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April 19th, 2015

"...to a lot of us, he is a solid thinker with enough mysticism, poetry and Jungian ideas to feed our whole questing selves, to keep us going, to just be glad he is in the world."
Elizabeth Greene: An inspiring look inside the state of humanity | Living | Idahostatesman.com

I will be unable to attend this event but i do intend to read one or more of Richard Tarnas' books, The Passion of the Western Mind and/or Cosmos and Psyche.

Marriage - An Anthropological Definition

A marriage is a societal relationship including a woman and at least one other person, such that, any child born within the rules of that relationship has a legitimate place within the society that sanctions the relationship.  The problem with this definition is that it was formulated before surrogancy, in vitro fertilization and other fertility enhancing proceedures were practical.  But that's the problem with any definition: it was formulated in the past, and now is now.  Only that which is already dead can be well-defined.  When something is enshrined in law i can consider that law to be the official obituary of the thing in question.  The law kills.  This is why folkways and mores and the golden rule require respect.  Disrespect for cultural and common sense rules force the uptight to make laws and give power to their enforcers.

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