Since time immemorial, Man has tried to make sense of his surroundings by relating it to something else. Analogical reasoning, is a vital tool in analytical thought and is used to produce reason from confusion or incomprehensibility.
Analogies, attempt to create a relationship between two things that initially do not have much in common. The word ‘Analogy‘ derives from the Greek word analogia, meaning ‘proportionate’ relationship between a pair of things.
In 1350 B.C., the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaton was believed to have made the analogy;
‘As the moon retains her nature, though darkness spread itself before her face as a curtain, so the soul remains perfect even in the bosom of the fool’.
The pharaoh is drawing an analogy between the moon, hidden behind a curtain of darkness and a soul, hidden behind a curtain of foolishness. Both continue to exist, he hypothesizes, even when not visible to the human eye.
Such was the response to the Mesostic in my previous article, I have created another one. What better Mesostic to create, than the oldest recorded analogy, by the greatest pharaoh in Egyptian history.
My name is Steve Howard. You have been reading the Digital Circus.