CMLT/ANTH 3190 Week 6
CMLT/ANTH 3190 Week 6 3190
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Date Created: 11/09/14
CMLTANTH 3190 Deszo Benedek Week 6 Tuesday Sept 23 2014 Dr Benedek was a tour guide when he was college age specifically a hunting guide Growing up he was cut off from the rest of the world 0 he had never heard of Dracula If you use the media it will not take long for something to become a myth Oct 16 1869 I think Dr B might have said 1969 but it was definitely 1869 People in Cardiff found a petrified giant 0 a man decided to have a 10foot tall statue of a man built and treated to look old and worn then discovered it on his own farm 0 he got the idea from Genesis 64 which says that once giants roamed the earth o on his deathbed the man admitted to the hoax but people still go to see it The Song of the Ancestors is functional mythology o the people function based on it and never question it 0 one breath group take one big breath and chant for as long as they could then sigh and continue 0 before they could continue everyone had to repeated it o the longest Dr Benedek ever went without falling asleep was 40 minutes I How is it that the Yami were able to focus so well o they would chant it as often as possible like our national anthem o there is no rule making them stay why does no one leave I to claim their private property o they didn39t have documents deeds so they stated what was theirs and in repeating it everyone confirms o when a disagreement arises someone has to remind them this isn39t the original song and they have to take it back or there will be a fight I basically you have to stay because if you don39t someone might sing you out of your property 0 every family gets a chance to sing the Song I the oldest person in the family sings it I ex if the family gets a new boat One day a woman was diving and found a bright red crab She dove after it but the crab ran to hide under a coral stone She tried tirelessly to move the stone but it wouldn39t budge Eventually she pulled it out of the ocean oor leaving a large hole behind Water gushed out of it ooding the village and drowning everyone except for two couples All the food was ruined and there was no freshwater They saw a rat carry a green branch up a mountain followed it and repopulated the island o this is why women aren39t allowed in the water past their knees I except for an abortion ritual in the presence of her husband and shaman I the women never question this no one questions the song one time a woman became ill and Dr B took her to the shaman who figured out which demons were causing her pain The two of them started singing the verse of the Song of the Ancestors that deals with those demons and she got better Dr Benedek started to struggle with his faith everything he believed was being challenged every 6 months or so mail would be ow to him by someone at the university who had a little plane one day he got a letter from his travel agent that was very irty The shaman got mad because she had told him to be careful with married women Apparently the woman was married The shaman somehow knew about her letter and her marital status Situations like these were very confusing and difficult for Dr Benedek Thursday Sept 25 2014 we began class with physics videos the double slit experiment o the physicist believed that the mere act of consciously observing the behavior of light altered the patterns it formed on the screen o matter behaves differently depending on the level of focus observers apply to it studies done on multiple personalities a patient was diabetic and in one phase his pancreas functioned properly and he had healthy blood sugar levels When the other personality dominated however he would go into diabetic shock When doctors injected him with insulin his personality changed back to the healthy one Since they had injected him with insulin which lowers blood sugar his blood sugar dropped dangerously The doctors gave him orange juice and he was okay They began constantly measuring his blood sugar and monitoring the personality cycles The waited for the diabetic personality to come out and didn39t give him insulin instead they changed his personality via hypnosis and the excess sugar disappeared The color of his eyes also changed just because you cannot understand something does not mean it doesn39t exist the physical world is a product of our consciousness perception is everythingthink about taboo if the whole system is being held together by the narrative that everyone believes when someone challenges it he loses every support This is why its important not to question it
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