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Happy New Year cosmic citizens!
We kick of the New Year with a study of Paper 84, Marriage and Family Life.
That family and marriage are evolutionary institutions deserving our full appreciation and study is poorly understood. Like much in our society, we do not truly comprehend the fundamental building block of wider society and civilzation that makes for a good or poorly functioning society. The primary supernaphim who is our second chief of seraphim on this planet to function since the bestowal of Michael, is more than conversant with our social evolution.
Material necessity founded marriage, sex hunger embellished it, religion sanctioned and exalted it, the state demanded and regulated it, while in later times evolving love is beginning to justify and glorify marriage as the ancestor and creator of civilization’s most useful and sublime institution, the home. And home building should be the center and essence of all educational effort.
Mating is purely an act of self-perpetuation associated with varying degrees of self-gratification; marriage, home building, is largely a matter of self-maintenance, and it implies the evolution of society. Society itself is the aggregated structure of family units. Individuals are very temporary as planetary factors — only families are continuing agencies in social evolution. The family is the channel through which the river of culture and knowledge flows from one generation to another. (931.1–2) 84:0.1–2
Marriage was not needed by primitive man, who indulged his sex appetite freely without encumbering himself with the responsibilities of wife, children, and home. (931.4) 84:1.1
In early times all descent was reckoned in the female line, that being the only part of inheritance which was at all certain. (932.7) 84:2.1
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