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Androgyny: the opposites within
June Singer


Scientists and mystics throughout history have realized that every human being is a carrier of opposite and complementary life energies. Given a variety of names-yin and yang, poetic and rational, emotional and intellectual, feminine and masculine-these energies exist in everyone, regardless of sex .Androgyny involves recognizing the eternal flux of these opposing energies within us. On a journey that takes us through Taoism, Gnosticism, Kabbalah, Alchemy, Astrology, Tibetan Tantra, Kundalini Yoga, and the works of Plato, Freud, and Jung ,June Singer shows how crucial awareness of the androgynous soul has been to those inquiring into the mysteries of human nature. Consciousness of our own androgyny can lead to a new sense of personal unity within the larger universe. It is no accident that men and women today are expressing previously undeveloped sides of their natures. One of the most thorough investigations of the subject in the current literature. Androgyny is full of psychological and spiritual insights that speak to today's sexual confusion. Singer shows how we can embrace both complementary and contradictory attitudes toward sex and gender. Finally, she proposes a range of choices by which we can identify ourselves, secure that the masculine/feminine interaction within each of us is not only normal but the dynamic factor in our wholeness.

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