Monday, June 18, 2018

language as a spell

I think you are right, err I think you are correct. Ever notice how language makes you think always in terms of 'I' self, right, and objects? Language puts a spell over thinking. Thinking is very useful but needs to be treated as something you do and not do.

It is so curious why the left is denigrated and a spell is put over us so that we will by instinct choose the right hand path. The advertising industry would be proud of this accomplishment. Looking into the roots of this conundrum it is discovered that the left is associated with the word sinister and those familiar with the 'sin' in sinister will immediately connect this to the moon. The moon has feminine qualities and the sun, the righteous among us, are connected with the right hand path. In ancient Egypt there are the ubiquitous eyes and the left eye of Horus depicts the moon as it waxes and wains, attacked by the forces of darkness, becomes divided, and then is renewed eternally into a wholeness once again. The right eye is the eye of Re and is the path of the sun. The feminine is denigrated in masculine religious constructs, the left hand path is treated with disdain and called sinister, and the ultra achievers of our spiritual disciplines are called the righteous. What is being hushed up?

The construct of the ancient Pre Columbian Mesa of the Chavin temple is three fold.

three fold Huachuma Mesa

The left represents the life giving feminine, the right side is the life taking masculine, and in the middle we find a reconciliation of these opposites to find wholeness. Our western society is not whole in that the feminine is not given her proper place and language casts a spell over any attempts to do so. The third time I ever drank ayahuasca at the end of the ceremony I was presented with these two opposite paths as I stepped outside the ceremonial maloca. Though it was past midnight, to my right I saw the jungle lit up in shining splendour. The plants were 3D extruded and the whole scene was very inviting and welcoming. To my left the jungle was dull, dark, and flat. I looked back to my right - shiny, and then back to the left - dull. I remarked to myself that the right hand path is sure shiny. Why this Vegasesque allure of the right hand path combined with a hypnotic spell perpetrated by constructs of language?

Here's my speculative answer: the cyclical highs and lows are on the right path, they go together, and presumably at some point you'd tire of that; well I guess you call that old age but perhaps that is the spice of being alive, maybe this great game of forgetfulness we all play is to experience all the right hand path has to offer and then we eventually tire of the merry go round and say no more for now thank you. We follow the left hand path back to wholeness and unity and then eventually we want to play again and so we create another world, head on into that, and hide the mystery so we won't figure it out too quick. And within this construct my game of seeking the answers to these mysteries is no more valid than someone on a quest to sample all the beers of the world.

Language is a reflection of the culture we live in and the beliefs society is structured upon. Somewhere in my indoctrination I was taught that my thoughts have to be filtered through language. All my higher thinking and speculation is accomplished through language and because of this all is tainted with the stench of the values my ancestors thought were important. It is as if I need to train myself to bypass language and delve into the worlds of symbols, archetypes, feelings, music, and art to try and express what it is I am cognizant of and feeling.

Take the phrase "it doesn't matter" which puts down something as not real and trivial. The language spell has tied it into the word matter so we think that what is 'real' is matter. So when we investigate matter and can't find anything concrete concerning matter and discover instead it is a bunch of vibrations woven into something that resembles what we call an an object we get all concerned because our world view can't handle it. See how it works? The game we are playing has convinced us our existence is really real and serious when it is not. It's transient and illusory. That's not to say we can't take it seriously or shirk responsibility however it is incredibly liberating to realize that it really doesn't matter!