The heart is the locus of physical
and spiritual being, and represents the "central wisdom of feeling as opposed
to the head-wisdom of reason" (Cooper, 82). It is compassion and understanding,
life-giving and complex. It is a symbol for love. Often known as the seat of emotions,
the heart is synonymous with affection. In Egypt, represented life-essence, as
the mummified had their heart preserved, first part of man to live, last to die.
Hearts also carry senses of intellect and understanding, as well as connotations
of the soul, along with come will and courage. Is the central point (with the
brain and sexual organs being the endpoints) of the vertical scheme of the human.
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