This little piece of Plato has led been a continual source of gender questioning since it was written two millennia ago

Posted: August 4, 2011 in 2011

i highly recommend reading pages 22-26 in this free edition of Plato’s symposium. He gives an early origin myth of human fusing male and female genders. It inspired many christian and jewish heresies of the Androgynous God. Plato and neo-platonism was rediscovered by the Renaissance, Christian Mystics and America’s Transcendentalists.


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