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Rituals are memory lanes to our animal paradise

Sport, Play and Loteries as As-If Communication Patterns

To stay in touch with our distant animal pasts we, humans,  frequently ‘need to eat humble pie‘ and get into ‘transitional (liminal/sacred/ritual) spaces‘ and experience ‘communitas‘. These are our aboriginal ways to keep our collective minds (souls/hearts/bodies) sane and whole.

Posted in Applied Mythology, Controlled Folly, Cosmic Jokes, Cultural Selfreflection, Organisms as Selfcorrective Systems, Recoding Songs/Poems, Rituals of Passage and Affliction, Transitional Spaces Tagged with: ,

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

What is a (cybernetic) system?

In his analysis what Gregory Bateson means 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 of homeostasis

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

Aboriginal rituals synchronize us with ‘how nature works’

What we, anthropologists and urbanized people, call humanization and progress has a dark side. Only very recently, 10.000 years, we started living in cities while our ‘aboriginal’ (indigenous people’s) past lasted about 2,5 millions years. The ‘urbanizing era’ lasted only

Posted in Applied Mythology, Applying Anthropology, Cultural Selfreflection, Epistemology, Evolutionary Alienation, Evolutionary Authenticity, Family & Community Continuity, First & Second Nations, Organisms as Selfcorrective Systems, Rituals of Passage and Affliction, Transitional Spaces Tagged with: , , ,

(Nederlands) We Talk, You Listen

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Posted in Applying Anthropology, Clinical Anthropology, Cultural Selfreflection, Family & Community Continuity, First & Second Nations, Gender Complementarity, Organisms as Selfcorrective Systems, Rituals of Passage and Affliction

(Nederlands) INITIATIE RITUELEN BESTAAN NOG: DE LIMBURGSE JONKHEID

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Posted in Applying Anthropology, Complementary female-male worlds, Rituals of Passage and Affliction

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