Later theories postulate that the souls split into separate genders, perhaps because they incurred karma while playing around on the Earth, or "separation from God." Over a number of reincarnations, each half seeks the other.
The men were children of the sun, the women were children of the earth and the Androgynous were children of the moon, which was born of the sun and earth.
It is said that humans had great strength at the time and threatened to conquer the gods.
In his dialogue The Symposium, Plato has Aristophanes present a story about soulmates.
Aristophanes states that humans originally had four arms, four legs, and a single head made of two faces.
It is said that Ardhanarishvara “represents a synthesis of masculine and feminine energies of the universe“.
In Christian literature, there is mention of an Ardhanarishvara like “two into one” union in the Gospel of Mark and the Gospel of Matthew “the two will become one flesh. Additionally, in the Gospel of Thomas, Jesus reportedly describes a “two into one”, yin and yang like or Ardhanarishvara like relationship to his disciples as the way to enter the Kingdom.The term "soulmate" first appeared in the English language in a letter by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1822. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, it is not a soulmate that is one’s true love, perfect match, or literal other half as is often times imagined, but instead it is the twin flame that is one’s true love, perfect match or literal other half.In The Ascended Masters on Soulmates and Twin Flames the Prophet’s state that “A soulmate relationship has to do with the seat of the soul chakra, that chakra just above the base.And when they descend into form, one assumes the positive or masculine and one assumes the negative or feminine polarity.” The Prophet’s ideas about the physical nature of a “true love” relationship are not completely inconsistent with the words and ideas expressed by ancient philosophers and in various religious traditions.The Greek philosopher Aristotle is quoted as saying "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies" and the Zohar states that "Each soul and spirit prior to its entering into this world, consists of a male and female united into one being.It commonly holds the connotation of being the strongest bond with another person that one can achieve.