Cosmic Rock, Paper, and Scissors

Sinister Bend

The number three has had profound influence on human cultures in most times and places. One of the most important groupings of three is that of Mind, Body, and Spirit. These are disparate things, but as humans we possess all three, and we can see their influence on societies everywhere if we look.

Christian theology bears evidence of the Mind, Body, and Spirit paradigm. The Holy Trinity consists of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. The Father is the mind, the thing with the plan and the source of its creation. The Son represents the body, flesh and blood that can take action, but can also be hurt. The Holy Ghost is the Spirit that permeates all things. No one is completely sure its there, but everyone would feel weird if it suddenly wasn’t.

The Philosopher Plato spoke of Mind, Body, and Spirit. He likened them to a…

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