Jacob Bronowski The Complete Series. ‘The Long Childhood’.
Value as an Institutional Fact: The Example of Money, ‘Prehistory’ Colin Renfrew
Religion (Ideology?) and Money. Religion (anthropologist reasoning – kindly – without mentioning supernatural or superstition) and Money –
"A system of symbols which acts to establish powerful, pervasive and long-lasting moods and motivations in men by formulating concepts of a general order of existence and clothing these concepts with such an aura of factuality that the moods and motivations seem uniquely realistic" Clifford Geertz http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clifford_Geertz . Ref, REBT. http://www.mindmeister.com/13207398 "When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths or any other kind of dogmas or goals, it’s always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt" Robert Pirsig. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_M._Pirsig
‘The God called History’ (Karl Marx). T. S. Eliot. Wilhelm Muller. Albert Camus. (‘in history we set no great store’: individually, and by the great length of the ‘Cosmic or Geological Time Lines’ we are just ‘will o’ the wisp’s’)
"Modern nations are driven by powerful forces along the roads of power and domination . . . They hardly need our help, and for the moment, they laugh at attempts to hinder them. They will, then, continue. But I will ask only this simple question, "What if these forces wind up in a dead end, what if that logic of history on which so many now rely turns out to be a will o’ the wisp?"
Into the deepest mountain chasms
A will o’ wisp lured me;
How to find a way out
Doesn’t worry me much.
I’m used to going astray,
And every way leads to the goal.
Our joys, our sorrows,
Are all a will o’ the wisp’s game !
Through the mountain stream’s dry channel
I wend my way calmly downward.
Every river finds its way to the ocean,
And every sorrow to its grave.
‘Warrior Poets’, and the film, ‘Son Of A Lion’ Benjamin Gilmore http://www.sonofalion.com/