Speculations about Sethra and the Lavodes (Was RE: TEST)

Kenneth Gorelick pulmon at mac.com
Wed Feb 15 12:53:51 PST 2006

On Feb 15, 2006, at 1:17 PM, Jon_Lincicum at stream.com wrote:

> Maximilian Wilson <wilson.max at gmail.com>
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> 02/15/06 09:59 AM
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> Re: Speculations about Sethra and the Lavodes (Was RE: TEST)
>> That's not all we know. IIRC Paarfi comments at one point that,
>> pre-Interregnum, mixed-breeds were more common because modern
>> contraceptives weren't available. Given the developments in sorcery
>> since the Interregnum, I'd call that evidence in favor of
>> contraception being sorcerous in nature. It certainly implies that
>> it's not simple biology at work.
> There it is. Page 66 of /FHYA/ (trade paperback).
> "If because of an excess of love, or an insufficiency of precaution  
> in the
> heat of a moment of passion, a child is born to lovers who cannot  
> marry
> because one or the other (or both!) were born into the wrong house..."
> "Insufficiency of precaution" does strongly imply contraception of  
> some
> variety. Sorcery is not even hinted at here, however.
> In any case, the rythm method is considered contraception by some.  
> So we
> don't know for sure.

The technical term for people who count on contraception via the  
"rhythm method" is "parents".