‘Indigene’ (Latin = ‘self-generating’) + 'Community' (Latin 'com' = 'together' + 'munus' = 'gift or service')
'Indigène' (Latine = 'généré du soi') + 'Communauté' (Latine 'com' = 'ensemble' + 'munus' = 'cadeau ou service')
Indigene Community www.indigenecommunity.info Communauté Indigène
SEXUALITY’s CALL TO COMMUNITY
CBC, Ideas, Paul Kennedy, 22 Oct. 2013, GENERATION PORN is a wonderful revealing show for porn's short-circuit effect to whole individual being & communities. http://www.spreecast.com/events/generation-porn-live-chat I appreciate Cindy Gallop's call for "real-world-sex" or "make-love-not-porn". http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/episodes/2013/10/21/generation-porn-1/
Porn, like much of colonial industrial living, is linear / 2-dimensional misrepresentation of the original loving 3-D relationships which all of us long for. Generation Porn's interviewees make important points about our sexuality, however all treat both men & women sexually as only separate individuals rather than also as community beings in a natural world. 2-D porn sex is abstract & can never be fulfilled beyond neural dopamine release but there is a larger set of relationships, which we are all called to address & heal. All of us have the power to help individuals lost in a 2-D world through welcoming economy. For those who are lonely for human companionship but isolated & desire to build free & equal relations over a lifetime & beyond, ‘community’ (Latin ‘com’ = ‘together’ + ‘munus’ = ‘gift or service’) building in the traditions of humanity’s worldwide ‘indigenous’ (L. ‘self-generating’) multihome ancestors offers, relational supports, opportunity for togetherness & privacy in the healthy portions, which you are free to choose. The traditions of community dances & singing reach for an interaction which while respecting the couple's central role, as well provides for physical & voice interaction among all. Living in 'indigenous' multihome proximity & community generated economy enables mutual-aid among abled & disabled, for one to have privacy, for individuals in couples to interact with others in community, to find affinity beyond the couple & for all ages to interact while maintaining the greatest autonomy.
NO MAN IS AN ISLAND
John Donne (1572-1631). Devotions upon emergent occasions and seuerall steps in my sicknes - Meditation XVII, 1624: "All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated...As therefore the bell that rings to a sermon, calls not upon the preacher only, but upon the congregation to come: so this bell calls us all: but how much more me, who am brought so near the door by this sickness....No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."
The show gives little definition given to the word 'sex' by the show's interviewees. I like to give 'sex' or other key discussion words at least some definition. Sex enables all to reproduce as a species across mortal lifetimes. Sexual differences & tendencies enable other-attracting, relationship-building, complementary sensory-experience, knowledge & specializations, which enable us to find play & work partnership in our enterprise of life. Sexual attraction & sensory expression are hard wired in our bodies to celebrate differences as well as similarities. Is sexuality, like other body feelings, a concentrated representation, nugget or mirror for the rest of our lives? Few consider sexuality as an integral part of human & other animal 'community' livelihood in earth's natural world.
COMMUNITY as a VESSEL for MARRIAGE
Marriage is always a community act, witnessed, communicated & supported by those we know & love. While sex is intimate usually among two, it is also a multi-sensory body language which we all celebrate, read & feel enriched-by as fellow citizens. Family, friends & acquaintances aren't only moderators to couplehood, but as well links in the circle of relationships with every person & all of life. Discussions & livelihood interaction, in which we intimately engage those around us are key parts of the marriage relationship. We misread marriage & sexuality as occurring only between a couple, when community has an essential role in mitigating couple relations. Individuals can also find their sexual partners through building multihome & community capacities. Rather than maintain the dominant linear consumer-spend-patterns of industrial sexuality, community-builders can build lasting fulfilling sexuality employing the vigour of youth to rebuild interactive community economies for all. https://sites.google.com/site/indigenecommunity/relational-economy/extending-our-welcome-participatory-multi-home-cohousing
Humanity's universal worldwide 'indigenous' heritage cultivated individual homes in the proximity & intimacy of inter-generational multihome (Longhouse-apartment, Pueblo-townhouse & Kanata-village). Privacy is important, so indigenous architecture structured private separate quarters for individuals & each nuclear family similar to present day multihome buildings which house approximately 70% of people worldwide. Rather than confine couples 'tete-a-tete' in the nuclear home, multihome as well enables couples & all ages to live in proximity but as well have independence as needed. Husbands, wives, children, siblings, elders, aunts, uncles, cousins & others can find female-male, intergenerational community shelter in multihome buildings. Children brought up in multihome intergenerational buildings or proximal walking buildings or community are able to interact at will. Mutual-aid livelihood can be intergenerational & ‘people’ become a stronger calling than porn or 2-D electronic games for example. https://sites.google.com/site/indigenecommunity/home/2-mutual-aid
Porn 2-D sexuality represents a lack of extended-family & community interaction & relationships typical of the detached nuclear family colonial home. Rather than immigrating as refugees from economic, ecologic & war devastated Europe, we invaded the Americas & rest-of-world, imposing hierarchies & recreating the blueprint of our self-destruction. As previously 'witches' (wise women) or 'druids' ('wisdom of the tree') of Europe were burnt at the stake, Longhouses, pueblo & village destroyed, Guilds (ecological-livelihood) outlawed by Babylonians, Semites, Greeks & Romans, so was fear & detached isolation installed in our physical, sexual & spiritual relations. So did we carry powerless 2-D sexuality worldwide, which now expresses itself as porn.
Indigenous ancestors including European Celtic ancestors, carefully cultivated a broad range of relationship in which sexuality expresses itself fully supported by community. Individual power including sexuality of each person is cultivated through the 'economic' (Greek 'oikos' = 'home') recognition given to each through the multihome. Youth are respected for their Vision-Quest as young adults determining community association across lifetimes. In proximity, domestic & community service labours performed by women or men is the primary. Each specialty is organized in Production Societies with each person first mentored then progressively developing ownership & wisdom over the course of a lifetime, accounted for on the string-shell accounting, ownership, currency & social-security value tools. Through comprehensive economic recognition, Industry & commerce form subset economies. https://sites.google.com/site/indigenecommunity/relational-economy
INSIDE AS OUTSIDE
When colonial people cut-down indigenous 3-D polyculture orchards & ploughed-up 2-D 'agriculture' (Latin 'ager' = 'field'), 3-D immensely productive biospheres were lost. The 3-D abundant canopy & polyculture of plant & animal species were lost. Polyculture's 92 - 98% photosynthesis was degraded to agriculture's 2 - 8%. Tree roots once descending tens of metres into the substrate pumping water, mining minerals, life-colonizing the earth's substrate & storing massive amounts of water, was reduced to annual agri roots penetrating short centimetres. UN studies for 70 years of Agroforestry, Permaculture, Forest Gardens & indigenous Polyculture show a 100 fold or 10,000% greater productivity for food, material, energy & water-cycle. When colonial 2-D agriculture destroyed indigenous 3-D polyculture, huge numbers of species have been lost. The human, once 3-D steward of polyculture, became a 2-D creature destroying all species in opposition to Spaceship Earth’s operating instructions. How can youth celebrate 3-D sexuality in 2-D economic relations, which are so short-lived as to destroy human community & the planetary home we live in? https://sites.google.com/site/indigenecommunity/design/1-indigenous-welcome-orchard-food-production-efficiencies