“I know what you're thinking about,"
"But it isn't so, nohow."
"If it was so, it might be;
and if it were so, it would be;
but as it isn't, it ain't.
Through the Looking Glass
Twash and Twaddle.
TWEEDLEDEE and Tweedledum were in constant aggravation to one another. Here is a rather well versed explanation of the conflicts within a persona who complains continually with indecisiveness that inhibits any real power of thought to stream through into an awakened state of consciousness.
Master Carroll was an inspirational writer, whose life took many an awkward turn; and sadly enough the times in which he wrote were the most difficult for which a rich imagination coupled with spiritual insight was sorely appreciated.
It was at this time - nineteenth century - when men in the Western world had found themselves to have outgrown the fairytale, and openly divorced themselves from anything above an intellectual capacity. Enter the realm of hard technology and its outstanding magic performed! Here we must look to the pioneers of spiritual insight, to 'common people' with a will that this was of supreme importance, ere it be a lost opportunity before the outset.
It cannot be assumed that teachings have ever been commonplace. Imparting new thought that it might live anew was an essential foodstuff for future thought and character building. It must be stressed that there is a supreme difference between revelations that inspire a man to learn, question and develop, to notions of former cultural and religious inclination in perceiving the world, that have been somewhat imposed and marked on that soul since birth in a particular culture. Not that we would discredit the marvelous gift of any spirituality inherent within any particular country or culture, however in the one instance the soul is equipped to perceive the world surrounding him in which he is actively a part of, and in the other instance he learns to use that very equipment, learning the ability to further his knowledge and powers of perception.
There was a tremendous surge of information to be imparted, if generally speaking, a counteraction to materialism (being inevitable) was to remedy the subsequent loss of spiritual perception and imaginative powers. For what is imagination if it is not mankind's blessing in tasting the creative supremacy that reigns, ever working throughout every kingdom and realm of manifestation?
Here is the link with our Father, of building vision and outcome that enables us to perceive a far better future way before its eventuality. Were one to lose the quality of imagination, the weakness is marked upon the man who then lives only to consume, no day being any different to another. The deterioration that ensues in the virtues of hope and of soul-life to active consciousness, leads only to physical sickness.
Man certainly "does not live by bread alone” and this is to be remembered quite literally. Were that those who look to a healthy diet, try the fruits of inspiration and imaginative pursuit.