By Roya Monajem, Tehran
women, masculine sexuality is determined by two unlike chromosomes, X and Y,
coming from 'their' mothers and fathers respectively. The Y chromosome carries
the necessary information for development of male characteristics. Male
characteristics on the psychological level develop as the result of their
primary duties granted to them by nature. And what are these roles: Impregnation
of females, protection of the territory and bread-earning. Their greater
physical strength is what helps them most in fulfilling their duties. Higher
physical strength is tied with higher ability to show aggression which provokes
fear in the rival which derives the latter to either fight or fly.
receive their X chromosomes from their mothers which from one point of view
balances the Y chromosomes. They can more easily achieve Wholeness. They are not
like women who because of possessing two similar chromosomes and on the basis of
like poles repel each other, from this very perspective, have a 'divided self.'
Having two similar chromosomes implies that depending on the scope of
psychological differences between the two grandmothers they inherit their genes
from, and also on the 'accidental' genetic cross-overs that may happen after
their conception in their mothers' wombs, women may show a whole spectrum of
personalities from what is called schizophrenic in psychology to a whole unified
being that depending on the nature of qualities that their two similar genes
carry, they can be extremely passive or active, docile or domineering. But let's
leave women alone and go back to men.
years - particularly when due to
certain personal (meaning individual? fateful?, predestined? genetic?
environmental? existential?) reasons, I surpassed (translated into emotional
language, after years of regurgitation, vomited) feminism and communism, and by
now luckily all other 'isms'- I had been wondering why was it necessary for
masculine world-view to become dominant on
answer this question, let us go back to the times when - as much as our extant
histograhical - pictorial records can testify - "patriarchy' had not yet become
the dominant force determining 'the fate of human species on the planet earth,'
and see what possible biological, genetic natural need led to this 'accidental?'
'fateful?' 'predestined?' 'foreseen'? growth, development and finally domination
of masculine worldview.
beings, because of having the most 'dependent' offspring, need the participation
of both sexes to insure the survival of the next generation. Females (as the
physically weakest species on earth) needed males not only for their own
protection and impregnation, but to help them in feeding and protecting their
offspring. This is the will of nature, which of course it does not mean that
many 'abnormal' cases such as hermaphrodites could not appear as well. We just
leave exceptions alone and deal with the norm, or what has been the norm until
this stage of human history, which is in a way the complete collapse and at the
same time re-evaluation of all values in all domains of human life.
Incidentally, let us not forget these are masculine values as will be shown
question was why human evolution? existence? survival? needed masculine
world-view to become dominant?
stated above in the first natural division of labor among human beings, males'
fundamental duty was to protect and help females in feeding and insuring the
survival of the next generation, at least when they managed to win a female and
the most basic insecurity of females has been to be raped and left unprotected
and alone with an unwanted child, the most basic insecurity of males used to be
'failure in winning any females.' It must have been very hard on those primitive
men who did not succeed to attract any females and were left alone particularly
during the heat season, even more so than today as there was not any whore- or
in Islamic terminology 'chastity' - houses around yet. The fact that this can
rightfully be the greatest fear and insecurity of the male species reveals why
even modern men have this inborn tendency to go through a lot of troubles to
have as many girlfriends as possible and find it difficult to stay 'faithful!'
Why polygamy has historically been their exclusive right, even though most
probably such state of affairs first happened 'naturally' when the number of
females far-exceeded the males which could endanger human survival. In such
cases, as rare as they could happen naturally, but common during wars, it was as
though all the sperms of the few males around were needed to insure conception
of the next generation and thus survival of the
of both protection and bread-earning which at that time meant fishing and
hunting, at the same time gave men lots of free time (particularly after the
Heat season). In this free time, surely they gradually started to try different
appropriate objects for accomplishment of their duties. Those natural objects
that proved to be more efficient here could then be used as models. This
stimulated the growth and development of creative mental faculty. In this way a
mutual stimulating relationship was established between the derive for
tool-making and development of mental faculties. Females needed tools too and
they did for sure use their minds to create their necessary tools, but while as
it appears there is no end to development of masculine tools of production,
feminine 'tools of production,' as we still can see, once created appeared so
efficient, that women no longer needed to use their minds in the same sense and
direction. Need is the mother or father of creation, but creativity needs
another indispensable element which is free time. So in addition to the fact
that feminine tools needed no further development, they lacked the other vital
element of creativity, i.e. free time due to first of all the high dependency
and vulnerability of human newborn and secondly because of the high
time-consuming household chores.
short, the main two duties or responsibilities that nature demanded from men,
i.e. protection and bread-earning, intensified by the instinctual derive for the
survival of self and species, compelled males to develop more efficient tools
that in turn stimulated the growth and development of masculine mental power
which automatically compensated for their comparatively weaker survival power.
other hand having two different chromosomes, (physically meaning having both the
positive and negative poles, or active and passive principles), granted males
the ability to act more single-mindedly. Compared to women they suffered less
inner contradictions, conflicts, disharmony and disputes.
it is even possible to say that Mind is the child of the 'marriage' of male and
female principles inside males. It is natural actualization of Tantra Yoga.
Women lack this capacity. Even when their two X chromosomes are very similar and
as the result they can enjoy inner peace and harmony, the two basically
different roles of womanhood and motherhood creates inner conflict and struggle
in them. Take the most innocent and benign situation when it is springtime and
the air is filled with all sorts of enchanting fragrances of wild violets,
chamomiles, marjoram which make her soul long to run outdoors and join Nature in
celebration, but there are small children who could die if left alone. In such
cases motherhood nearly always win because the instinct for survival of the
species is stronger than that of the survival of the individual self. It is not
due to any conscious feminine will that they appear more 'sacrificial and
devoting' than males. That is why it is not very difficult to see and understand
why women surrendered to their 'fatal destiny,' for so long, particularly since
the domination of masculine world view. Their biological weaker constitution,
the role of motherhood and man-made 'morality' made them utterly dependent on
did men continued to carry out the same biologically dictated destiny? Although
the development of the mental faculty in males solved one of the greatest
problems that human species was facing as the most vulnerable species, yet at
the same time, it could turn to its opposite and lead to rebel of these males
who could in their free time -particularly when the heat season was over - truly
wonder why the hell they should care about those females with their nagging
children? Except, the instinct of survival of the species which is relatively
much weaker in males, what other force was there that compelled them to continue
supporting and providing for women? After all, the only time they really needed
women was during the heat season when they simultaneously fulfilled their
primary duty or responsibility of 'impregnating' women. What did make them to
stick with females for the rest of the year? By the development of mind, the old
problem of survival of human species as the weakest creature on the earth was
overcome, but another problem arose: now these 'logical reasonable' males who
now thought of themselves as the 'crown of creation' could very well 'send those
females' - particularly now that they were taken as 'the cause of their
expulsion from Heaven' - to Hell.
Live our Wise Mother Nature. With a little manipulation of human sexual
function, 'the heat season' is turned to a non-ending season! This is another
chief difference between humans and other animals, is it not? Now men needed
females throughout the year and not just during the limited so-called Heat
season. And the rest of the story can be read in history books, but don't forget
that these records essentially describe solely masculine world view and attitude
toward the self and the world.
are the characteristic features of such a
answer this question we take the principle "We understand only what we can
experience inside" as the reference point which is the psychological
interpretation of the second Hermetic principle "As above, so below."
is two different chromosomes, X and Y called 'man,' meaning 'thought' 'mind' (if
we take old Persian meaning for the word 'man'). From this entity called man is
derived the first Hermetic principle "All is Mind."
is a divided mind that regards 'polarity' (the fifth Hermetic Principle) as the
basic principle of creation. Let us examine this fifth principle (out of a total
of seven) more closely and comment on it. It
"Everything is Dual; everything has poles; everything has
its pair of opposites;"
masculine 'genetic constitution' shows. Nevertheless, it is experienced by both
men and women, but in different ways (see
and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in
degree; extremes meet;"
- simply because both arise from
truths are but half-truths;
accordingly the first Hermetic principle "The All is Mind; the Universe is
Mental" is just half-truth. The whole truth can be "The All is Matter -
Mind" as all that "Exists" has matter too as one of its constituent elements.
This shows how masculine mind functions and takes everything as it 'conceives'
it to be. This in itself is a proof for Hermetic seventh principle: "Gender
is in everything; everything has its Masculine and Feminine Principles; Gender
manifests on all planes," - even when truths are
paradoxes may be reconciled"
feminine constitution can show. From one perspective it is a paradox how two
'like' chromosomes, two 'like poles' can co-exist in the same phenomenon. The
motherhood is probably the reconciling force here. In case of males, Mind may be
regarded as the reconciling force in males, if we take their different
chromosomes as opposites.
is by virtue of emotions that men and women can equally experience the truth in
the Hermetic Principle of Rhythm: "Everything flows, out and in; everything
has its tides; all things rise and fall; the pendulum-swing manifests in
everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to
the left; rhythm compensates."
Hopefully, the recent 'rise' of femininity will
compensate and balance the up to now dominant masculine force which despite its
numerous virtues has led the terrestrial existence to a dangerous threshold
because of its now mortally developed tools of war, i.e. nuclear armaments.