Has anyone ever had any success understanding, on a personal and observational level, the expanded tone scale? I mean the whole theory of the 0-4 scale as "being plus body" and -40 to +40 as the soul? The closest I ever get to making sense of it personally is when I think of the soul as the "inner child," which does often die (tone zero) somewhere on the way to adulthood, leaving an invented (composite of parents et al) adult self with only shallow emotional reactions between 0 and 4, to carry on. I remember some people, when getting processing, might hit a very spiritual state of "beautiful sadness" which, in this scheme, would be the soul waking up enough to feel its own apathy. It seems very successful artists often cannot fully kill off their inner child to birth their adult persona. And so end up as very disfunctional adults, maybe addicts. Yet they have access to a child-like creativity most adults do not.