In Stage 9 analyisis and philosophy are the weapons of wisdom that we choose, and they depend on our whits. We would much rather use our whits than our power to dominate others... we would rather try to earn their respect.
We explore and understand our mind in order to antidote its delusions and be free of its boundaries.
Def: Analysis is the process of breaking a complex topic or substance into smaller parts to gain a better understanding of it. The technique has been applied in the study of mathematics and logic since before Aristotle.
Def: Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. It is distinguished from other ways of addressing fundamental questions by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument. The word "philosophy" comes from the Greek (philosophia), which literally means "love of wisdom".
Consider the positive aspects of the Remedies of Stage 9, which indicate a fresh, lively mind ...
- Cobalt: Excitement. Exhilaration. Abundant Ideas. Rapid Thoughts.
- Rhodium: Affectionate. Cheerful. Excitement. Introspection.
- Europium: Understanding. Smartness.
- Iridium: Affectionate. Intelligent. Mental agility. Heightened Awareness. Mystical.
"They are Hurried and Industrious, and have a beautiful and inspirational vision of the Universe, but the mental exertion causes dullness and they start postponing everything to next day. As time goes by and stresses mount the memory becomes weaker, they make mistakes and they become intolerant and impatient. It seems as if everyone else is too slow.
Eventually mental exertion becomes too much, they experience changeable moods, anger and sadness, and want to be left alone. They reproach themselves as much as they reproach others. The beautiful vision is no more.
Finally they become discouraged, indifferent and self-absorbed. They become detatched, empty, alone and estranged from their partner. Ultimately their antagonism with themselves, their abstraction, disconnection and their confusion mount up to a sense of unreality and even depersonalisation.
Like the Nietzsharian Superman they disappear into a black cloud."