Rudhyar: Yang and Yin
All manifestations of life can be seen to involve a dualism of elements or tendencies. Where the Chinese spoke of Yang and Yin we shall use the terms: “individual” and “collective”; and we shall presently see that this dualism is resolved through the operation of a third principle: the “creative.” The words themselves, of course, are not new. They have been used especially in psychology and in relation to social organization, politics — and even, of late, have been implied in the recent theories of modern physics (especially in the dualism of “particle” and “wave”). What, however, has not yet been done — as far as we know — is to use these basic concepts in an attempt at integrating the whole of human knowledge and at offering a consistent interpretation of being and becoming. Again, we must repeat that we are here barely suggesting how such an attempt could be made, and this in order to establish our reinterpretation of astrological symbols on a foundation truly all-inclusive in its scope.