"People regard the dictionary as this
sacred book in which they have 100% faith.
They don't even think of a human agency behind it."
- Michael Agnes,
editor-in-chief of Webster's New World College Dictionary
"Words are things, and a small drop of
falling like dew, upon the thought produces
that which makes
"Words, particularly nouns, force an infinity of unique
objects and processes into a finite number of categories. Words deny the
uniqueness of each moment and each experience,
reducing it to a "this" or a "that". They grant us the power to manipulate and
control (with logic) the things they refer to, but at the price of immediacy.
Something is lost, the essence of a thing. By
generalizing particulars into categories, words render
invisible the differences
among them. By labeling both A and B a tree, and conditioning ourselves to
that label, we become blind to the
differences between A and B. The label affects our perception of reality
and the way we interact with it." -
"A word calls up echoes,
feelings intertwined with thoughts,
mingled with irrationality,
motives that lead nowhere,
- Jacques Ellul
Word is defined
signal; order; command;
assurance or promise;
password or watchword
verbal unit of a language that a native speakers can identify
Brief remark of observation; an
expression; a phrase, clause, or
The written or printed character, or combination of
expression of an object or
Used euphemistically in combination with the initial letter of
a term that is considered offensive or
taboo or that one does not want to
Language considered as implying the
faith or authority of concepts,
ideas and realizations who utters vocal sound affirming a
promise of truth.
A sound or a
combination of sounds, or its representation in writing or printing, that
symbolizes and communicates a meaning and may consist of
a single morpheme or of a combination of morphemes.
fundamental unit of storage in a
computer. The size of a word in a particular computer
architecture is one of its chief
distinguishing characteristics. The size of a word is usually the same as the
width of the computer's data bus so it is
possible to read or write a
word in a single operation. An instruction is usually one or more words long
and a word can be used to hold a whole number of characters. These days, this
nearly always means a whole number
of bytes (eight bits), most often 32 or 64 bits. In the past when six bit
character sets were used, a word might be a multiple of six bits, e.g. 24 bits
(four characters) in the ICL 1900 series.
"Words realize nothing, verify nothing to you,
unless you have suffered in your own person the thing which the words try to
describe. A powerful agent is the right word: it lights the reader's way and makes it plain; a close
approximation to it will answer, and much traveling is done in a well-enough
fashion by its help, but we do not welcome it and applaud it and rejoice in it
as we do when the right one blazes out on us. Whenever we come upon one of
those intensely right words in a book or
a newspaper the resulting effect is physical
as well as spiritual, and electrically prompt: it tingles exquisitely around
through the walls of the mouth and tastes as
tart and crisp and good as the autumn-butter that creams the sumac-berry." -Mark TwainThe act of
labeling, rather than negating, is an act of containment.
We give a name or
a label to everything for identification of characteristics.
The referent, or "real object," being represented
by a linguistic symbol exists only in a conceptual structure held by the mind
of the individual envisioning the referent.
Referents that have
physical mirrors in reality are completely different animals than referents
that are found only in the imaginative conceptual structures of human minds and
thus those referents have often been taken to be meaningless.
if parallel imaginative conceptual structures also exist in other minds?
The truth is they do.
These referents exist in every mind. Look
closely and the parallels become apparent as they are a reflection of the
exterior world seen through the lens of uniquely disparate human eyes . Complex
codes of internally replayed behavior are acted out in a manner similar to that
in which scripts are run in a browser window.
imaginative conceptual structures were named by Carl Jung as "ground" ideas or
archetypical concepts shared universally by human beings.
move through the stages of life, and although they all have unique experiences,
common conceptual structure surface with regularity.
conceptual structures, archetypes, include epiphanies brought forth through
living experiences that propagate altered states of consciousness uniquely
distinct and divergent from all previous states encountered.
It is here
that we meet mystery !
"Speech is civilization itself. The word, even the most
preserves contact - it is
silence which isolates." -
1. to turn
from one language into another.
change the form, condition, nature, etc., of; transform; convert.
explain in terms that can be more easily understood;
"Words by nature of their abstraction are inexact,
a degree removed from the particular objects, processes, and feelings to which
they refer, leaving us therefore to infer what the other person really meant,
and opening the way for misunderstanding. " -
EisensteinTranslation from one language to another is the
action of interpretation of the meaning of a text, and subsequent production of
an equivalent text that attempts to communicate the same message as the
must take into account constraints that include context, the rules of grammar
of the two languages, writing conventions, idioms and slang. Many times idioms
and slang, especially that used by social sub-cultures such as hippies, goths,
punks, preppies, hoods, gang-bangers, etcetera is
misinterpreted. Technical terms may be misinterpreted as well if the
translator is not versed in the technical
jargon of the profession.
A common misconception is that there exists a
simple word-for-word correspondence between any two
languages, and that
translation is a straightforward
mechanical process. A word-for-word translation does not take into account
context, grammar, conventions, idioms and slang.
Translators, in the course of their work,
have shaped the very languages into which
they have translated.
have acted as bridges for conveying knowledge and ideas between cultures and
Translators do not
always accurately interpret the text.
Fidelity pertains to the extent to which a
translation accurately renders the meaning
of the source text, without adding to or subtracting from it, without
intensifying or weakening any part of the meaning, and otherwise without
Transparency pertains to the extent
to which a translation appears to a
native speaker of the target
language to have originally been written in
that language, and conforms to the language's grammatical, syntactic and idiomatic conventions.
academic translation practices claim to
incorporate the concepts of "fidelity" and "transparency" foremost but
step beyond the bounds of
translation proper into the realm of
adaptation, with or without conscious
Phonology is the study of speech sounds and
Phonology has two children, Phonetics and
Phonetics, the study of speech sounds,
has three children - Articulation, Auditory and Acoustic.
: the examination and analysis of way in which the different structures of the
vocal tract, the articulators (tongue, lips, jaw, palate, teeth etc.) interact
to create the specific speech sounds in human speech organs that create
Auditory : the examination and analysis of the acquisition
and comprehension or the perception of phonetic sounds of words of a language
Acoustic : the examination and analysis of the
physical characteristics of speech sounds such as color, loudness, amplitude,
frequency, aroma, emotion, the mean squared amplitude of the waveform, its
duration, its fundamental frequency, its frequency spectrum, and the
relationship of these properties to other branches of phonetics (e.g.
articulatory or auditory phonetics), and to abstract linguistic concepts like
phoneme , phrases, utterances, exclamations, hails and applause.
Phonemics classifies and analyzes interrelationship of parts of speech
while deliberately inspecting the evolutionary environmental changes of the
phonemes of a language - the way sounds are arranged in languages helps you
hear what sounds are important in that language. The unit of analysis for
phonemics is called phonemes. "A phoneme is a sound that functions to
distinguish one word from another in a language." Examples: Tie Die, Bass Mass,
Went Bent, But Nut Hut, Feel Eel Peel, Cool Pool Fool, Woulda Shoulda Coulda
Morphology is the identification, analysis and description of the
structure of a given language's morphemes and other linguistic units, such as
words, affixes, parts of speech, intonation/stress, or implied context (words
in a lexicon are the subject matter of lexicology). Morphological typology
represents a method for classifying languages according to the ways by which
morphemes are used in a language -from the analytic that use only isolated
morphemes, through the agglutinative ("stuck-together") and fusional languages
that use bound morphemes (affixes), up to the polysynthetic, which compress
lots of separate morphemes into single words. Or in other words the study of
how a language evolves or morphs as it rides the Rainbow Spiral of Golden Time.
is the consideration of language
patterns, speech structures and phrasal hierarchies which dictate how words
are combined to form sentences. Syntax attempts to formally describe how
structural relations between elements (lexical items/words and operators) in a
sentence contribute to its interpretation. Using principles of formal logical
analysis Syntacticians attempt to represent accurately the proper hierarchical
relationship of elements which is crucial to the correct interpretation,
equivalent to native speaker intuition, of a given
Where syntax is concerned with the formal structure of
sentences, semantics deals with the actual meaning of words and sentences.
Semantics is the study of intension, that is, the intrinsic meanings of
words and phrases. Much of the work in the field of philosophy of language is
concerned with the relation between meanings and the world, and this concern
cross-cuts formal semantics in several ways. For example, both
philosophers of language and
semanticists make use of propositional, predicate and modal logics to express
their ideas about word meaning.
Pragmatics is concerned with the role
of context in the interpretation of meaning.
A researcher interested in
language comprehension may study word recognition during reading to examine the
processes involved in the extraction of orthographic, morphological,
phonological, and semantic information from patterns in printed text.
researcher interested in language production might study how words are prepared
to be spoken starting from the conceptual or semantic level.
"The categorizations that are inherent in the
grammar and lexicon
of our language form
a preexisting set of categories of analysis
that we bring as a basic
framework to everything we do."
- John M. Ellis, Language, Thought and
"Consisting of symbols that are connected only
arbitrarily to the objects, attributes, and
processes they name, language is indeed a separate human realm, a human-created
map or representation of reality. Language has evolved toward an infinite
regression of symbols, words defined in terms of each
other, that distances us from reality. Abstracted too many levels from its
source, language maroons us in a factitious fantasy world, an unconscious story
that turns us into its victims." -
"We have the
opportunity to build a Rainbow bridge into the Golden Age. But to do this, we
must do it together with all the colors of the Rainbow, with all the peoples,
all the beings of the world. We who are alive on Earth today are the Rainbow
Warriors who face the challenge of building this bridge." -- Brooke Medicine
Eagle, Daughter of the Rainbow, Crow and Lakota Rainbow Spiral
Dynamics© argues that human nature
is flexible and that humans are able, when forced by living conditions, to
adapt to their environment by constructing new, more complex, conceptual models
of the world that allow them to handle the complexity of new events and
situations . Each new conceptual model transcends and includes all previous
models. These conceptual models are organized around so-called vMemes: systems
of core values or collective intelligences, applicable to both individuals, sub
groups and entire social cultures.
Spiral Dynamics©, the term vMeme refers to a core value system, acting as
an organizing principle, which expresses itself through memes (self-propagating
ideas, habits, or cultural practices). The prepended and superscripted letter v
indicates these are not fundamental memes but value systems which include them.
Each individual/sub clique/social culture embodies a mixture of the value
patterns, with varying degrees of intensity in each set of values. Rainbow
Spiral Dynamics© realizes that there are infinite stages of progress and
regression over linear time dependent upon the life circumstances of the
individual/sub clique/social culture, which are constantly in flux.
Attaining higher stages of development is not
synonymous with attaining a defined values system but rather a flexible moral
values system of least harm in sync with the evolving aspects of reality. All
stages of intellectual development co-exist in reality, therefore a social
cultural vMeme may, at any stage of development, lead to undesirable outcomes
with respect to the health of the human and
social environment. All new
vMeme systems are built on adaptations of previous levels and seek to solve
problems created by living in those earlier ways.
First tier vMeme
levels are focused on different themes for existence, and include almost all of
the worldviews, cultures, and mental attitudes up to today. Rainbow Spiral
Dynamics© works toward vMeme perspective convergence onto the Golden Path
which is the vMeme term for all multidimensional perspective aspects of the
Golden Rule also know as the Rule of Reciprocity.
Dynamics© does explicitly define a category of people spiraling up from
from all races, all walks of life, all religious faiths, all
tribal elements, all academic persuasions, all
ideological backgrounds labeled "Spiral Wizards" who have attained
equilibrium around the "higher level"
vMeme of the Golden Path.
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new perspective with which to engage reality to which its author adheres. The
author feels that the falsification of reality outside personal experience has
created a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has
been done purposefully by an international corporate cartel through their
agents who wish to foist a corrupt version of reality on the human race.
Religious intolerance occurs when any group refuses to tolerate religious
practices, religious beliefs or persons due to their religious ideology. This
web site marks the founding of a system of philosophy named The Truth of the
Way of Life - a rational gnostic mystery religion based on reason which
requires no leap of faith, accepts no tithes, has no supreme leader, no church
buildings and in which each and every individual is encouraged to develop a
personal relation with the Creator and Sustainer through the pursuit of the
knowledge of reality in the hope of curing the spiritual corruption that has
enveloped the human spirit. The tenets of The Truth of the Way of Life are
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international corporate cartels desire to control the human race. The
international corporate cartel already controls the world economic system,
corporate media worldwide, the global industrial military entertainment complex
and is responsible for the collapse of morals, the elevation of self-centered
behavior and the destruction of global ecosystems. Civilization is based on
cooperation. Cooperation does not occur at the point of a gun.
social mores and values have declined precipitously over the last century as
the corrupt international cartel has garnered more and more power. This power
rests in the ability to deceive the populace in general through corporate media
by pressing emotional buttons which have been preprogrammed into the population
through prior corporate media psychological operations. The results have been
the destruction of the family and the destruction of social structures that do
not adhere to the corrupt international elites vision of
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