We will now focus on the middle section of the Metabolism of Time, namely the Inner Mind (associated with the pancreas, enteric nervous system) and the Analysis and Reaction of/to the Moment (associated with the thymus gland and by extension to the immune system).
|THE CONFUSED VENUTIAN (THYMUS - RECOGNISING FORIEGN BODIES)|
|THE MASK OF THE DEMON|
NATURAL MASK OF
CONFUSED VENUTIAN (THYMUS)
|THE DREAMER - MASK OF |
|THE GAMBLER - MASK OF |
UNDER POSITIVE ATTENTION
The mask associated with the natural character of the Shellfish is the Magi - it is loud, highly social, entertaining and attention-seeking. It requires vast amounts of attention to maintain itself, and develops its varous 'party tricks' (story telling, juggling, pub games, jokes, sleight-of-hand, etc) in order to milk out more attention than is possible in normal transactions. Also the 'party trick' approach allows the Magi to tap the attention of many individuals at once. The Magi takes centre stage in social settings such as parties (which they normally create themselves being fantastic hosts and social butterflies) and increases the flow of attention diverting much of it to themselves. Sometimes if this is overzealously carried out they will causes Rifts (Rifts are obviously more likely to happen at parties).
|THE MASK OF THE MAGI - |
NATURAL MASK OF THE SHELLFISH
The above information relates to individuals whose 'root-soul' or 'natural-character' lies on or around Gevurah (Confused Venutian, Analysis of the Moment, Thymus, Demon) and Chesed (Shellfish, Response to the Moment, Thymus, Magi).