testart storage law
storage expresses a distrust of nature, and whenever nature is viewed as a divinity whose blessing and unlimited generosity is praised the act of storing is irreverent or sacrilegious at the same time as it constitutes in the social order a transgression of the rule of sharing
from Alain Testart‘s – The Significance of Food Storage among Hunter-Gatherers: Residence Patterns, Population Densities, and Social Inequalities (1982) pdf: http://www.alaintestart.com/UK/documents/storage.pdf]:
Thus storage expresses a distrust of nature, and whenever nature is viewed as a divinity whose blessing and unlimited generosity is praised the act of storing is irreverent or sacrilegious at the same time as it constitutes in the social order a transgression of the rule of sharing..t
In addition to a fundamental alteration in ideology and social relations, storage is often, though not always, connected with a tendency towards the development of individual ownership. Where there is individual property, the development of wealth leads to the emergence of economic inequalities. .t
Agriculturalists and storing huntergatherers together are neatly in opposition to nonstoring hunter-gatherers.
The conclusion to be drawn is that it is certainly not the presence of agriculture or its absence which is the relevant factor when dealing with such societies, but rather the presence or absence of an economy with intensive storage as its cornerstone..t
from from David Graeber & David Wengrow talk from mar 2018 (where i was intro’d to testart) – Slavery and Its Rejection Among Foragers on the Pacific Coast of North America: A Case of Schismogenesis? [https://www.college-de-france.fr/site/philippe-descola/seminar-2018-03-22-10h00.htm]:
1:07 – (philippe descola) – ineq not on shift to agri but on stockpiling/accumulation.. whether thru agri or foraging.. the control of the stock becomes the central point precisely not interpreted in terms of the immediate ecological analysis.. but the point to understanding the emergence of social control/protection
from heal (doc):
54 min – crone: 6 stages of how a disease comes into existence.. 1\ accumulation – accumulate too much (energy)..ie: too much fire in system may have sour belch from time to time.. no big deal
crone: 2\ aggravation – now it becomes aggravating to the system..now a heartburn.. no prob.. solution take meds.. don’t have to deal w why do i have the imbalance.. because considered somewhat normal to have heartburn
55 min – crone: 3\ spread – now excess heat in system and hasn’t been addressed spreads – because still putting heat into system – spicy/alcohol/et-al
4\ crone: localization – excess now finds a weak spot in system where ewe’ve lost some integrity.. ie: old hs injury..
5\ crone: disease – manifests as disease.. ie: progresses overtime to maybe arthritis
6\ crone: becomes diversified – actually alters the tissue system itself.. maybe become rheumatoid arthritis
crone: the beauty of that system is that if you understand those 6 stages.. if you want to prevent disease.. what do you prevent?.. excess accumulation.. build up.. to me.. where the biggest build up is.. is right here (points to head/mind)
David Wengrow (@davidwengrow) tweeted at 4:40 AM on Thu, Nov 07, 2019:
In our ruminations, @davidgraeber points out to me the weirdness of Roman/European property law, where full ownership implies the right to destroy/dispose of what you own. Am now pondering how this relates to much earlier “economies of destruction” (e.g. archaeological hoards).
testart storage law: storage expresses a distrust of nature .. et al
carhart-harris entropy law – hard won order