No. 11, Sacrifice (December 2008)

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Table of contents

01.   Bronze-Age Man, Stonehenge (c. 3100-1600 B.C.)

02.   Moses, Genesis (c. 500-450 B.C.)

03.   Euripides, The Bacchae (405 B.C.)

04.   Mexico-Tenochtitlan, Codex Vaticanus (c. 1570-1595)

05.   Sahagún, Florentine Codex (1575-77)

06.   Grünewald, Christus am Kreuz (c. 1526)

07.   Huysmans, Là-Bas (1891)

08.   Nietzsche, Jenseits von Gut und Böse (1886)

09.   Roberston Smith, The Religion of the Semites (1889)

10.   Frazer, The Golden Bough (1890)

11.   Durkheim, Formes élémentaires de le vie religieuse (1912)

12.   Mauss and Hubert, Sacrifice (1899)

13.   Masson, Sacrifice de Mithra (1933)

14.   Caillois, L’Homme et le sacré (1939)

15.   Bataille, La Part maudite (1949)

16.   Graves, To Juan at the Winter Solstice (1945)

17.   Sunset, Loughton Camp (December 2008)

18.   Sacrifice of the Yule Log, Loughton Camp (December 2008)

19.   Note

As the lowest and briefest sun of the year fell below the horizon, it might be expected that now, and not at sunrise, was the moment in which the community made its sacrifice, the effects of which were felt the very next day when the sun rose slightly earlier, remained in the sky for slightly longer, and, after a few days, began its passage northwards across the sky.


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