"With the artistic symbol we sense deeper levels of
meaning, some of which may be translated into other discursive symbols."- Paul
Eduardo Muller-Ortega, The Triadic Heart of Siva: Kaula Tantricism of
Abhinavagupta in the Non-Dual Shaivism of Kashmir
"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
In their propaganda today's dictators rely for the most
part 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.
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
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
In commercial propaganda the principle of the
disproportionately fascinating symbol is clearly understood. Every propagandist
has his Art Department, and attempts are constantly being made to beautify the
billboards with striking posters, the advertising pages of magazines with
lively drawings and photographs. There are no masterpieces; for masterpieces
appeal only to a limited audience, and the commercial propagandist is out to
captivate the majority. Art is now expected to be like
the products with which it has been associated and for which it symbolically
stands." " - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
"Large-scale efforts are being made, often with
impressive success, to channel our unthinking habits, our purchasing decisions,
and our thought processes by the use of insights gleaned from psychiatry and
the social sciences. Typically these efforts take place beneath our level of
awareness; so that the appeals which move us are often, in a sense, "hidden."
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 person. He or she is dramatized as a thoughtful voter,
rugged individualist, and, above all, as a careful, hardheaded consumer of the
wondrous products of American enterprise. He is, in short, the flowering of
twentieth-century progress and enlightenment.
Most of us like to fit
ourselves into this picture, and some of us surely are justified in doing so.
The men and women who hold up these glowing images, particularly the
professional persuaders, typically do so, however, with tongue in cheek.
The way these persuaders - who often refer to themselves good-naturedly
as "symbol manipulators" - see us in the quiet of their interoffice memos,
trade journals, and shop talk is frequently far less flattering, if more
interesting. Typically they see us as bundles of daydreams, misty hidden
yearnings, guilt complexes, irrational emotional blockages. We are image lovers
given to impulsive and compulsive acts. We annoy them with our seemingly
senseless quirks, but we please them with our growing docility in responding to
their manipulation of symbols that stir us to action. " - Vance
the Nature of
Symbols in the Language of Thought
Abstract: The core of the Language of
Thought hypothesis claims that thinking is the manipulation of symbols
according to rules. Yet Language of Thought hypothesis has said little about
the nature of symbols outside of the claim that they are mental representations
not present in the brain in the same way as symbols are present on paper;
rather, in the Language of Thought hypothesis symbols exist at a cognitive
level outside of material representation on a higher level of consciousness in
the realm of conceptual constructs. Language of Thought hypothesis requires an
account of the nature of these conceptual constructs built on primitive
symbolic structures, in relation to natural biological intentions, to determine
how the mind engages in "symbol structure" manipulation and to understand how
these conceptual constructs relate to
symbols in lower-level neurocomputational states.
According to the Classical Computational Theory of the Mind
understanding expressions in the language of thought will play a key role in a
completed scientific theory of mind. It is now hypothesized that thinking is a
computational process involving the manipulation of symbols in the Language of
Thought. Without an thorough understanding of the relation between primitive
material symbols in lower-level neurocomputational states and the
conceptual constructs encountered in higher-level
neurocomputational states a
complete theory of Classical Computational Theory of the Mind cannot exist.
"without a plausible theory of the primitives, it is unclear how the
mind is supposed to be computational" ... "without a grasp of symbol natures,
it would be unclear how patterns of neural activity could be, at some higher
level of abstraction, accurately described as symbol manipulation" :
Functional decomposition of
symbols into conceptual constructs does not require those
symbols to appear in the same form in the newly built conceptual
constructs. Language of Thought has different datasets of "symbolic
representations" upon which to draw dependent on the position on the
adapted from - Susan Schneider, The Nature of
Symbols in the Language of Thought
constructs are built upon lower order neurocomputational conceptual
constructs which, in turn, have been built upon the
As well as higher and lower
neurocomputational states it
should be expected that symbol system thought patterns may be unique to an
individual due to that individuals experience base, knowledge base and
bicameral variations among individuals.
Within a large enough
population sampling we should expect a complete array of possible thought
patterns dealing with primative material symbols
and should find conceptual constructs due to variation in environmental
adaption spread along the consciousness spiral from lower order
constructs to higher order neurocomputational states.
Jesus suggested that we do not build our higher order
constructs on shifting sands of lower order
constructs. In other words, your fundamental understanding of Reality must be
based on actual Reality and not on fanciful constructs of the way you wish
things to be.
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
"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
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." -
"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
Symbol is defined
sign (written or printed) that
has acquired a conventional significance.
Any character used to represent a quantity, an
operation, a relation,
or an abbreviation.
visible that by association or convention represents some
thing else that is
abstract or compendium of
doctrine; a creed, or a summary of the
articles of religion.
object or image that an
subconsciously uses to represent
A printed or written
sign used to represent an
quantity, quality, or relation, as in mathematics or
Some thing that represents something else by
association, resemblance, or convention, especially a material object used to represent some
visible sign or representation of an
idea; any thing
which suggests an idea or quality, or
thing, as by resemblance or by convention;
an emblem; a representation; a type; a figure.
An abbreviation standing
for the name of an element and consisting of the initial letter of the
Latin or New Latin name, or sometimes of the initial
letter with a following one; as, C for carbon, Na for sodium , Fe for iron , Sn
for tin , Sb for antimony , etc.
"When you have
mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer
be reading numbers, any more than you
read words when
books. You will be reading meanings." -
W. E. B. Du Bois
earliest consistent use of swastika
motifs in the archaeological record date to the Neolithic.
swastika is a repeating design,
created by the edges of the reeds in a square basket-weave.
swastika symbol was found on a number
of shards in the Khuzestan province of Iran and as part of the "Vinca script"
of Neolithic Europe of the 5th millennium BC.
In the Early Bronze Age,
it appears on pottery found in Sintashta, Russia.
swastika symbols were found at Lothal
and Harappa, on Indus Valley seals.
Swastika-like symbols also appear in
Bronze and Iron Age designs of the
northern Caucasus (Koban culture), and Azerbaijan, as well as of Scythians and
In all these cultures, the
swastika symbol does not appear to
occupy any marked position or significance, but appears as just one form of a
series of similar symbols of varying complexity. Swastikas have also been found
on pottery in archaeological digs in the area of ancient Kush.
Swastika were found on pottery at the
Gebel Barkal temples as well as in digs corresponding to the later Ballana
Swastika shapes have
been found on numerous artifacts from Iron Age Europe (Greco-Roman, Illyrian,
Etruscan, Baltic, Celtic, Germanic, Georgian Bordjgali and Slavic). This
prehistoric use seems to be reflected in the appearance of the symbol in
various folk cultures of Europe.
swastika became a sacred symbol in
Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Mithraism.
Ancient Greek architectural,
clothing and coin designs are replete with single or interlinking
Greco-Roman art and architecture, and in Romanesque and Gothic art in the West,
isolated swastikas are relatively
and the swastika is more
commonly found as a repeated element in a border or tessellation.
swastika shape was used by some
Native Americans. It has been found in excavations of Mississippian-era sites
in the Ohio valley. It was widely used by many southwestern tribes, most
notably the Navajo.
has been and still is an important ornamental element in Mongolian culture,
meaning good luck.
the emblem of Ananda
some circular symbols
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