"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
symbols take effect by being disproportionately impressive, haunting and
fascinating in their own right.
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 Revisited
efforts are being made, often with impressive success, to channel our
unthinking habits, our purchasing decisions, and our
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.
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
Most of us like to fit
ourselves into this image, 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.
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 Packard
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
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 primitive
material 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
neural activity could be, at
some higher level of abstraction, accurately described as symbol
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 consciousness spiral.
adapted from - Susan Schneider, The Nature of Symbols in the
Language of Thought
conceptual constructs are built upon lower order
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.
a large enough population sampling we should expect
a complete array of possible
thought patterns dealing with
symbols and should find conceptual constructs due to variation in
environmental adaption spread along
the consciousness spiral
from lower order neurocomputational conceptual
constructs to higher order neurocomputational states.
Jesus suggested that we do not build our higher order
constructs on shifting sands of lower order
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." - Herbert Spencer
Symbol is defined as:
An arbitrary sign (written
or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance.
character used to represent a quantity, an operation, a
relation, or an abbreviation.
Some thing visible that by association or
convention represents something else that is
abstract or compendium of
doctrine; a creed, or a summary of the
articles of religion.
An object or image that an individual
subconsciously uses to represent
feelings, or impulses.
A printed or
written sign used to represent an operation, element, quantity, quality, or
relation, as in mathematics or
thing that represents something else by
association, resemblance, or convention, especially a material object used to
represent something invisible.
visible sign or representation of an idea; anything
which suggests an idea or quality, or another thing, as by resemblance or by
convention; an emblem; a representation; a type; a figure.
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
reading 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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