chapter  3
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Differentiation of Self as a Multigenerational Process


Most human traditions have known that the infl uence of ancestors continues from the past into the present and that the lives of those in the present will be a part of the lives in future generations. For the most part such traditions saw this past infl uence as having a benevolent or malevolent impact and it appears to have been, in part, a way of transmitting beliefs, values, and history in a given culture.