Sunday, November 8, 2009

The First Empire

We want to understand the human condition.

And thus, we must study history.  History is however, the greatest illusion of all.  It is constantly rewriting itself, by men who are under the illusion of history.  Time itself would appear to be the culprit.  Perhaps there is a master template somewhere that structures our experience?

It was in Egypt after all... the first and greatest empire.

"beginning with the historical observation that societies always have hierachically divided themselves into social classes and castes: the High (who rule); the Middle (who work for, and yearn to supplant the High), and the Low (whose goal is quotidian survival)."

"Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood."

"And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan."

"And the story is a metaphor of sorts, but a very powerful metaphor.  It is our story, Man's story.  The story of the spirit restrained by the physical.  The infinite enmeshed in the finite.  Each part is a phase in the egos conversation with the eternal." 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

and Ham was the lowest brother. the cursed one.