Thursday, September 26, 2013

Money Wisdom #205

"Archaic man gives because he wants to lose; the psychology is not egoist but self-sacrificial. Hence the intrinsic connection with the sacred. The gods exist to receive gifts, that is to say sacrifices; the gods exist in order to structure the human need for self-sacrifice."

Norman O Brown Life against Death - The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History (1959) p.265

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