For years now I've pondered on my calling... to bring heaven to earth. I was tired of "needing belief" when it came to the Arcane Arts. I was convinced that the early mystics were trying to say something profound that got lost in metaphors as they didn't have the scientific language of modern times to explain it with. People were taking these metaphors too literally and getting aggravated when they had no success... or just writing lies that they convinced themselves were true to impress others.
This past week, I think I've cracked one of the major codes. To explain this, I need to briefly remind you of an old detail... the ancient Egyptians did brain surgery. This knowledge must have seemed profound to them... that their connection to their higher selves could be adapted by meddling around with their grey matter.
One of the most common occult symbols is that of the two pillars:
On the left (from the observers' view) is the pillar of severity (feminine) and on the right the pillar of mercy (masculine). Most occultists know this, but do you know why they are there?
My fiance posted a conundrum that I had presented her. When you listen to your inner voice, who is the speaker and who is the listener? How is it possible that you can talk to yourself? Is there another you?
From this problem, I came up with a theory based on my education in Psychology. I know that we have two hemispheres of the body connected by the corpus callosum. The left side of the brain (masculine) is known to master concepts of logic. The right side of the brain (feminine) has to do with matters of creativity. The corpus callosum is the middle pillar.
If you feel like you've seen this idea somewhere else, you have. We know that man is attributed to the sun and woman is attributed to the moon. This is because the masculine emits his power (sperm/sun) while the feminine power is to accept that (light/sperm/force) and create her own force with it. This is the way of the universe (macrocosm/above) being reflected to us humans (microcosm/below). So we see that the left hemisphere of the brain (animus) provides logic to the right side of the brain (anima) which uses its creativity to turn these facts and logic into useful data and strategies. To simplify, think vocabulary (left) vs. poetry(right).
This communication between the two hemispheres of the brain is what gives us inner dialogue. You may be itching for proof at this point as I have laid out a fairly profound theory. And you shall have it.
Stroke victims have part of their brain die. Sometimes an entire hemisphere of their brain dies. As it turns out, stroke victims have a high chance of losing their inner monologue. Put simply, these two hemispheres can't have their normal conversations.
This is all a theory and I would love to know your thoughts and criticisms of this theory. More importantly, I'd love to know if this theory helps you understand any of your own theories better!