Taboo, Transgression, and Death

We are not always able to remain true to our taboos all of the time. We allow a limited amount of transgression during certain situations to compensate for the building urge to return to the violence we came from, to reunite with the continuity of life that we seem to only experience during brief moments of life—including birth, death, and erotic sexual activity. Our human condition to be able to sense our discontinuity never allows us to join the continuous flow of existence. Since we are not fully able to escape our violent roots, our reason and work has caused us to overlook what is really sacred in life. We lose what once used to be spiritual and ritualistic to what is now calculated and organized. We will never reunite with the sacred if we continue to use taboos to escape what we fear, for what we fear is simply a misunderstanding of the sacred.

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