Monday, January 14, 2013

Money Wisdom #61

"Thus there entered into exchanges between members of the community symbolic forms, whose original significance in religious rite was, with the passage of time, completely forgotten. These miniature substitutes for the sacrificial animal or for the ritual implements of the sacred meal were therefore the predecessors, and probably the original forms of coined money."

William H Desmonde Magic. Myth and Money (1962) p.119

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