The child of the masculine and feminine principles in us
July 22nd 2019
In his dialogue 'the Banquet ', Plato relates the myth of the androgyne. In the beginning, human beings had both male and female organs, they were all both male and female, and this double nature gave them capacities such that the gods ended up feeling threatened. To weaken them, Zeus, king of the gods, decided to cut them in half, and from then on there were men and there were women. This myth stresses that human beings' power came from the fact they had both male and female organs. But despite this kind of mutilation, humans nevertheless possess the two principles physically. Yes, in their mouth: their tongue is the masculine principle, their two lips are the feminine principle, and together they create a child: speech. Speech gives them immense power. Sometimes, just a few words are needed to bring them the same results material means would. Through speech they create and destroy, gather together and separate, restore peace or trigger war, bring healing or disease. Each one of you must be aware and careful of the words you say.