*Rites of Reduction, of Expansion* … by adolescence “civilized” children are programmed, with rites of passage getting them in line. The young need be cut down to the level of the controlling adults…

*Rites of Reduction, of Expansion* … by adolescence “civilized” children are programmed, with rites of passage being the final stamp on the personality to get it in line with dominant others. The young need be cut down to the level of the controlling adults. Excellence and true authenticity are not allowed. People with such qualities are actually despised and scapegoated for the purposes of the wealthy elite. 

This is not necessarily the case in primal societies. They allow quite a bit more authenticity and they value and reward excellence and expanded individual experience. For primal cultures being egalitarian, excellence brings advantages to all; whereas in civilization it is a threat to the power and Ego of the higher ups … the ones who have and who dominate….

More at…

https://mladzema.wordpress.com/2018/03/04/how-we-lose-our-souls-how-it-is-stolen-in-patriarchal-cultures-the-young-need-be-pared-down-to-the-level-of-its-controlling-adults-rituals-of-diminution-and-control/ … …

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About sillymickel

Activist, psychotherapist, pre- and perinatal psychologist, author, and environmentalist. I seek to inspire others to our deeper, more natural consciousness, to a primal, more delightful spirituality, and to taking up the cause of saving life on this planet, as motivated by love.
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