I'm kinda reading this book that I got off of the "these books are old and apparently no one wants them because they haven't been checked out in decades so take one. please.now.thankyou." table at the front of our library. It's called Maps of the Mind. I just really started it today.. Soooo we'll see how long I stick with it.. specially because I'm also reading two other books besides this one and have more lined up. yeah
It's seems to basically be a compilation of different theories and myths about the mind or psyche mentioned by various cultures and people throughout time. Speaking of the word psyche. I learned that it actually means "soul"
Theres a section in here that talks about the Yin-Yang.
and that's the point of this entry.
I mean.. you can't really tell me that as a younger you you didn't use to scribble the Yin-Yang in your note book or doodled it once or twice somewhere on something. can you?
And..who really knew what it meant?
Wellll here it goes.
"Yin and Yang literally mean "the dark and sunny side of the hill" but in their profound influence on Chinese philosophy, religion, government, art, medicine, nutrituon, sexuality and social custom they have come to stand for two complementary principles, alterinating in space and time, throughout the myriad forms of nature.
the dark side, is taken to represent femals, earth, valley, stream, night, yielding, absorbing rest, autumn- winter and is represented by even numbers and broken lines in colors such as green and by fungi, cows, turtles, snakes, peaches, blossoms, waves and clouds.
the light side, has been taken to sybolize male, heaven, mountains, rock, day forcing, penetrating, movement, spring-summer and is represented by odd numbers, in solid lines and in colors such as azure, and by dragons, stallions, feng-birds, rams cocks, horned beasts, jade, and mountians.
They are said to have originated from on primordial breath, CHI, which divided into a lighter mountian mist, and a darker earth vapour.