Friday, 3 February 2017
Ancient philosophical models still persist in our unconscious.
Noble reason's control of the bodily passions - as symbolized by the five pointed star - harks back to the stoics and ascetics of the ancient world.
Linear (vertical) models like animals to humans to angels to God require the subjugation of the physical.
St. Paul's dichotomy of body and spirit as death and life is destructive of healthy human sexuality.
The only answer is integration.
We should not be cut off at the neck or even at the waist.
A healthy harmony of body, mind, and spirit mediated by a loving heart is what we should aspire to.
Contrary to popular opinion the soul, or divine spark, is not in our minds it is in our hearts.
And the heart is the center of our being.
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