Descriptions of Twin Souls Throughout the Ages

Plato: Symposium

“and when one of them meets the other half, the actual half of himself, the pair are lost in an amazement of love and friendship and intimacy and one will not be out of the other’s sight even for a moment… If Hephaestus, son of Zeus, were to ask the pair; ‘do you desire to be wholly one, always day and night to be in one another’s company? For if this is what you desire, I am ready to melt you into one and let you grow together, so that being two you shall become one, and after your death in the world beyond you will still be one departed soul instead of two – I ask whether this is what you lovingly desire?’ – and there is not a man or woman of them who, when they heard the proposal, would not acknowledge that this melting into one another, this becoming one instead of two, was the very expression of their ancient need. And the reason is that human nature was originally one and we were a whole, and the desire and pursuit of the whole are called love.”

From Plato’s Symposium


Idries Shah: The Sufis

“Out of the original unity of being there is a fragmentation and dispersal of beings, the last stage being the splitting of one (twin) soul into two. And consequently, love is the search by each half for the other half on earth or in heaven…

As twin souls are so alike, to begin with, it seems necessary for them to go their separate ways before they can complete each other. Identity and complementarity are the two driving forces and axes of love… For the complete being, there must be a blending of the two.”

From Idries Shah’s The Sufis


Nirodbaran: Twelve Years with Sri Aurobindo

“To both of them, the other’s word was law. One of us observed that only two persons have realized and put into practice Sri Aurobindo’s Yoga of surrender: the Mother surrendering to Sri Aurobindo and Sri Aurobindo to the Mother.”

“The two who are one are the secret of all power, the two who are one are the might and right in things.”

“The Mother has said, “Without him, I exist not; without me he is unmanifest.”

“And we were given the unique opportunity of witnessing the dual personality of the One enacting on our earth-plane an immortal drama, rare in the spiritual history of man.”

“The two consciousnesses were one so that when Sri Aurobindo met with the accident, the Mother felt at once the vibration in her sleep.”

“He followed closely all her outer activities and enveloped her with an aura of protection against the dark forces.”

From Nirodbarans Twelve Years with Sri Aurobindo


Edgar Cayce

In his historical description of Atlantis, Cayce says that as long as several hundred thousands of years ago…

“there lived in this land of Atlantis one Amillius, who had first noted the separations of the beings as inhabited that portion of the earth’s sphere or plane of these peoples, into male and female as separate entities or individuals.”

From Edgar Cayce on Atlantis


A. B. Curtiss: Children of the Gods

“Wherefore, each single thing becomes two opposites;
the inside of a thing parted from its outside,
the up of a thing separated from its down,
the going of a thing separated from its coming,
the lost of a thing separated from its found.

As result of this impairment, great longing pulls between
to wind the spring that moves the world.

The first division would be man himself,
each part forever seeking its twin.
Hard work for those who think
love is a game to win.
They will, of course, continue to
defeat themselves until remembering.”

From A.B Curtiss’ Children of the Gods


Eileen Caddy: Flight into Freedom

“I recalled a vision I had been given back in 1974 just when the first cracks were appearing in my relationship with Peter: I was taken to the beginning of time when humans were etheric beings with bodies of light. Peter and I were in one light body. Then I saw us split in two, and Peter wandered his way and I wandered mine. My being became denser and denser, and I lived through lifetime after lifetime of tremendous suffering, pain and anguish. I wandered searching for something I had lost but I did not know what it was. I was a lost soul. Peter and I may have been brought together from time to time, but we did not recognize each other. Then I was brought into this lifetime and God said: ‘Now is the time. I have brought you together to do very specific work for me’…”

From Eileen Caddy’s Flight into Freedom