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    Re: Semiotics - Language/Symbols - numbers & letters

    Post by Satyr on Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:29 am

    If you properly define a word, like 'self' by connecting it to an observable, experienced, testable, phenomenon, then you place the standard outside your subjective interpretations of world, and you hold the world, and yourself accountable to that external, objective, standard.
    If you intentionally choose to mystify the word, to escape the criticism and the awareness of yourself, in relation to others, then you are a coward and a hypocrite, or you are an imbecile who simply adopted the method of self-comforting because it felt good, but did not know why, or how.
    If, on the other hand, you intentionally use the word 'self' to replace some other word, then you are exposing your need in the act. the word replaced and the word chosen to replace it, will reveal your deepest insecurities and your deepest desires, trying to compensate with words what it cannot with deeds.


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    Post by Satyr on Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:35 am

    The embedded superstition of the educated man is that logos has an intrinsic power, rather than a psychosomatic effect.
    Language merges mind and body, and life, beginning from the species that has power over the symbols it creates, merges with world.
    Humanity becomes world through symbols, but its power remains within linguistic limits, and its range of effect remains within the boundaries of associating symbols with actions - requiring training.
    This superstition is what confuses the subjective for the objective, leaning heavily towards the subjective, and eventually dismissing the objective altogether.


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    Re: Semiotics - Language/Symbols - numbers & letters

    Post by Satyr on Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:47 am

    Language has to be applied to serve its function of describing and differentiating experiences and existence.
    Language gives a name a symbol to what is made conscious, so as to make it clear and distinct.

    To this end i will sue the words NEED, DESIRE and WANT.
    I've offered my extensive opinions on the matter before....but I fear I must repeat myself.

    Needs must be differentiated from desires, as the former refer to lack, produced by interactivity with Flux, and the latter refers to a successful dealing with the former producing excess.


    Need = lack....sensation of depleting resources such as nutrition, hydration, oxygenation...
    Desire = excess, sensation of pressure produced by the accumulation of superfluous resources or the byproduct of their collection and storage....such as defecation, sexual urge...

    Want can now be defined as a mixture of the two, or the offering of a objective that promising a releif from either or both.
    Want = that which presents itself as a potential relief from need and/or desire.
    So wants can be manufactured just as consent can be, according to Chomsky.
    An example of a want is an automobile.
    An automobile is not immediately able to satisfy need nor desire, but it can act as a medium through which both can be gratified.
    An automobile becomes a symbol of the ability of the owner to gratify both needs and desires...a signal to potential mates and/or friends etc.
    A social signifier and a tool to find and maintain work, and to find and maintain a sexual relationship.
    Modern life is full of such wants. Capitalism uses commercials and pop-art to fabricate wants.
    Another example is an icon, or a pop idol.
    Let's take Nietzsche as the favourite idol of post-modern men-children.
    This idol/icon is, like the automobile, a sigifier, implying gratification of needs and desires.
    His association with 'power' is the same as the automobile's association with access to resources, social mobility...a self-handicapping signal.


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    Re: Semiotics - Language/Symbols - numbers & letters

    Post by Satyr on Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:05 am



    The video maker sees the tip of the iceberg but not the mountain of ice beneath the surface.
    Nevertheless, a start.
    For a look into the abyss go here.
    Presented in allegorical because victim psychology is now the dark worm that eats away the light.

    Dark Ages have come, and in such times one must preserve what one can, because the darkness will grow thicker before the dawn begins to appear on the distant horizon.
    Darkness makes all appear the same, merging in shadow.
    Creatures born in such times are hurt by light, they seek shadows to hide.
    Light divides and distinguishes and aid in discerning and discriminating, which is another way of saying of becoming conscious.
    Darkness merges, synthesizes, in the occult all is possible, all is one, distinctions bleeds into each others, consciousness declines and the vermin emerge to take advantage of blindness; mole rats that have evolved to sniff their way around the shadows.
    Vampires.


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    Re: Semiotics - Language/Symbols - numbers & letters

    Post by Satyr on Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:05 am

    Language can be a connector of mind (noumenon -spirit) with the body (phenomenon - physical), converting the fluctuation interactions, via a medium, into abstractions (mental models, representation) - EXOTERIC; they can also be representation of how the mind evolved to translate the physical into a form the brain could process - ESOTERIC.

    The mind can be mesmerized by the conundrums and patterns its own methodology produces, when it used on/off, systolic/diastolic neurology binary logic - 1/0.
    The simplification/generalization (abstraction) of fluid, fluctuating dynamic existence into a noetic point in space/time, from where one, and the connection of ones, resulting in the 'line' begin mathematics and geometry.
    The brain begins to map out the world by connecting these 'points' in its mind.
    points being representations of phenomena that have been imploded into a 'thing'.
    The 'points' are the beginning of the projected idea(l), using to orient the organism within world, and then used, by humans, to projects beyond the immediate, reaching the level of projecting 'outside' space/time into a noetic alternate reality, which is the mind projecting itself into world and then as world.
    This is the process used to convert the cosmos, into a singularity, a whole - a uni-verse.
    Mind presents itself as the alternate to the world.
    This is where we get god from. Mind idealizing itself.
    Deism is a derivative - uni-verse becomes a mind enveloping existence - constructing existence.
    The object of world becomes subject, malleable by the mind; will as the mind's focus.
    The internal is projected as external, and the external is either denied (annulled), or converted to the internal (illusion).
    This is nihilistic inversion.

    Mind demands form world to provide what it created, and when it fails to do so the mind usurps world, or blames another mind for its predicament.
    All techniques/technologies are self-awareness projected externally - extensions of what is known of the organic processes, methods.
    As the mind gains more insight into its own inner-workings it uses a medium to externalize them.
    Mind is immersing itself in a body that is expanding outward.
    Genes to Memes.
    Automated processes, reflecting the mind's understanding of its organic self, its presence, begin taking over all interactions with the external world, immersing the mind in its own constructs - artificiality.


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    Re: Semiotics - Language/Symbols - numbers & letters

    Post by Satyr on Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:20 pm

    Albanians claim to also be descendants of the Trojans, and that Achilles was an Albanian.
    The 'Macedonians', Slavs, speaking a Bulgarian dialect, claim to be the descendants of Alexander the Great.
    But, we live in a post modern age, where all you need is a declaration and passionate conviction to support the claim.
    This is a post-truth era....and it is the start of the Dark Ages.
    Much bullshyte will pass for 'truth' because it's all subjective anyway, and all you need are pretty words and self-consistent self-referential mysticism.
    Words referring to more words.
    Anything and everything is possible, when all is a social construct.
    Why not history as well?
    If the immutable one-god is vulnerable to human definitions and name changes, then why not the immutable past?
    Why, the hell, not?
    If a man can stand up in public, and without a hint of embarrassment claim to be a woman trapped in a man's body, then what value do words have?
    Sex and race are a social construct, so why not history?
    If biology can be ignored or reinvented, then why not nature?
    Why not philosophy, where all you have are words?
    Why not claim to be Plato's heir, or Nietzsche's reincarnation, or Hegel's doppelganger? Why not find some verbal sequence that corresponds to your own, and declare it as supporting your views?  
    A single word....one symbol, one letter, even,. will suffice.
    Why not redefine and reinterpret the texts they left behind to accommodate our psychosis?
    It's all subjective....one judgment just as good as any other. The only deciding factor is feelings, pleasure...populism.
    Pascal's Wager should be reinvented, as well.
    What's the harm in believing whatever makes us happy?

    If we can reinvent the historical past, actually physical events, then how can we fail to reinterpret theories and metaphysics, to pleasure ourselves?
    Saul reinvented Jesus' sermons, reinterpreted them to construct a church with a new group of pharisees.
    Scripture is being reinterpreted constantly to harmonize it with ongoing developments, scientific insights and socioeconomic necessities.
    Words are magical that way.
    If you keep them divine, detached from a reference that does not change quite as fast as human vanity and needs, then they can serve any purpose.
    If you detach them from reality, and make them sacred, mystical, they can mean anything you like, and nobody will look closely fearing the wrath of divinity....all you need is a good marketing scheme with a specific target audience.
    Plenty of feeble minded cowards and confused stunted spirits in the world.
    There's sure to be an audience all ready and willing to believe in whatever linguistic nonsense you weave.
    Hell, if we're clever enough and use words creatively there's no end to how many morons one can affect, and call it power.

    Because the second word to be redefined is 'world', and we can redefine it as 'humanity', just as 'humanity' was what we renamed the Abrahamic one-god.
    Power over humans translates to power over world - world creator and destroyer, the snakeoil salesmen of the world.  
    And if power over men is translated into power over world, or over nature, then will to power becomes herd morality, and we've reinvented Nietzsche as a post-modern humanitarian.
    And what is the projection of power, in this psychotic paradigm?
    Yes....semiotics.
    Symbols/Words affect, or can be used to affect, humans, which are now the world, ergo they have a real effect on the world, they are magical.
    Man becomes a proxy of himself as abstraction of world - circularity that excludes reality.
    A circle, a loop....a Gordian Knot tying up man's consciousness in a warm, hemp nest, where he can remain a tiny little bird-brain, dreaming of soaring with the eagles over mountaintops, where Zarathustra's cave can still be found buried under the ice and snow.

    Dark Ages are upon us.
    In these period messiahs emerge from the woodwork of society's structure - like cockroaches in the night.
    Doomsday Sayers.  
    Faith healers.
    Madmen.
    Clairvoyants.
    Hope peddlers.
    A Dark Age that is part of the cycle.
    Weak men succumb to lies, and pleasing fantasies - emasculation, feminization....all are reduced to female and children, seeking a father, a husband, a lover, a leader....a god.  
    A cycle which birthed, in earlier Dark Ages, Abrahamism, Marxism...
    Christianity flourished as Rome declined and then dominated when Byzantium crumbled.
    Vermin rejoice, and grow fat when the house they live in decays and its master grows old and cannot clean beneath the furniture, or sweep the corners.
    They have no connection to the and, the soil, the house, the hearth.
    All they know is need/desire, and how to survive at any cost. No integrity, no loyalty, no relationship to the world beyond the idealistic, the theoretical, the intangible psychosomatic where symbols/words, like placebo, have a chance to be effective, through trickery, a lie - be it white or dark.
    In the shadows all merge and become uniform; the imagination takes flight, turning inward for resources, in fantasy, where the outward does not restrict it; turning inward, to memories that can be rearranged and warped to satisfy any outcome.
    Not to aletheia, but to lethe....to conceal, to bury, to mystify...to selectively and conveniently forget.
    Dark Ages is when the living-dead multiply and take-over. It is when charlatans and liars find a following - leading the lost into the deserts of the real.
    This one will be long and very dark, because unlike earlier ones this one has no war to cleanse with fire - rekindling embers buried in soot.
    Few will survive, and those that do will not be recognized as anything we call 'human'.


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    Re: Semiotics - Language/Symbols - numbers & letters

    Post by Satyr on Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:32 am

    Human language is a method of communication that builds upon the pre-existing plant and animal communication methods, which are adaptations of the attraction/repulsion (inter)action of patterned and non-patterned energies.
    There are three levels of data exchange:
    The physical/body (body language – gestures, expressions etc.), nervous system (patterned vocalizations, pitch, sequence, frequency, rhythm), mind (innuendo, metaphors etc.).

    When externalized, through a different medium (ink/paint, marble/stone, electromagnetism/light etc.) an additional layer of meaning can be added on-top of the previous one – a pattern over or underlying the patterns.
    This is often referred to as "occult", and is used to imply depth which may or may not be present, or may or may not refer to phenomenon beyond the minds sharing the data, or integrated into the method if interpreting data.
    Written language replaced body-language and innuendo using tone, rhythm pitch (sarcasm, mirth, cynicism, sadness etc.) with a layer of code within the code that is supposed to transmit data that adds or subtracts, or contradicts the data it is inserted within; written language compensated for the loss of data exchange, beyond the vocal, with ersatz alternative symbolisms.
    Reading between the lines’ refers to data that is unintentionally passed through the intentional text – replacing the previous mentioned unintentional, and/or automatic, physical exchange of information/data.
    The choice of words, their placement in the text, the sequence and frequency transmits data the writer may not intend, or may intend to be deciphered by a specific person, or type of persons. We may include specialized language, or language requiring particular and/or specialized knowledge, and or specialized deciphering interpreting of patterns – specialized understanding based on a way of interpreting data and phenomena – world-view/ideology.


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    Re: Semiotics - Language/Symbols - numbers & letters

    Post by Satyr on Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:56 am

    The danger of art for the layman
    Plato realized the danger art posed to the average masses, in relation to the city-state's interests.
    We see it in modern worshipping of movie actors.
    The actor is a persona (private self) playing a character (public face) which are often in conflict, and this character is playing fictitious characters in movies, compounding the stratification of pretenses.
    Pretense engulfed in pretenses - cultivating an artificial and malleable image. An image that is marketable - brand-name.
    For the audience these concepts are confused.
    Distance adds to the mystique, as the actor is never experienced first-hand, in all his reality, but is perceived at a distance through a technological medium.
    The act is confused for the actor who is himself an act - masked face wearing masks.
    In this dynamic the character is taken literally, and often the characters portrayed in movies are known to be pretenses; the audeince watching the movie knows the actor is acting, pretending.
    But not always.  
    For many the movie portrayal is literally believed, just as are the events depicted on the screen.
    A few break through the screen pretenses to accept the act behind the acting as 'genuine'.
    Layers of lies challenging the mind to discover the core, the pure identity.

    In pagan religions this is the icon representing the god who is, itself, a representation of nature - idolatry.
    The laymen believes the idol represents the god who is literally believed in; a few, the simpler ones, believe the idol is the essence of the god via a medium, like the stone or marble used to sculpt the idol of the god.
    In Christianity a painting of a saint is believed to produce miracles - the saint's 'essence' is manifest in the iconography, which is himself a pretence, representing god, which is also a representation of a concept.

    The confusion is the result of the multiplicity of interpretations involved in the process.
    World stimulates mind which simplifies it as abstraction, which is then externalized, via a medium, as representation.

    Language, being art, also produces this mystical effect.
    The word representing the noumenon, is known to be a representation, and the abstraction becomes literal, but a few being simpler and easier to confuse actually believe that even the word is a manifestation of the essence of the abstraction.
    For instance, the word 'power' becomes more than a representation of the concept/idea of 'power' - it becomes a manifestation of the essence of the concept....the word 'power' has power for the average mind.
    He feels it when the symbol triggers the sense of empowerment, or anxiety inside of him. This triggering, the layman believes is evidence that the word is the essence of the concept - the word has magical power.  
    This is accentuated when a mitigating mystical symbol is used to distance the word from the abstraction.
    The word 'power' is replaced by a mystifying symbol representing it.
    This distancing adds to the effect, or the confusion between representation, of a representation of the representative, just as the distance of the actor from the audience adds to his mystique, contributing to his idolization as a literal embodiment of the roles he pretends to be, which are added to his social pretense - the idol representing the god who is himself a representation of nature, or, as in the case of Abrahamism, he is a noetic construct that inverts the experienced world.

    For the layman art produces the necessary confusion for the magic to occur - psychosomatic placebo effect.
    Simplification/Generalizations is used to reduce intricacy to a comprehensible, for the average mind, level. The accumulated wisdom of a people, presented as simple narratives, stories, is believed in literally, and the symbols/icons used to represent this liberality become the embodiment of its essence - idolatry.
    This becomes dangerous because the masses can be manipulated by those who exploit this confusion for their own ends, which may be contrary to the group's interests.


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    Re: Semiotics - Language/Symbols - numbers & letters

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    Post by Satyr on Wed May 02, 2018 6:40 am

    Language is the ambiguous point of synthesis of mind/body, and it is there where detachment must begin. Words are fetishized, by the minds using them. Manipualted to display their passionate rejection of a reality they cannot change, nor escape – fight or flight being unavailable leaves them in a state of frozen despair. They can only turn inward, hopnig to find there what they cannot in the outside.
    Mind obsess over word(s) that represent its pleasing escape into the mind's ecstasy.
    We see this clearly in how many use the word 'Dasein': as their idealized, disconnect from reality; mystical word, used like a defnsive magical spell.
    It's like a man's fantasy woman. An idealized fantasy he uses to explain his rejection of real females – they do not meet the exacting challenge of his idea(l), covnerting their rejection of him inot his rejection of them.
    This can also be used to justify a settling for any woman... the idea(l) becoming what nobody can ever have, so all must settle and hide this settling in the idealization of the only female they can have.
    The word becomes an abstraction of the idea(l) that detaches, and through detachment one feels relief – salvation.
    A substitute for god.
    It must be the same word, because god is one, by any other name.
    One specimen uses 'value', another uses 'affect', or 'power'. It can be any word, because it automatically becomes divine – meaning it becomes the imaginary point of detachment from world – a version of hell. The word is idealized – an oral or symbol-key for opening heaven’s gates. It's the word that triggers the fall inward; backward into the self. It acts as a power word, a magical spell that begins the process. It's the 'first' word, the primary....'first was 'the word', and the word was ....'
    The mind experiences it as an empowering incantation, because the falling back into self is a falling into the mind’s sanctuary; the secret, safe world where the will is God. A falling into mind.
    The word cannot be defined... not in the normal dictionary way, referring to a phenomenon. This would destroy the word's magical force.
    The word is undefinable, meaningless... it cannot have a meaning because this would discharge its magical force.
    Like the Abrahamic word 'god' it has to remain undefinable, mystical – all things to all minds... everything and anything... nothing.
    What one must learn is how to use the word to produce the desired affect.
    It's only meaning is felt, inside, where its meaning changes from moment to moment.
    Normally 'meaning' refers to the inter-relation of phenomena; mapped-out in the mind and referring to an external geography.
    In this case it remain meaningless, because the map in the mind refers back to the mind, or it refers to internal organ relationships – a mapping of the body's relationships (organ hierarchies), experienced as sensations and emotions in the mind.
    So, the same word will have a slightly different meaning for every mind trained to use it in the same way – subjectivity.
    For practitioners the experience is invigorating. They want to make all words into the same mystical esoteric force – world creating code, contructing a personal, private space/time.
    No longer referring to a troubling, threatening, unyielding, imposing external world, but back into the self – then projected outward to usurp reality by covering it up.
    I've described the two methods of escapism – the covering of self, away from world, and the covering of world, away from self.
    Semiotics become a weave, a tarp, one can throw over reality, so that the mind no longer sees, while it remains awake – eyes wide shut.
    To exist in a world one no longer cares to witness.


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    Re: Semiotics - Language/Symbols - numbers & letters

    Post by Satyr on Mon May 07, 2018 11:27 am

    A people born for the hunt differ from those born as victims, preferring peace and comfort, stability, after centuries of environmental conditioning.
    They differ in their use of language.
    Hunters use words to gauge distances, define and determine friend from foe, pinpoint the target, chart out an attack, and a defence; a course of action, and a fall-back point to muster.
    Words refer to world.
    For the warrior words map-out the battleground, and their precision determines their effectiveness in battle.
    For the feminine minds words map out their psychological relationships with others – they use them to find their place, to ascend, to gauge intent, to fabricate illusion and to gossip.
    Words refer to intuitions, emotions, sensations, group dynamics, and group energies.
    The first is direct, clear and masculine.
    It's a matter of life and death.
    Words have gravitas.
    The second is vague, implying, coy, and feminine.
    It's a matter of pretenses, of judging and projecting intent, and adjusting self to it, promising, without wanting to give more than necessary; flirting, negotiating, with flattery, superstition, innuendos, playfulness using obscurity to speak without saying anything clearly, or anything at all; pretty words, funny punch-lines, charming narrations, mind-twisting, triggering, in others, feelings, images, libidinal energies – seducing the hidden beast with occult insinuations.
    Philosophy, is the art that best exposes the user's essence, in the way he uses language.
    As femininity ascends in dominance philosophy acquires a feminine energy, expressed in its use of words.
    As it declines, and more masculine spirits are needed to deal with worldly conditions, philosophy changes accordingly and this is expressed in words.
    Safety, peace, produces atrophy, and a more relaxed use of language. Language becomes erotic, orgiastic in intent. Vagueness is the realm of eroticism – low lighting, to hide imperfections, to lose sight of where one body merges with another – words of passions exchanges, breathlessly, grunts, slurs, they become background noise along with the sounds of bodies slapping, pushing, pulling, grasping and inhaling.
    There’s no need for clarity here…it would break the spell.
    Eroticism requires mists and shadows.


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    Re: Semiotics - Language/Symbols - numbers & letters

    Post by Satyr on Tue May 08, 2018 6:49 am

    Language differentiates between the mundane world of experiences, the physical, phenomenal, and the spiritual world of incorporeal, abstractions and noumena, calling the second 'divine' and placing there everything man can think but not prove, nor define and justify.
    Abrahamism is the noumenon usurping, ‘in theory’, the phenomenal, and, as such, it is Nihilistic.
    It negates the experienced world using symbols/words, shaped into metaphors.  
    Nihilism is the negation of the experienced world by the noetic esoteric abstractions, existing as ideas/ideals, in the human mind, and nowhere else.
    This is the meaning of 'occult'. Theories, ideas, accessible by a mind, via another mind.
    The very definition of conspiracy and codependency.
    The participants become entrapped in a cult sharing concepts, defined by specialized words that cannot be perceived but only shared using language, in secret rituals, designed to trigger psychosomatic effects.
    A noetic tribe, that has, in theory, transcended physical identifiers; the flesh and bone of organic life.
    Therein lies the concept of 'eternal life' or 'life after death' - the individual's memory lives on in tribal lore. He is brought to the collective mind, where he can be resurrected at will, as symbol – he can be named, and then renamed.  
    This division is the product of a corporeal division, of mind from body, and begins and ends along the nervous system, where energies merge with flesh and blood.
    The nervous system gives them form, converts them to art, and externalizes them using a medium.
    This is where ambiguity can be translated into surrealism, linguistic innuendos, symbolism, with no reference.
    This is where the noetic merges with the phenomenal in a cloud of metaphorical insinuations that can be translated subjectively, into anything and everything that offers gratification; that satisfies a need and/or a desire.
    The difference of need from desire, has been clarified as being one of direction.
    Need is the sensation of the body's lack, caused by temporal attrition.
    Desire is a by-product of the first, and is the sensation of accumulated excess that has to be expunged, or directed towards growth, reproduction and art.
    Art is the product of excess.
    Energies accumulate and stored, when organic needs are satisfied, are stored as reserves for the fight/flight mechanism. These energies then become libidinal, in more sophisticated organisms. They become sexual desire, the drive to copulate.
    Growth is externalized in a fetus.
    These energies become the foundation of the artistic impulse.
    To create rather than procreate. To externalize, via a medium as other, thoughts rather than flesh and blood.
    Gene to Meme.
    Language is the mind's spermatozoa.
    Sentences are its noetic DNA. Genes expressed through semiotics - code.

    In the mind, freed from natural order, anything is possible.
    Concepts like 'absolute', 'perfect', 'whole', and ‘one’ can become literal:
    visualized, given an image, an icon/idol.
    In the mind the will is supreme authority. It can create and destroy.
    In the mind words lose meaning and are given new ones.
    In the mind symbols can be manipulated and used to affect body.
    In the mind there are no limits, other than the individual's imagination.
    In the mind the symbol/word comes first.
    It is what Divine means, in the nihilistic sense of the word – inverted.
    What is the noumenon?
    A representation of a phenomenon.
    Nihilism is its inversion.
    Phenomenon is the representation of the noumenon. The thought is the 'real' and the real is an illusion – its shadow.    
    Mythos no longer metaphorically describes existence, through logos, but existence literally describes mythos, through logos.
    Logos – the word – becomes the link between mind/body where the inversion takes place.
    Logos is the nervous system's expression.        
    Art no longer imitates life, but life imitates art.
    Words no longer refer to world, but world refers to words.
    This is the dis-ease the west is infected by.


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    Re: Semiotics - Language/Symbols - numbers & letters

    Post by Satyr on Fri May 18, 2018 5:57 am

    Starting with the idea(l) the feminine spirit wants to cocoon it, preserve it, protect it, from the big bad indifferent world.
    It may have been fertilized by another, gestating in the mind's womb for years, before it was born a synthesis.
    Unable to risk it by letting it go into an indifferent world, the feminine spirit armours it with praise, comforting it with magical protective symbols, mystical emblems of prayer.
    She cannot let it go, enveloping it with her words, guiding it back into her bosom.
    A woman's care can be stifling, stunting.

    The ideal is disconnected from the world's cruelty, and reconnected to emotions, pleasing sensations, creating a verbal shield to ward off cosmic indifference.
    Words referring only to more words - minds deferring to other minds.
    Meaning built on noetic abstractions, laced in intricate verbal complexities, like a spider's web - pliable and strong enough to endure.
    Those who fall into its soft stickiness, are enveloped and stung with a narcosis, preserving them for later use.

    What was the great insight?
    That all could be reduced to power.
    Love, sex, integrity, love, hate.

    Power as potential in a cosmos of expanding fragmenting, possibilities.
    Power as metaphor for energies - dynamic interactivity, of attraction/repulsion, allegorically referring to degree of harmony - Fluctuating, fragmenting space/time.
    As possibilities increase, probabilities decrease.


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    Re: Semiotics - Language/Symbols - numbers & letters

    Post by Satyr on Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:10 pm

    What does your use of language reveal, other than how you relate to reality?
    What does a language, emerging from a particular population, evolved in a particular environment, with particular historical shared past, reveal about them?
    Their attitude, their psychological reactions to the environment, and every events they experienced.

    Use cryptic language and it isn't you revealing a hidden world, but you hiding from world, or you hiding world from yourself.

    Orwell said as much using fantasy narratives.
    Eliminate a word from a people's vocabulary and they have no way of conceptualizing the idea.
    This has implications.
    The way you define words exposes intent.
    If you want to engage reality, see it for what it is, you use language to facilitate this objective.
    If the objective is to escape world, by confusing yourself, by using rhetoric to hide within, then the language you use, and how you apply words will reveal your intent.
    If your intent is to manipulate, to exploit, to impress, to construct a favourable image of yourself in the other's mind, then the language you use and how you apply words will expose your intent.
    If you want to pretend that you are seeking 'truth' when, in fact, you want to evade it, then how you define words will reveal your intent.

    The use of words is not arbitrary, nor subjective.
    There's a basic triangulation, reflecting the use of judgment and the evaluation of other.
    Dictionary, refer sot convention that facilitates communication and reflects a historical relationship with world; vocalization, application, writing, exposes the neurological conduit connecting this past with the present; projection into future, idealization, the intended objective, finalized the triad.
    This can remain theoretical, as it often does in philosophy, or it can be applied, resulting in indisputable consequences of cost/benefit, that can either be mis-evaluated, or ignored, repeating the same errors, or they can be taken into account to adjust and repeat the process of triangulation.
    This is the process of judging, and of evaluating the consequences in relation to the intended goal. This is called consciousness, and its gradual sophistication is called intelligence.


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    Re: Semiotics - Language/Symbols - numbers & letters

    Post by Satyr on Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:10 pm

    Almost every paradox, every conundrum, is founded on an intentional erroneous definition of a word.
    Modern philosophy is built on words defined in ways to produce an effect.
    This is always intentional bit not always conscious.
    The mind subconsciously defines words to perplex itself, finding in confusion relief from the indifferently obvious.
    It's all self-induced mind-games.
    Without this linguistic methodology civilization, as we know it, would be impossible.

    The tricksters state it openly, daring others to discredit and deny them.
    'First came the word...'
    Once you accept this fallacy, the self-consistent  'logic' falls into place.
    The current madness is this 'logic' exposing itself, to itself. The trickster has allowed amateurs to perform the magic trick, exposing the sleight-of-tongue to a perceptive mind.
    Risking the collapse of the shared delusion that makes the performance magical, under the circus tent, it falls back to past intricacy, when the professionals, the priests, did not allow amateurs to take the stage.
    Behind cloche and dagger, and multi-pocketed capes, the magic trick returns, leaving behind the naked-body performances, pulling rabbits from unspoken orifices, by individuals high on their own centre stage.

    Every magic trick begins with misdirection.



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    Re: Semiotics - Language/Symbols - numbers & letters

    Post by Satyr on Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:51 am

    The entirety of modern philosophy is directed by a misinterpretation and misuse of words.
    By misuse I mean as connecting conduits of mind with world, or ideal with real.  
    The noetic detachment from the apparent permits this corruption, which is then nurtured when the individual lives within controlled, predictable, sheltered environments.
    If this nurturing continues a general dumbing-down, the atrophying of judgment, ensues.
    Error in judgment ceases to have a high price. The individual regresses to a state of childishness, using words as expendable plastic toys, or as self-pleasuring vibrating devices.

    It's like how the protective law of bankruptcy permits the individual to risk, gamble, and to splurge wealth, knowing that he will not perish, no matter what happens.
    Immediate pleasure takes over as the guiding principle for his judgment.
    Not world, but projected hedonistic returns, is the third part of the triangulation.
    He becomes more careless, cynical with the misuse of money.
    He no longer respects money and his own judgment, his own use of it.

    Same applies for the law and order system.
    The individual knows that no matter what, his actions will most probably not result in death...but only in temporary incarceration.
    For many, already institutionalized by modernity, this is not such a harsh prospect.
    He may not admit it but with nothing to live for, he would rather replace his emptiness with a controlled environment, that replaces family, stability, consistency, with regimentation.
    He secretly wants to be placed in prison where he eats, drinks, sleep, and follows a regimented life...as a child craves a father figure, and a pet dog craves the human to dominate and give its life stability.

    A sub-conscious hatred of authority is really anger against a missing, or inadequate father-figure.  
    He wishes to go through the rites of passage, with a flesh and blood male, but instead is given a faceless institution that can never be surpassed. So there can never be closure...never an ascent into manhood.
    The man remains an adolescent, a child, fighting against an idealized authority figure that can never be a father.
    Incarceration replaces a parent's caring.
    He, at least, feels like someone, out there, cares about what he is doing. His actions, his life, is not going unnoticed.
    Doing bad deeds is how he forces the institution to notice him - like a child crying to draw a parent's attention when another is taking it away.
    Rebelliousness, challenging authority becomes a way of feeling like he matters, that his suffering is not in vain.


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