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Birth Pain Causes a Feverish Human Mind, Struggling Against Nature and the Divine, Which We Call “Intelligence”: Out of Eden, Part Three — Birth, “Intelligence,” and Culture

Bipedalism Caused Painful Births, Which Caused Bigger Brains, Which Caused “Intelligence,” Which Caused Culture: Birth Trauma Makes Us Humans … and Mistrustful of Everything The more civilized the people, the more the pain of labor appears to become intensified. – … Continue reading

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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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Is “White Man’s” Pride and Prejudices Keeping Us from Seeing Our Real Solutions, Our Primal Return? Matriarchy Is Not an Answer to Patriarchy

The First Retreat from the Natural Self  Was Matriarchal Consciousness; It Should Hardly Be Our Goal: You Cannot “Balance” a Duality … You Can Only Transcend One. A Golden Age The question that naturally arises from the preceding chapter’s conclusions … Continue reading

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