I enjoyed this talk best of all! I cannot wait for the 2nd part. I read something recently which I thought was appropriate:
“Aristophanes says that in the beginning there were creatures composed of what are now two human beings. And these were of three sorts: male/female, male/male, female/female. The gods then split them all in two. But after they had been split apart, all they could think of to do was to embrace each other again to reconstitute the original units. So we all now spend our lives trying to find and re-embrace our other halves.”
Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth (with Bill Moyers)
Perhaps this can help explain the multitude of different sexualities such as straight/gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender/ intersex (genetic hermaphrodism & androgyny)/Pansexual, and other people I may have missed.
Anyway it’s a good reason to read up on Aristophanes, as well as a being a good subject to meditate upon.
Thank you for these wonderful lectures,
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