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Reconstructing The World's First Cosmology
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 18:45
A specialist in African hunter gatherer myths and rituals uses ground-breaking methods to reconstruct the very earliest of all human systems of ritual and belief.
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Jerome has many years experience in the field, working with the Bayaka hunter-gatherers in the Congo Basin in Central Africa. This is a ground-breaking study of the central importance to women of the link between their bodies and the Moon. Bayaka men are made aware that even though, as husbands, they may have some sexual expectations, the Moon's own demands come first! Women's solidarity is fundamental to the unusually egalitarian dynamics of Bayaka society.