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Allegory, Symbol, Metaphor

Chinese charater for symbol

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"Cleanse the mirror of thy heart from the dust of malice, apprehend the meaning of the symbolic terms revealed by the all-embracing Word of God made manifest throughout reality in every dispensation to discover the mysteries of divine knowledge." - Bahá'u'lláh

"With the artistic symbol we sense deeper levels of meaning, some of which may be translated into other discursive symbols."- Paul Eduardo Muller-Ortega



Cherokee alphabet

"Symbols make the intangible present in the tangible."

Karl Rahner



"Effective rational propaganda becomes possible only when there is a clear understanding, on the part of all concerned, of the nature of symbols and of their relations to the things and events symbolized.

Irrational propaganda depends for its effectiveness on a general failure to understand the nature of symbols.

Dictators rely on repetition, suppression and rationalization - the repetition of catchwords which they wish to be accepted as true, the suppression of facts which they wish to be ignored, the arousal and rationalization of passions which may be used in the interests of the Party or the State.

As the art and science of manipulation come to be better understood, the dictators of the future will doubtless learn to combine these techniques with the non-stop distractions which, in the West, are now threatening to drown in a sea of irrelevance the rational propaganda essential to the maintenance of individual liberty and the survival of democratic institutions.

Stored in the minds and bodies of countless individuals, this potential energy is released by, and transmitted along, a line of symbols carefully laid out so as to bypass rationality and obscure the real issue.

Sometimes the symbols take effect by being disproportionately impressive, haunting and fascinating in their own right.

Every commercial propagandist beautifies billboards with striking posters, the advertising pages of magazines with lively drawings and photographs.

There are no masterpieces; masterpieces appeal to a limited audience and the commercial propagandist is out to captivate the majority.

Art is to be like the products with which it has been associated and for which it symbolically stands." " - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited



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"Do not forget that the original meaning of all letters and
numbers was a magical one! Hence the perils of the soul."
Carl Jung, Letters Vol. 1, Pages 528-529



"Large-scale efforts are being made, often with impressive success, to channel unthinking habits, purchasing decisions, and thought processes through the use of insights gleaned from psychiatry and the social sciences.

Typically these efforts take place beneath our level of awareness.

The result is that many of us are being influenced and manipulated, far more than we realize, in the patterns of our everyday lives.

In the imagery of print, film, and airwave the typical American citizen is commonly depicted as an uncommonly shrewd and intelligent person.

Dramatized as a thoughtful voter, rugged individualist, and, above all, as a careful, hardheaded consumer of the products of American enterprise.

The professional persuaders want us to fit ourselves into this image.

The sales force holding up these glowing images does it tongue in cheek.

The professional persuaders see us as bundles of daydreams, misty hidden yearnings, guilt complexes, irrational emotional blockages.

We are image lovers given to impulsive, compulsive acts." - Vance Packard



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Nature of Symbols in the Language of Thought


Thought is the manipulation of symbols according to a set of rules.

Primitive material symbols are mental representations not present in the conscious bicameral mind as readily recognizable conceptual images.

They exist on a cognitive level outside of material representation on a low level of consciousness in the realm of foundational conceptual constructs.

Primitive material symbols are engaged by the bicameral mind and fit together like pieces in a jigsaw puzzle in low level neurocomputational states to create elaborate higher level neurocomputational states through a series of logical {if, then} and {true, false} operations.

The highest level of neurocomputational states is impossible to achieve if foundational assumptions are inaccurate.

Jesus said: "Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, I will show you whom he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built." Luke 6:46-48

"The danger when we operate wholly in a world of representations and images is that we begin to mistake that world for reality, and to believe that by manipulating symbols we can automatically change the reality they represent. We lose touch with the reality behind the symbols." - Charles Eisenstein



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"Regarding language as an apparatus of symbols for the conveyance of thought, we may say that, as in a mechanical apparatus, the more simple and the better arranged its parts, the greater will be the effect produced.

A reader or listener has at each moment but a limited amount of mental power available.

To recognize and interpret the symbols presented to him, requires part of this power; to arrange and combine the images suggested requires a further part; and only that part which remains can be used for realizing the thought conveyed.

Hence, the more time and attention it takes to receive and understand each sentence, the less time and attention can be given to the contained idea; and the less vividly will that idea be conceived." - Herbert Spencer



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"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


Two brain pathways for attended and ignored words



"Rhetoric can create its own reality."

Rajan Menon


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Synesthetes also say words have certain shapes


Chinese charater for symbol

"A word calls up echoes,

feelings intertwined with thoughts,

reasons mingled with irrationality,

motives that lead nowhere,

and uncoordinated urges."

Jacques Ellul




Word is defined as:

news; rumors

order; command; direction

verbal signal; password or watchword

assurance or promise; sworn intention

a symbolic expression of an object or concept

verbal unit of a language a native speakers can identify

representation in writing of a sound or a combination of sounds


A fundamental unit of storage in a computer.

The size of a word in computer architecture is one of its chief distinguishing characteristics.

The size of a word is usually the same as the width of the computer 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.



These suspenseful words make books thrill us

The neural representation of abstract words: the role of emotion


"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.

Much traveling is done in a well-enough fashion by its help.

We welcome, applaud and rejoice when the right one blazes out on us.

Whenever we come upon one of those intensely right words in a book the resulting electrically prompt is spiritual.

It tingles exquisitely through the walls of the mouth and tastes as tart and crisp as autumn-butter that creams the sumac-berry." -Mark Twain




Cernunnos: The Horned Pan of the Celts

Cernnunos - Ancient Celtic God

Cernunnos, Celtic God of the Wild


lost in translation

interpret

transformation

to change the form, condition, nature, of

to convert from one symbol system into another

to 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. " - Charles Eisenstein




Translation requires interpretation of the meaning of text, and subsequent production of equivalent text that communicates the same message as the original language.

Translation must take into account constraints that include context, the rules of grammar, writing conventions, idioms and slang.

Many times idioms and slang, especially that used by social subcultures such as hippies, goths, punks, preppies, hoods and gang-bangers will be misinterpreted by taking metaphor in a literal context.

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 therefore translators, in the course of their work, have shaped the very languages into which they have been translated.

Translators, acting as bridges for conveying knowledge and ideas between cultures and civilizations, have not always accurately interpreted 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 distorting it.

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.

Current Western academic translation practices claim to incorporate the concepts of "fidelity" and "transparency" foremost but translators do step beyond the bounds of translation proper into the realm of adaptation, with or without conscious effort.



"What labels me, negates me."

Søren Kierkegaard



"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".

Words 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." - Charles Eisenstein

The act of labeling is an act of containment.

We label 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.

What if parallel imaginative conceptual structures also exist in other minds?

In truth 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 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.

Parallel imaginative conceptual structures Carl Jung named "ground" ideas or archetypical concepts shared universally by human beings.

As people move through the stages of life, and although they all have unique experiences, common conceptual structure surface with regularity.

Common conceptual structures include epiphanies brought forth through living experiences that propagate altered states of consciousness uniquely distinct and divergent from all previous states encountered.




Rainbow Spiral Dynamics©

"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 Logic


"We have the opportunity to build a Rainbow Bridge into a Golden Age.

We must do it together with all colors of the Rainbow, with all the peoples.

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.

Humans naturally adapt to their social environment by constructing new, more complex, conceptual models of the world that allow them to handle the increasing complexity of new events and situations in the modern world.

Each new conceptual model transcends and includes all previous models.

These conceptual models are organized around vMemes: systems of core values embracing a collective learned intelligence, applicable to both individuals, sub groups and entire social cultures.

In Rainbow 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, and 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 forged by living in those earlier ways.

First tier vMeme levels are focused on different themes for existence, and include all of the worldviews, cultures, and mental attitudes up to today.

Rainbow Spiral Dynamics© works toward vMeme perspective convergence which is the vMeme term for all multidimensional perspective aspects.

Rainbow Spiral Dynamics© explicitly defines a category of people ascending 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.





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