Between scepticism and mysticism
There is a wide spectrum of views and opinions about how the moon may influence human life and it is in the very nature of things, that these opinions lead to discussions. During the course of the years, we got acquainted with many different viewpoints and are trying to give room to these diversities on these pages.
Let’s imagine two people for example, a sceptic, who analyses sensibly and critically, and a mystic who allows his actions to be guided by faith and dedication. Let’s have both people answer the question, whether principally, full moon has an effect on human beings.
The sceptic questioner interprets the »influence« as a consequence, that can be observed and measured in humans themselves. A possibility of a scientifc proof emerges, which could bring certainty that the effect was caused by full moon. The sceptic will draw attention to (provided an influence exists), the high probability that this can be proven in any area. And after all, as no scientific study exists to date (at least we have not been able to find one yet – which provides food for thought) that can prove a direct impact of the full moon on humans, the answer of the sceptic will be »No«.
Let’s turn our attention to the mystical perception. The mystic attributes a mysterious dimension to the phenomenon full moon that is not in need of any provability, but is based in the kingdom of faith. He believes full moon does have an influence that expresses itself in so many areas of human lives, particularly in thoughts, feelings and all aspects of spiritual experiences. There is a strong argument these layers do play a part, as full moon is reflected in all cultures and cultural expressions of human creativity, e.g. art and music, and in the general interest and fascination of its appearance. Therefore, the mystic will answer this question with »Yes«.
Both positions are justified and as long as everyone respects the opposing viewpoint, they can happily coexist. Problems arise if one tries to convince the other of his world view and starts to offend because he has a different opinion. This does not only happen in discussions about full moon.
We would like to accept both sides. The truth probably lies somewhere in the middle … as so often in life.
Meanwhile, the moon continues its orbital path and draws its own conclusions …