CST 232-B02

S.A.C. :Sacred Authority Complex

Hunter-gatherer: 250k yr ago
non-hierarchical (egalitarian)
freedom (boundary-less-ness)
focus on present, horizontal concerns

35k yr ago
art
death concerns
non-monogamous

ritual celebrator = shaman = bird shaman = priest
hunt leader = war chief = king

Agricultural society

10k years agriculture: prosperity

boundaries/limitations on freedom
hierarchical ordering/non-egalitarian

past/future (vertical)

4000 years ago

monogamy instituted
aphabet literacy

monogamy slavery
warfare
sacred scripture
monotheism

Modern Civ
freedom & equality
hierachical
institutions & sacred scriptures

change occurs by revolt or innovation

“Freedom” is a concept, understood in a particular way (as liberty; freedom to)
WEST (SAC?)
sovereignal freedom: (ability to do whatever sov. wants whenever sov. wants)
personal freedom: (do whatever you want, as long as no conflict with others)
civil liberty: (ability of any member of the community should be allowed to do what any other member of the community is allowed to do)
EAST (HG?)
“Freedom” is liberation (as opposed to liberty; freedom from)
desires
passions
ignorance of the true nature of the self

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