Emergence: Section Three, Earth; Part Twenty, Collective, Collected Chapters


Collective; Part Twenty,

Chapter One: Family  

Pt. 20, Ch. 01

The care of a loving family is like the wet, clinging mesh of a spiderweb. Familial obligations are invisible bonds.



Collective; Part Twenty,

Chapter Two: Kin

Pt. 20, Ch. 02

Family becomes a clan. Loyalties are set in the body, by chemicals, enzymes, and proteins; bonds we do not question.



Collective; Part Twenty,

Chapter Three: Village

Pt. 20, Ch. 03

Hierarchies emerge in village life; at the well, the markets, places of worship, judgment. The center is everything.



Collective; Part Twenty,

Chapter Four: Tribe  

Pt. 20, Ch. 04

There was safety and competition, there were shared customs, stories, and rituals in the tribe. There was otherness.



Collective; Part Twenty,

Chapter Five: City

Pt. 20, Ch. 05

People flowed into the urban centers to trade, and work. Families dispersed, becoming less important than neighbors.



Collective; Part Twenty,

Chapter Six: State   

Pt. 20, Pt. 06

Cities gathered villages to themselves, as families did kin, in ancient bonds of vassalage; bond of the imagination.



Collective; Part Twenty,

Chapter Seven: Nation


Pt. 20, Ch. 07

Common language, and custom formed nations out of states, for security, prosperity; old allegiances shifting outward.




Section Three, Earth

Part Twenty, Collective

Collected Chapters

Section 03, Earth

Part 20, Collective


01 Family

02 Kin

03 Village

04 Tribe

05 City

06 State

07 Nation






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