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Old 02-10-2014, 02:13 PM   #950
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Originally Posted by dunadan View Post
All those beautiful girls and if the initiation rite is true then they are ugly on the inside!

We're not here to destroy - We are here to employ-We have come to make you function-So we can eat you at our functions-Information can destroy-So we'll treat you just like toys-So the best stock will survive...
IN the last chapter, after illustrating the terms positive and negative mana, we discussed the taboo on blood and 5 other taboos which are allied with it--on women, children, death, leather, and days. The present chapter will illustrate rather fully and attempt to explain several more taboos which were prevalent among the Romans--those on sex, men, strangers, slaves, and on linen, knots, iron and places..Among all peoples, chastity is often obligatory before the performance of religious duties. In certain Roman priesthoods, the taboo on sexual intercourse lasted for a long period of years; in some religious rites, abstinence was enjoined only at specific times, particularly on the eve of a religious festival. Even outside the Roman State religion, chastity was occasionally required before the performance of certain daily tasks. The most familiar example of forced chastity over a period of years is that of the Vestal Virgins. Chastity as a preparation for religious rites was familiar at the festivals of Ceres and of Bacchus, both divinities of the products of the earth; we know, too, that beekeepers,on the day before they handled the hives, had to refrain from intercourse...The Vestal's vow of virginity lasted for thirty years.. During the first ten years she was a novice, during the next ten she performed the sacred duties of the order, and during the last ten she taught the girls who had just entered the order. After thirty years she was allowed to return to secular life and marry, if she chose, but this rarely happened..

A beekeeper friend of mine says that finding a queen in a hive is the “most aggrevatin’-est thing” involved with beekeeping. Some people can spot the queen right off. Not me. I have spent hours trying to find a queen even in a moderately populated hive...

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