Virginia Woolf on the Androgynous Mind

“In each of us two powers preside, one male, one female… The androgynous mind is resonant and porous… naturally creative, incandescent and undivided.”

In each of us two powers preside, one male, one female… The androgynous mind is resonant and porous… it transmits emotion without impediment... it is naturally creative, incandescent and undivided.

Virginia Woolf on why the androgynous mind is the best mind – beautiful passage from A Room of One's Own.

Decades later, contemporary cognitive scientists demonstrated that "psychological androgyny" is essential to creativity.

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