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We Once Had the Run of the Forest and the “Original Affluent Society”: Early Human Savagery Is a Patriarchal Myth Rationalizing Our Descent Into Civilization

Out of Eden, Part Two — Agrarian Revolution … or Devolution? The Adoption of Agriculture Brought Drudgery for Humans … And So We Cast Ourselves Out of the Garden A Fall from Grace? The Switch from Hunter-Gatherer to Horticultural Lifeways … Continue reading

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One Gains the World in Exact Proportion to Which a Man Has Relinquished his Soul: The Second Retreat from the Natural Self — Patriarchal Culture

Ritual Is the Attempt to Control Something Symbolically, Indirectly That One Has Split Off from and Is a Poor Substitute for the Real Potential of At-one-ment with Reality It is this attempt to control something symbolically, indirectly that is the … Continue reading

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21st Century and Its Discontents, Part 13: A Re-Visioning of “Civilization” in Light of Impending Apocalypse … Prometheus Made us “Civilized” … And Doomed

Kaleidoscope of Postmodern Life, Part Thirteen: On Defiance, Alienation from Nature, “Civilization,” Apocalypse, Marxism, OWS, and Ayn Rand Will “Progress of Man” Be Humanity’s Epitaph? All of the “achievements” of “civilization,” these increases of control over Nature, are traditionally seen … Continue reading

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21st Century and Its Discontents, Part 12: Deep Thoughts on The Fall – On Sacrifice, Dominion Over Death, Meat, and Murder … Beginning Our Apocalypse

Kaleidoscope of Postmodern Life, Part Twelve: Deep Thoughts on The Fall – On Sacrifice, Dominion Over Death , Meat, and Murder… How We Started Our Slide Into Savagery Deep Thought on the Falls – Meat, Sacrifice, and the Determination of … Continue reading

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Kaleidoscope of Postmodern Life, Part Eleven: Prometheus, Meat-Eating, Pandora, Eden, the Apple, the Fall, Cain, Abel, and When and Why Human Life Became All About Work

Why Humans Are the Sorriest of Species … Apocalyptic Foretellings Hidden in Myths of Eden, Prometheus, Pandora, Icarus, Cain and Abel: 21st Century and Its Discontents, Part 11 Meat-Eating and Apocalypse…First Falls and Last After writing the previous section on … Continue reading

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