Feb 9, 2020, 11:20 AM
Andrew M Gilmour
The human capacity to create categories by abstraction begins with detachment from, and personification of, the inner (imaginary) and outer(existential) experiences(‘worlds’). Animists develop river spirits and thunder gods using this natural application of human cognitive ability.
We also anthropomorphize [enumerate the inner states here] (inner states) that exist across all humans, including Venus[explain the state], Mars, Mercury, etc; love, war, communication etc. [Explain how all emotions are derived from three neurochemicals and our sexual hormones].
As cultures develop they stop projecting on and externalizing (though in some ways they are external) specific events and internal drives.
The final step after integrating reason (Thoth, Oghma, etc) is to anthropomorphize the order behind all order; the integrated inner and outer worlds, monotheism. The personification of the order behind all order and chaos. The anthropomorphized personification of the totality of reality; causality itself.