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Day: October 16, 2015

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October 16, 2015

October’s Quarterly discussion focused on Michel de Montaigne’s “Of Cannibals” and Sir James George Frazer’s chapter on “Magic and Religion” from The Golden Bough. As always, we had great comments and curiosity from all participants. Both pieces discuss cultures and belief systems far-removed from the authors. Written in very different styles, both portray elements of primitive societies that they feel might enlighten contemporary society. Montaigne’s essay lends itself to a freer flow,

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