Vx36 wrote:I am a man and it has always been hard for me to be around people because I get emotional quite easily and am judged harshly for it. I am lucky I grew up before the age of current gender brainwashing but still had a military father who only had one idea of what a man and that was not me. He never understood that caring for people deeply would give courage to stand up for others where he would not.
I guess my point is other people shouldn't be the deciding factor of what a man or women should be but only ourselves. Any kind of surgery or drugs would only end up being crutches that eventually couldn't hold a person up. If they wanted long lasting results they need to appreciate who they are and I would start with studying astrology.
A lot of psychological dilemmas and problems people encounter today, is merely due to the lack of proper archetypes. The best way to understand these archetypal forms, is just by looking into the Ancient Greek Pantheon. There these are arrayed beautifully and with common sense, and with logic.
Yes, you are a man, this is biological reality, having emotions does NOT in anyway make you less than a man, nor does being an introvert, being thoughtful, or whatever else, does make you less than a "man".
Being sensitive is nothing wrong with this. This is also not 'negative'. Being caring is a perfectly male trait, if we are not caring then how exactly will we care for our own? There are caring men who do the lifting to build new worlds, not the careless ones.
The thing is people get confused but the prototypes for Archetypes of inner formation based on two Genders are really the Ancient Greek Gods. This is why it's important we return to sane minded Paganism, so that problems of this nature are immediately addressed from a very young age, and in most cases, without even confusion on the subject.
Hermes or Dionysus are not brutal like Hephaistos or Mars, they are still male however, and perfectly men. Mars and Hephaistos are the more crude and brutal side of the male energy, Zeus more refined and fatherly. Poseidon also is fatherly, but can be crude and have feminine characteristics of behavior. Apollo appears with a side of masculine severity but also feminine traits as God of music and lyre.
Biologically their genders are pretty apparent. Just look down there on the statues and you will see this. These are all manifestations of the same male gender in different formulations. And all of these are useful and of paramount importance to society. People should not feel ashamed or worthless because they are not specifically one or another form.
The same goes for the Goddesses. Athena is a Goddess of war and gets into traditionally masculine fields masculine affairs. While deliberate planning and craftiness belongs to Hermes, Athena is in Illiad portrayed as a major logical planner a rarity, but existing nevertheless within the female capability. Artemis hunts, on the other hand Aphrodite is purely "feminine" without any restriction. Hera is another archetype of motherly femininity and so forth.
Taking the above as a guide will clear up a lot of misconceptions people have in regards to genders. Your biological gender *IS* your biological gender. Where you fall on the above "Spectrum" and "Type" is more of a psychological and metaphysical notion of the energies of your own soul. This has to be accepted and understood, and you have to grow on your own potential, like a flower of your own nature and field, your own times, and your own conditions.
The lack of simple spiritual understanding such as the above has created monstrosities and a lot of mental illness in our recent times. Humanity has been lost in very gross and unnatural arguments as a result, and people have been trampled over by this loss of culture. This is because people are lost and this is terribly sad.
Paganism restores external health by instating first INTERNAL health. These are symbols we have had under different forms for centuries, and they are meant to help us grow psychologically and mentally into perfection.
Paganism ie, Satanism, is health and nature. There we find solace and inner healing, the soul finds peace and harmony.
-High Priest Hooded Cobra 666