism and indigenous culture comes together.