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ON THE YINNESS AND YANGNESS OF FIRE AND LIGHT.

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In fire, light is latent and heat is dominant.

 In light, heat is latent and light is dominant.  

So in light, heat is yin and light is yang

whereas in fire, heat is yang and light is yin.

 Taking everything into consideration light is yang and fire is yin

but where light meets resistance there is friction and friction creates heat and heat creates fire.  

So in conflict fire is yang and light is yin.

But in reasoned conversation light is yang and fire yin. 

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ANCIENT PERSPECTIVE ON MASCULINITY AND FEMININITY

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The Taoist concept of masculine and feminine is a little difficult for the western mind to contemplate.  Masculinity and femininity exist in relationship with one another.  Allow myself to give you a little example.

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FEMALE                                                                   MALE

FAILING                                                      SUCCEEDING

BROKEN                                                       UNBROKEN

WEAK                                                               STRONG

QUESTION                                                           ANSWER

SLOW                                                                 FAST

DOWN                                                                         UP

GRAVITY                                                                 LEVITY

TRAGEDY                                                                   HUMOR

COAGULATE                                                         DISSOLVE

DARK                                                                  LIGHT

MYSTERY                                                           REVELATION

SHEATH                                                                SWORD

LISTENING                                                                    SPEAKING

SPEAKING                                                             THINKING

THINKING                                                  UNDERSTANDING

PAY PARTICULARLY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE LAST 3 NOTICE THE CHANGE OF SEX IN THE DIFFERENT COMPARISON SET? 

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The upward pointing triangles in alchemy represented elements that were masculine.  Male elements rise above and over come.  Fire and air.  The line represents a doubling of the energy, more masculine more spiritual.  The water elements gravitate downwards, they are feminine because of their lack of moving, their inertia, their stagnation.

The star of david, or the star of divide as I like to call it is an image of the soul.  The human soul is made out of a divine soul and an animal soul and on death, the divine part returns to heaven and the animal soul returns to the earth.