There is a crazy but enchanting theory of love in Plato’s classic philosophical text, Symposium, that is centered around the idea that humans were once fused sexes, circular beings that were chopped in half at Zeus’s command to diminish their power.
Some were male, some were female, and the rest were half male and female. After Zeus, who was the king of the Greek gods, halved the humans, they began roaming the face of the earth in search of one another.
Thousands of years later, this romantic—and fatalistic idea—that we are all wandering halves waiting, or actively looking, for our soulmates—our other halves—still permeates popular culture...Read full article on Elephant Journal
-By Natasha Scripture
(First appeared in Elephant Journal)