Talisman – Totem – Charm – Amulet

by Pasadena Adjacent


An English philosopher was visiting India, and was introduced to a holy man. The philosopher asked the Holy Man the nature of the world, and the old man replied, “Oh the world is a great big ball that sits on the great flat back of the Great World Turtle.”

The Englishman asked “What does the turtle stand on?”

The seer replied “Why on the back of an even larger turtle of course!”

Then the Englishman asked “and what does THIS turtle stand on?”

The old man shook his head and smiled sweetly – “it’s no use my son, it’s turtles all the way down”