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  • “Connected to the phenomenon of silent communication is a concept called chumfo. Long learned about it from an African tribe, and it seems to mesh perfectly with his beliefs as an explanation for the exquisite sensory awareness wild animals possess. Chumfo is ‘not a sixth or extra sense,’ he writes, ‘but rather the unity or perfect coordination of the five senses at their highest point.’ Long believes humans once had this same level of acute alertness, but that our ‘unnatural civilization’ and over-dependence on speech have dulled our ancestral sense perceptions.�?

    by Gussie Fauntleroy, from The Santa Fe New Mexican, posted on redOrbit on March 1, 2006

    October 2, 2008