Friday, 16 December 2011


The ancient Egyptians believed there were seven substances produced by the body, and that all seven were needful for proper magic: wax; tears; spit; phlegm; sweat; semen; urine. Faeces and vomit don't count, for reasons that are beyond me. How about a story based on the seven exhalations? (breath from the nose; breath from the mouth; yawns; odour; burps; farts; spirit -- this last being telepathy).


Musti said...
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Musti said...

It's interesting to see how ancient civilisations also emphasised the aspects of purity and impurity. Maybe today's shared world views still entail ancient beliefs without us even knowing.