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Unique and interesting read Best bullshit history ever Better than the Bible #BOOK Ã Totem Et Tabou ä Un jour, les fr res A l origine du lien social, ce jour l les fr res se coalisent pour mettre fin la tyrannie du p re de la horde primitive, un chef qui d tient tous les pouvoirs et se r serve la jouissance des femelles ils le d vorent et chacun d eux, par ce festin cannibalique, s approprie une partie de sa puissance Une alliance entre semblables, un crime collectif, une grande f te, tel serait notre commencement, tel serait le fondement de la soci t humaine Au commencement tait l acte Et quel acte Apr s quoi s instaure la culpabilit face au p re mort, avec son corollaire la v n ration du totem ou du dieu Apr s quoi pr domine l horreur, le tabou, de l inceste l horreur, pas seulement l interdit , avec sa cons quence, l exogamie Un mythe, cette th se scandaleuse que Freud, apr s une longue enqu te men e avec passion travers la litt rature ethnologique de l poque Frazer entre, beaucoup d autres , nonce dans le dernier des quatre essais de Totem et tabou Un mythe, un roman des origines ou bien la r v lation, difficile admettre, au point d tre refoul e, que toute soci t repose sur un crime commis en commun et ne se maintient dans sa coh sion que par lui Cette traduction, remarquablement pr cise et annot e, est pr c d e d une importante pr face de Fran ois Gantheret qui Montre comment Totem et tabou fut pour son auteur lui m me, bien des gards, un acte Loin d tre, comme on l a soutenu, une application m dicale de la psychanalyse l anthropologie , il constitue un moment d cisif dans l auto analyse de Freud et l histoire du mouvement Notre dition comporte aussi la br ve et tr s personnelle pr face r dig e par Freud l occasion de la traduction de son livre en h breu L auteur, y lit on, qui est totalement d tach de la religion de ses p res, n a pourtant jamais reni l appartenance son peuple It s my first book by Freud and it was impressive First of all, I must praise his writing style or, perhaps, the translator It s a very readable book even if you are a total newbie to the subject matter of the book, and it s not some ordinary subject matter combining anthropological data and psycho analytical insight, Freud tries nothing less than to trace the origin of cultureprecisely of religion, morals, social organization and so on The book has four parts, the first three o It s my first book by Freud and it was impressive First of all, I must praise his writing style or, perhaps, the translator It s a very readable book even if you are a total newbie to the subject matter of the book, and it s not some ordinary subject matter combining anthropological data and psycho analytical insight, Freud tries nothing less than to trace the origin of cultureprecisely of religion, morals, social organization and so on The book has four parts, the first three of which deal with presenting the institutions of totemism, taboo and especially incest, as well as drawing resemblences between the psychology of children, neurotics and primitive peoples The fourth and final part is dedicated actually to summing up all the previous arguments into an ingenious theory that society and culture originated as a result of the Oedipus complex More precisely, Freud imagines a primeval horde, in which the sons killed the father, in order to free themselves from his authority and gain sexual access to his females, and ate him in order to identify with him Later, they replaced him with the totem, and proclaimed the taboo of eating the totem animal except for certain festivities, where the original crime was reenacted , and that of mating marrying with females belonging to the same totemic clan the rule of exogamy and a measure against incest Freud supports his views with a lot of references to anthropological and naturalist works, but the problem is that the materials he uses were written at a time when the transition from armchair anthropology to fieldwork anthropology had no yet been fully accomplished This need not be however an excuse for the fact that Freud purposely and openly speculates without solid support for his hypotheses Too much assuming that and we might suppose that and so on Creative, imaginative, brilliant even, as it is, too much of this book is mere speculation which culminates with a hypothesis best described by Malinowski It is easy to perceive that the primeval horde has been equipped with all the bias, maladjustments and ill tempers of a middle class European family, and then let loose in a prehistoric jungle to run riot in a most attractive but fantastic hypothesis Freud is not en vogue right now, but there s something compelling about his idea that culture began with the Oedipal event the killing of the father If you ve ever wondered where the human taboos of murder, incest, and cannibalism come from, Dr Freud has an answer for you It s not so far out For instance, it s easy to imagine cannibalism as means to a holy bond, uniting people with each other and the divine as my professor pointed out, eating the flesh marks some of our most sacred intim Freud is not en vogue right now, but there s something compelling about his idea that culture began with the Oedipal event the killing of the father If you ve ever wondered where the human taboos of murder, incest, and cannibalism come from, Dr Freud has an answer for you It s not so far out For instance, it s easy to imagine cannibalism as means to a holy bond, uniting people with each other and the divine as my professor pointed out, eating the flesh marks some of our most sacred intimate moments and rituals mothers nibbling babies, lovers biting each other, communion This essay isn t the most accessible thing I ve read by Freud, but it s interesting nonetheless, and keeps working at his big, wonderful idea An engrossing myth of its own is presented to us in the Freud Jung dyad Carl Jung for all his flaws and they were many was possessed of a genius that was unafraid to tread into new and unsecured territory that challenged the narrow and limiting definition of libido insisted upon by Freud The unhappy result was a parting of the ways for Freud the mentor and Jung the young prot g What we have here is an unusually long treatise by Freud that stands as his necessary response to this painfu An engrossing myth of its own is presented to us in the Freud Jung dyad Carl Jung for all his flaws and they were many was possessed of a genius that was unafraid to tread into new and unsecured territory that challenged the narrow and limiting definition of libido insisted upon by Freud The unhappy result was a parting of the ways for Freud the mentor and Jung the young prot g What we have here is an unusually long treatise by Freud that stands as his necessary response to this painful separation from Jung It is Freud s defense of why he could not accept the larger definition of libido including our religious inclinations, that was postulated by Jung After putting up a few smokescreens for the unwary, dropping in pronouncements such as The doctrine of original sin is of Orphic origin, followed by some content showing the finely honed classical education that Freud could call upon to argue that apparently the forces that brought Christianity to birth were projections of an alien Greek culture onto Hebrew culture, etc., things really go downhill The postulated parricide and cannibalism of the primal father appeals to the Freud as an explanation for our Totem and Taboo issues although This is a powerful argument, but not a conclusive one Not conclusive indeed this book is incrediblespecially for those who love reading about psycho mattersand for those who are searching about religious matter and how it startedit was almost like a bible to me cause i feel like it s answering about 25% of my unanswered questionsand helps me to build up the perfect expressions for my own theory for life and universeknowing how our ancestors lived their religious and organized their relations and the problems they face it their sexual life all these help us t this book is incrediblespecially for those who love reading about psycho mattersand for those who are searching about religious matter and how it startedit was almost like a bible to me cause i feel like it s answering about 25% of my unanswered questionsand helps me to build up the perfect expressions for my own theory for life and universeknowing how our ancestors lived their religious and organized their relations and the problems they face it their sexual life all these help us to learnabout our psycho problems Froid is a great author and this is one of his great books This is my second Freud book, the first being Civilization and Its Discontents, so I m not an expert on this guy by any stretch of the imagination As of now, I ve concluded he s farcompelling to read as a philosopher than as a scientific practitioner of any variety There are a lot of moments where it feels like he s trying to force a square peg through a round hole a metaphor I m sure he d be very fond of He makes a lot of great observations and then tries to subsume them all into his o This is my second Freud book, the first being Civilization and Its Discontents, so I m not an expert on this guy by any stretch of the imagination As of now, I ve concluded he s farcompelling to read as a philosopher than as a scientific practitioner of any variety There are a lot of moments where it feels like he s trying to force a square peg through a round hole a metaphor I m sure he d be very fond of He makes a lot of great observations and then tries to subsume them all into his overall Oedipal ideology, only to cheapen the ideas themselves There s little doubt in my mind that plenty of the historical, psychoanalytical and social work he builds his thesis on here have at least been updated if not downright rejected since this book came out Basically, don t go into this expecting much you can hang your hat on in terms of certainty, but be excited to leave with plenty of compelling thoughts to chew on The second essay, in particular, is really intriguing the central idea that the anxiety brought on by moral ambivalence led primitive people as well as modern neurotics read most of us, if we re being honest to enforce moral absolutes is perhaps the most succinct way I ve ever heard the concept of totally subjective morality discussed That s an idea you see fleshed out in the Bible as much as you see it in Curb Your Enthusiasm Similarly, his analysis of the human urge to assign their own thought omnipotence namely, by anthropomorphizing everything they encounter is a psychological idea I find pretty incontestable As far as the usual Freudian incest stuff, he only occasionally voyages into the realm of self parody He defends some of his points on the subject well but I just don t think it s a strong enough case to base his entire psychological paradigm around When he uses incest as a means to flesh out ideas about how taboos are created in the first place, I can track and appreciate what he has to say When he says incest is the basis of any all taboos and just about everything else, it s way harder for me to stay on board the train While Totem and Taboo is dated and a little silly at points, it s still a book I d consider thought provoking, if not explicitly enlightening, in a lot of respects Translator s NotePrefacePreface to the Hebrew Translation Totem and Taboo List of Works Referred To in the TextIndex I found it incredibly stimulating a suitable word I think considering a certain sexual implication that it carries Not that I found it sexually stimulating or anything it s mostly about incest it s just that it s Freud, because y know I m not actually oh, whatever But wait Maybe I did That s the point Incest and our outlawing of it could well be the start of civilisation If you didn t want to do it, you wouldn t need social taboos and eventually laws to prohibit I found it incredibly stimulating a suitable word I think considering a certain sexual implication that it carries Not that I found it sexually stimulating or anything it s mostly about incest it s just that it s Freud, because y know I m not actually oh, whatever But wait Maybe I did That s the point Incest and our outlawing of it could well be the start of civilisation If you didn t want to do it, you wouldn t need social taboos and eventually laws to prohibit it Oedipus Complex anyone Andto the point, theuncomfortable it makes you, theyou look down on me for jokingly implying that I may have found the subject of incest sexually stimulating, then theguilty of this perversion you are For anything you feel strongly about, there s probably a fundamental ambivalence on an unconcious level Your harsh reaction can only be the manifestion of your rational concious self overcompensating for your libindal incestuous urges pervert Your negative reaction probably has a negative correlation to precisely how much you wish to commit the act you are condemning Like The Sun and it s readers on the issue of paedophilia.But seriously, it s a great book that gives some serious insight into all manner of things society, religion, the monarchy and the dreaded human condition itself all via a surprisingly authentic anthropology