Re: Incest taboos

Gil Hardwick (
Tue, 09 May 1995 01:40:20 GMT

In article <>, Robert Roosen ( writes:
> Doggone it, you caught my joke. The stone ended quite recently
>in many cultures. In some, many stone age methods are still at work.
> My understanding of the reason the brother/sister offspring were
>prized comes from what European culture calls the "divine right of
>kings". In other words, these individuals were generally considered to
>be more able to channel the "will of the Gods" than an average person.

Methinks you've been reading too much Descartes . . .

> There used to be a lot of psychic anthropology going on in the
>late 70's and early 80's. Philip Staniford, my instructor in Cosmology
>was a Professor of Anthropology at San Diego State U. He was editor of a
>Journal called Phoenix, and started a series of annual meetings on
>transpersonal anthropology.
> Unfortunately, under Reagan, the secret agencies got heavily into
>black magic. For instance, the NSA hired the kahuna ana ana group to
>pray people to death. As with any weapon of war, civilians in the field
>are drafted or destroyed. So now, even anthropologists are going around
>publicly acting as if psychic abilities are imaginary--even though the
>older literature is full of scholarly studies.

Yes, we had been getting quite a lot of that from the evolutionists
invoking their bones and other holy relics here at one stage. A good
dose of way-over-the-top *yang* energy soon sent them all snivelling
back to their cloisters.

> Actually, I would guess that most if not all stone age cultures
>include psychic realities.

Stone Age? MODERN, contemporary cultures if you don't mind!

Where do you think we learn our stuff? Through some time tunnel or
maybe TV set, or other such technocratic delusion propagated by the
industrialist propaganda?

> Remember where the Hawaii state motto came from. The British
>took over Hawaii for awhile in the early 1800's. Lord George Paulette
>came out from South America and gave it back. As the British flag was
>being lowered, the Hawaiian king said, "Ua mau, ke ea o ka aina i ka pono".
>That translates several ways. The one I like is, "Once again, the Spirit
>of the Land Speaks the Law".
> imo the "Divine right of Kings" had a basis in observable reality.

You miss the fact that kings become kings through sustained violence
against their fellows, beating them forcefully into subjection. It is
subsequent to that process when few had the courage to reply, that the
kings begin to appropriate unto themselves only attributes which are
in fact common to all.

Attend the story of the child, in the "Kings New Clothes", if you
want to stay friends with me Robert.

> He who refuses to collect data is doomed to watch reruns.

If you want to collect data be thorough and impartial, yes? Let's not
have any more of these unfounded preconceptions limiting our enquiry,
shall we?

He who refuses to qualify data is doomed to rant.
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