These classic avenues of civilization are found the world over. But they are also much more. They are the recurring forms through which human beings individually live out their lives. As such, they are nothing less than fundamental modes of human becoming.
This blog looks into them one by one — swinging open the particular gateway into the world each one represents — to grasp the aim task and primary endeavor it embraces, which results in a distinct way of experiencing people and events in general, and of thus living out one’s life in the world.
— Gene Ruyle