About twelve thousand years ago, the art of domestication was discovered. Previously we were hunters and gatherers who followed the beasts in the great savannas and collected fruits and seeds; At night we slept in caves and temporary shelters.
With the advent of agriculture and the taming of animals, it became more effective to stay in one place. Surplus made it possible to save food for droughts and winters and allowed populations to grow. Settlements grew becoming towns and cities.
Large-scale agriculture requires intensive labor, creating the need for slavery. Violent subjugation of individuals is simple but inefficient and costly, taming humans and turning them into cattle is a better alternative to coercion.
The greatest domestication was not of grain or cattle, but of human beings. This created the need for systematic domestication techniques. A group of priests, called the Magi, emerged and specialized in the arts of domestication.
The systematic study of serfs allowed the mapping the entire range of emotions, passions and desires and the creation of systems of behavioral control through the manipulation of emotions. Over time priests perfected their occult techniques of seduction to conformity and developed myths, symbols and rituals to condition serfs to venerate and obey their masters and consider them indispensable and superior. The slaves began to believe that their best alternative was to surrender their will in return for a promise of security.
In this way culture transformed humans into cultigens, beings with plowed minds planted with thoughts of others, incapable and afraid of growing ideas of their own.
Human sprouts were cultivated from an early age in gardens for children. Like bonsais, their imaginations were atrophied through intellectual malnourishment, behavioral reinforcement and the careful pruning of curiosity.
The elemental aspects of the mind were linked from childhood to symbols such as flags, signs, hymns, group activities, sports, prayers, uniforms, etc. Using spells, which are the manipulation of these symbols, the Magi modulated emotions at will, controlling the reactions of their docile subjects.
Preconceptions, the artificially inseminated parasitic embryos, sterilized fertile minds that otherwise would have spontaneously conceived and flourished original concepts.
Through the application of these techniques, magical creatures who had the ability to imagine and create alternative realities, began to grow the dreams of their farmers.