The androgyne represents the mystery of creation, the origin of life in the universe which began the cosmologic cycle. If Adam was created in God's image, thus inherently bisexual, the introduction of the female symbolizes the beginning of the fall from a state of perfection into duality. According to Plato, marriage is an attempt to restore the androgynous unity that was eternally lost with Adam and the creation of Eve. Androgyny is also the beginning and the end, as is ALPHA and OMEGA; it is by nature both dualism and wholeness, the reunion of the original male-female essences. Loss of the sense of separateness in personality. Often a masculine attribute on a woman's body is represenatative of solid and profound judgment. Can be related to witchcraft when the clothes of the opposite sex are worn in a dancing ceremony.

(Related entry: ADAM and EVE).

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