“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, February 17, 2011

British Skull Cups

The discovery of 14 000 year old skull cups from ancient Britain warms my heart. Tibetan Buddhism still uses skull cups (kapala) in its rituals and it seems clear that the cups also had a ritual function in Britain. I drank from one in September. (Slavoj Žižek, about Buddhist namby pambys, you were saying?)

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