July 20, 2014
Can we study the history of human language as a smoothly evolving historical process?
Can we trace, from the earliest times, its incremental progress in grammar, syntax, vocabulary?
Can we say language was a kind of science, in which a whole line of “researchers built on previous gains?”
We can, if we want to tell an enormous number of lies and erase whole sectors of the planet from memory.
Just as a very young child suddenly makes breakthroughs and quantum leaps in his ability to speak, the history of language presents cultures that deliver their languages overnight.
Within each culture, writers create major, major advances. But on the whole, the banquet of speaking and writing is there, it appears, it nourishes.
It is as if many minds in the same geo-locale tap into a field of consciousness and bring back words and patterns.
The poets and story tellers lead the way; others catch on and follow.
Language attempts, among other functions, to describe reality. But then, in a turnabout, it actively shapes and creates how reality is seen. Language limits the perception of reality.
English, with its noun-verb-object construction, is a set of arrows that fly from A to B. A is a thing or a person that acts upon B to produce an effect.
By contrast, the early Chinese pictographs present a world where relationship is more important than those separate objects that relate. The connection is the primary thing. The dynamic action implicit in the connection is the energy that underlies the culture.
As for the giant vista of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, I believe there are still a number of mysteries to be solved. And perhaps they will remain unsolved, until we can seriously entertain the prospect of a language that simultaneously operates on several levels: “earth-talk, sky-talk, and code.”
Or as a scholar-friend once suggested, “Think of old Egyptian glyphs as a multi-dimensional CIA, headed up by an executive committee of archetypes, each of which has its own secret cryptology.”
There is no doubt that the glyphs detail a number of realms acting in concert.
What is now commonly called The Matrix involves seeing reality through the lens of one’s own language.
Through this habit, limits are formed. The idea of straying outside the boundaries seems impossible.
“What could I find? I already know What Is.”
Translation: “I already speak and write a language. It delivers reality to me. It defines how much I can see and experience.”
Take all the strategies that could propel you outside Matrix, and you can cover them with one word: imagination.
The tattered stepchild of society; the plaything of idle minds; the useless appendage; the distraction from maturity; the fairy-tale maker.
So society would have us believe.
But imagination is the motive force and the energy that instigates, invents, and multiplies realities beyond the lens of language.
Imagination is the doorway out of the Matrix.
I hope you’ll take the time to go to my site, NoMoreFakeNews.com or, click on the links to my three collections, The Matrix Revealed, Exit From the Matrix, and Power Outside The Matrix, and see what I’ve assembled, based on 25 years of research and investigation.
This article was posted: Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 4:55 am