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How We Lose Our Souls, How It is Stolen: In Patriarchal Cultures, the Young Need Be Pared Down to the Level of Its Controlling Adults … Rituals of Diminution and Control

How We Lose Our Souls, How It is Stolen: In Patriarchal Cultures, the Young Need Be Pared Down to the Level of Its Controlling Adults … Rituals of Diminution and Control — Which is Chapter 27 of *Dance of the Seven Veils I* by … Continue reading

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The Last Secret to Be Told Is That There Is No Secret … The Center of the Onion Is Nothing: When Tradition and Religion Break Down, All Truth Is Liable to Break Out

Science As Myth, Part Two — The Elders’ “New Clothes” and the Abuse of Authority: Initiation, Ritual, and Brutality Are the Ways Elders Wield Power in Cultures   The Elders’ “New Clothes” This overall pattern of behavior has remarkable parallels … Continue reading

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