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    A sentence:Man was seen as divided against himself — a conscious figurehead, resting

    Man was seen as divided against himself — a conscious figurehead, resting uneasily above the mighty haunches of unconscious beastliness.

    What does “rest above the haunches of ...” mean? Does it mean the conscious figurehead squats on his own haunches of unconscious beastliness?

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    When God went out the window for large masses of people, fate took His place , and volition also became eroded.

    A person could neither be proud of personal achievement nor blamed for failure, since in large measure his characteristics, potentials, and lacks were seen as the result of chance, heredity, and of unconscious mechanisms over which he seemingly had little control. The devil went underground, figuratively speaking, so that many of his mischievous qualities and devious characteristics were assigned to the unconscious.
    Man was seen as divided against himself — a conscious figurehead,
    resting uneasily above the mighty haunches of unconscious beastliness.He believed himself to be programmed by his heredity and early environment, so that it seemed he must be forever unaware of his own true motives.

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    Re: A sentence:Man was seen as divided against himself — a conscious figurehead, rest

    Please state the source and author of your quotation.

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    Re: A sentence:Man was seen as divided against himself — a conscious figurehead, rest

    a Seth book ,The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events

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