January 2, 2014

Humanity and Transcendence, The Singularity and Dualities

A terrific parable by Joseph Campbell (Power of Myth) on humanity and transcendence, on the singularity and dualities:

"There is a wonderful story of the deity, of the Self that said, 'I am.' As soon as it said 'I am,' it was *afraid*. It was an entity now, in time. Then it thought, 'What should I be afraid of, I'm the only thing that there is.' And as soon as it said that, it felt *lonesome*, and wished that there were another, and so it felt *desire*. It swelled, split in two, became male and female, and begot the world."

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