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May 19, 2010 9:48 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Activist makes fight for campus spiritual

May 19, 2010 9:48 AM

In any case, the fate of the site is now in the able hands of the nature spirits, according to Mr. Maniscalco. Immediately before the sunrise walk began on that dewy morning last week, Mr. Maniscalco said he heard the song of a great horned owl, a classic symbol of wisdom and magic in western culture—and a sign that his work was coming to an end.

“That owl was my ally,” he said. “It meant a great deal to me personally. It was an affirmation of what I was doing there.”

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While the possible loss of this college is being fought from several angles, Mr. Manisalco's expertise and efforts to heal the land on which it sits are very much appreciated.
By js (44), NY on May 24, 10 7:31 PM
Yes, thank you Mr. Manisalco, for taking the time and making the effort to heal the land and invoke the naure spirits. Thank you to everyone who was able to join him in this process. Thank you to Will James for reporting this story.
By VenecianWaters (6), southampton on May 24, 10 8:48 PM
If it is so dear, why doesn't the soap dodger buy it?
By Hambone (514), New York on May 24, 10 11:09 PM
I'm of two minds regarding Mr. Maniscalco's activities. One can be fully committed to preserving the environment, as I am, for what I believe are rational, practical reasons, e.g., because a clean environment improves the quality of the air we breathe, because mental and physical health are promoted by serene and unspoiled surroundings, because it enhances real estate values, because healthy vegetation offsets industry's negative effects on the atmosphere, and because it's good for business if ...more
By Turkey Bridge (1979), Quiogue on May 25, 10 2:43 PM
Sorry, broke off there in mid-stride. Just to finish up, it seems to me that when you get away from the purely environmental side of the Southampton College matter and look at all the practical aspects -- as our local leaders and the people running SUNY must do -- Mr. Maniscalco's bit shrinks to near-insignificance, both qualitatively and quantitatively.
By Turkey Bridge (1979), Quiogue on May 25, 10 2:49 PM
Filler, not news.
By nellie (451), sag harbor on May 25, 10 9:40 PM
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I guess you are not aware of human interest stories? While it may not appeal to or be relevant to you, it is to others.
By jgrindrod (2), Southampton on May 26, 10 3:38 PM
Kind of a weird way to get your resume out there. BTW, what is the market for Shamans like these days?
By Hambone (514), New York on May 27, 10 9:40 AM