Take a shaman in a world where the shaman's path is mostly unknown; mix him in a nation that has lost its way; add in a life that would make an ordinary person strange. Beat vigorously with life's whisk, but note that the result will appear unbowed and unbeaten. Garnish with sharp reasoning, a desire to know the truth, and a sprinkling of human foibles. Present on a bed of compassion; best served warm, with laughter.
Me? I'm just a long haired weirdo.