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The number of expiations has risen to 1517 in 2013/14 compared to 1064 in 2011/12 an increase of around 42 per cent.
The confessional--the architectural seed of this polarity--is a cage to which the teller of expiations is temporarily and voluntarily affixed, in order to be free to engage in the commerce of atonement at an agreed-upon rate of exchange.
The Bloodguard enact their linear expiations on a substrate of primordial Haruchai culture whose relationship to time is cyclic and "archaic" in Eliade's terms.