This is the treatise, about a dozen pages in which describes the nature of the steppenwolf, it has been copied from the book straight, without editing or comments.
One of the lines I was thinking about last night was
The division into wolf and man, flesh and spirit, by means of which Harry tries to make his destiny more comprehensible to himself is a very great simplification. It is a forcing of the truth to suit a plausible, but erroneous, explanation of that contradiction which this man discovers in himself and which appears to himself to be the source of his by no means negligible sufferings. Harry finds in himself a human being, that is to say, a world of thoughts and feelings, of culture and tamed or sublimated nature, and besides this he finds within himself also a wolf, that is to say, a dark world of instinct, of savagery and cruelty, of unsublimated or raw nature
I do not feel brother that the two opposing facets are worldly and spiritual, I think they are more like Guru on one side and the thieves on the other, for a while I have felt that the thieves are not there to be vanquished, conquered or destroyed, but to make peace with them and use them, understand them, and not be owned by them, what do you think?
Tigerji, you remind me of how I was when I was younger, its beautiful to see in both yourself and young Vouthonji, the inability to accept what the masses feel, the desire to keep searching for the truth, to go your own way, no your post makes perfect wonderful sense, never stop being who you are,
yes everyday can be a fight, as it was for me, but man and wolf can sit down together in peace and move forward together as a unit, however, I found it took bani to help weld them