Two Hammer Blows and a Random Walk…
Have you ever noticed or rather paid attention to the peculiar languaging of our times?
I’m speaking more than etymology here, much much more than that. Of course, in my world-view, Etymology is a crucial aspect of the question of languaging, but it’s the phrasing I’m speaking of. The slogans that are a part and parcel of the english speaking world, drilled into our heads from the start.
For a start, take a look at that word. Drill. School drills things into children. Soldiers perform drills. What does drilling bring to mind? This perhaps?
Why do we need things drilled into us? Drilling is invasive, forced, extractive, painful and usually does more harm than good.
Yet we go about our lives practicing drills. I’m not being facetious here. Words matter. Images matter even more and Symbols matter most of all.
Think about matter for a moment. Matter is the baseline. For everything. We are made of matter (Matter, mater, mother, same root).
We say things that matter (speak our world into existence).
We do things that matter (make our world).
It’s all matter. So it all matters.
Now we can all under-stand that fine pre-cedes the gross, yes?
Big things are made of ever smaller building blocks. As a MATTER of fact, modern science’s holy grail is finding the smallest building blocks of MATTER.
So, while time may be a mystery, matter, real, tactile matter is easier to grasp.
Let’s take a walk from the subtle to the gross.
The subtlest element (Aether) is un-detectible to our five senses. It is what light uses as a medium. Weightless light in frictionless aether. All frequencies. When it hit’s carbon+silica (Glass) or water droplets in the air, we see it’s subtler still, with a range of visible frequencies (VIBGYOR)…
Light does not create (per se) in our reality. It merely illuminates…. colours. It’s frequencies do not densify as matter in our rather gross perceptive five sense reality.
Then comes Air. Air is the next and thus not-so subtle element. It is the medium through which we perceive sound. We know we are in it, but we cannot see it. Only feel it when it is acted upon.
Sound modulates (!!!) air. Ponder that.
From the elements that make up air comes water (H2O). And from there Earth (matter) and then Fire that irrevocably returns all the elements to the mix.
Sound is the subtlest force that modulates air from which our entire dense reality is “formed”. Thus, first there was the word and it was with God and it WAS GOD.
Words create our reality. They always have. With the increasing complexity of language came the increasing complexity of our world.
Ever wondered why you SPELL a word? It’s because words cast a SPELL. It’s really that simple.
And Spells Bind. That is what spells are for.
Thus SPELLBINDING performances.
This is not Witchcraft I’m speaking of, though witches understand this craft. It’s why it’s called the craft. Witches craft spells.
And spells bind. They bind sound into matter, by repetition usually. Or by being spoken once, but powerfully.
And everytime you pass a judgement, you make a SENTENCE. Can you judge without creating a sentence? I Like this. I do not like that. This is good. That is bad.
On and on. That is why a SENTENCE is passed at the end of a JUDGEMENT.
And if a word-spell binds, can you see what a sentence does?
Think now, if but for a moment about the judicial system and it’s curious verbiage.
And then ponder how it reflects in our daily lives.
Perhaps now it is clearer why the elders asked us to think before we speak?
We are constantly casting Spells and passing Judgments, Binding us into our reality, as spoken, every minute, every hour every day.
THAT is how important words are.
And Symbols came long before words. Think of the following Symbols and see how much they convey…
Power-full stuff, eh?
So words are everything and pictures say a thousand words.
And we wonder whose SPELL we are under? Why life is going opposite to most natural human instincts of kindness, simplicity, beauty….hmmmmm?
Now put SOUND and PICTURES together, combine them with that subtlest of illuminators, LIGHT and throw in APPARENT TIME….. please note, Apparent time… and you have the master SpellCaster, SpellBinder…. the tool of our current faux-reality creation (ever wonder we have so much Reality Programming now…)…
Yes indeed it does. TV has done us in. Plain and simple.
Put everything above in context and THINK.
We are SPELL-BOUND by TV. And it Programs us.
And so you MUST…
Otherwise, THIS IS WHAT IS HAPPENING…. every day…. it’s true folks, no excuses, no getting away from this. You are NOT IMMUNE.
And now the Hammer Blows.
This one, which tells the story of our Master Witches spell casting through through the better part of the 20th century to this day, was horrifying, illuminating and heart-breaking, all together. Take the two hours, watch it and then ponder your life. It’s really that important. Really really really.
For your own sake…
Click the link above. Don’t be afraid.
The final scene is particularly telling….. and let me know what you think.
Hammer Blow 2:
Yes, sloppy spells can be broken.
The world, my friends, is a far weirder place than we can even Begin to imagine.
Rabbit holes and Worm holes and slippery slopes abound…. He Bounded away?
Bound: Tied up
Bound: Huge running leap
So there you have it…
I’ll leave you today with words from my favourite author…
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.…
FRANK HERBERT, Children of Dune
As always…. All Ways…. ;-)