[Excerpt from Michael Speaks: August 2015]
The Cynic, basically, sees the world in terms of opposing the obvious or appearances or common assumptions. The Cynic knows there is almost always more than meets the eye.
The Cynic, then, is always looking beyond the surface, always willing to look in the opposite directions, always interested in the contents, not the packaging.
This is CONTRADICTION.
When in the Positive Pole, the Cynic simply Contradicts the obvious.
This is similar to questioning, doubting, and allowing room for being wrong.
However, when the Cynic falls into the Negative Pole of Denigration, it is because he cannot accept that what is known is all there is. The simple truth or the lack of complexity can trigger Denigration, or the breaking down of something or someone beyond its capacity to break down.
It is Contradiction for the sake of contradiction rather than as a means to know more.
The Cynic learns that sometimes, and more often than not, there is nothing more, no hidden or secret meaning, no blind dichotomy. Something or someone is simply what can be seen, experienced, and known.
So the Cynic questions and then that is that.
However, the Cynic can develop a Blind Spot that prompts them to continue questioning, continue breaking something or someone down, and this turns into an Obsession.
Some of the most outlandish conspiracies are perpetuated by Cynics in Obsession.
Denigration is seen as a necessary evil that is noble and important to impose, even as it means making up and stretching facts beyond recognition.
The Spiritualist and Cynic are similar in their fall into "beliefs" in this regard.