Yearly Archives: 2016


What is there left to tell about being human? After the hundreds books I did not read. Thousands of academic papers written but never read Millions of songs and poems I did not understand. Taking myself less and less seriously

Posted in Applied Mythology


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Posted in Applied Mythology

Stagnated and uncompleted Cycles/Transitions

Unattended tensions broulliages, and painful or unbearable losses in Western families (e.g. children or one parent deceased) frequently result in stagnated or uncompleted transitions (life transitions). Virtuous cycles in social systems may turn into ‘vicious cycles’. What is not good

Posted in Applied Mythology, Applying Anthropology, Clinical Anthropology, Domestic Harmony & Violence, Family & Community Continuity, Rituals of Passage and Affliction

Comparing Apples with Oranges

Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch.

Posted in Applying Anthropology, Cultural Selfreflection, Dominating & Subjecting, Epistemology

Graceland SSSWCBS

The song Graceland of Paul Simon, on his album with the same title, is an  example of ‘saying/singing something which cannot be said’ (SSSWCBS). Any song of importance contains a SSSWCBS message in everyday language and even more in scientific language.

Posted in Applied Mythology, Recoding Songs/Poems Tagged with:


We all live in them, they facilitate our living over generations, we are born, grow old and die in them, we make love in them and our (grand)children are born in them. Mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters, grandparents are all

Posted in Applied Mythology

If I could say it, I wouldn’t have to dance it, would I?

“If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it” This quote of the famous dancer Isadora Duncan is of importance for ‘selfreflecting’ (Western) academics and scientists. It was used by Gregory Bateson to

Posted in Complementary female-male worlds, Cultural Selfreflection, Epistemology, Gender Complementarity

What is a (cybernetic) system?

What does Gregory Bateson means in his analysis with a ‘cybernetics system’ ….Morris Berman in his ‘The Reenchantment of the World‘ (1984) writes: …Another way of stating it might be to say that the system is self-corrective in the direction

Posted in Applied Mythology, Applying Anthropology, Cultural Selfreflection, Epistemology, Evolutionary Alienation, Organisms as Selfcorrective Systems, Rituals of Passage and Affliction, Systemtheory

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