reply to post by Bluesma
yes it has been described as female and male energies. I would call the savage the male energy and the female the civilized man.
The savage is tamed by the civilized man, like the male is tamed by the female. I see that.
Like the tale of Gilgamesh, Enkido is subdued by Gilgamesh, but more importantly once he knew of the female sex, their energy. It was what tamed the
savage. The savage, Enkido lost potency, but gained balance with the civilized Gilgamesh.
Gilgamesh gained a companion. Learned to love because of it. Learned humility as well. That his potency was not enough to subdue his mortality like he
had done with his savage(Enkido).
But I digress, yes I think we agree. The female energy is the civilized aspect of our lives.
In a way this is being played out in our society as well. The civilized part of us, that searches for greater understanding of the world around us,
wishes to face off with nature and challenge MORTALITY itself. Our savage side wishing to embrace the death we see as primal and necessary to our
identity. That we will lose our humanity by reaching immortality.
The transhumanists can be seen as the civilized minds maxim expression and ultimate goal, like a Gilgamesh, wishing to challenge mortality by reason
(civilized minds potency) alone. The religious, or rather spiritual side trying to preserve the potency of the natural state of the human condition.
Trying to go untamed like an Enkido.
We are trying to find a balance, a harmony to our understanding and cope with our capabilities, without killing the natural savage that is integral to
our very being, and without ignoring the civilized man that is just as important to our existence.
Coping with capabilities of a modern society can be seen as the ying and yang learning to find balance.
or this can be simplified as science VS religion. Left VS right. Male VS female. ect.
I think when it is not a V.S. created by the civilized minds natural tendency to create conflict we see harmony. When the savage is not scared so as
to run as well.
When religion is not provoked or acts out of fear, and when science is not closed and feral with its conclusions.
When they are one but acknowledging their duality, more is gained. The true self.
edit on 6-11-2012 by manykapao because: (no reason given)