Twins in religion and mythology
Posted 23 January 2010 - 09:36 AM
Posted 23 January 2010 - 11:04 AM
The use of "twins" as an analogy for intangible ideas alike, conveys the old notion that there's an underlying connection for everything in reality.
I think it's weird that we consider the past beliefs "harder to believe" than some of what people believe today.
Posted 23 January 2010 - 11:29 AM
Posted 25 January 2010 - 03:51 PM
Posted 26 January 2010 - 07:34 PM
I am a Gemini and my real name means twin. I suffered greatly from the effects of manic depression as a child and teenager. I had periods of great ability (often in the depression) followed by periods of being unable to do anything creative (yes, oddly when I felt good about myself meaning I learned to embrace diving into the dark side occasionally). The two versions of me in depression and on a high were very different and made it hard to form a sense of true self for a long while.
I also have gender dysphoria.. I have a very strong feminine and masculine side. Not stereotypical in aspect really as both sides are not separate, they compliment each other even if sometimes they conflict. For example I genuinely both like and dislike Disney films due to seeing them from both angles. Without a doubt my 'cynical' side is the masculine and my 'hippy spiritualist' side is the feminine. That's about the only clear division.
I became very inspired by Yin and Yang and of course the duality of destruction and creation.. Cycles of life and day and night etc When you can see yourself as a representation of these things it does at least make all the head-fuck more meaningful and poignant.
Edited by Vore, 26 January 2010 - 07:36 PM.