Brooks Park
3 min readOct 20, 2022

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Human civilization sprang fromn the mists of human evolution with little evidence of the events leading to it’s origin. Hominid primates scampering across the plains and navigating the forests discovered the art of agriculture; as a result these nomadic tribes began to settle in order to plant, tend, and harvest plants. This no doubt played a pivotal role in the development of human civilization, but what transpired between the agricultural revolution of the Neolithic era and the rise of Sumerian city states is shrouded in uncertainty.Sumerians were the first humans to express evolutionary potential in many ways, most of which continue to be prominent elements of our contemporary existence. Civilization, written language, religion, time, mathematics, and history all began in the first documented expression of human potential.Sumeria was eventually conquered by the Akkadians, who eventually became Babylon. Whereas Sumerian culture was not patriarchal (priestesses guided the populations with the same authority as priests, and their cosmology reflected equal power from both gods and goddesses). Sex was openly engaged in for religious purposes, and temple prostitution was not shamed. Akkadians culture was rigidly patriarchal and feminine sexuality became denigrated in favor of male authority. Sex rites continued, but under the directives of male authority. This imposition of patriarchal hierarchy increased in the Middle Eastern cultures with every domination which followed.Although the Akkadian conquest of Sumeria marks an adaptation of the previous culture, I propose this transformation began prior to the conquest of Sumeria. Initially Sumeria was a theocracy…

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Brooks Park

Mystical Hedonist; Drug Geek; Psychonaut. Prone to irreverent social commentary.