According to the inventors of the Imago Therapy pseudo-psychological counseling technique, the Imago is “the person who can make us whole.” This is akin to the psychological meaning of “an idealized image of a person.” Living life as an image of your true self and looking to others to make your true self whole—this is the home planet for women. Imago is a gas giant and by virtue of the Birkeland currents it generates, its force field extends through many parsecs of space. The light, airy nature of Imago is the source of the goddess essence that characterizes females. The entire surface of the planet is covered with arenas where adoring crowds, wearing their most chic skinny jeans, watch the goddesses run with wolves. Those who beat the wolves remain on Imago. Those who are beaten by the wolves, now victimized by defeat, are sent to Earth to be made whole.
The home planet for men is Medulla, a spinning ball of rock tectonically gyrating to the relentless beat of autonomic drums. True to the Greek derived words that describe them, “self law”, this planet does not affect the space around it, in defiance of Einstein’s erroneous SpaceTime pure mathematical construct. The flinty core and the relentless, rhythmic continental drift of its surface is the responsible for the steady ejections that send whole men to Earth to reach beyond themselves and learn the limits of self law.
All the while, marketing experts on Earth, aware of the true planetary origins of Earthlings, have devised successful campaigns to appeal to the essences of their audiences. The images they present to women are never real women because actual women do not want to see themselves, they want to see the imago of themselves. They fear that their true reality will somehow not measure up so they seek an idol of themselves that will make them whole, that will return some element of feminine grace that was stolen from them when they were girls. Savvy advertisers sell images of personal growth and spiritual fulfillment to women whom they know feel incomplete and dissatisfied. Such a strategy assures a continuing revenue stream.
To men, crafty sellers present images of the virtue of self law yet hint that there is something valuable just outside its sphere. The valuable thing is, of course, a woman. What self law needs to get a woman, these snake oil sellers contend, is a powerful new car, success in demonstrable practical arts, which the right tools will bring, peer group favor, which social conformity brings, and above all, a willingness to suspend self law in order to go beyond it to get the goods that get the goods.
Should society ever admit that each human is born whole and with self law, our markets would collapse and we would fall into an economic depression. It would however be a depression of elation because a man could find a woman, and a woman could find a man, solely on the basis of love, enhanced by character and spirit. The social sciences would suffer a minor dislocation but would find new things about which to collect “data”, about which nothing could be conclusively said.