Surrounding the mind;
And also returning.
Does not the creation of things
Begin by assembling them into groups?
Rewards in Heaven;
Consider virtue;
Whether it be so, or if it not be so.

The Lizard and the Lion are the feminine and masculine aspects of the part of myself which seems more "spiritual"; or more accurately, non-physical. They are more concerned with dreams and mystical experience than the Mockingbird and the Dog. The Lizard and the Lion have their greatest influences on me in my dreams and in dream-like activities (including performance) where morality and the survival of myself and my family are not pressing issues. The Mockingbird and Dog influence me somewhat in my dreams but have their greatest effects on me in my day-world. You may remember that one-half of my day-world house was for playing music, reading, and sleeping. The other half of the house was for feeding myself and others and communicating with the rest of the world.

The Dog gives me my sense of morality which is basically Christian, although it is certainly enhanced through studying other religions. The sense of being always in the presence of God was instilled in me at a very early age and it still influences everything that I do. If one reads my journals from when I was much younger, one would think that I wanted, more than anything else, to be a saint (although Protestants are not supposed to believe in saints). I have always assumed that everyone felt the same way. Even though I have grown a little less idealistic, I still feel that most people, at least, intend to be good. I have read Kant, Plato, Nietzsche, etc. concerning ethics and know that these are difficult points to argue. It seems to come down to what one wants to believe. I still take a pretty innocent and idealist stance with the Dog.

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