Wednesday, July 20, 2016

linguistic determinism , Terroir of touch screen , vestigial vocabulary

Spirit communication between .....different beings, different states of being, different worlds

As a Human practice this becomes a cultural expression, An artificial language, of subjects and objects, describing things and ways as We perceive Them,  in Our environment.

Much of My Feeling of " Pagan " Religion-Spiritual practice is based around Oral Tradition.
The Communication process is more than a collection of words , it is a participation in a event.
The Magic of breath and voice , listening with more than your ears, seeing the expressions of subtlety and nuance that reveal the character, spirit, and meanings of the words.
the emphasis is not in the exact recitation of what words are spoken ,
but how they are spoken.
In a Time before commonly written words each gesture, each presentation and arrangement was significant in meaning.
An appeal to Interpretation and understanding. a live, a living thing.
Story Tellers and  story.

My NeoPagan Spiritual Development does not owe much to an ancient word of mouth tradition, or direct contact with divine beings,
 but ,has grown from two public cultural institutions.
Parks and Libraries            Sharing is their reason for being.
Public Education has only been available for a few generations, the Culture that I am part of -  is profoundly modern- related to more than the language of a People from a particular Place, it is related to the Economic History of Peoples .
Access to space for interaction, collecting and distributing, ideas, promoting inquiry are not part of the ruling dominant class order of the Old World.
These are not part of the Privatization and control mechanisms imposed on society by the Wealthy.
It is not commerce as religion, market as temple.
It is a recent product of a print media culture of literate readers,  responding to the variety of thought, opinion, expression that can be found in the same Language.
Reading and Writing changes the way We Think.
It triggers an old " Us and Them" sense beneath our conscious mind and collective psyche.
There are those that " get it", and those that don't.
Gone is the wink, or nod of recognition.
Commercial Media is Tied to the perpetuation of the Commercial State.
A particular type of story telling that is not based around " truth" and understanding, but persuasion and influence.
The  view that conflict and competition is to be glorified, is not informing the public about the way of things,
It is not a bridge between,  It is a divider.