Music by:
Ian Michael Augustine - "Coincidentia Oppositorum"

You are now approaching the Temple Gates! There are two sides, but only one gate. The gateway marks the passage from the profane to the sacred. By passing through these gates, you acknowledge that all things arise in the presence of their opposite. The way through the gates represents the middle way between these extremes.

You may now proceed through the gates...

Temple Gates

"They do not understand: how that which separates unites with itself.
It is a harmony of oppositions, as in the case of the bow and of the lyre.
-Heraclitus, Fragment 78

"Enlightenment is the ULTIMATE tolerance of cognitive dissonance."
-Robert A.F. Thurman

"The Myth of Logic and the Logic of Myth" -- Iain McGilchrist, author of
"The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World"
Fast-forward to 27m07s to hear him speak on the "coincidentia oppositorum"!

Suggestions for Further Reading:

"Inanna-Ishtar as Paradox and a Coincidence of Opposites"
Rivkah Harris, History of Religions, Vol. 30, No. 3 (Feb., 1991), pp. 261-278

"The Unity of Opposites: A Dialectical Principle"
V. J. McGill and W. T. Parry, Science & Society, Vol. 12, No. 4 (Fall, 1948), pp. 418-444

"Heraclitus and the Identity of Opposites"
C. J. Emlyn-Jones, Phronesis, Vol. 21, No. 2 (1976), pp. 89-114

"Heraclitean Flux and Unity of Opposites in Plato's 'Theaetetus' and 'Cratylus'"
Matthew Colvin, The Classical Quarterly, New Series, Vol. 57, No. 2 (Dec., 2007), pp. 759-769

"Dewey and the Empirical Unity of Opposites"
James W. Garrison, Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, Vol. 21, No. 4 (Fall, 1985), pp. 549-561