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Generally, an imaginary land of luxury, plenty and ease. Specifically, the name that people in the middle-ages gave to an imagined land filled with all the things that their own lives lacked.
Portrayed in legend, oral history, and art, Cockaigne became the most all-encompassing collective dream of medieval times an earthly paradise to counter the pain and frustration of daily existence and to suppress anxieties over an ever-more-exclusive heavenly afterlife.
Amongst Cockaignes standard elements of medieval conceptions are:
ready to eat food that pursues human beings.
the total absence of work.
sex and alcohol available on demand.
a fountain of youth that makes the decrepit nubile.
As one text about Cockaigne puts it:
"People in that country who are fond of drinking with trusted comrades receive for each fair-sided drink a silver penny. Those who drink till it's coming out of their ears or till their eyes start to water receive a guinea for every drink they've imbibed. And anyone who can empty a whole tankard in one gulp, standing up and without taking a breath, gets free drinks and a gold noble to boot."
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Sources: (1) Dictionary of the Occult, Caxton Publishing; (2) The Encyclopaedia Britannica Eleventh Edition Handy Volume Edition, Oxford University Press.
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