Monthly Archives: March 2011

So maybe here’s a rough outline…

Enter The Tribe, to perform a creation ritual in the depths of a cave The Ritual is a Story, performed using Chanting and Shrieking and Banging on Drums and Rattling Rattles and making Totem-Puppets out of Bits of Bone and … Continue reading

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The Primal Horde

Anybody read Totem & Taboo: Resemblances Between the Psychic Lives of Savages & Neurotics, by ol’ Sigmund Freud? Just finished it myself.  I know Freud’s got a bad reputation these days, but it’s hard to deny that reading what he … Continue reading

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So is Twig a man or a woman?

Of course, it’s a politicized issue.  Ingenious gender neutral pronouns aside, we’ve been skirting the question for awhile.  It might not ordinarily be quite so big of an issue either way, but maybe because of the deep gender weirdness of … Continue reading

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How to make the Evolution of Imagination dramatic

An argument I might try to make: the evolution of the imagination, that is, the ability to envision situations that aren’t real (yet), also marks the evolution of leadership, because now there’s a vision originating in one person’s head that … Continue reading

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The Inner Napoleon

I recall (probably poorly) a lecture I heard in university, in some kind of psychology class.  The professor explained the common features of a psychotic episode: the sufferer believes that there is a great and cosmic battle going on, between … Continue reading

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