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January 23rd, 2006


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06:00 pm - Boy, I got crap done. . .
This past weekend, I admit, I dropped off the face of the earth. My appologies. It'll happen again, but not today. I got stuff done, though. Many goals were met. . .

1. Book and pack for trip to Atlanta to see erienc.
2. Take a girl to see a bad movie.
3. Dream a dream that should not be dreamed in preparation to launch Wikinomi.Com.
4. Do taxes and land a windfall refund.
5. Ask my friends what the Buffett line: "I like to be in touch with what makes me scream" means (Comment, yo?)
6. Get to the top of healing_coyote's list (which list will be left to the imagination).
7. Decide on whether to LJ whore next month to get someone to buy me a paid account for the next year.
8. Finish a paper, some reading, and a bibliography for tomorrow's class.
9. Be inspired by a Golden Delicious Apple on my desk. . . My gods, you can't imagine what those particular fruits can do to me.
10. Consider a Jungian approach to Aztec human sacrifice (even if the very thought makes me ill and completely disrespects the Aztec culture).
11. Wake up next to. . .
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: "Tin Cup Chalice", -JB

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Date:January 23rd, 2006 11:54 pm (UTC)
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Diego Duran, in trying to analyze why Aztecs sacrifice humans, compares it with the Communion:
Let the reader note how cleverly this diabolical rite imitates that of our Holy Church, which orders us to receive the True Body. . . of our Lord . . . at Eastertide. . . From these things two observations can be made: either (as I have stated) our Holy Christian Religion was known in this land or the devil, our cursed adversary, forced the indians to imitate the ceremonies of the Christian Catholic religion in his own service and cult, being thus adored and served.
In reading through various explainations of this phenomenon, no one has really run with Duran and said, "Hey, maybe there's an archetypal festival or rite that they're working with!"

Of course, I despise Jung's theory of archetypes. . . it reduces things needlessly and carelessly, and generally just rubs me wrong. But here, perhaps it's a nifty, useful way of looking at this process. Who knows? I won't until I try it :)

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