So, how does the story of cogjam begin? With two main characters holding center stage.
First, the antagonist: the gut brain, affectionately known as the inner lizard. He looks innocent enough, hiding there in the shadows. But he’s a formidable foe to any who dare threaten.
Next comes the protagonist: the logical brain, seeking to bring wisdom and practical know-how to the inner lizard’s automatic alarm system. He’s more inclined toward thinking things through than knee-jerk reacting.
Unfortunately, the two of them haven’t been getting along very well these days.
Here’s how Chapter Two describes their relationship situation:
“The prevailing view of today’s strained society is of two extreme positions duking it out, with both trying to claw their way to the top of the food chain. This certainly paints the most tangible picture of what we see and hear. And it’s definitely the arena that stirs up the most cogjam misery.
However I beg to differ in regard to what it is we’re really looking at. I suggest that this conflict we’ve entered into is a reflection of something much deeper and more profound, an allegory of epic proportions. What we experience today is only a bump in a story that has been unfolding for many thousands of years.