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Friday, October 29, 2010

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Language seems to circle perceived truths, or set of facts, but comes no closer. Truth may not be an objective of language at all, only material for it to examine.

What if one were to take language to a place where we don't know anything? This would be a realm that none of us can observe physically. This would not be a place open to examination by supercolliders, or space telescopes, or scanning electron microscopes. There is a realm to which all instrumentation is directly excluded, a realm that is not physical, material or energetic, but rather the realm that participates with us and makes the design of all life.

That is the world of the Psyche . . where all is abstract . . . like language.

What language is spoken there? Translation that come from that realm seem incomplete, inaccurate, misinterpreted. Yet we know whenever it speaks, as if only it, held the microphone closest to our own hearts.

In this territory, it's up to each of us to invent metaphors to make it comprehensible, to our conscious selves, or the people back home.

Has science been any use at all?

On the contrary I would argue science put on blinders about certain topics. Advanced scientific techniques have struck out in discovering the root and media for psychic phenomena.

This constitutes a sad state of affairs - modern science let its heritage rot.

Pagan beliefs, gods with names and areas of influence, spells, rituals, these are the language of the psyche. Ancient in origin, they are quite scientific in their methodology in areas where science seems somehow excluded. Why can't we measure 'life'. Why can't we identify the soul or being-ness of a human being, of a bird. . . of anything.

Carl Jung was a scientist who recognized that the ancient language of myths and dreams were the only scientific language advanced enough to decode the language of the psyche. He understood that older forms of 'science' astrology, the black arts, traditional medicine, dream analysis, comparative mythology, were only meaningful tools.

Yet despite Jung, and his teachings, modern science fears a lapse back to pagan mythos.

So, when I write of the Muse, or Quetzalcoatl, or Hermes, I do so in the absence of science, to describe and understand principles that are absolutely real. Thousands of years of human evolution knows they are real, that these are forces much larger and more powerful than human life.

So when I say Ganesh, or Kali, or speak of Mnemosyne, imagine that one day modern science becomes a trifle less arrogant, and actually begins to understand something of the subjects that these great pagan complexes embrace.

Then, only then, will the science of learning advance.

Until then our little discipline will only be able to consider abstract models of matter, and energy, or the plumbing of the body instead of the poetry of the soul. It will have to leave soul, and the unique abilities of life forms to see into the future, to influence events, and solve unsolvable problems, to dreamers.


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