Anthropology Notes!

{potentially bad lecture notes. I at least, didn’t fail the class!}

1/3/13 Thursday

​ Anthro 206
​ introduction to socio-cultural
​ take really good notes. k?
​ k.
​ Course reserve readings
​ library online
​ course reserves
​ anthropology
​ ANTHRO
​ Grading…
​ 1st test – end of 3rd week.
​ 20 points
​ exam/midterm
​ end of 6th week.
​ 50 questions MC
​ 25 points of grade
​ quiz
​ from midterm on
​ 20 pts
​ Final Exam
​ 25 pts
​ EVERYthing from midterm
​ Subjective grade
​ 10 pts
​ 100 possible.
​ only basing off 80 pts.
​ same thing, just within 80 pts range.

1/4/13 Friday

​ long flight – singapore?
​ from LAX, 16-20 hours?
​ really long flight…
​ find seat. another enters plane, sits next to you.
​ old lady gives travel pillow.
​ might talk eventually.
​ introduce.
​ "HAI I CAN HAZ GINGER ALE FROM LADY"
​ maybe not that…
​ what’s your general business in sigapore?
​ background?
​ Small talks.
​ as an american.
​ by name. fairly quick.
​ brit would take much longer time.
​ notice accent, ask where from?
​ occupation.
​ say, an anthropologist.
​ man or women?
​ 50/50 really.
​ (oxford didn’t admit women til 1920)
​ they still did anthro works.
​ what branch?
​ archeology?
​ study material remains of past or very scarce cultures.
​ biological
​ biology. heh.
​ palio-anthro.
​ fossil evidence of extict creatures similar to humans.
​ socio-
​ beleif systems, whatnot

Anthropology

​ #Anthropos
​ Greek for "man" and study of man.
​ #logy
​ to study
​ one single purpose.
​ [The Scientific study of humans.]
​ both #biologically, and #culturally.
​ similar?
​ psychology.
​ covering ALL cultures over ALL verifiable time.
​ e’rything.
​ contemporary
​ here and now
​ evolutionary
​ through changes and time.
​ other natural sciences relatable
​ geology
​ biology
​ geography
​ diets?
​ archeo–
​ Coprolite
​ economics
​ Philosophy
​ art, music, ethics, poetry.

ERic Wolf

"anthropology is the most scientific of the humanities. at the same time, it is ​the most humanistic of the sciences."

Anthropology is a blob.

​ absorbs everything.
​ #4 characteristics.
​ I. Physical/Biological Anthropology
​ Study as physical, biological creatures on this earth.

a. paleo-anthropology. (1/7/13)

​ REALLY ancient.
​ (97% ancient creatures are extinct)
​ ooollllddd humans, and human-like creatures.
​ Hominids.
​ earliest findings only in one coninent.
​ Africa.
​ there’s a particular genus only found in Africa.
​ lasted a long time.
​ 4.2-1 million years ago. (MYA) (BP)
​ #Australopithecus.
​ # of species from this Genus.
​ Southern-Ape.
​ very first found was found in South africa, southern hemisphere.
​ They are not us. they are Hominids.
​ #Bipedalism.
​ any other today?
​ no (unless you consider Sasquatch)
​ chimps almost, but femur bones are straight down.
​ humans are V’d to center of gravity.
​ 2.5-1.75 million years ago,
​ #Homo Habilis
​ only in africa, bipedal, large brain.
​ stone tools. (Oldowan)
​ 1.8 MYA – 300,000 years.
​ Homoerectus
​ at first, only found in africa.
​ 1 MYA, starting to be found in asia.
​ able to adapt to cold with FIRE!
​ 1st to equipt fire.
​ Acheulian
​ obsidian axes.
​ sharper than glass or metal.
​ tall, slender, and solidly build.
​ gradient 40,000 – 10,000- now.
​ Homo Sapiens
​ prominant noses,
​ jaws go under, not forward like a dog as these other did.
​ chin bone.

b. Human Variation.

​ bio-chemical, physical traits.
​ it’s not just macro observable traits.
​ also biochemical traits.
​ anthropometrics
​ study of every little physical detail observable.
​ the first way of anthropology
​ Biochemical genetics.
​ historical incedance of small pox.
​ differant blood types on differant places of earth.
​ a, b, o.
​ B, gives a certain resistance from smallpox.
​ like how some scandanavians have a resistance from HIV.
​ almond shaped eyes in asia
​ epicanthic fold.
​ all have, but some much higher frequency than others.
​ also relates to shovel shaped incisors. (flat/straight)
​ native americans as well, ancestors from siberia.
​ Race
​ there is no such thing!
​ all human pop;ulations are overlapping in continuous variation
​ NO characteristics that differ one from another.
​ not even genetically.

c. Primatology.

​ other primates.
​ because we’re very close genetically, and they are social creatures.
​ chimps are very similar to us.
​ 2 types of chimps
​ #Pan – Troglodytes
​ 1775, chimps were homo-troglodytyes
​ people were pissed.
​ they reclassified in 1816 from homo to pan.
​ today, some are considering changing them back to homo, as they are 99.4% similar to us…
​ Pan – Paniscus
​ grecile?
​ closer to us than trogdor
​ HIV
​ tiny place in west africa. rain forest.
​ sanaga river valley in Caneroon.
​ origin of HIV.
​ early 1930’s
​ how did it enter the human pop. ?
​ transfered by the human consumption of chimp brains…
​ couple thousand had it in 1960’s
​ chimps carry HIV, and they don’t die.
​ seem to have a genetic resistance, though they are carriers.

d. Genetics

​ how long been around?
​ 1940’s though 1990’s it really started to get used well.
​ anthropologists collect samples from accross the world.​
​ human genome was sequenced in 2003.
​ 25,000 different genes.
​ chromosome 1
​ completed in 2006.
​ craig betner
​ 1st person to have his genome fully sequenced.
​ 11 years to complete.
​ now, it takes a few days… Whoa!

e. Epidemiology

​ study of desease distribution in human populations.
​ 10,000 years ago
​ humans had crossed a threshfold that changed their ned
​ neolithic period.
​ in that now.
​ domestication of crops and animals.
​ it just happened across the world, each pop. on their own.
​ flu, influensa, chipcken pox, small pox, measles. ect.
​ 1st to live a sedentary lifestyle.
​ from animals that lived with us.
​ Anopheles – species of mosqitoes that carry malaria.
​ plasmodium falciparum,,,,
​ only the female.
​ dawn and dusk.
​ need sunshine and water.
​ 10,000 BP, humans clearing trees and collecting water.
​ perfect enviornment for these little fuckers.

f. Forensic

​ commonly assosiated with crime scenes.
​ archeologist exuming a cemetary
​ being used A LOT for envestigating stuations even 40 years ago. and iraq.
​ grizzly stuff..
​ others…

II. Archaeology.

​ study of the material remains of the past
​ almost always imperfect.
​ never have 100% of the data preserved.

a. Pre-historical

​ before/absence written records

b. Historic

​ presance of written records.

Maya. (classic)

​ existed AD, 300 – 800/900
​ northern central america.
​ there were more people living there than there are now.
​ HUGE cities of blocks of stone in the rain forest.
​ over 14 million people.
​ underworld
​ xibalba
​ until 1990 we only knew a bit of the structures and their ball game. dealing with "pre-historic"
​ stelae
​ stone monoliths.
​ glyphs.
​ brilliant
​ Tatiana somethingikov.
​ noticed that some of these glyphs appeared in the same kind of places, some only in certain cities.
​ numbers
​ bars
​ 5
​ dots
​ 1
​ Vigesimal
​ still today.
​ some glyphs were for times and days.
​ 800 signs that classic maya used in their language.
​ logogram
​ complete idea or word.
​ little glyphs added to it.
​ sylables
​ changes the sound.
​ #logosyllabic form of writing.
​ always vertical
​ read top to bottom
​ left to right every 2 collumns
​ Contract Archeology
​ there for a short period of time to study.
​ couple of weeks
​ then on to another project/area
​ usually urban areas.
​ 2005, WA people were preparing the penell bridge.
​ only way to oly penn was the long way.
​ they had to create space to construct materials.
​ had to dig a lot of ground (Graving Yard)
​ building before puting in the water
​ came across native remains
​ 300 complete human remains
​ 700 icelots
​ 6 full long houses.
​ all subterreanean.
​ over 10,000 artifacts.
​ mexico city
​ in a central valley, surrounded by volcanos and mountains.
​ sitting on a lake.
​ lake Texcoco
​ Tenochtitcan
​ every once in a while, land will subside.
​ very very unstable area.
​ cave-ins, to the old city
​ below Mexico city

III. Linguistics Anthropology.

​ Human Speech and language.
​ Can not be underestimated
​ how we think.
​ mainmeans of how we transmit culture from one generation to the next.

​ how it evolves
​ how it’s pronounced
​ sound

I. Historical

​ like archeology, but with language.
​ start with the current form
​ then converging backwards through time.
​ 31 mayan languages today
​ all grew from 1 language in classic maya.
​ "Root" language.
​ africa
​ 54 countries
​ Nigeria alone, over 500…
​ more than 2,000 languages in Africa.
​ trace backwards,
​ 6 major Root languages.
​ English
​ back all the way,
​ #Indo-european.
​ northern india
​ colsest to english.
​ Fresian
​ northern Holland

II. Descriptive

​ make contact with non’literate people.
​ start recording the elemental sounds and syllables
​ english
​ 35-36 sounds
​ range!
​ as few as 10, up to 100.
​ then try to figure the grammer.
​ how these sounds create words.
​ ndikupita ku sukulu
​ I_over time_to go , to , School
​ Chinyanja
​ has to end with a vowel
​ sitinapitase
​ neg, we, past, to go, collectively.
​ Sitidzakupitase

​ both a word, AND a sentance.

III. Ethnolinguistics

​ the study of language,
​ through the study language, the beleif system
​ based on the fact that the structures contained in the primary lang learned at birth with fundamentally shape the way you view reality.
​ you will never be able to escape it.
​ another language would change your world view.
​ Navajo
​ see 3 types of seperate blacks, we see 1 (colors…)
​ relative to Everything, not jsut color.
​ color is a spectrum, not solid things.
​ different cultures only percieve the spectrum differently.

IV. sociolinguistics

​ "fuckin’ traffic is shit out there!"
​ er, wrong language for the context.
​ we use different forms of language in a classroom, than watching football
​ all english still.
​ it’s called #Code Switching/Shifting
​ the study of speech
​ how language is used in realy social sontext.
​ hierarchy
​ gender
​ age
​ "nigger" or "cracker"
​ young to old call them that?
​ no…

IV. Socio-cultural Anthropology.

​ terms
​ ` study of contemporary population
​ a particular cultural region.
​ not only cultural
​ topical
​ poetry?
​ writing?
​ food?
​ music?
​ ethnography
​ description of culture
​ ethnology
​ making sense of things in a culture
​ primary data from
​ experiences
​ secondary
​ libraries and databases.
​ participant observation
​ father of american socio-cultural anthropology
​ 1st true anthropologist in the US.
​ columbia Univ. in NY.
​ 1st to engage in participant observation.
​ [Franz Boas]
​ 1858 – born
​ Germany
​ 1942, died in the US.
​ Bronislaw Malinowski
​ polish
​ frail as a child
​ mother read to him
​ Sir James Frazer
​ The Golden Bough
​ proto-anthropologist
​ never ever did field work, but was chairman at cambridge
​ ph.d in phisics at 21.
​ london school of economics
​ the place to be for anthropologists.
​ WWI broke out while in Australia.
​ they kept him there, or he could return to become an officer for the polish army.
​ he decided to do field work.
​ papa new guinea
​ 3 years doing field work.
​ Trobriand ISL’s
​ learned language in 6 months..
​ professor at London —
​ called it Social Anthropology.
​ Social and Cultural are the same thing.
​ some major ways to study society.
​ to approach a culture
​ [] []
​ Etic
​ Start out with a pretty fine theoretical point of view.
​ say,
​ marxist.
​ good at studying inequality in society.
​ Emic
​ NO predifined theoretical point of view.
​ from the inside out.
​ their own view.
​ open mind.

​ Franz Boas (1858-1942)

​ the shackles tradition
​ 1883
​ arrived at the arctic
​ geography of land at first
​ traveled 3,000

​ born in west Voyer
​ went to hidelberg univ.
​ had develing scar on forehead
​ made map of Boffin island.
​ VS. envoronmental Determinism.
​ eskimos
​ inuit 1883-Baffin ISC
​ did things in spite of their envoronment.
​ cultural relativism.
​ 1885 returned toi germany
​ Berlin, Ethnodraphic Museum
​ 1887, married
​ Curator of American Natural history Museum
​ Tlingit
​ Nootka
​ Haida
​ Bella Bella
​ Bella Coola
​ Kwakiutl
​ spent the rest of his life studying them.
​ George Hunt
​ Professor of Anthropology at Columbia Univ.
​ Jessup N. Pacific Expedition.
​ Potzatch
​ once a language disappears, so does the culture…
​ wanted to see how the diversity of each ethnicity physically changed through generations of reproduction.
​ Anthropometrics
​ Kultur
​ started the term Cultural Anthropology
​ must know the two groups to accociate with.
​ in his case,
​ inuits
​ kwakiktu
​ he spoke out against the idea of Race.
​ 1st to really ponder and say out loud that Race doesn’t exist.
​ risked his career.

CONCEPT

​ `Cultural Relativism.
​ contrasted to eachother, but go together in a sense. ?
​ the attempt to fully understand other beleifs and behaviors in their own cultural context.
​ anthorpologists DO take moral stands.
​ Ethnocentrism
​ the implicit grantid belief that YOUR culture is superior to all the others.
​ ALL cultures and societies have this.
​ if they didn’t, would they survive?
​ no.
​ Failure to understand other beleifs and behaviors within their own cultural context.
​ we try to put aside our own biases to understand other cultural beleifs.
​ cultural relativism

Culture

​ what is?
​ Gave that dude a handshake
​ really, he stuck his right hand out.
​ open palm, thumb up
​ kid was almost obligated to react with a returning "handshake"
​ shook, up and down.
​ carried out for the most part Unthinkingly.
​ [] []
​ 1871
​ sir E.B. Tilor
​ never did field work.
​ proto-anthopologist.
​ "Arm-chair anthopologists"
​ #Complex_Whole
​ which includes
​ knowledge
​ beleifs
​ art
​ morals
​ law
​ custom
​ any capabilities and habits.
​ accuired by man as a member of society.
​ man?
​ Chimps have cultures too..
​ Wholistic
​ everything in a package
​ "holism"
​ change one things,
​ ripples through everytthing else.
​ [][]
​ 1992
​ Ferraro
​ Everything that people have, think, and do as members of society.
​ much better!
​ –Culture is shared and learned ways of thinking and behaving.–
​ material possesions are products of thinking and behaving. (whoa, lined up!)
​ takes a year to get government clearence
​ woman to study loneliness
​ denied
​ beleived she was a witchc
​ witches are alone.
​ didn’t want the world to know they were full of witches.
​ be really careful about how you go about researching other cultures.
​ learning a language.
​ Chinyanja
​ as soon as he got in the country, we met a person to help him learn.
​ found them to be bilingual
​ Chiyao
​ Malawi Fieldwork Terms…
​ [][]
​ Malawi
​ country
​ SE Africa
​ 500 m long, 100 m wide
​ very small
​ 1/5 is underwater
​ one of the deepest lakes in the world
​ 365 m long
​ 11 million people
​ avg. elevation 4000 ft.
​ lots of mountains.
​ ​ very deep valleys.
​ ​ 50% tell you their christian
​ ​ also very likely they still practice traditional/islamic things too
​ ​ Syncretistic Belief System
​ ​ mix of more than 1 belief system.
​ most drop out of school after 3 years.
​ 2% go to high school
​ ​ 0.something on to college…
​ life exp.
​ 40-60
​ twice that in the US.
​ people live off the land.
​ main exports
​ coffee, tea, tobbacco.
​ main food
​ maize.
​ David Livingstone
​ 1859
​ asked the people of the lake what the lake was called
​ they replied
​ Nyasa
​ means Lake.
​ >1964
​ Nyasa land
​ 1964< Malawi
​ slave trade going on,
​ many found themselve with arab slave traders
​ Yao
​ ones in the slave trade
​ 90% chinyanja
​ 10% Chinyao
​ cheifs of families wer Chinyao
​ Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda
​ virtual dictator
​ militarized.
​ absolute police state
​ 1992
​ major demonstrations agains Banda
​ 1995
​ put him in prison.
​ died in his 90’s
​ Malonje
​ village
​ very rural, rolling terrein.
​ at the foot of an extinct volcano.
​ Zomba
​ many foot paths coming off it, to other locations.
​ main one is 2 miles before the only paved hyway in the country.
​ 2000 pop.
​ kept people out in the coutryside
​ wood for energy
​ lots of trees.
​ keep up fruit trees.
​ only 6 extended families could live off it’s resources.
​ others starved and desease and whatnot…

​ Zomba
​ Volcano

​ Chinuanja
​ Chinyao


​​
​ Chiputu
​ Limeto
​ Namkungwi

​ Jando
​ Nakanga

​ Chikamveka
​ "Famin where it is revealed"
​ wotchcraft
​ born with it.
​ don’t know you have it.
​ believe it resides in the liver
​ unconciously cause evil.
​ alone
​ unfriendly
​ good at minipulation
​ Mwabvi
​ poison ordeal for possible witches.
​ from the root of a plant with very high concentration of alkaline
​ you die, you witch. no, you’re good.


​​
​ Chikumbutso
​ secondary burial
​ body in noriginal home
​ 2 days
​ taken to the cemetary
​ NOT the front door.
​ have to fool the spirit.
​ out the back wall.
​ buried
​ c​hikumbutso
​ reburial year later
​ ​ any remains of flesh mixed woith the food of the feast for the family to eat…
​ ​ a way to reincorporate the soul with the kinship.
​ Endocanibalism
​ anthropophagy
​ Theophagy

​ Mbumba/Nkhoswe

​ end of dry season: september
​ dirt, planted around rocks.
​ too much work.
​ dec-march Rain season.
​ 14 times more waterfall at any given moment there than it does here in WA.
​ VERY destructive.

​ April
​ harvest
​ April-may
​ cold, dry season.
​ june-sept. hot dry season.
​ all traditional ceremonies during this time.
​ Dimba
​ wet land garden.
​ Nkokwe
​ Chigayo
​ Subzi
​ mtondo Songs
​ muns/mwisi
​ chikokeyani
​ their homebrewed beer.
​ hot dry season
​ Kachasu
​ moonshine
​ should drink within 3 days,
​ then turns toxic.
​ matralineage
​ extended familoy group
​ mbumba
​ don’t belong to the kjinship group of your father.
​ only mother.
​ mother’s brother
​ male gaurdien
​ Nkhoswe
​ Mo-in-law Avoidance.
​ polygyny
​ multiple wifes
​ polyandry
​ multiple husbands
​ everyone had to belong to the one political partry of their virtual dictator.
​ Mondu
​ judge/jury
​ whole village in court cases.
​ call him by title:
​ Cheif Kumalonje
​ cheiftain ship
​ ranked cheiftainships.
​ some higher rank.
​ some control other cheifs and their villages.
​ how to be cheif?
​ inherits from his mother’s brother.
​ ​ can have female cheifs.
​ oratory
​ singing
​ speaking
​ tilitomsay
​ Femaile initiation.
​ most important event in their lives.
​ Chinamwali
​ thing to the initiative
​ female initiation.
​ edge of the village.
​ oin the ridge.
​ Tsimba
​ Enclosure
​ 3 day event.
​ any man come near, he’d be killed.
​ I. Chiputu
​ 3 day affair.
​ just reaching puberty.
​ ~9-12 years old.
​ partly peer preasure, everyone wants to go through it.
​ Morning
​ girls arising with the sun,
​ singing.
​ emerge from houses,
​ go onto paths eventually towards the hill.
​ enter Tsimba
​ woman are singing initiation songs
​ incharge:
​ ​ (an)amkungwi
​ ​ main healer woman in the village.
​ ridiculed
​ sit in hands on lap, heads down.
​ lose your personal name.
​ just become an initiate.
​ like a group identity.
​ their heads are shaved.
​ their clothing given away.
​ [][]Right of seperation.
​ shedding their old identity.
​ learn how to give proper sex,
​ how to give proper birth.
​ how to cook, and when.
​ all sacred.
​ sometimes used skit.
​ acted how what the wrong way of things are.
​ instead of the right way.
​ transformation religiously into another being
​ you become Female.
​ now an adult.
​ allowed to have ligitimate sex
​ allowed to have legitimate children.

​ II. Limeto
​ already woman.
​ 1 day, 24 hour affair.
​ sit in L for 24 hours…
​ pre-iomposed Navel s​ource
​ teaches proper diet, birth positions,
​ Jando
​ Male initiation.
​ Nakanga
​ male practitional initiator.
​ 3 month affair.
​ ritual gate.
​ once in, you’r in/
​ if a female goes through, she is gang raped til she dies.
​ lined up very still…
​ circumcised right there.
​ used a sharp chip of glass bottle.
​ has head cushions on from mothers bringing meals to the gate.
​ Completely transformed antologically
​ truely transformed into another entity.
​ a true adult.

​ gifting
​ creates an obligation to counter-gift in some way.
​ "Reciprocity"
​ Teknonymy
​ tabboo of calling something or someone by name, not in general.
​ anthropologists take great pride in feild work.
​ when talking to peoople, they being ownest/ truthful?
​ participant observation
​ you can tell the differance between what you beleive they do, and what they really do.
​ though they may act differant with your pressance.
​ there is just you to observe many,
​ can’t be everywhere at once.
​ again, your pressance alters their behavior.

​ video
​ children leanr shamanistic practices
​ Ebene
​ halucinigenic drug
​ hekura
​ spirits
​ horticulturalists
​ clear land, plant gardens, hunting gathering
​ yanomamo
​ [][][ Generosity is found in all cultures.
​ kinship is the basis for social integration
​ marriages between kin groups.
​ villages may split by shoice, or other reason.
​ taboo against using direct names of dead ancestors.
​ Teknonymy
​ shallow patrilineages

​ N. chagnon
​ 30% adult male deaths from warfare.
​ you have to take sides in fights.

​ polygymy
​ drink burned ashes of kinships when dead.
​ including him.
​ ranisteriopsis
​ language
​ the ability to reate and use language is probably the most distinct feature of humans.
​ MAJOR means of transmitting knowledge from one to another.
​ most concentrated means.
​ used every day of our lives
​ in between us ourselves and what’s really real.
​ how we make sense of reality
​ the way we think.
​ language and culture are indivisible, same coin.
​ it’s the key to doing Feild work.
​ diff. cultures have diff. views and languages
​ so this key is how to understand them.
​ #Language is a symbolic system of sounds.
​ only some sounds have different meanings in diff. cultures.
​ diff. sounds in diff. languages.
​ from 10, to 100 sounds.
​ nothing inevitable regarding sound and what it means.
​ symbolic
​ Arbitrary to what they mean.
​ ki
​ chey
​ emtango
​ all Tree
​ though, never go by the look of lettering like this. go by the SOUND.
​ IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!
​ so, no real connection to the sounds with the thing.
​ …
​ [][] Language is a symbolic system of sound with a Grammer.
​ [][] and convey meaning to its speakers.
​ [][]___ and it’s always changing.
​ order in what we place sounds to create words in every language.
​ syntax – Sentance formation.
​ Sierra Leone
​ Krio
​ mixes of multiple languages, nativised to become the priomary language in Sierra Leone.
​ toto yoho isye kamara
​ hixkaryana
​ man grab jaguar
​ to them, it means
​ jaguar grab man.
​ dialects
​ diff. versions of a language.
​ jafaikan

​ how to tell nthe diff. between dialect and another language?
​ Mutual Unintelligibility
​ closed system of communitation
​ characeristic of the "rest of the animal world"
​ call systems
​ produce a particular sound,
​ has a meaning.
​ NOT combined with others to make othetr meanings.
​ will not change.
​ open system of communication.
​ finite number of sounds.
​ can be combined in many many ways.
​ endless possibility of recombination
​ "productivity"
​ human languages.
​ displacement
​ USED to think chimps didn’t have, but they DO.
​ things in other unseen room
​ past events.
​ they won’t say anything totally nonsense and unrelated.
​ Structure.
​ Phoneme
​ phonology
​ minimal unit of sound.
​ decsriptive linguist
​ go out and start collecting units of sounds.
​ "NGomBe"
​ full value to vowels
​ Paraha
​ only 10 osunds,
​ very reduced.
​ women only use 9 sounds.
​ very unique.
​ English
​ "normal" amount
​ 35-36 sounds
​ 24 consinants
​ 9/ or 11 vowels
​ 3/ or 2 semivowels
​ Kalahari Desert.
​ fills most of botswana
​ Khoisan
​ amongst the aboriginal people in africa
​ !kung
​ over 90 conseinants
​ ​ "click languages"
​ ​ most languages in the world are explosive (outward)
​ ​ these are implosive (inward)
​ Morpheme
​ minimal units of meaning.
​ can also be a phoneme
​ therefore, not only a minumal sound, mut also a minimal meaning.
​ can ba made of 1 OR multi phonemes.
​ RAT
​ ART
​ free morphione
​ IST
​ no meaing til attatched
​ ARTIST
​ bound morphine
​ s
​ bound morpohine
​ ARTISTS
​ ALL BOUT SOUNDS
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these Definitions were taken from

“**Inside Degrees**

**Developing Your Soul Biography Using the Chandra Symbols**

By Ellias Lonsdale”

https://aquaorfire.net/astrology/inside_degrees/inside_degrees.html

Below is the Planets and signs from my Natal Chart correlated with the degree’s on this site.

LIBRA Sun 28
A single white swan swimming through gray mist.
Different and the same. Distinguished by vertical composure, yet intended to stay down under. A special destiny-task, a mission, an assignment. Taught to blend in and become each world passed through, yet remaining incorrigibly other. Excellent at taking up required roles and ways of life and finding the best in them. You have a remarkable social gift for making the world a better place. Endowed with higher characteristics and heavenly nature, you are sublime, yet shrugging self off–"no big deal." The wonders of anonymity. So many changes to move through, rippling waves of time. Standing far above, dispassionately: "I shall do what is rightful." The singular voice of the highest ethic, pure and essentialized.

ARIES Moon 17
A bodiless head asleep on the beach.
Cast into exile, sworn to silence. Held to an ancient code to be a watcher, a perfect witness to the inward reverberations of all things. Outward events and experiences are gone, mean nothing here. All that counts is to sense into things, to remember the essence and to know the forgotten worlds. It is a lonely vigil, a strange destiny, with a piquant flavor of sorrow mixed with exultation. What others are happy with is far out of reach, unimaginable. Yet what so many others miss and are put off from is here vividly, vibrantly indwelled every moment, which sweetens the bitter cup and allows the greater task to be taken up with a surrendered will and a quiet, inward repose.

 

SCORPIO ASCENDANT 9
A hand with six fingers.
Complex nature. Containing within yourself an extra spiral of self-obsession and ultimately superlative capacity. Subjecting yourself to grueling ordeals, rites of passage. Knowing that if you can eliminate your stark weakness, you can grasp hold of your boundless strength. The weakness is that you refuse to believe in yourself, and this is a hard one to uproot. You must, against the grain, find any and every possible way to get around your own adamant self-rejection. The weakness is based upon karmic past experiences in which you failed yourself. Now you assume it will happen again. So, building up strength and courage inside, toward self-overcoming, is the path. And paradoxically, in order to forge such a deepening of life-will, you must endanger yourself and expose yourself to radical crises, in order to rally to your own side and come into your truth in the midst of cutting through your falsehood; thus reclaiming the primal ground of a form of selfhood that is mutational, wildly improbable, and just could be real after all.

SCORPIO Mercury 11
Gnarled twisted trees against an overcast sky.
Seeing the worst, feeling the worst, knowing the worst. In tune with darkness, difficulty, and melodrama, you are sharply drawn to points of view and ways of life that bear the stamp of irony, skepticism, and doubt. There can be a corrosive immersion in cycles of falling for the worst. However, you are closely watched by guiding spirits and allowed to become only so far shadowed. And then a massive corrective action asserts itself, reversing many terrifying patterns. Playing with fire, checking out the dark side of the tracks. But inwardly you seek regeneration and even salvation in the most unlikely places, which in the ultimate reckoning may be the most likely places.

VIRGO Venus 12
A dog sniffing a dead animal.
Searching for clues, you probe the straight line and the intricate curve, tapping the mind’s powers for intricate operations. Prone to find the pathological, the destructive, and the inverted, the bloodhound sleuth checking everything out everywhere. Curious, fascinated, alive with speculations, hunches, notions. Wanting to track something down, to get resolution. Needing to know, poking about in the dark. You possess remarkable senses and an almost purely telepathic mind, tremendously skilled and adroit. But you can get poisoned by skepticisms and by too heavy an exposure to the dark underbelly of things. Desperate to learn how to also accept and embrace all that is, unconditionally, to let go into rightfulness and goodness in the very thick of things being rotten and pervasively wrong.

SCORPIO Mars 3
Pigs being fed.
Feast or famine. Generating a world with an on or off switch. By pressing the off switch habitually, none of your deeper needs or desires are being met, and you resent this with an internal grumble that eats away at your substance. The on switch, pressed in emergencies when you have nothing left, pulls in a very full response to what you crave. Suddenly everybody and everything are there filling you up with goodies. Yet as soon as you have had your fill you starve yourself down to spiritual emaciation. Denying yourself everything is a karmic pattern that you are chronically hooked on. Granting yourself brief reprieves from this ancient sentence is the only way to blow off steam and survive for another round. However, you do acquire a taste for the plus state to come, realizing that if you can release the past, everyone else is willing. And all signs are forward as soon as you let up stinging yourself for past misdeeds and come afresh to life, hungry and willing.

VIRGO Jupiter 7
A pie thrown in someone’s face.
Action and reaction. Reflexive mirroring of self by world and world by self. You are forced to confront yourself everywhere. Starkly compelled to deal with karmas of the past returned: who did what to whom. Conflict, strife, tension, and pressure. Mischief and the unexpected . On guard. Agreeing to meet yourself through others and to find intimate reverberations from every side. You have an overwhelming experience of running into the consequences for even what you thought–a wrap-around world of breakthroughs, quandaries, alliances and dangers. On red alert twenty-five hours a day, knowing that you cannot turn your back on threat or opportunity. Everything is obvious and supersubtle, gross and elusive, tightly known and vastly beyond conception.

AQUARIUS Saturn 1
A two-headed calf.
Taking a good look at things with an eager eye brings you right into the middle of the dilemma of polarities. As you stand there faced with the different sides, you are impartial; neither side pulls you more sharply than the other. Immense opportunity. Huge challenge. You have vital potential for brilliant synthesis, but a subtle temptation to think too long. A schooling in alchemy in every moment–do you find what is ready to emerge or do you think about it? Progressive evolution draws you through all your mistakes into all that can be.

CAPRICORN Uranus 10
A man drinking blood from the vein in a horse’s leg.
Being driven to tap whatever source promises inward sustenance, you are wildly propelled to journey anywhere, do anything, go to any lengths to come upon something vital here in the world. Tending to feel desperate, abandoned, forsaken. Unable to find what you crave in any of the usual places. Instead, magnetized to the wild and the free and whatever has yet to become tainted by civilization. Drawn far back to gain propulsion to go forward with conviction and power, and with deep embodied presence that cannot be taken away from itself by any passing wind.

CAPRICORN Neptune 14
Beads carved from human bone.
The body carries memories of every world we have ever been through. These memory strings or beads bind us to the Earth. We feel pinned to the spot, responsible for everything that happens around us–somehow the one in charge. For we are carrying the continuous memory and legacy of the ancient mystery-streams and of forgotten modes of knowledge. We bear the treasures intact. It makes everything count. It means that we cannot get away from ourselves or our fate for a moment; we are compelled to fulfill our vows and to bring into this world the towering awareness and strange resonance of the giants, of the ancestors, of the great ones, of the inner ways. Never lost; impossible to forget.

SCORPIO Pluto 19
A rope going up into the sky.
Cosmic connections left dangling until personal dramas have spent themselves, which takes a very long time. But the cosmic overtones accompany every phase of the journey. They give a peculiar quality to the auric field, as though everything already knew its origin and destination and that knowingness had turned all the colors up a notch. This puts the little self sharply on the spot, for everything is heightened, especially including the dramatic power of distortions and negations. These are amplified to an almost unbearable extent. An internal battleground between a surpassingly cosmic nature and a grossly fallen and distorted personal-emotional syndrome. And it is the way of things that the spotlighted karmic cycle of catching yourself in the act of being false must be consumed before the waiting realizations and reunions become fulfilled. A very sharp edge to events, with so much riding on seeing through your own folly, and freeing up the life-force to respond to the greater worlds with a tug and a sign that there is somebody home after all. The greater cycles can now begin.

CAPRICORN TRUE NODE 12
A beautiful, erotic fat woman eating chocolates.
Obsession with images of what is desirable and undesirable. Polarization of the inward awareness between plus and minus. The extreme reliance upon external proof, external props, and external projection. Everything blown up to be so dramatic, so total, and so pressurized that what comes forth is the inversion of what is sought. Placing yourself in predicaments and dilemmas which are impossible and gross. Yet being stalwartly resistant to getting the message that when you persist in polarizing your world between the absolute ideal and the abysmal norm, you tear apart your world and your being.

LEO MIDHEAVEN 7
A very weak cup of tea.
The outward performance is thin and tenuous, not much there at all. The inner journey is huge. You are concentrating so utterly upon the cosmic mysteries that all personal and even individual reputation and reflection seem pathetically small and insignificant. You are being zapped by huge forces, taken on the cosmic grand tour. As the deep inner opens, the surface outer becomes formal and almost wooden. You are called away. Rarely present in a human context. It all depends upon how far you are willing and able to go with this. If you blast free into an expanded selfhood activation, everything will form around that whole new world to be in. But if, as so often happens, you are not quite here, but not quite all there yet either, the transitions can be excruciating; as you prepare for the infinite life, but are hooked back into the regular life and snagged by image and impression. For you will be consistently reflected back to self as one fragment of yourself and this can be awkward and inwardly agonizing. All you want is to wake up and become your greater self. And meanwhile your lesser self has lots to handle, standing in for someone who is never quite home.

CAPRICORN LILITH 1
A canopy bed with curtains.
Standing on the inside of life. Protected and guarded, guided and led. Held fast. Kept so far back inside that what does express itself is purely a ceremonial display, a formal declaration. The observer or witness empowered to prevail–able to see, to realize, to comprehend the mysteries. Clairvoyance. Keenly sensing and viewing meaning and value, purpose and spirit backbone. So very strongly and steadily directed from within that there is no outer, there is no thing to do. Instead, you center yourself and align with who you truly are and stalwartly remain in the place of authority and power and inward truth as your statement and the only thing you know.

LEO CHIRON 8
A young woman sits at a piano and improvises beautiful music.
Aristocracy and fine breeding open a space for the inner heart to sing. Being aware that you are given manifest advantages which make it likely that your talents and abilities can flourish. Past life attainment pulls in present lifetime congenial context. But a shadow creeps over this beautiful scene. You take on how others see you and reflect you. Which leads to, in one direction, becoming the performer who plays to the audience, losing your center. And in the other direction, to becoming the one who suppresses and feels guilty about outstanding individual attributes and colludes in going against yourself. Many possible directions. It all depends upon ripening to be simultaneously proud and humble, magnificent and sober. A path of character evolvement with many places to get lost and a very strong will to work through it all, becoming fully who you are in a way that gives life to everybody and takes nothing away from anybody anywhere.

SCORPIO CERES 28
A building: the only part of it left is the cornerstone.
Sacrificing and renouncing the full flood of all you are capable of in order to make way for the bare bones of what stark destiny insists upon. Dropping everything to become attuned to collective destiny calls. Doing so often with considerable damage to yourself. A ruthless will, a fierce life direction. Almost no self-compassion or self-sympathy. It has got be this way if you are intent upon making yourself available to what is asked or intended, with every part of yourself out of the picture except your core indomitable conviction that something hugely important is going on here and all personal considerations are as nothing. This is a path that will draw you through some scary and extreme places–many deaths–and can draw you into a place of sheer one-pointed reality, into becoming as lucidly all here as can humanly be attained.

SCORPIO PALLAS 5
An Egyptian queen with a braided beard.
Bearing intact ancient faculties of an unusual kind. Held between polarities. Fusing together darkness and light, masculine and feminine, earthly and heavenly. An enigma or riddle of destiny. You are motivated to bring together what has been rent asunder by an implacable force of blind determination. Exceedingly resistant to distraction and diversion, you’re almost maniacally committed to reforging an initiate’s vision in contemporary application. Where the past is held with such undiminished force, it remains at work inside forever. To tap this place wisely and well requires consummate skill. Otherwise, it tends to be self-serious, obsessive-compulsive, and in many ways indigestible in its obdurate reassertion of ancient codes, with so little sensitivity to the human factor.

CAPRICORN JUNO 21
A stately old house in a ruined condition.
Karmic entanglement in patterns, syndromes, and worlds which have no future. Dwelling in worlds apart and worlds gone by. Intent upon salvaging the essence-spark of what was once there and claims your allegiance still. You are heavily drawn back in a virtual stupor or enchantment of following out a script, fulfilling a fate. Every line written ahead of time. Starchy and formal. Haunted, intrigued, bound up within what would seem to be no longer happening. Yet inwardly brooding all-pervasively upon the reverberations and echoes of what went wrong, of what was lost, of the severances and the tragedies. Doomed to stay in the lost places until Divine Spirit intervenes. Self-sentenced to limbo, half glad of it and half miserable and full of longings.

VIRGO VESTA 2
A man hanging upside down from a tree.
Out of phase with the personal ego-mind, in phase with the greater laws, you are absolutely forced to stay put, to sit tight, to watch and listen and say and do as little as possible. A fair witness to what is happening all around, with no personal vantage point. Being a truth vessel–perfectly designed to hold the truth and nothing but. Uncomprehending of perversity and corruption, and naive to all radical distortion, but you are surpassingly aware of what is good and what is true and of the ways in which the greater laws are being played out in this world. Gifted in observing and appreciating how the Divine Will prevails, how the light penetrates the darkness. Simply there to be with the constructive and the upbuilding energies and forces. The pure idealist in the perfect position to be strictly transparent.

There’s a lot happening right now.

This show goes on.

{this keyboard also is too loud please stand by}

Okay, I set the … whoa, this old Compaq keyboard feels pretty great actually. … damn. ok well so anyways, This watch was too tight on me, and I am realizing things . … .. overwhelmingly so.

I got a freakin’ Harmonious Silver Chalice today. Dragged it off the shelf over at VaLlUe
ViLlAgE
and a shimmering Ding rang so pure.

{a brief moment of nihilism occurs}

I also got his little silver urn thing for ashes, or sticks, or beeswax with beekeeper bones.

{some obvious clarity comes back around}

I act out the summary of what I Listen to. I have the void where a Sun should fill, but it doesn’t. My reality charges forward, ears first. Like a frickin’ bat.

This must be what it means to be a real vampire.

Suppose I do have the capacity to love like one. ___ 😉

& with a human-free diet, too! [besides the lovin’]

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The ol’ English flies never really got the luck at convincing the local sheep herder people to bug their sorry arses off themselves! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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um, ok there’s a plane up above, and

{then I stop typing because of this annoying tone I am hearing during this little show.}

Deborah, What’s up.

Oh, Nothin, I

‘m just Talkin’ about you!

Alr’right then git ooot

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WallMount Chargers ::: Physical auratus wired as a basic ‘Adaptermod’ Presets that were large, up to 3 whole inches wide, and charged ancient electronics like Cell Phones, Music Players, and a variety of novel artifacts of consumer society.

{L I B R A R Y O F F I C I A L}

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So, What if I just stopped listening to music as a hobby?

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and instead, let my music create the music for me?ad

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surely that would be a solid source of ideas for a music careerad, nooo?????

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How Twitter can Save the World

Twitter needs an atmosphere of City Neighborhoods, sorted by tweet rates, # of unique other accounts they interact with, Trends and Following, and User Configurable Culture as a completely free element.

Completely free does not mean without consequence from unjust or dishonorable malice

they need to Use a 2D and 3D Perspective angled Chart or Visual Space, having each user show as an orb or icon. the locations would be as vague or precise as the user chooses.

Now the Timeline will become as redundant as a system Log.

Customizably Decorated Speech Bubbles stem off each user orb. From this perspective, you will see the tweets occur as you fly through this space.

The edges of this space will be a Canvas.

Fabricated as sizable tiles, there will be an open default for user painting.

Not sure if a good idea: if there is a strong concentration of a particular ‘cloud’ adjacent to the walls, they will have “domain” influence, blocking users outside the ‘cloud’ from seeing or painting?

this ever expanding space will retain a more or less spherical shape, so every user can see the entire universe of Twitter Users.

Yes, it’ll be Massivead and Distant.

Not only are there Words to live through, there is now an immersivead environment, and an outlet of Artad, Soundad and Videoad presented in a way that is easy and instinctual to exploread.

The point to all of this?
  1. it’ll be a cool fascinating new experience for the world to enjoy if they want to try it out. [MANY would]
  2. As the World Speaks, the clouds of mind and opinion become visualized and presented as feedback data for every user to reference to.
  3. the Connections would first of all have to be coded and defined with the most unbiased and balanced rules, backed with untampered data, intelligently and humanitarianly handled with historical Cultural Relevance taken into account. Yes, that would make this Scientific as fuck, but You need good Science to sustain a Society. So let’s get this one right okay? {IF FUCKING POSSIBLE}.
  4. As the ‘clouds’ dynamically change form and location, we will see right in front of our eyes how we can relate to each other.
  5. the idea is to create a bridge between every cloud.
  6. A Flawed Civilization of Obsessive Dogma and Technology Might actually convince itself to unite on a level they had always been too Wounded to reach.
humanity is too damn talented to carry on this age of a stale, simmering caldron of blood and gold. ad

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[hmmmm]

ok now i’m hungry.

Haven’t eaten yet, but I kinda feel like I have a very similar Mental situation to Jessica Jones’ Mother. ………………………ad

just not violent.

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There came a week where nobody could fully trust their own sanity. They feared their own truth and dreams, and Became paranoid of their potential. This same week also fueled their creativity. The little ideas came to realization, and even some became overwhelmed in their grand ‘What If’s of Everything.

How do we handle such a week? What if this were to go on for a whole damn month?

I guess we’re gonna find out.

Photosynthesis takes in light.

planets are studied with spectrograph to receive specific ranges of light that represents the type of material the body is made of.

To see light is to receive light.

if there is a photosynthesis-like phenomenon in human [mammal?] biology at work, then the light absorbed at the time of birth very well could have a physical influence on the person.

Astrology could really be a defined structure of this effect.

SOMEONE’S FALLACY

They struck a notion in their dreaming: an Action! a Powerful & Heartfelt attempt at grasping control over their very own reality to eventually reach an Intended Reality Paradise Location!

like grabbing a cloud

to insist a reality so intensely

that a disturbance in their every-dimensional location in the Universe is effected so that their Intended Reality Paradise Location becomes THE Destination for said Every-Dimensional Dis-Location!

{so, then that becomes reality, and I guess it could technically be legit. right?}

Yes, that’s right Jimmy, now Step right up and we’ll begin testing, shall we?

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without hesitation, their first attempt was a reality in which a welcoming dish of Thai Food appeared on their favorite table spot, STEAMIN’, and DELICIOUS!

{{You Imagine This Part}}

but before they could enchant such a powerful spell, they just laughed it off and continued their life of ignoring yet one more wisp of potential inside.

A Wisp of Potential?

Trying to Shine?

Trying to Save them?!

This sparkly Wisp of Potential is a natural human creation as a madly efficient system structure in the brain’s neural network forming so that it is known of and referenced to by largely the rest of the entire network for a significant amount of time in their reality.

{{n’ stuff}}

Would they ever find a way to Really Live in the Now?

There’s a snake in my boot

There’s a boot on my foot

there’s a foot on my ankle thing

There’s an ankle at the end of my leg

there’s these legs hanging off my pelvis

there’s a lotta guts n’ ribs nestled in my pelvis

they are crowned with shoulders

there are two arms anchored off my shoulders

there’s incredible hands at the ends of my arms

the shoulders have an extension of pipes and nerves for the main controller

there’s a sensory hub of character and instinct on this Neck

There’s a brain mass calculating the differences right up top.

There’s a Character Controller input built in to this brain

There’s a universe-bound method to this Controller

There’s Someone handling the Controls

That Someone is You.